Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear Non-Black Friend: 7 Things Your Black Friend Wants You To Know

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Dear Non-Black Friend
This month black people cried, screamed, rioted, and fumed because we saw Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd murdered in front of our very eyes. We noticed that many of our non-black friends were quiet. Black people were outraged with Amy Cooper, a white woman in New York’s Central Park, who weaponized her whiteness. She called the police on a...

How To Center Yourself In A Distracted World

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Center Yourself
People in the entertainment business navigating their careers are regularly looking for their next job, and seeking the next opportunity leading to the next paycheck. We don’t want to miss deadlines, fellowships, film festivals, Zoom calls, or meetings with people who can change our lives. Inevitably, we spend so much time chasing, searching, and trying that we lose sight...

Happy Thanksgiving: Everything I’m Grateful For

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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...

11 Levar Burton Tweets That’ll Make You Grind Harder

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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...

COVID-19: Three Coping Tips For Creatives

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COVID-19 productivity
COVID-19 has been kicking our asses. It has. We’re locked in, fed up and broke. Many of us. Just stating the facts. About three weeks into COVID-19, I got sick and tired of being well, sick and tired. I decided to call a couple of my business colleagues and get some advice on how to get out of the...

COVID-19 Coping Journal: An Act of Empowerment

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COVID-19 Coping Journal
Our latest strategy for dealing with the corona virus? Let me introduce you to the COVID-19 Coping Journal. I’ve always been an advocate of journaling. But when my Mom called me this week and told me about a journal for COVID-19, I lost it. She shared with me that people should write down what they’re going through dealing with...

Clubhouse: Fact or Fiction? What We Know For Sure

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Clubhouse
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...

Colon Cancer Awareness: Interview with Jennifer Franklin

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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

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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

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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...

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