The Midnight Basketball league team, the Pistons, get ready for a game at the Henry Horner Boys and Girls Club and get a visit from Attorney General Neil Hartigan, who praises the work of the League. Continue reading
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A film by Tom Palazzolo and Mark Rance documenting neo-Nazi activity in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago on August 21, 1976. The day marked one of many conflicts between black civil rights marchers and white supremacist neighborhood groups who were mobilizing to prevent black residents from moving into the neighborhood. Continue reading
Tom Palazzolo’s documentary of Labor Day festivities in the blue-collar East Side of Chicago. Organized by the East Side Lions Club, Labor Day’s 1978 celebrations included amateur boxing, clowns and the crowning of Miss East Side 1978 from among her subjects. Continue reading
This video presents a variety of interviews and musical performances on the subject of gangs and gang violence. The primary topic is the truce between Black and Latinx gangs in the Oakwood area of the neighborhood of Venice in Los Angeles, California in the summer of 1994.
The people in the video include gang members, former gang members, and members of Los Angeles communities most affected by gangs. Speakers discuss the root causes of gangs, including disinvestment and lack of economic opportunity in Black and Latinx neighborhoods.
Produced through the Imperial Courts Cap Video Workshop, 1994. Continue reading
Jean-Bertrand Aristide (born 15 July 1953) is a Haitian former priest and politician who became Haiti’s first democratically elected president in 1991. 00:00 President Jean-Bertrand Aristide visits Carver Middle School. He walks in to applause and they introduce him by telling his story. 03:06 The members of the Carver Community Club perform for Aristide and the audience. 08:16 Two youth members of the club – the President and Vice President – present Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the audience. 09:00 President Jean-Bertrand … Continue reading
An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media. Continue reading