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New Summer Series!!

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me, ooh
And I’m feeling good

‘Feelin’ Good’ ~Nina Simone

Hello!! Hello!! How are you feeling my friends?! Like Nina Simone, I’m feelin’ good and can’t wait for summer to get here!!

Summertime is definitely one of my favorite seasons, partly due to my Birthday [Leo in the House!!], the weather is amazing, and the fact that there is so much happening on a day-to-day basis! Well I got something for you to add to your summertime fun! Dr. Kaniqua Robinson and I are linking back up for some summertime conversations. If you have tuned into our video podcast, Conversations with Beloved and Kindred then you already have a sneak peek into what is to come!!

For the month of June, Auburn Avenue Research Library will host the limited series Summertime Conversations on “Feelin’ Good”: Exploring the Lived Experience of Black Joy!! Inspired by Nina Simone‚Äôs 1965 classic song “Feelin’ Good”, Summertime Conversations on “Feelin’ Good” is a freeform dialogue that foregrounds how people of African descent create communal agency and collective resilience via the cultivation of joy. Check out what is in store below:

  • June 16th-Juneteenth Why Our Day of Jubilation Matters: In recognition of Juneteenth (2021), this discussion will examine the history and contemporary relevance of the Juneteenth holiday as a curated expression of Black joy and agency. Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, which has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.
  • June 23rd-Sonic Curation of Happiness via Black Music: In recognition of Black Music Month (June), this discussion will explore the songs and singers/musicians that contribute to the communal expression of collective Black joy and happiness soundtrack.

Both episodes will take place at 5 pm via Auburn Avenue Research Library Facebook Live and YouTube Channel (for Live and later viewing).

Look forward to you all tuning in!!

Posted in New Trailer Alerts!!

New Trailer Alerts!!

Got some new season premieres, a documentary, a taste of mystery, and a film that will inspire! Check them all out below:

Season 2-Flack (Streaming on Amazon Prime June 11th)

Sisters on Track (Streaming on Netflix June 24th)

Roadrunner (In theaters July 16th)

Reminiscence (Streaming on HBO Max and in theaters August 20th)

Posted in Conversations with Beloved & Kindred

Conversations with Beloved & Kindred-Spring Season Finale

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your eardrums” ~Andre 3000, “Black Ice (Sky High)”

Let me hit you all with the last episode of the Spring Season for Conversations with Beloved and Kindred!! To close out the season, Dr. Robinson and I dived into the 1995 film, Vampire in Brooklyn. And what a time we had!! Don’t believe us, check it out below:

This was an awesome inaugural season and we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we loved having the conversations. Nothing like digging into those classic movies and tv shows and finding so many jewels. Each episode and film, definitely pushed our thinking, provided some entertainment, and on many occasions made us look beyond the surface!

Now although the Spring Season has come to a close, make sure you check us out for our Special Summertime Conversations later this month!!

Also, if you have any suggestions for the Fall season, make sure to hit us up!! And remember if you missed any previous episodes you can catch them all here!!

Till the next time!!

Posted in New Trailer Alerts!!

New Trailer Alerts!!

It’s the first of the month, it’s a new week, and I got new films and television trailers ready for you to watch! Check them out below:

A Luv Tail: The Series (Series Premieres June 3rd on BET+)

Infinite (Premieres June 10th on Paramount+)

Physical (Premieres June 18th on Apple TV+)

Season 2-Evil (Series Premieres June 20th on Paramount+)

Old (In theaters July 23rd)