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Sharing Stories that Matter

The Bullet

Still I Rise Films celebrates people who persevere in spite of their struggles. Earlier in 2019 Still I Rise Films released their interview with Black Diaries co-fonder Nzinga-Christina Reid as she shared her story of resilience and the formation of Black Diaries. To view all Still I Rise films, click here,

“Omowale- The Child Has Come Home” The Diary of Justin Sankara

Justin Sankara, left America on a journey of self-discovery. He traveled to 20+ countries where he gained firsthand knowledge of the Black experience abroad. In this video, Black Diaries met up with Justin during his stop in Zambia.

The Baltimore Uprising

In May of 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray by Baltimore Police, a string of protests known as the “The Baltimore Uprising,” took place. Black Diaries organizers took a team of social workers on multiple trips to Baltimore, MD. to engage in narrative therapy with demonstrators.

USC Diaries

On February 25, 2016, 40 University of Southern California students of color gathered together for a film screening of “USC Diaries”, and a constructive conversation regarding diversity and equity at USC. The fight for inclusion continues and films like this encourage students to not give up. Your story matters and it will not be silenced.

Dance for Haiti with Sawandi Wilson

Dance for Haiti! Professional dancer Sawandi Wilson took a trip with Black Diaries to Port au Prince, Haiti where he taught hip hop dance to children at Orphanage Mary Mother. This orphanage is home to 30 boys and girls, from infants to young adults. This was a collaborative effort with Les Couleurs NYC, a nonprofit which teaches art therapy to children in orphanages throughout Haiti.

The Diary of Melanesia Hunter

Melanesia Hunter is the founder of the 27 Brand, a creative marketing, branding and booking agency located in Los Angeles, CA. The 27 Brand is collective of revolutionary visionaries who have a common goal to push Black culture forward by using their talents in social media, art, and music.

I Am Yusef Salaam

This is the diary of Yusef Salaam, one of five individuals wrongfully convicted of beating and raping a Central Park jogger in 1989. These men are know as the Central Park Five.

Black Diaries Presents Tongo Eisen-Martin

This Black Diaries production features the Diary of Tongo Eisen-Martin. Born in San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker, educator, and poet. Tongo has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. He has educated in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California’s San Quentin State Prison.

Columbia Diaries

A Black Students Survival Guide Video

Columbia Diaries shares the experiences of Black/African American students entering a predominantly white university. Narrated by Nzinga- Christina Reid, a Columbia alumna, this “Survival Guide” offers a series of insights and suggestions from Black students to Black students.

Rae Wynn-Grant: Video Diary

Being a Black student in a predominantly white educational institution.

Pali Payne: Video Diary

Being a Black student in a predominantly white educational institution.

Dr. Carl Hart: Video Diary

Being a Black professor in a predominantly white educational institution.

Dwayne Seymour: Video Diary

Being a Black student in a predominantly white educational institution.

Shari Schultz: Video Diary

Being a Black student in a predominantly white educational institution.

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