Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana attend a private screening of the Central Park5 story titled “WHEN THEY SEE US” directed by Ava Duveray now showing on Netflix. No one was prepared for what would be eye witnessed on the incredible Netflix series .
Everyone knew the Central Park 5 Story when the 5 teenagers from NYC were sentenced in 1989 but to see this story unfold on the big screen and feel the pain and injustice these boys endured; especially Korey Wise. We were simply not prepared.
Jonell Whitt to Speak at Creative Con Black Writer’s Weekend
Creative Con is an all day event that occurs Black Writer’s Weekend in Atlanta. This year the 2019 Weekend will kick off with the #WeLitt Creative Con weekend. I will be speaking on the 3pm on the PR/Marketing 101 Panel.
Check out the schedule below:
June 7, 2019
09:00 AM Open Registration + Lattes and Laughs Social
9:30 AM Welcome: Cre8tiveCon Amassador
10:00 AM Developing a vision
Lead by Chanita Foster develop your vision and goals.
10:30 AM Story Development
with editor and literary agent Latoya Smith
10:30 AM My Social Voice
Social Media Integration and Marketing effectively with social media expert Myown Holmes
11:00 AM His Stories
featuring an all male panel as they discuss their unqie stories and creative process.
12:00 PM How to Pitch to TV Networks
Class is lead by televsion producer and author Georgia Dawkins.
12:00 PM Black Magic | Sci-Fi & Thriller Artists Talk
Features an all black female panel of fantasy and sci-fi writers.
01:00 PM Intermission
01:30 PM Diversity in Children Books
Join us for this live interactive game show with YATL featuring top selling writers of Young Adult & Children’s book.
02:30 PM Branding for Creatives
Learn the important pieces of branding with Candice Nicole
2:30 PM Pitching to Media
Not getting any response for your media pitches? Lets break down the process with Sheen Magazine’s Tanisha Davis
3:00 PM PR/Marketing 101
Lead by leading entertainment publicists learn the latest marketing trends with Christal Jordan, Jonell Whitt, Erica Dias, & Sarah Busby.
4:00 PM I Am Cre8tive | January’s Love Screening & Artists Talk
06:00 PM WeLit Social Mixer
Location: 02 Lounge | 321 Pharr Rd NE ste a, Atlanta, GA 30305
June 8, 2019
09:00 AM Open Registration
11:00 AM Pitch Fest + Access to Hollywood Panel
Location: Aubruan HQ | 228 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Hear from Hollywood and pitch your screenplay to producers & directors.
1:00 PM Dope Reads
Location: Aubruan HQ | 228 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Speed dating approach to pitching your novel.
TO SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE SCHEDULE CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
PO Box 77722 Atlanta, Georgia 30357 yahfilmworks.us
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WORLD PREMIERE! The Documentary CASUALTIES OF W.A.R. (Women And the Regime) Former Two-Time World Champion Boxer Yahya McClain is fighting the hardest fight of his life. He goes on a journey to expose the corruption in the family law court systems in America! This raw, gritty, hard hitting documentary investigates why a system meant to protect our children ends up hurting everyone involved.
Screening Date: September 14th, Screening Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 3D Complex Metro Atlanta MultiPlex Facility 2244 Panola rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30058
Through a series of intimate interviews and live coverage of different events, marches, protests, court proceedings, Presidential campaigns and more, this film shows the full spectrum. With testimonies from the average hard working everyday individuals all the way up to some A list celebrities and athletes like the National Basketball Association 1995 1st round draft pick Joe Smith, as he talks about the years of alienation he’s suffered along with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has been forced to shell out. We also hear from a former Olympian and one of the greatest professional boxers of all time, Roy Jones Jr., as we visited his home in Florida. There is no gender bias at all when it comes to family law. We also hear the voices and see the faces of some women that have been alienated from their children for years! We interviewed some children and they had no problem sharing the nightmares they have had to endure. Some grew up to become lawyers, some became murderers and some attempted or successfully committed suicide! Learn how the majority of America’s social ills are due to parental alienation!
About The Director
COO of YAH Filmworks Inc. has been involved in the entertainment world for more than 30 years. Yahya not only succeeded as a professional boxer, becoming a Two Time World Champion, but in 1990, he founded Yahya Worldwide, a
promotional company that promoted jazz concerts in Atlanta, Georgia and Las Vegas, Nevada. Active in these promotions were artists such as Najee, Will Downing Jr., Jon B andAaron
Hall among many others. In between training and boxing Yahya co-wrote and co- produced The Soda Pop Dance Show, a teen dance show that aired weekly, live on cable TV in Las Vegas.
In 1999 Yahya began training and advising Laila Ali. Securing endorsements with large company’s such as adidas, Ford, and Soft Sheen Carson to name a few. Yahya also spearheaded her entire boxing career.
In January 2001 Yahya created the boxing event Ali Frazier IV (The Daughters 30 Years Later). The Ali Frazier IV fight was the first time in history that a women’s bout was the main event on a Pay-Per-View show. The event was projected to sell only 30,000-40,000 buys, but well beyond expectations, the fight sold more than 100,000 buys.
In 2002 Yahya opened Absoloot Boxing and Fitness Gym, home of the Absoloot Awareness Foundation (AAF). AAF is a foundation set up to fight obesity in youth
through boxing, education, and mentoring. To ensure that kids are better equipped to be successful, upstanding citizens of society.
In 1995 he began acting, but has since developed a strong passion for bringing his thoughts from script to screen.
In 2010, Yah Filmworks was born, making it’s debut project C.I.G.A.R., a suspense filled drama about Corruption, Intellect, Greed, And Robbery. C.I.G.A.R., has appeared in multiple film festivals. In San Diego at the SDBFF, C.I.G.A.R. was nominated for three awards.
In 2014, Yahya enrolled in the Art Institute of Atlanta as a full time student at the ripe age of 47, now dedicated to making movies that will impact the world.
In 2015, Yah Filmworks’ breakout year, Yahya won two awards for two different films at two different festivals. The first was Comedy Camp winning Best Director at the Chelsea Film Festival in NY. The second was #ThetimeisNOW! which won Best
Short Film Award at the 10th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta.
The question of the hour is who is Angel Love the newest member of “Basketball Wives LA? Well Angel is a triple plus threat to television and to the team of women on the show. Not just because she has 3 degrees are we calling her a triple + threat. She’s a model, an RN a business owner (entrepreneur), and if I had to guess her most proud claim to fame I would say her biggest joy comes from being a “Mom!”
Confident in her own skin, Angel Love has graced magazine covers, music videos with A List artists and still able to look outstanding in her scrubs while working as an RN. A care-giver at heart, philanthropist and an educated motivational speaker to young girls. That’s exactly who Angel Love is. Now she has another notch on her belt as she was able to land the part on vh1’s Basketball Wives franchise season 5. Get ready to have Angel Love and her daughter Heaven win you over on national television.
From NOLA to Los Angeles? How did she get to the show? Everyone wants to know which NBA baller is Angel Love connected to? Well either you have to watch the interview with Q93 in New Orleans or you can tune in Sunday night July 17th.
VH1’S HIT SERIES “BASKETBALL WIVES LA”
RETURNS SUNDAY JULY 17th AT 9:00 PM ET/PT(NEW YORK, NY) June 24, 2016 – VH1’s hit series “Basketball Wives LA” returns for a fifth season on Sunday, July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The fourth season of the successful series made VH1 the #1 cable network on average during its Sundays at 9:00 PM ET/PT time period among women 18-34.* Returning cast members include Shaunie O’Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell and Angel Brinks with feisty newcomers LaTosha Duffey (“Duffey”) and Angel Love joining for season 5.
Join the conversation on Twitter with @BasketballWives using #BBWLA. For additional updates, ’LIKE’ Basketball Wives on Facebook.
“Basketball Wives: LA” is produced by Shed Media. Executive producers for Shed Media are Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Sean Rankine, Mark Seliga and Amanda Scott. Shaunie O’Neal is also executive producer. Executive producers for VH1 are Jill Holmes, Fernando Mills and Paula Aranda.
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Many of you may be wondering who is this hot good looking young urban artist slaying the ladies with his heart dropping music. Well, half of you may recognize him from the Sean Combs (Diddy’s) protege group B5 which became very popular after releasing a remake of the Jackson 5 song “All I Do.” Well, Dustin Michael Breeding is more than just a child super star artist and former boy band lead singer.
He’s back on the scene with a hot new single “Piñata” (now available on itunes) that’s sweeping the clubs as one of the hottest new records in the streets. Since being released from Bad Boy records after 2 successful albums B5 and Bad Boys gracefully parted ways and the group would later sign with the legendary record label Motown in 2010. After releasing another banger “Say Yes” which garnered over 5.5 million views on you tube, the talented lead singer decided it was time to develop his solo career primarily due to problems with management.
The first single Dustin released as a solo artist would be the single “Pay it Forward” followed by a sexy, scenic, romantic and steamy music video. A powerful message was sent through this video to pay homage to those who at the time recently lost loved ones who fell victim to terrorist attacks which took place in Paris at the time.
All grown up Dustin Michael is back on the scene and ready to turn up! There is so much great music on the way! Please join us at Centennial Park on June 18th for the 2016 Birthday Bash Block Party at high noon and see what Dustin and his team have been cooking up in the lab and serving the top DJs in these Atlanta streets.
Ni’cola was tapped on the corner to be part of an amazing panel group of women gathered together at McNamara Middle School to discuss domestic violence with a classroom of 8th grade girls. The girls were very attentive. It’s easier to press forward and pretend the abuse is not taking place, then to stop and deal with issues at hand. Remember the abuser has no excuse to leave you alone unless he/she understand you mean business. To read more check out Nicola’s latest article in Rolling Out Magazine.
When she isn’t writing, Mitchell loves to spend time with her family and volunteers as a mentor for youth activities. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, she currently resides in North Las Vegas, Nevada with her two daughters Destani and Diamond. Ni’cola is also the CFO of Obsessive Soul Media and Co-Founder of the Baltimore Urban Book Festival. She sits on the board of the Miss Black Collegiate USA Scholarship Pageant, and manages the pageants Author Pavilion. She is also a primary panel member for the State of Black Parent Conference. Ni’cola is also the Celebrity Brand Ambassador for Premier Hair. She is a contributing writer for Urbania Magazine and FeedLynks, the Urban News Network. Ni’cola is a Strategic Partner for the California’s Women’s Conference, and is also a 2014 Blogger’s Week Ambassador. She holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Business.
Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are on their #BarbershopTourand the tour pit stopped in Atlanta and the crew landed at the Regal Theater at Atlantic Station.(If you are from California, Los Angeles) the shopping, dining, living, movie theater area reminds you of Westwood. This is the popular theater where Will Packer debuted “Think Like a Man” and the movie broke records and landed #1 in the box-office. This is also the same theater “Straight Outta Compton” debuted a screening and the Regal theater in Atlantic Station had the highest #’s for the weekend. – See more at: http://www.producerschannel.com/ice-cube-cedric-the-entertainer-hosts-barbershop-the-next-cut-private-screening-in-atlanta/#sthash.7f3i0SKh.dpuf
Wendy Williams revealed the cast of the new season of “Dancing With The Stars” and Kim Fields made the cut. Last winter 2015 the Queen of Mosaic FilmzArmani Iman tapped Kim Fields on the shoulder to be the director of her new project “By Any Means” (a drama series being prepped and shopped for television). Wendy Williams thinks anything besides the Real Housewives of Atlanta would be good for Kim Fields to be a part of.
Does Wendy Williams think Kim Fields will win the competition? No! Not because she doesn’t think she has it in her to win, but as we eye witnessed on the Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim Fields had separation anxiety being away from her children and family. For this reason Wendy doesn’t believe she will be able to stay long enough to put the work in as you cannot bring your kids to rehearsal.
What do you think? Kim has a great support system in Christopher Morgan her hubby and the money on the table for Dancing with the Stars can run high. I think Kim Fields will try and stick it out to bring back those big dollars for the family.
ABC officially revealed the complete list of Dancing With the Stars‘ season 22 contestants on Good Morning America on Tuesday, March 8. The new batch of Mirrorball Trophy hopefuls includes Fuller House‘s Jodie Sweetin (as Us Weeklyexclusively reported last month), The OC alum Mischa Barton and The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kim Fields. Sweetin is partnered with Keo Motsepe, Barton will be dancing with Artem Chigvintsev and Fields is paired with Sasha Farber.
The sports world will be well-represented this season. Doug Flutie, a former Heisman trophy winner and NFL quarterback who is now an NBC commentator, is teaming with Karina Smirnoff. Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Milleris joining Witney Carson, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is dancing with Sharna Burgess and UFC fighter Paige VanZant is with Mark Ballas.
Also competing for the Mirrorball are Geraldo Rivera (with returning pro Edyta Sliwinska), Good Morning America‘s Ginger Zee (with Val Chmerkovskiy), actress and radio host — not to mention Donald Trump’s ex-wife — Marla Maples (with Tony Dovolani), America’s Next Top Model cycle 22 winner Nyle DiMarco (with Peta Murgatroyd), and Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris (withLindsey Arnold).