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by Anita Estell, Esq. As a nonprofit platform, XXTRA Special and Free provides curated full-length films and videos relevant to women of color. The works we showcase are produced by publicly financed organizations, such as PBS and their partners.  We recognize the need to amplify great work and to connect women of color to…(Read More)

Burning Cane movie trailer

By Anita R. Estell, Esq. Burning Cane is a provocative and deliciously disturbing film. The film already has received the Tribeca Film Festival’s highest award in addition to enthusiastic reviews in the U.S. and abroad. As a writer and director, nineteen-year-old Philip Youmans (That’s correct. Only 19 years old!) firmly…(Read More)

National Leaders Green Light Women of Color Executive Leader Accelerator and Alliance   As a follow-on to the Leaky Pipes: Influencer Solutions Forum that took place in Crystal City, Virginia on October 16, 2019, the Civic Engagement Leadership Institute for Everyone (CELIE) announced the development of a new program to promote the advancement of…(Read More)

Sony Corporation

BLACK WOMEN IN THE CROSSHAIRS SERIES PART TWO: CASE STUDY Is Sony Corporation Committed to Black Women Consumers? By Anita Estell, Esq. Stakeholder is not synonymous with shareholder. The economic and social purpose of the corporation is to create and distribute increased wealth and value to all its primary stakeholder groups, without favoring one group…(Read More)

image from If Beale Street Could Talk

Directed By Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk was released in theaters on January 19, 2019.  Based on the novel written by James Baldwin with the same name, the movie tells a story of a 1970s Harlem romance.  The two main characters, Tish and Fonny are in love and have dreams of building a…(Read More)

icebox movie

By Daniel Sawka Icebox, a film by Daniel Sawka, is scheduled to air on HBO on December 7th. Icebox premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The movie chronicles the journey and subsequent detention by the U.S. immigration service of a 12-year-old boy from Honduras seeking asylum to avoid efforts…(Read More)

[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] Freedom Pod: Millennial XXChange – Reporter Char’Nese Turner speaks with Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.  Clyburn is the first and only African American woman to be appointed to the FCC, the federal agency that has jurisdiction over everything we use to communicate with each other, cable, mobile devices, radio, satellites and television…(Read More)

By Anita Estell As of November 30, 2018, almost every congressional seat had been decided, except for the seat in the ninth congressional district of North Carolina, which is expected to stay Republican.  All told, claimed a gain of 45 seats – allowing them to hold 235 seats to Republicans 200 I the 116th Congress.…(Read More)