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BLACK Orchestral Network We are deeply concerned because the American orchestral community is not well.
This letter is a call to action to build a richer and more robust American orchestral community: one where musicians can share all aspects of their artistry and talents, where Black artists can see and center themselves in the history and future of the orchestral community, and can find reflections of themselves and their multiple strengths and complexities. We cannot call ourselves an American orchestral community if we are not inclusive of Black Americans and do not respect and acknowledge Black Americans' contributions to American music and the orchestral community.

Below are films and onstage plays endorsed and supported by the National Black Church Initiative.


Through the production of "Born to Overcome", Tinted Glass Films along with NBCI, will help deliver a message of hope as well as provide financial support to thousands of participating churches and organizations who were invited to screen the film as a fund-raiser and keep 100% of the proceeds.

"BORN TO OVERCOME" is the story of a deeply faithful social worker who taps into his childhood experiences of racial prejudice, family dysfunction and a severe learning disability, to help an at-risk teen and the boy's family cope with the consequences of a recent tragedy.

Inspired by actual events, "Born to Overcome" was shot in Indianapolis, IN and Portland, OR by accomplished and award-winning filmmakers. With over 25 combined years of filmmaking experience, the production team of Tinted Glass Films is dedicated to delivering a studio quality picture with an independent spirit. The film is Dove Foundation Rated.

Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman Passes On
The poet and civil rights activist has died at the age of 86. Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman Passes On
Other Current NBCI Arts Initiative Projects
The Art of Father and Son as One: Jerome and Jeromyah Jones

With all of the negative images being painted of our people in the media, the NBCI endorses and supports a groundbreaking art exhibition of a father and son on their journey to teach, transform, and transcend.

NBCI Arts Initiative Press Releases
The Mountain Top featuring Samuel L Jackson and Angela Bassett

Below are films and onstage plays endorsed and supported by the National Black Church Initiative. Click here to see the Arts Initiative Archive.Jamie Foxx presents Thunder Soul Movie