(BlackNews.com) — Black Bloggers Connect(TM), the leading social network for Black bloggers, has teamed up with Codeblack Films to launch the “Free Angela” Blogging Contest.

“We are very excited about this contest. The story of Angela Davis is an inspiration to all of us and we’re happy to give the opportunity for Black writers, bloggers and journalists to lift their voices in this dialogue of history,” says Jessica Ann Mitchell, founder of Black Bloggers Connect(TM).

Codeblack Films is a division of Lionsgate Entertainment, distributor for the highly anticipated film, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. The film was written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Shola Lynch and is being produced by Shola Lynch, Carole Lambert, Carine Ruszniewski and Sidra Smith. The film’s executive producers are Jada Pinkett Smith with Overbrook Entertainment and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter’s Roc Nation. Presented by BET Networks, the film will open in select AMC theatres on April 5.

The film focuses on the events that propelled Davis into the national spotlight after she joined the Communist Party, protested with the Black Panthers, and became a lead spokesperson for the up-and-coming prison reform movement. Davis was then falsely accused of being involved in the murder of a judge in 1970. Afraid of not receiving a fair trial, Davis fled California and was placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list.

Two months later she was captured in New York City. Consequently, the “Free Angela” movement ignited. She endured a two-year legal battle that eventually led to her acquittal by an all-White jury. Angela Davis has since become a symbol of freedom. Her story of political empowerment and social change still inspires millions around the world.

BlackBloggersConnect.com and Codeblack Films will award $1000 to the blogger that best blogs about why the “Free Angela” film is necessary. The contest runs through April 1. The winner will be announced on April 5.

View complete “Free Angela” Blogging Contest rules on BlackBloggersConnect.com or 




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