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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 to
Over the next 12 months, you will notice all links from this page will be redirected to the new domain name ( The reason is that we will be using 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, all links that are associated with the domain name from this blog page will go dead. This is not an ideal situation, but one that is unavoidable as we need the 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 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.

Dr. James D. Spinks
President of DAARAC