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...

In My View: Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder by Byron Hurt

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Ahmaud Arbery's Murder
I just finished watching a NY Times investigation video detailing the final minutes of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder. It broke down the chase, minute by minute, based on surveillance video. The video deconstructed what likely happened just prior to the attack, and showed how it ended for Arbery. Out of respect for Arbery’s life, I won’t repost it because it shows...

7 Risk Factors For Depression Everyone Should Know

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7 Risk Factors for Depression
There are 7 risk factors for depression that everyone should know. At Black TV Film Crew, we want to support your work but also your mental health. People who work in the creative field have shown to have a higher susceptibility of depression. We’ve witnessed too many people suffer in silence and wanted to share these 7 risk factors...

Andre Harrell, Music Mogul Dead At 59

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Andre Harrell
It’s been widely reported that music mogul, Andre Harrell passed on Friday, May 8th in West Hollywood. Perhaps most famously known as the music executive who gave Sean “Diddy” Combs his first break, then subsequently firing him, Harrell contributed so much more to the music industry.  As one half of the the rap duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde in...

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...

Watch: Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” trailer

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Michelle Obama
According to Netflix, Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind...

5 Black Podcasts you should be listening to now

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Black Podcasts
We are living in an unprecedented era where we can and should be creating our own content. Whether its films, tv shows, or podcasts, we have voices that want to be heard. This short compilation is our beginning to acknowledge some dope black podcasts created for us and by us. Check ‘em out.  Keeping Us Sport Minded and Pop Culture...

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...

In Memoriam: Death of Our Partner

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At the end of October, my husband and the silent partner behind Black TV Film Crew passed away suddenly. As my partner for 20+ years, it's been a devastating loss.  After 3 months of grieving and reflection, I'm happy to say that the fog has lifted and our FB groups, newsletters, and social media are back up and operational.  Members will...

5 Writer’s Tips: The Fear of Re-Writing

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Re-writing
Last week while I was talking to one of our members about re-writing, it dawned on me the fear that many writers have with the re-write. I know of this fear because I’ve battled it and still battle it. This is the fear of going back to the page and finding out where you went wrong. Re-writing: The Dragon Many...

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