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ABFF Announces Winners of the American Black Film Festival 2022

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced the winners of the competitive film selections and talent pipeline programs during the Best of the ABFF Awards ceremony. MINE won Best Web Series.

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The Gaming Industry is Finally Teaching Players Empathy

The makers of Dot’s Home frame games as a tool for empathy differently from much of the dominant discussion. Rather than relying on the idea that empathy is developed from a game allowing you to “walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes”, the Rise-Home team sees Dot’s Home as an opportunity to witness someone else’s experience.

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Games for Change Unveils Social Impact G4C Award Finalists

Dot's Home is announced as a finalist in Game For Change's annual G4C Awards.

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Wired Review: In Dot's Home, Your Choices Are Often Illusions

The game tackles housing inequality, gentrification, racism, and generational trauma with elegance and empathy.

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Blerdy Otome's Review: Melanin Friendly Games – Dot’s Home

Dot’s Home is a call to action for people to stop and seriously consider where we are now and where we’re going in the future.

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“But Next Time”: How can we ensure that next time disaster strikes will be different?

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MINE Receives Best Episodic/Web Series Award at the 2022 Denton Black Film Festival

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The Booklist Reviews Alejandria Fights Back

"This bilingual tale incorporates realistic events into a story that will resonate with modern readers."

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Kotaku Review: Powerful Free Steam Game Captures The Consequences Of Housing Inequality For People Of Color

The point-and-click narrative game Dot’s Home shines a light on this often-overlooked

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IGN interviews Dot's Home Creators

Dot’s Home Is a Small Game Tackling a Mighty Subject: the Black Housing Crisis

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At Home Librarian Reviews Alejandria Fights Back!

"For those communities on the frontlines of these issues, this is a book to encourage the youngest community members to use their voices."

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Rethinking Schools: Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice resources.

"We won’t reveal the ending, but we recommend this book to help young people learn about the devastating impact of gentrification and how to fight back."

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BayViews Review of Alejandria Fights Back!

"Filled with delicate yet powerful watercolor illustrations, this is an accessible bilingual read-aloud about a 9-year-old girl fighting for her home."

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Lecturer’s book for children tackles a very grown-up subject: eviction

"The book tells the story of a community that wants to stay together — that feels they have the right to live where they want to live."

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Social Justice Books "New Books List" features Alejandria Fights Back!

Alejandria Fights Back!’ was featured on Social Justice Books New Books List as one of the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators!

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Mine Premieres at Tribeca Immersive 2021!

“Mine is an animated web series that explores the difficult and worthwhile fight for the community you love.”

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Finding Fiction In Eviction Facts

“Alejandria Fights Back! is a book written so that young people can understand that they have agency and that they can use their voices to lead and fight back”

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Kirkus Reviews Alejandria Fights Back!

“At the center of Ale’s tale stands an intergenerational trio of mothers and daughters of color—Tita, Mami, and Ale– A clear, vivid testament to the power of community and family. Simply inspiring.”

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