ATLANTA (January 24, 2017) Last night, musical superstar and social critic/activist, Janelle Monáe and civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew Young engaged with students, press and influencers at a private screening of the new James Baldwin documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, which was just recently NOMINATED for the Oscars !: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/oscars-2017-documentaries-oj-made-in-america-weiner-1201935061/ and recently nominated for a NAACP Image Award for “Best Documentary”: http://www.naacp.org/latest/naacp-image-award-nominations-announced.
Here is a special quote from Raoul Peck, director of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO on today’s Academy Awards Documentary (Feature) nomination:
“I’m grateful and joyful to be nominated for I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. All of our partners and the entire team are joining me to thank the Academy members who participated in the vote of this incredibly humbling nomination. We would like to thank especially the James Baldwin Estate and Gloria Karefa-Smart, James Baldwin’s sister. Baldwin had developed a clear narrative about America’s historical denial and irrational relationship with race and articulated it freely in the media during his lifetime. I ‘m not sure this kind of raw and profound expression would be tolerated today –even though it is more than ever necessary. I want to congratulate the other nominees who have made amazing films, most of whom are dear friends. Thank you.”
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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to support one of my mentors, frat brothers, homies, and friend the iconic Ambassador Andrew Young for his big 83th birthday party and Inaugural Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards 2015 celebrating people doing great things in the community.
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I had the time of my life last night at Atlanta’s advanced screening of Black or White the new feature film staring Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. The red carpet was purely amazing in Atlanta and I got all the pictures and details about the film.
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Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery celebrated his 92nd birthday in grand style at Kings Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.
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A new broadcast network is about to take over your TV Â they hope. Bounce TV is the name of the new 24-hour network co-founded by the son of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s set to debut at noon today in several markets around the country with an airing of the 1978 movie musical “The Wiz,” starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Geared toward African-American audiences, Bounce aims to attract viewers with a mixed lineup of programs, old and new, inspirational stories, sports, documentaries and faith-based programs. Sidney Poitier’s “A Raisin In The Sun” and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” are also among the films scheduled to air during Bounce TV’s debut week. The network aims to capture a more mature demographic than the age group that tends to gravitate toward Black Entertainment Television which is now in its 31st year.
Upon announcing the debut date for Bounce TV earlier this year, Martin Luther King the Third called the date an “important milestone,” noting Bounce’s status as the first-ever independently owned and operated TV network featuring African-Americans. Bounce will be made available to viewers who don’t have cable. READ MORE