Eleven recreates Black icons for Black History Month

For Black History Month, Eleven Inc. reportedly wanted to celebrate African American history from a different perspective – by recreating African American heroes in purely African terms – As African gods. They succeeded. Featuring the likenesses of Muhammad Ali, Dr. Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman and W.E.B Du Bois, the creative team put up large-sized posters … Continue reading “Eleven recreates Black icons for Black History Month”

VMLY&R, 4A’s invites Black professionals to Adland

The 4A’s Foundation, part of the 4A’s, has partnered with our friends at VMLY&R to launch ‘Dear Black Talent,’ an initiative designed to empower the next generation of Black advertising leaders. ‘Dear Black Talent’ is a recruitment platform geared toward attracting new talent into the industry, driving consideration for those returning to the industry, and … Continue reading “VMLY&R, 4A’s invites Black professionals to Adland”

Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten

It had to happen sometime. Marvel Studios, which has had an incredible 12-year-run with critics and audiences may finally have a dud on its hands. Marvel’s Eternals is now the worst-reviewed MCU movie ever. With over 257 reviews in, its critical Rotten Tomatoes score has dropped to a 49%, which gives it a “rotten” rating, … Continue reading “Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten”

After 23 seasons Big Brother finally has a Black winner

You read that correctly. For the past 23 years, the TV show Big Brother has fulfilled our voyeuristic needs on CBS. The show follows a group of contestants, known as “HouseGuests”, who live together in a specially constructed house that is isolated from the outside world for a cash prize. This season’s cash prize was … Continue reading “After 23 seasons Big Brother finally has a Black winner”

Stacey Dash is Black again!

Clueless actress turned conservative political commentator Stacey Dash said she has reconsidered her zealous support of former President Donald Trump, condemns the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol and is going to give President Joe Biden a chance. “Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don’t … Continue reading “Stacey Dash is Black again!”

‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old

In Adventures In The Screen Trade, the seminal, tell-all 1983 memoir about the mercurial, white knuckle, roller-coaster ride that is making a living working in Hollywood, two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman famously said that when it comes to determining whether a movie will turn out to be a hit or a miss, “Nobody knows … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old”

Kamala Harris makes history as first WOC as VP

Kamala Harris; the daughter of an immigrant family, Indian mother and Jamaican father, has elevated higher in the country’s leadership than any woman in American history. From her earliest days as a young child, Kamala Harris was taught that the road to overcome racial justice was long and hard. She spoke often on the campaign … Continue reading “Kamala Harris makes history as first WOC as VP”

History Made: Biden picks Harris as running mate

History has been made after presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden made the most important political decision of his career. The former Vice-President (8 years under Barack Obama) has announced that California Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate. Long considered by political pundits as the top contender, the 55-year-old Oakland-born lawmaker has strong prosecutorial … Continue reading “History Made: Biden picks Harris as running mate”

Tinder celebrates ‘Black Love’ with Director X

Dating app Tinder recently commissioned Black Love Is  from Director X ((Julien Christian Lutz), a short film that celebrates black love in all its forms. The film features real people’s personal, intimate reflections and explores how being black influences their understanding and expression of love.  Director X comments: “When I zoom out on culture and … Continue reading “Tinder celebrates ‘Black Love’ with Director X”

Havas creates “Shoe Store” installation for Black History

Havas Chicago, pardon the pun, is Black at it, for Black History Month with another outstanding installation. Since 2017, the agency’s diversity and inclusion platform, #BLACKATWORK, has become a pathway to a deeper discussion on diversity and equality. This year for Black History Month, Havas Chicago has created a “shoe store” installation in their downtown … Continue reading “Havas creates “Shoe Store” installation for Black History”

Havas Chicago serves black coffee with a purpose

Coffee is a piping hot vehicle that can showcase what many black people experience, and have experienced, in corporate America. The Havas Chicago team is at it again. Having become known for their amazing and provocative lobby installations tying into noteworthy months such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the agency has launched its fourth annual … Continue reading “Havas Chicago serves black coffee with a purpose”

The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller

“The work I have always been most proud of, is that which supports, promotes and improves the human condition.” North Carolina-based Kevin Miles has worked as a writer and creative director for, and with, some of the top ad agencies in the world, both on staff and as a freelancer. They include multicultural shops such … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller”

The Reel Black List: Hilliard Guess, Writer/Producer/Director

(Editor’s Note: Last year on Reel Chicago, we launched a celebration of Black Chicago talent in advertising, film, TV and music called “The Reel Black List.” This year, we have decided to expand the popular feature nationwide in Reel 360.) LA-based Hilliard Guess is a talented writer, producer, director and podcaster. He currently writes on … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Hilliard Guess, Writer/Producer/Director”

Season 7 to be last for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’

When they premiered in 2013 on Netflix, Orange is the New Back and House of Cards established the streaming giant as a creative force to be reckoned with. Both had an edgy, darkly-funny and sometimes shocking approach to their subject matter. Now, HOC is preparing to end its run next month with Robin Wright as … Continue reading “Season 7 to be last for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’”

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BBH New York formally unveils new leadership trio

Groundbreaking creativity has always been at the core of BBH New York, and today it unveils its complete leadership team. The agency officially welcomes BBH NY President Amani Duncan and announces the promotion of Tom Callard to Chief Strategy Officer, both of whom are joining Chief Creative Officer Rafael Rizuto. This trio delivers on BBH’s belief in the “power of … Continue reading “BBH New York formally unveils new leadership trio”

Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster

Multicultural production company The Cortez Brothers, Inc. has announced the addition of three directors to its roster. Joining its global lineup are Cassiano Prado, Jerome Kruin and Michał Sabliński. Their signings were announced jointly by Cortez’s president, Bernadette Rivero, and her partner, managing director, Ed Rivero. Cassiano, who joins Cortez Brothers from Stink, is a writer and … Continue reading “Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster”

King Center, BBDO reimagine love for BHM

This Black History Month, and coinciding with Valentine’s Day, The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change is reimagining love to mean something much more than just romance. “BE LOVE” urges people to look at love in another light – as a powerful force for good, advancing justice for all.  Inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Power … Continue reading “King Center, BBDO reimagine love for BHM”

TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are where dreams are made, and this Black History Month, TBS wants to kick off the aspirations of three lucky HBCU alumni by paying their student loans in the network’s first-ever TBS HBCU Cash Out. Collaborating with HBCU alumni Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam, the interactive social media contest, from … Continue reading “TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans”