Category Archives: film making

Award winning Samoan Film Director wants to put American Samoa on the map!

AWARD WINNING SAMOAN FILM DIRECTOR QUEEN MUHAMMAD ALI  IS A FINALIST FOR ARTPLACE AMERICA’S 2017 NATIONAL CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FUND Extremely competitive national grant program will consider 70 projects    (June 7, 2017) Today, ArtPlace America announced that Queen Muhammad Ali is one of 70 finalists for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).  ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals […]

Brother Ali drops knowledge on hiphop with ‘Never Learn’

Brother Ali is definitely bringing knowledge back to hiphop in his new single ‘Never Learn’. It was Wednesday April 26th we received a message from Brother Ali that his video would be dropping either Monday May 1st or Wednesday May 3rd. We were hype and couldn’t wait to hear what he had in store! Little did […]

Afromexico: Children of the moon

Originally published by laphoenikera.com written by AYO SINPLANETA   Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq, two local visual anthropologists have made it their mission to demystify preconceived notions about black and indigenous communities around the globe. This is no easy feat since they’re against a historical propensity to blaze inaccurate information about communities of color (at […]

12.5 Months in the life of Nation19 / APDTA!

The last 12.5 months has been a busy time for us here at Nation19 /APDTA. We met so many dope people from around the world and we got a chance to be a part of the change that is happening globally among young people and artists. From walking through the streets that Pablo Escobar built […]

#Bars4Justice doc highlighting hiphop activism and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri gets US and Canada distribution on 2 year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death

Hip Hop Association and Third World Newsreel (TWN) have secured US and Canada distribution rights to Directors Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq’s Award winning (#Bars4Justice) documentary short – A Film shot in Ferguson Missouri capturing a glimpse into the new civil rights movement through hiphop with Talib Kweli, Common, Cornell West. Khaaliq shot the film in […]

Jesse Williams speech at the 2016 BET Awards may offend some people.

In case you missed it, Jesse Williams dropped so many gems in his acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. “If you have no interest in equal rights for Black people then do not make suggestions to those that do, sit down” said Williams. Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has been very vocal about social injustices […]

ROOTS is not the roots of black people (Snoop on Slavery movies)

So the lame people over at History Channel assembled a star studded cast (Forrest Whittaker, Lawrence Fishburn, T.I.) to regurgitate Alex Haley’s fairytale book and TV series Roots. But this time the people are boycotting this socially orchestrated tale of black suffering and white Masa’s sipping mint julep on the front porch. It’s interesting that History […]

How to travel in one of the most dangerous cities in the world and still be fresh.

Colombia is known as the 5th most dangerous country on earth, and Bogotá the capital of the country is labeled one of the most dangerous cities in the world. When you think of Colombia, few people relate the country to coffee, and Chocolate (cacao) but rather drugs, Pablo Escobar, murders, cartel, etc. On the contrary, […]

Nation19, LA, Pan African Film Festival, Russell Simmons, and the Red Carpet!

Peace this is Nation19 live in LA and it’s going down! #Bars4Justce Premièred and it was a favorite at the 24th annual Pan African Film Festival. It was so dope to see all our fam and fb fam! Then we were invited to the Directors Guild to talk about our film and why it is […]

The Oscars are wack and lacks diversity but that’s a good thing. Here is why.

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), lacks diversity and yes the #Oscarsarewack but that could be a good thing for Film makers, Actors, Actresses, Producers and Directors of Color. Here is why. People of Color make up 37% of the U.S population, but purchased 46% of movie […]

Say hello to my little boycott (scarface voice) lol

Don’t loose steam yet! Black Friday is this Friday, and we are well prepared to boycott! However we have a whole entire month ahead of us of mass marketing schemes, family peer pressure, and sad puppy looks lol. Don’t you hate that kid on your block that reminds you its their birthday every year and […]

‘Tis the season to Boycott!

As Black Friday nears we are all the more ready to Boycott! This is only the beginning! Don’t worry, we got the right ammo you need for the entire holiday season! ‘Tis’ the Season to Boycott! People love Christmas. They are more willing to spend money during the Christmas holiday season than any time of […]