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    <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/c714d7619d/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Mother%27s%20Day%20%2B%20%22Daughters%20of%20the%20Dust%22" target="_blank"><img src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/6/0/0/600181fc7e/5dd2d77c32/3a155376b3/library/leslie1.jpg" alt="leslie1" title="leslie1" style="width:210px;min-height:164px" align="left" border="0" height="164" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="210"></a><div><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px"><span style="font-size:10pt">Hi </span><span style="font-family:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px">NBPC Family,</span></p><div><div><br></div><div><div>For many of us, this coming Sunday will be a time to celebrate motherhood in all its forms. If you've ever searched for that perfect Mother's Day card, however, you know the struggle: too often "Mom" is presented as a romanticized cliche. A mother is loving, a mother is kind. A mother is strong. A mother makes the rules. A mother is a teacher, a role model. But in fact, mothers are far more than that. How can we understand "Mama" as a multi-faceted person?</div><div><br></div><div>Film, television and digital media are good places to start -- which is why we would like to share with you a few great mother-related stories NBPC has helped fund that cross borders and push boundaries:</div><div><br></div><div><i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/24eafa478a" target="_blank"><b>American Promise</b></a></i>, dir. Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster: Michele Stephenson -- mother of one of the film's subjects -- co-directed this doc about the experiences of two young Black students at an elite, mostly white, private school.  </div><div><br></div><div><b><i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/03a934f0ee/v=bfVRnOUTg6M&index=7&list=PLJ32_HmoVP5bra6sedtcX-6Qki95r8TQA" target="_blank">Black Folk Don't: Adopt</a></i></b>, dir. Angela Tucker: In this episode of the web series <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/c5d974a43a/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Black%20Folk%20Don%27t&utm_campaign=Mother%27s%20Day%20%2B%20%22Daughters%20of%20the%20Dust%22" target="_blank"><i>Black Folk Don't</i></a>, interviewees discuss the stereotype that Black people don't adopt children.</div><div><br></div><div><i><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/06347d648a/utm_content=&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Auntie&utm_campaign=Mother%27s%20Day%20%2B%20%22Daughters%20of%20the%20Dust%22" target="_blank">Auntie</a></b></i>, dir. Lisa Harewood: Set in Barbados, this short film explores the relationship between 12-year-old Kera; her caregiver, "Auntie"; and Kera's mother who, after seven years, has sent for Kera to come live with her in England (much to Auntie's distress).</div><div><br></div><div><b><i><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/d5ae23519d" target="_blank">The Murder of Emmett Till</a></i></b>, dir. Stanley Nelson: This Emmy-winning documentary tells the story of 14-year-old Emmett Till, tortured and killed in Mississippi in 1955. Emmett Till's mother, Mamie Till, became the spokesperson for the case, which helped galvanize a generation of civil rights activists.</div><div><br></div><div>Speaking of matriarchs, we have exciting news about a classic story of Black women and family ties: <i><b><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?NBPC/5dd2d77c32/04399e82c1/15be0f713b" target="_blank">Daughters of the Dust</a></b></i>. Read on for more about this film's upcoming re-release!</div><div><br></div><div>Many thanks, and please continue to spread the word.</div></div><div><br></div></div></div><div><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Sincerely,</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Leslie Fields-Cruz</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">Executive Director, NBPC</p></div></div>
    
 
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</p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px">"Daughters of the Dust" Set for Fall Re-Release!</p></h3>
     
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