Black America envisions an alternate history where newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery, and with that land, the freedom to shape their own destiny. The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with its looming "Big Neighbor," both ally and foe, the United States. The past 150 years have been witness to military incursions, assassinations, regime change, coups, etc. Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline. Inexorably tied together, the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Black In America is a multi-part series of documentaries hosted by reporter Soledad O'Brien on CNN. The series is about various issues regarding blacks (African-Americans) which includes panel discussions on issues facing the black community, and a look at the culture of black families in America, men and women. It features exclusive commentary by music mogul Russell Simmons, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, comedian D.L. Hughley, award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, and actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg. The program has been extremely successful. CNN.com’s interactive section for “Black In America” garnered over 2.4 million page views. The “Black In America” iReport.com assignment received over 1,000 submissions. Several viewers of the first episode were so inspired by the program that they launched BlackInAmerica.com, an online community and social network for black Americans who want to address the issues and challenges of Black America. The success of the program also led to CNN producing additional episodes and making it a series. The second episode, “Black in America 2”, premiered on July 22, 2009 and tells the story of “Journey For Change”, a youth empowerment program funded and led by activist Malaak Compton-Rock. “Journey For Change” is a yearlong program that works with 30 teenagers selected from the community of Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York to be “global ambassadors” through community service and fundraising projects. The program starts off with a 2 week trip to South Africa where kids who are used to being on the receiving end of aid are exposed to an environment where they are the privileged and they are the ones who are giving to the needy. On September 2, 2008, the “CNN Presents: Black in America” documentary was made available for sale on Amazon.com and other retailers. It is also available through iTunes for download. Since 2010, voice actor Kareem Taylor has been the announcer of the “Black in America” commercial campaign.
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