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Natasha Bowens

A Farm of Her Own: How One Black Woman Waters Food Deserts

Posted November 2, 2011 by Kelly Virella

With $1300 in her savings account, Natasha Bowens left a comfortable and respectable non-profit job to become a farmer in upstate New York.

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Ann Marie "Jade" Bryan shooting her feature film, "If You Hear My Own Tune"

Deaf Black Filmmaker Breaks New Ground In Film

Posted September 26, 2011 by Kelly Virella

Jade Bryan’s next feature film will break every formula that Hollywood says makes a successful black movie. It’s not a comedy. It doesn’t star a man in drag as a fast-talking, neck-rolling, gun-toting grandma. And it doesn’t beat you-over-the-head with a message.

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Best of DoNY

And The Oscar for Most Outrageous Screenplay Goes To …

Posted September 18, 2011 by Kelly Virella

Meet the Chicago filmmaker who would throw pie in the face of Hollywood’s efforts to gentrify the black experience.

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