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American Film Institute & Universal Pictures Partner For 'Black Stories Matter' Series

As we continue to fight for racial justice in America, it’s imperative that Black narratives and storytelling are amplified and celebrated to increase positive representation in mainstream media. This week, The American Film Institute and Universal Pictures announced that they’re extending their partnership to participate in a week-long digital series event called “Black Stories Matter,” according to The Hollywood Reporter . “For decades, Universal has supported thought-provoking stories and powerful perspectives that have served to enlighten, enrich and entertain,” said Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group/AFI trustee, in a statement . “Through this partnership with AFI, we are proud to further shine a light on these distinctly important works that continue to so poignantly amplify today’s conversation.” The two companies recently collaborated to honor Spike Lee’s classic film, “Do The Right Thing,” and now plan to spotlight Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” Jordan...

Aug 25, 2020