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Friday, September 12, 2008

Please take the time to see “Earthlings”.

As we contemplate our future while discussing the merits of differing fuel sources, let’s also discuss how we treat the least among us, the animals we live with.  This is a very disturbing, but extremely important documentary.

I watched this 80 minute documentary last night and had difficulty going to sleep.  The images were too striking for me to dismiss as isolated events.  Understand that what is presented here is just the trailer.  I’ve read that the video is on Google Videos.  I haven’t checked so I don’t know for sure.

If you are strong enough to watch this video in its entirety, take the time to talk about it to the people in your life that you care about.

“OF ALL THE FILMS I HAVE EVER MADE, THIS IS THE ONETHAT GETS PEOPLE TALKING
THE MOST. FOR EVERY ONE PERSON WHO SEES EARTHLINGS,THEY WILL TELL THREE.”
-Joaquin Phoenix, actor/narrator

“IF I COULD MAKE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD SEE ONE FILM,I’D MAKE THEM SEE EARTHLINGS.”
-Peter Singer, author Animal Liberation

“EARTHLINGS IS THE DEFINITIVE FILM OF ALL TIME THATAMERICANS DON’T WANT TO SEE.”
-Gretchen Wyler, The Humane
Society of the United States

“EARTHLINGS IS THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST OF ANIMALRIGHTS FILMS.”
-Aint It Cool News

“FOR THOSE WHO WATCH EARTHLINGS, THE WORLD WILLNEVER BE THE SAME.”
-Tom Regan, author A Case
for Animal Rights

“EARTHLINGS MAY BE THE MOST POWERFUL FILMEXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER KNOWN!”
-Brent Emery, Senior VP, Maverick Films
“EARTHLINGS IS NOTHING SHORT OF A MASTERPIECE!”
-Lionel Friedberg, producer Animal Planet

“PROVOCATIVE AND DEFIANT. THIS IS A DEFINITIVE MILESTONE!”
-Edmund Stone, In Defense of Animals

“WATCHING EARTHLINGS IS THE GREATEST GIFTI HAVE EVER RECEIVED.
I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW IGNORANT I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST.”
-Bryce Dallas Howard, actress

“IT IS A RARE EXPERIENCE TO BE CHANGED BY A FILM.  EARTHLINGS HAS THAT POWER.”
-Persia White, actress/activist

“THE MOST POWERFUL MOVIE I HAVE EVER KNOWN."-Robert Cohen, NotMilk.com

“THE CITIZEN KANE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS.”
-Linda Blair, actress/activist

“A REAL TESTAMENT TO THE QUALITY OF A FILM.EARTHLINGS IS AMAZING!”
-Professor Cristina Gibson, UC Irvine

“ONE OF THE MOST PERSUASIVE MOTION PICTURES EVER MADE!”
-Ron Lipshultz, director
Green Reel Film Festival

“VIEWERS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME."-Carly Harrill, 944 Magazine

“BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OF THE YEAR!”
-Progressive Awards, PETA

“ABSOLUTELY EPIC!”
-John Feldmann, musician Goldfinger

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Someone to be proud of.

I love this girl.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

I’m on display at the Ocean County Library.

For more information about these and other photos, please view and visit the following slideshow.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

My daughter is a champion.

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She entered her first dance competition and came away with;

1. One First prize trophy
2. Two gold ribbons
3. Two first place ribbons
4.  A future Star award.
6.  One Gold medal

I have no idea how she did all of this seeing that she competed in only two dances.  She was in a solo dance and a trio.  For some reason the judges felt she was awesome.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT ‘BANISHED’ A FILM BY MARCO WILLIAMS

INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ITVS COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENT A SPECIAL SCREENING OF ‘BANISHED’ A FILM BY MARCO WILLIAMS

*****Award winning filmaker Marco Williams confronts the legacy of ‘banishments’ in some of the whitest counties in America*****

*****’Banished’ is a documentary about--banishments--- a wave of racial purgings that tore through the South 100 years ago*****

*****’Banished’ opens the wounds of history and confronts the issue of reparations*****

AT THE NEW YORK BAHA’I CENTER

53 East 11th Street (Between B,Way & University)

DATE: Monday, January 28, 2008

TIME: 6:00-10:00PM

FREE REFRESHMENTS

FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING WITH FRIENDS

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Suggested Donation $10. (No one will be turned away)

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

IBFF is hosting John Sayles’ provocative new film “HoneyDripper” starring Danny Glover

IBFF Members and Supporters:

the IBFF is hosting screenings of John Sayles provocative new film “HoneyDripper” starring Danny Glover @Cinema Village located on 12th Street between University & 5th Avenue this (1/17-1/20/08) Thursday @7:15pm Friday @ 7:15pm Saturday @7:15pm and Sunday @1:50pm and 7:15pm.

The film is set in rural Alabama during the 1950’s and has a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach and others.

HoneyDripper contains the uplifting and informative messages that are the hallmark of the IBFF and we urge you to join us at the cinema this weekend.

Sincerely,

Allen C. Dawson

Director, IBFF

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Monday, September 17, 2007

La Raiz Olvidada

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INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

A SPECIAL SCREENING OF “LA RAIZ OLVIDADA”

A FILM BY RAFAEL REBOLLAR AT THE NEW YORK BAHA’I CENTER

LOCATED @ 53 EAST 11TH STREET (BTWN UNIVERSITY & B, WAY)

JOIN US ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND FROM 6-10PM

“FREE RICE AND BEANS”

FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING WITH FRIENDS

DOORS OPEN @ 6PM / FILM BEGINS PROMPTLY @ 7PM

DONATIONS SUPPORTS THE IBFF

****La Raiz Olvidada (The forgotten Root) is a documentary about the profound cultural and economic contributions of enslaved Africans in Mexico (New Spain)****

*****The Forgotten Root is a film about the influence of enslaved Africans on Mexican culture*****

*****Media that Matters*****

*****Film will be followed by a discussion on African identity in Latin cultures *****

See, also http://www.blackfilmfestival.net

See, also http://www.americanlegacymag.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Suggested Donation $10 (No one will be turned away)

Rice and Beans prepared by La Nueva Conquista Restaurant

Contact Rafael @ 516-225-2681

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Daniel Beaty one-man show Emergence-See!, which explores the impact of slavery on African Americans.

Daniel Beaty recites the poem “Knock Knock” during a performance of his one-man show, Emergence-See!, recorded live at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

All Things Considered, July 23, 2007 · Daniel Beaty is the star and author of a one-man play called Emergence-See! In it, a sunken slave ship from the past — with its cargo of bones and chains — magically surfaces alongside the Statue of Liberty in present-day New York Harbor.

The play portrays the response of 43 different characters — old, young, male, female, straight and gay, all of them black — to this puzzling event. Their reactions to the suddenly inescapable memory of slavery vary dramatically.

See ‘Emergence-See!’

Atlanta
July 26 – July 29
National Black Arts Festival
Alliance Theater with True Colors Theater Company

Winston-Salem, N.C.
July 31, Aug. 1
National Black Theater Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland
Aug. 3 – Aug. 27
Edinburgh Festival
Assembly Rooms

Beaty stands 5 feet 11 inches tall. But as he changes characters, he swells into a bigger man, slumps into the size of someone smaller, and shrinks into a child. He recites poems that he has written, and he sings like a trained opera singer — which he is.

Earlier this year, Beaty won an Obie — the Off-Broadway equivalent of a Tony Award — for Emergence-See!

Beaty, 31, says he thinks of his play as “a whole community on stage.”

“There are so many residual feelings and emotions and issues from the experience of slavery,” Beaty tells Robert Siegel. “[Y]ou can be wealthy, working in corporate America, or you could be living in the projects, and still have some of those issues haunting you.”

His own life was a study in contrasts. Beaty grew up in Dayton, Ohio, with a single-parent mother and a heroin-addicted father who was in and out of prison. Beaty’s brother was a crack addict.

But Beaty also recalls the wonderful role model his mother provided for him and the mentors and teachers who encouraged him — leading, ultimately, to studies at Yale University.

“There have been constant conflicts between my upbringing and who I am in the world today,” Beaty says.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

A SPECIAL SCREENING OF “BLACK RUSSIANS” A FILM BY KARA LYNCH

THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

PRESENTS

AND SPECIAL SCREENING OF

“BLACK RUSSIANS”

A FILM BY KARA LYNCH

AT THE NEW YORK BAHA’I CENTER

LOCATED @53 EAST 11TH ST (btwn University & Broadway)

JOIN US ON SATURDAY JULY 28TH from 6-9:30PM

“ FREE SPICED LEMONADE”

FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING WITH FRIENDS

DOORS OPEN @ 6PM/FILM BEGINS PROMPTLY@7PM

DONATIONS SUPPORTS THE IBFF

*****Black Russians*****

*****Black Russians is a documentary about contemporary Afro-Russians aged 10-65 born and raised in the Soviet Union*****

*****Black Russians is a film about the ideological currents of Race and Communism after the fall of the Soviet Union*****

*****Archive images reveal rarely seen images of Black leaders in Russia*****

***** Media that Matters*****

* Film followed by a discussion. Special guest speakers TBA .

See, also, http://www.blackfilmfestival.net/events
See, also, http://www.maksimspa.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

EVENT SPONSORED BY MAKSIM SPA
http://www.maksimspa.com

FREE POPCORN SPONSORED BY IKE & SAMS KETTLECORN
http://www.ikeandsams.com

SUGGESTED DONATION $10. (NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AND SPECIAL SCREENING OF “COLOR OF THE CROSS”

THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

PRESENTS

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

AND SPECIAL SCREENING OF

“ COLOR OF THE CROSS”

A FILM BY JEAN CLAUDE LA MARRE
http://www.blackchristianmovies.com

AT THE NEW YORK BAHA’I CENTER

LOCATED @53 EAST 11TH ST (btwn University & Broadway)

JOIN US ON MONDAY JUNE 18TH from 6-9:30PM

“ FREE RICE AND BEANS”

FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING WITH FRIENDS

DOORS OPEN @ 6PM/FILM BEGINS PROMPTLY@7PM

DONATIONS SUPPORTS THE IBFF

***** Jesus is Black*****

*****Color of the Cross is a film that challenges comonly held perceptions and gives a fresh prespective on the history of Christianity.*****

*****Color of the Cross is a film about the last 48 hours in the life of Jesus and suggests that the Crucifixion was racially motivated*****

***** Media that Matters*****

* Film followed by a discussion. Special guest speakers TBA .

See, also, http://www.blackfilmfestival.net/events
See, also, http://www.blackexponewyork.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FREE REFRESHMENTS Sponsored by
http://www.drinknewleaf.com


SUGGESTED DONATION $10. (NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
@BLACK EXPO NEW YORK
http://www.blackexponewyork.com
SATURDAY JUNE 23 AND SUNDAY JUNE24

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Monday, May 28, 2007

“RABELADOS” THE NON-VIOLENT REBELS OF CAPE VERDE ISLAND

THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF

“RABELADOS” THE NON-VIOLENT REBELS OF CAPE VERDE ISLAND

A FILM BY ANA ROCHE FERNANDES

AT THE NEW YORK BAHA’I CENTER

LOCATED @53 EAST 11TH ST (btwn University & Broadway)

JOIN US ON THURSDAY MAY 31ST from 6-9:30PM

“ FREE FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING WITH FRIENDS

DOORS OPEN @ 6PM/FILM BEGINS PROMPTLY@7PM

DONATIONS SUPPORTS THE IBFF

*** “Rabelados” is a film about the African will to resist the Portugese Church and State and the quest for independence on Cape Verde island.***

*** They were described as terrorist, they were sent to concentration camps and their leaders were banished to other islands.***

***** A Cinematic Gem*****

* Film followed by a discussion on Maroon cultures .

See, also http://www.blackfilmfestival.net

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FREE REFRESHMENTS Sponsored by
http://www.drinknewleaf.com

FREE POPCORN Sponsored by Ike and Sam’s KettleCorn
http://www.ikeandsams.com


SUGGESTED DONATION $10. (NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Monday, December 18, 2006

INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING

THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS
A KWANZAA CELEBRATION AND SPECIAL SCREENING OF “ THE FORGOTTEN ROOT”

A FILM BY RAFAEL REBOLLAR AT THE NEW YORK BAHA’I CENTER LOCATED @53 EAST 11TH ST (btwn University & Broadway)

JOIN US ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 21st from 6-9:30PM “ FREE FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING WITH FRIENDS

DOORS OPEN @ 6PM/FILM BEGINS PROMPTLY@7PM SUGGESTED $12 DONATION SUPPORTS THE IBFF

* “La raiz ovlvidada” (The forgotten root) is a documentary about the profound cultural and economic contributions of enslaved Africans in New Spain (Mexico).

* “ The forgotten root” is a film about Africans in Mexico”.

***** Media that Matters*****
* Film followed by a discussion on African identity in Latin America.

See, also, http://www.afromexico.org

See, also http://www.blackfilmfestival.net

STUDENT DISCOUNT SAG, AFTRA, NATAS, FVA,MEA, HarlemAA admission $9. with valid card FREE FOOD Sponsored by La Nueva Conquista Restaurant
236 Lafayette Street (at Spring Street in Soho) 212-226-9835
FREE POPCORN Sponsored by Ike and Sam’s KettleCorn http://www.ikeandsams.com

Paste/Click on the Link below to see more details about this event
http//www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/allen_c_dawson@hotmail.com/kwanza

COME FILL US WTH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cousin, Lawrence Hill

Here is my cousin Lawrence Hill with my uncle’s dog Beau.  This picture was taken about ten years ago.  Lawrence is now a starting basketball player at Stanford University.

Lawrence
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Those crazy Koreans!  What will they think of next?

Check out the wildest group of break dancers this side of the solar system.  Pay special attention to the dancer’s control displayed at minute 3:02!


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Saturday, March 27, 2004

well here it is!!

ok this is the Miro’ painting i was talking about.  I believe it to be an origional lithograph signed in ink by the artist from the printers of Meaght in france where miro, Picasso, Dega, and other artist had tight aleginces with the printer for historical reproductions of the artwork.image

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