Harry Belafonte

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''I Am Not Your Negro' Director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin's Legacy

The Haitian filmmaker’s new documentary weaves the compelling story of Black resistance from the 1950s to present using Baldwin’s unfinished “Remember This House” manuscript as its guide.

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WATCH: Michael B. Jordan, Michael K. Williams Star in Short Film on Police Violence

Harry Belafonte: “When you have a large population of murdered young men in the streets of America and they’re all Black or African-American descent, I think there’s somebody sending us a message. And we should respond to that message.”

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Harry Belafonte, Penn State Alums Stand By Nate Parker

“It’s interesting because it’s coming out the same time the film’s coming out,” said Belafonte of the renewed attention to Parker and Jean Celestin’s 1999 rape trial. 

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Michelle Alexander, Jesse Williams to Feature at Inaugural 'Many Rivers To Cross' Festival

Sankofa.org, the human rights organization founded by musician and longtime activist Harry Belafonte, just announced the new arts and social justice festival.

Jesse Williams to Produce and Star in Harry Belafonte Biopic

The activist and actor also has two documentaries in the works.

RECAP: From #ReclaimMLK to #MLKNow, a Day of Action, Service and Remembrance

On the 30th anniversary of the first national celebration of MLK Day, activists and celebs take to the streets and the stage to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Harry Belafonte Talks Police Violence, Economic Inequality and More at Town Hall Meeting

The legendary world activist spoke on the current state of the black community, police brutality, capitalism and more. 

Watch Harry Belafonte and Dream Defenders Talk Civil Rights

On the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder, it’s fitting to have a discussion on what makes up the modern fight for civil rights and justice.

Melissa Harris Perry Talks With Harry Belafonte About Activism

You can tune in and watch the whole thing live at 6:30pm EST.

NPR Digs Into Jay Z's Beef With Harry Belafonte

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Jay-Z’s brand of getting involved. But it’s not activism or social responsibility. It’s self-interest.

Jay Z's Fight With Harry Belafonte

Hova’s confusion on the difference between capitalism and activism.

Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

In light of Florida kindergartener Salecia Johnson’s classroom arrest, here’s more from our interview session with Harry Belafonte, in which he discusses his fight to end child incarceration.

A Conversation with Harry Belafonte on Race and Politics Today

The music legend and human rights icon sits down with ColorLines publisher Rinku Sen.