Showing posts from August, 2013

150 Youth and Chorus Orchestra Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Speech w Free Concert‏

* Credit: KRPR Media * In August of 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans converged on Washington DC for one of the largest rallies for human rights in the history of the United States.  The  "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" called for civil and economic rights for those who had been both inadvertently and purposefully denied the opportunity to pursue the very happiness that Thomas Jefferson proclaimed to be the right of all Americans. The March especially sought freedom and justice for African Americans who had particularly suffered the pains of discrimination, hatred, exclusion, and even death through both legal and extralegal processes.  The march is widely credited with helping to pass the  Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the  Voting Rights Act of 1965.     During that march, on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" spe

Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Official Lineup for 2013 Fest

Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Official Lineup for 2013 Fest   67 Films Express a Broad Range of Themes and Issues By Edna Sims    The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) today announced its official lineup of films for the 2013 fest.  A total of 67 films will be presented.  HBFF 2013 runs October 2-6, 2013 in Hollywood, CA.  Screenings will be held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. The HBFF 2013 lineup of 67 Official Selections includes 5 Features, 41 Shorts, 11 Student Films, 8 Docs and 2 Web Series.  "From action to comedy and romance to family-friendly, our lineup offers something for everyone. I think we've put together an incredible lineup representative of the vast creative talents of emerging and veteran black filmmakers," says Tanya Kersey, the festival's founder and executive director.  "This year's films reflect the full diversity of the black experience in America, and reflect

EOTM Awards: Fitting in by Standing OUT

Sunday, August 4, 2013 was a memorable night with astounding energy from some industry "do-gooders" sharing all of their gifts and talents while making a difference in the lives of others. I am talking about the Inaugural EOTM Awards which took place at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA.  Nominees and winners both expressed their gratitude for being acknowledge for their profound accomplishments. Winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and VH1 Basketball Wives Star Tami Roman tweeted, " Thank you Carla and @ EOTMAwards for a memorable night recognizing the grind & hustle of entrepreneurs! See you next year :) " Winner of Oustanding Actress  in a TV Series Award, Legendary Actress Marla Gibbs stated, "It feels good to be acknowledged for the first time in 40 years." It was a definite  loving moment when Hip Hop Legend, Actress and Philanthropist Yolanda " Yo Yo" Whitaker accepted The Aaron Hatcher Humanitarian Award f


“THE ORACLE” Jamminized, Heather Parker Romanticized, Leroya Sanford Schoolified while Stevie Mack Laughtified “An Intimate Night with Malcolm-Jamal Warner” By Kimi Rochelle   TWICEDOT Online Newspaper presented an “Up Close and Personal Experience” with Emmy nominated Director/Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner Saturday, July 27 th in a packed, affluent and celebrity filled Beverly Hills Country Club.   The evening began as you entered the  IN THE ART  Room inspired by artist  Clarence Pencilman Pointer  where original portrayals of personalities became alive including a homeless man called “Survivor”,  Steve Harvey, President Obama Barak and the recent Malcolm-Jamal Warner to name a few.  In fact, Warner signed the original piece that went on display to auction. Guests completed the room by taking pictures and being interviewed my Smooth Jazz News, KRPR Media/Urban Lyfestyles Magazine and Comedian Stevie Mack for his television show. As musi