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”

Miri Ben-Ari, Erik Hicks, Flo Rida release Brotherhood of Symphony Rise on MLK

When Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari was invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to perform her violin song Symphony of Brotherhood featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) she did not envision that a decade later she would be joined by Grammy Award-Winning International superstar and business mogul Flo Rida and entertainment visionary Erik “E Smooth” Hicks … Continue reading “Miri Ben-Ari, Erik Hicks, Flo Rida release Brotherhood of Symphony Rise on MLK”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”

IATSE and AMPTP reach tentative agreement

With a walk-out looming at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reportedly reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining deal. The AMPTP is a trade association that represents major employers and producers of television and film including Walt Disney Studios, Warner … Continue reading “IATSE and AMPTP reach tentative agreement”

Clockwork Films: Launches in U.S with new partners

Clockwork Films, the award-winning production collective with offices in Sydney and Auckland, has partnered with Marc Furmie, Michael D. Olmos, and Ty Linegar to launch Clockwork in the U.S. The new entity unites deep experience in feature film development and production with engaging and diverse talent for both advertising and long-form content. Talent mentorship and … Continue reading “Clockwork Films: Launches in U.S with new partners”

NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK

The NBA family tipped off league-wide efforts to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the weekend, the league, teams, coaches and current and former players engaged in the national dialogue on race and equality on NBA’s platforms and encourage collective action in its communities nationwide. On Monday 18th January, … Continue reading “NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK”

Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond

On Thursday December 10, 2020, The Walt Disney Company hosted their webcast for Their Investor Day. Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, and Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, led the virtual event, which included presentations from leaders of the company’s content and distribution teams, along with financial updates … Continue reading “Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond”

Watch John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge

What was once the sight of concrete and steel stained with blood 55 years ago, became a touching memorial for a civil rights giant. Sunday morning, the late U.S. Rep. John Robert Lewis made his final crossing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. It was here the legendary Lieutenant for Dr. Martin Luther King, … Continue reading “Watch John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge”

Yessian, Detroit Youth Choir go for ‘Glory’ in BLM

Like so many across America, the Detroit Youth Choir singers and their families have been deeply affected by the collective pain experienced by the black community following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others, as well as the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on black health. They felt compelled to … Continue reading “Yessian, Detroit Youth Choir go for ‘Glory’ in BLM”

Watch America celebrate inauguration of Joe Biden

America had much to celebrate last night, however, due to COVID-19, instead of the customary ball, this year we are celebrating the inauguration of our 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, with a star studded concert hosted by Tom Hanks, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. The Boss, himself, Bruce Springsteen kicked off the … Continue reading “Watch America celebrate inauguration of Joe Biden”

David&Goliath appoints Director of Empathy

David Angelo, Founder & Chairman of integrated creative agency David&Goliath (D&G) appointed Tiffany Persons as Director of Empathy, a title created to encompass her unique experience and qualifications as a compassionate leader, humanitarian and highly-respected and recognized communicator. Reporting to Angelo and to D&G’s President, Yumi Prentice, Persons’ primary responsibilities will include the recruitment of underrepresented talent … Continue reading “David&Goliath appoints Director of Empathy”

Ben & Jerry’s releases powerful BLM statement

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, which has long supported Black Lives Matter, has made a passionate plea on its website late Tuesday, mourning the death of George Floyd. Floyd was murdered on May 25 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. Threes of those minutes … Continue reading “Ben & Jerry’s releases powerful BLM statement”

Zoinks! Happy 50th birthday, Scooby-Doo!

Scooby-Doo, where are you? Probably eating birthday cake with those meddlin’ kids. America’s favorite animated, mystery-solving pooch is now ready for AARP, as today marks Scooby-Doo’s 50th birthday. Created by William Hanna and Joe Barbera, the animated series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! debuted on CBS on September 13, 1969. Five decades later, TV viewers, of … Continue reading “Zoinks! Happy 50th birthday, Scooby-Doo!”

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Last night, the non-televised portion of The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards took place here in Pasadena. The celebration of outstanding work by African Americans in film, TV, music, and literature inspired the likes of Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Morgan Freeman, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and Kareem Abdul Jabbar to attend. While ten winners … Continue reading “The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards”

Chicago Film Society screens classic 16 & 35mm films

THE CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY, which changed its name from the Northwest Film Society, starts a new season of 15 vintage films Wednesday, Jan. 11, with the 1947 thriller “Nightmare Alley,” at the Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, one of the series’ screening venues, along with the Music Box Theatre, the Logan Center for the Arts and the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center.