Saturday, October 16, 2021

What You Can Do Now To Fight Against Police Brutality

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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...

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...

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...

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

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MLK
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...

Powerful: Congrats, Kamala Harris, First Black VP

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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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