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The Divas of Culture:
Michelle Materre and Aisha Karefa-Smart
Herb Boyd is an awarding winning author and journalist and has published 22 books and countless articles for national magazines and newspapers. Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America: An Anthology (One World / Ballantine, 1995), co-edited with Robert Allen of the Black Scholar journal, won the American Book Award for nonfiction. In 1999, Boyd won three first place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists for his articles published in the Amsterdam News. Among his most popular books are Black Panthers for Beginners (Writers & Readers, 1995); In 2008 he published Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin, and is working with filmmaker Keith Beauchamp on several projects. Boyd has been inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist.
Pam of Grito Prouductions is a documentary ?lmmaker and educator whose work combines personal narratives with archival material to explore historical, political, and cultural themes.
Brazilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas has worked in film and television production in the U.S. and Brazil for over a decade on a wide array of documentary and narrative projects
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