Posts filed under Black Lives Matter

Gang Databases: Stop And Frisk 2.0 (full)

With crime at an all-time low, NYPD Chief of Detectives, Dermont Shea, is spear-heading a new media frenzy to encourage the city to continue spending millions in policing: Gangs are Coming Back.  But are they? 

Adam Clayton Powell + Black Youth + Racial Profiling | The Heights

This is one of the very first doc series I created with Glenn Quentin. The Heights follows a group of black & latinx actors living in Washington Heights, who are also performing in the musical, “The Heights.”

The Truth Behind NYPD's Gang Database (Teaser)

I remember visibly shaking when I first heard Taylonn Murphy Sr. tell this story. The cruelty and lack of empathy involved in how the officer regarded the boy is exactly the sort of trauma over-policing invites into our neighborhoods.

No Homo No Hetero | Sneak Peek #1

Here's a sneak peek of "No Homo No Hetero," an upcoming documentary shot & edited by our Paul Notice and produced by Glenn Quentin , along Heru Kut & David J. Cork.

OPINION | RACIST WOMAN BANNED FROM WAL-MART WILL SOON DIE OF STARVATION

Now banished, this vile social parasite must slither along alone, into the wilderness, with no means of sustenance, eating handfuls of grass and twigs, then vomiting them up and blaming that too on the Mexicans.

Why Did They Think We Were Catcalling? | Minisodes | 04.14.17

After a stranger encounter - where saying 'hi' to another Black person goes wrong - Paul explains why in certain spaces, it just doesn't matter what you say to someone or how you say it. It's who you are that's the problem.

Morning Walks: Bed-Stuy

People often choose to ignore the significance of cultural phenomena in predominantly Black communities. So let's take a closer look shall we?

Living with H.I.V

Living with HIV is no longer a dark secret kept amongst the family. As a society, we have become more aware of the fact that HIV is running rampant within the urban community, and it is no longer a death sentence. The need for preventative and supportive measures are a necessity, and we are the generation of change.

Sundays w/ a Cherry on Top | The New Black Fest

Interview with Artistic Director Kieth Josef Adkins  (New Black Fest) discussing the sustainability in Black theatre.

NYC's #SwipeItForward Campaign is BACK!

On 03.20.17, a collective of everyday New Yorkers went to Yankee Stadium with over $2,000 in Metrocard passes. Their objective? Free Swipes to those in need.

Let's Talk About Intersectional Politics | RPC

In this episode, Sita Sarkar joins Paul Notice as they talk about Intersectionality at the Women's March, Mayor DeBlasio's surprisingly hostile policies toward immigrants, the Civil Rights Era's connection to the Immigrant Story, and much more.  

You Can't Die Here Trailer (2014)

A little blast from the past: here's TNB's first web series - all the way from 2014, when we were just starting to get into video production full-scale. 

Lost Boys | A Dark Comedy for NYC

Introducing a dark comedy that buys Shea Butter on the corner, watches "Get Out" at the Magic Johnson theater's 125th st.., and isn't scared to show #BlackBoyJoy when it sees #BlackGirlMagic This is Insecure & Atlanta for the Millennials of NYC. This is #LostBoys