Friday, July 30, 2021

Clubhouse: Fact or Fiction? What We Know For Sure

When I was first told about the Clubhouse app,  I didn’t know how another social media app would make a positive impact on my life or career. Like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, I can lump apps together and say one thing about them all: They know how to burn up your time. I’d been invited to Clubhouse in...

13 Amanda Gorman Tweets That Will Inspire You

Amanda Gorman
As the world met the first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, at the inauguration, we were awed by some of the tweets which were inspiring, informative  and down right educational. At 22 years old, Gorman is the youngest poet to ever address an inauguration. Gorman’s contribution was the excellence we needed. Here are some tweets to help you...

In 2021, Dr. Martin Luther King Is Still Better Than The Opposition

This article was originally published on 1/15/2018. I originally wrote this article in 2018 when I was focused on tying Dr. King's legacy to what motivated me as a creator. But, in 2021, upon re-reading this article, all I can think about is this: Dr. King was better than the people who stormed the Capitol. He was better...

11 Levar Burton Tweets That’ll Make You Grind Harder

LeVar Burton
He may be best known as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Kunta Kinte in ABC's Roots Mini Series or the Reading Rainbow guy. But make no mistake, over the decades, Mr. Burton, has been racking up some accolades that make you wanna say, "Daaaaaamn." Here are eleven times he made us head...

Happy Thanksgiving: Everything I’m Grateful For

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving. I woke up this morning with Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called To Say I Love  You” in my head. I don’t know if it’s the love I feel for my Black TV Film Crew community that has sent me this message, the love I have for my closest friends who cover me, or the warmth that radiates...

Powerful: Congrats, Kamala Harris, First Black VP

Kamala Harris
Yeah, we're gonna say this before anyone else is ready. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are going to win. We believe this. I know we're out on a limb here, but we gotta say it. I'm especially proud of Kamala Harris because she's a HBCU product. She graduated from Howard University. This is a big deal because so many...

Colon Cancer Awareness: Interview with Jennifer Franklin

Colon Cancer Awareness
With the recent death of actor, Chadwick Boseman, Black TV Film Crew featured Jennifer Franklin, an oncology nurse with 20 years experience who also happens to be a colon cancer survivor. We wanted to honor Chad's life and educate our community. The video is below... View this post on Instagram...

5 Ways 2020 Has Made Me A Better Person

A better person
Several weeks ago a member of Black TV Film Crew said that she was happy with the year 2020  even with the police brutality being exposed as well as COVID-19. I couldn’t wrap my mind around her statement or be happy with the deaths that have come from COVID-19. I responded, "A lot of people would still be here...

Breonna Taylor: GoFundMe Page Raises 5 Million

Breonna Taylor
As community activism continues to grow, justice for Breonna Taylor is heating up as well. Her Go Fund Me Page started by family member Bianca Austin raised over 5 million dollars in 5 days. The speed and amount of monies raised is a testimony to the power of the black dollar and activism. The Black community is outraged at...

What You Can Do Now To Fight Against Police Brutality

Police Brutality
Family, we’ve cried too many tears, we’ve sang too many church songs, we’ve worn out our knees praying and not a thing has changed. So, with the help of some crew members, I’ve compiled numbers to call to fight for justice for George Floyd, to fight against police brutality. There are numbers to call in case of unlawful arrests...

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