Vanish Pearls

The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement is screening Nailah Jefferson’s critically acclaimed documentary film, Vanishing Pearls at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center on April 28th, 2014. The film profiles the trials and tribulations of African American fisherman working to rebuild their lives, livelihoods, and communities in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon OilContinue reading “Vanish Pearls”

Nobody Cares About Us

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Three days after Hurricane Isaac struck the Gulf Coast, we traveled to Jean Lafitte, Louisiana in Jefferson Parish to survey the wind and water damage. While there, we crossed paths with numerous residents who felt betrayed by the fact their town was left outside the levee system built by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect New Orleans. Many residents were also frustrated by the fact that desperately needed resources (food, ice, water and electricity) was slow in reaching their community