The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.
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Monday, February 24, 2020

Major Announcements About DAARAC

Hello Everyone,

Over the last 12 years, our website has been a leading resource for discovering a rich history of African American film and culture through digital preservation. In 2008, we started out as Blaxploitation Pride, in which we concentrated our efforts on preserving movies and soundtracks from the 1970s.

In 2012, we extended our research and preservation efforts to include all of Black Cinema from around the world. This resulted in changing our name from Blaxploitation Pride to the Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture (DAARAC) in 2016.

In April 2019, DAARAC was incorporated as an official nonprofit organization. Now, as of February 11th, 2020, we are pleased to announce that DAARAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. This is a monumental achievement for us to continue our efforts to research and preserve a history of Black culture with continued community support.

Everyone needs to know about some significant changes that are about to happen.

  • The domain name of this current blog page will be changing from daarac.org to daaracarchive.org.
Over the next 12 months, you will notice all links from this page will be redirected to the new domain name (daaracarchive.org). The reason is that we will be using daarac.org for our new organizational website. The new site will be mainly about the organization, which includes our mission, donations, planned activities, and events. The blog page will remain as a source of archived material. 

At the end of the twelve-month transition phase to daaracarchive.org, all links that are associated with the daarac.org domain name from this blog page will go dead. This is not an ideal situation, but one that is unavoidable as we need the daarac.org domain name for the new organizational website.

We will announce when the new organizational site is live. The new organizational site will be using a temporary domain name until it takes daarac.org in 2021.

As we mentioned before, DAARAC is a tax-exempt organization.
  • That means we are allowed to receive tax-deductible gifts and donations under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Any donations made to our organization will have a receipt for the donor that can be used for deductions. We have several projects underway that we will outline to the public once we get the main organizational page running.


We will keep everyone informed as we make changes. Thanks for all your patience and understanding.


Sincerely,
Dr. James D. Spinks
President of DAARAC

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Swanee Showboat (1945) [Lost Film]



Tampa Bay Times
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sun, Mar 14, 1948 · Page 3


The Decatur Daily
Decatur, Alabama
Thu, Apr 20, 1950 · Page 11

Starring:

Storyline
Unknown storyline.

**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise**

Monday, January 13, 2020

That Man of Mine (1946) [Lost Film]




The Daily Times
Salisbury, Maryland
Thu, Nov 27, 1947 · Page 18


The Crowley Post-Signal
Crowley, Louisiana
Sat, Oct 18, 1947 · Page 3


Statesville Daily Record
Statesville, North Carolina
Wed, Mar 02, 1949 · Page 6


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun, Dec 08, 1946 · Page 118


Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise**

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stars on Parade (1946)




































Starring:

Storyline
Jane Bennett (Jane Cooley) and Bob Howard are responsible for putting together a radio show for a cosmetic company, but plans fall short when they are unable to find talent. Jane's brothers, Johnny (Milton Woods), who owns the studio, returns from the war, and he and his girlfriend, Patty (Francine Everett), decides to stop by the studio. As they arrive, they realize the talent level is not very good and begin to worry about the contract from the company will not be renewed. By fate, two radio stars, Don DeHaven (Duke Williams) and Lucille Nester (Claire Graham), are stranded in front of the studio, and Bob Howard and Johnny greet them. With the help of the radio stars, Johnny and Jane must entertain their guests while they gathered talent for the show.

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