I have known Ms. Agnes Moss for at least 20 years. During this time, I have admired her fine intellect, charisma and interpersonal skills in promoting worthy causes. Today, Ms. Moss and her National Black Movie Association (NBMA) staff are highly motivated to promote an extremely important worthy cause for black people, the production of black movies. These movies will instill pride and represent black people in a positive light.
The film industry has been slow to fully embrace diversity, especially in promoting black movies. Colleges and black neighborhoods are overflowing with talented up and coming black actors. Given the opportunity, I am sure NBMA’s black movies will create positive images for black youth. I commend Ms. Moss and NBMA staff for shining a light on this worthy and long overdue cause.
The National Black Movie Association (NBMA) hosted a screening of the film “Photograph.” It was truly my pleasure and honor to be invited to attend. The event was well organized and discussions before and after the film reminded me of the importance that blacks and all people of color are equally represented in all forms of entertainment but especially films. NBMA is making a positive difference in all lives by showcasing the talents and abilities of a historically, severely underrepresented group in the film industry. In this current era of “Black Lives Matter,” it’s paramount that blacks “as a people” are humanized—that the negative stigmas placed on blacks be defused. What better way to do this than through film? Not only will the generation of more black films facilitate a better understanding of black culture, it will also bring more economic stability to the black community. Blacks will finally have greater access to roles currently dominated by whites such as Producers, Directors, Screen Writers, etc. I can’t think of a more relevant and honorable effort. The NBMA is an essential catalyst to exposing black culture through film, to the world and facilitating economic stability to a race that has experienced excruciating oppression for hundreds of years. BRAVO, NBMA!!
I have witnessed how the National Black Movie Association advocates for the elevation of Black Film and Black Filmmakers. There is a HUGE disparity in African American representation on the big screen. NBMA supports initiatives to educate future Black Filmmakers by supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). They also provide opportunities to African American creators who need help with gaining necessary contacts and exposure for their work. They don't just talk the talk, I've witnessed them deliver as they award annual scholarships for Black filmmakers as well.
The work the NBMA does is desperately needed and they are an organization worthy of support.
The National Black Movie Association is advancing the interests of Black filmmakers, Black moviegoers and Black movie supporters, but it's also a fun place to work. Black movies have a huge impact on the Black community. I'm excited to work towards the organization's goal of providing resources for the next generation of storytellers. The work is both fun and meaningful!
The NBMA is a great organization helping the Black Movie Community be recognized nationally and internationally, and also providing a platform for new and inspiring entities to develop their craft and become trailblazers. The National Black Movie Association has opened a door that will allow many to excel including the youth and the established. I look forward to continuing to support the NBMA and assist them as they establish the NBMA foundation.
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National Black Movie Association makes me nostalgic for the amazing Black movies of the past and excited for the wonderful Black movies of the future. Thank you for your invaluable support, exposure, and promotion of Black movies, Black filmmakers, and Black culture.
Phenomenal event! Please let me know how I can register for the next National Black Movie Day? The red carpet, gift bags and hospitality was a taste of class. The National Black Movie Associaton demonstrates how Black Empowerment in the film industry is importance and crucial for black directors, actresses, producers and moviegoers.
National Black Movie Day does a great job ensuring that future generations are aware of the contributions of Black Americans in film. It's beyond time.
The National Black Movie Association events have truly been invigorating, uplifting and powerful as they have portrayed African Americans in a positive light. I’m constantly looking for more opportunities to participate in their events!
The National Black Movie Associate provides people the opportunity to enjoy black films with their families and communities on topics in which Black people enjoy. It was a pleasure to attend the National Black Movie Day Event in Washington, DC. The decorations, food, hospitality, and atmosphere was extremely inviting and I enjoyed the movie selection for the event. The most interesting part of this event was the panel discussion and the awards the association presented to college students, directors, and black movie producers. This association really supports the Black Movie Industry and the people involved with production.
National Black Movie Association is championing the effort for people of color to pursue careers in film and pushing for the stories of black people to be told. The organization has established a scholarship program, national day encouraging watching black movies and also pursuing the creation of documentaries and research.