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This edition: The Black Russians

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 2, 2015.

First aired: March 4, 2015.

On this edition of Independent Sources hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre, Zyphus Lebrun interviews a filmmaker, Yelena Demikovsky who is producing a documentary about the African Americans who sought refuge in Russia from the US' Jim Crow system of segregation. Sarah Pizon speaks to Dr. Marta Morena Vega and Desiree Gordon about the multi-million dollar relocation and renovation of one of the country's leading institutes for Afro Latino culture. Then we profile the Brooklyn designer Reuben Reuel who's got Beyonce's seal of approval.

Guest List

Yelena Demikovsky Director, Black Russians: The Red Experience

Desiree Gordon Director of Education and Community Programs, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega President & Founder, The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCADI)

Reuben Reuel Fashion Designer

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