[tps_header] When I saw the promos for the A&E’s reboot of the Roots mini-series, I immediately thought, “Why not run this for Black History Month.” Further perplexing, the miniseries debuted over Memorial Day week at that. I mean there are cookouts, the NBA playoffs and the kickoff to the usual summer shenanigans; surely people would rather flock to more fun-filled, far … [Read more...]
#BlackGirlMagic: 3 Documentaries Every Black Woman Should See
On Wednesdays, we watch documentaries. My husband and I try to be selective about the amount of TV we consume, so one night a week, we set aside time to watch documentaries about the black experience. These films combine education with entertainment, and I always walk away with a new perspective of what it means to be black. But most recently, there were three documentaries … [Read more...]
Screening Dates Released for Our New Film – Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth
You've seen the trailers that we've posted the past few weeks but today we're excited to release the dates for the official tour for our latest film Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth. Check below for the trailer, synopsis, pre-order details and dates for the tour. It is our desire to spark a national conversation about wealth in the African American community. … [Read more...]
[Our Latest Movie] Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth
BMWK family we're excited to share the official trailer for our fifth film titled Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth. We plan to use this film to make a pivotal shift in the conversation around the creation of wealth in the black community and it all starts here on BMWK. Stay tuned for more information and resources to help your family and our community gain … [Read more...]
How Can We See More Black Love on Film?
Recently I went to my local library to see a documentary on the history of Black Love in film. The 2011 documentary called Reel Black Love, directed and produced by Darryl Pitts of Chicago, features dozens of interviews with famed actors, actresses, and professionals in the film industry discussing the many ups and downs of Black cinema. What intrigued me the most was to see a … [Read more...]
Video: Official Trailer for the Anita Hill Documentary “ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power”
In 1991, the entire country watched while a poised, intelligent, African American woman became the center of a scandal that would rock our nation and forever change her life. Anita Hill, a law professor from Oklahoma, stood before a Senate committee of 14 White men and recounted the numerous acts of sexual harassment she fell victim to at the hands of Supreme Court nominee, … [Read more...]
Twitter’s Reaction to Dark Girls
Last night, the controversial documentary "Dark Girls" debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Tweets flooded in about the topic of skin color and how dark skin is viewed compared to light skin in not only the African American community, but in other cultures too. The 2 hour documentary generated a lot of conversation on social media. Here is a view of some of the tweets that … [Read more...]
Chicago: Celebrate Black Marriage Week with Us This Week in Kankakee!
Chicago family, join us this week when we come south of the city to Kankakee, IL to celebrate Black Marriage Week! This past Sunday was the 10th anniversary of Black Marriage Day which is celebrated in over 300 communities across the country. We're happy to let you know that the celebration didn't end then. A dynamic organization called Marriage, Inc. is hosting a week full … [Read more...]
Black Marriage Day Sale: 4 Films for Just $30 ($50 Discount) This Weekend Only!
4 Films With One Focus - Uplifting African American Families! Every Black Household Needs These Films! GREAT FOR: Couples in crisis Newlyweds Anniversaries Singles that want an honest look at what's required to sustain a marriage Marriage and Singles Ministries Hosting an in-home screening for family and friends Enriching your marriage if it's already … [Read more...]
Baisden Listeners: Special Deal on Still Standing
We're so excited to be featured on the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden show that we're hooking you up with a special deal. For the next few days we're offering FREE Shipping & Handling on Still Standing and our entire inventory of films and books. This includes Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, Men Ain't Boys, You Saved Me, the Black Family … [Read more...]
Review: Byron Hurt’s Soul Food Junkies Documentary
Filmaker Byron Hurt’s documentary, Soul Food Junkies, premiered last night on PBS (check your local listing for dates and times). Now, when I first heard the title of the documentary, I was less than enthusiastic about checking it out. I assumed it was going to be another one of those films that talked about all the hot spots where you can get some good ol’ soul food. But after … [Read more...]
Is the Way to Your Man’s Heart Killing Him?
We’ve all heard the old adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Based on my observations, this adage definitely carries some serious weight (pun intended). Sure, things have changed, and not knowing how to cook isn’t a deal-breaker for most men these days, but if a woman does know how to cook, her man certainly isn’t complaining. As a matter of fact, he’s … [Read more...]
VIDEO: Chilling Documentary Exposes The Flaws of NYC’s Stop-And-Frisk Policy
Imagine being suddenly stopped, harassed and questioned by police several times in one day, while walking down the street near your home for looking "suspicious." 17-year-old, Alvin, of Harlem, NY has been a victim of NYPD's Stop-And-Frisk policy on several occasions. He finally decided to take matters into his own hands when he secretly recorded one of the incidents on his … [Read more...]
TICKETS: Still Standing (Movie) Returns to Atlanta on September 13th
Our hit film Still Standing, starring Kindred the Family Soul, Speech Thomas, and Dr. Sherry L. Blake is coming back to Atlanta on September 13th and we don't want you to miss it! This will be the third screening in Atlanta and will be held at our favorite location, the Midtown Art Cinema theater across from Piedmont park. We held our first Atlanta screening of Still … [Read more...]
BMWK Father’s Day Gift Set Sale!!!
We're excited to share with you that we've partnered with filmmaker Janks Morton and author Eric Payne to offer a special 72 hour Father's Day sale. Step away from the necktie and get the special dad in your life a truly unique gift this year. For just $35 you can get our Father's Day Gift Set which includes: a copy of our film "Men Ain't Boys" a copy of Janks Morton's … [Read more...]