Growing up Confounded and Isolated in a Nearly All-white Bay Area Town
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San Jose, CA: On Saturday, February 3rd, Brian Copeland returns to San Jose in his award-winning performance of “Not a Genuine Black Man,” a one-man play he first debuted in 1994 at The Marsh in San Francisco. Copeland reprises the powerful play that explores his childhood experiences as a member of one of the only African American families living in the then 94% white suburb of San Leandro, California.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, African American and Latino students are the poorest academic performing subgroup. Research indicates trauma, caregiver literacy levels, socioeconomic status, non-access to high-quality reading materials and non-existent cultural and ancestral connections are many of the root level causes.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA: Love 4 Literacy invites adults to invest in our children’s literacy by participating in its ‘1000 Book Holiday Challenge’ (on Facebook) in recognition of Giving Tuesday. The goal of the Holiday Challenge is to make available 1000 culturally relevant books for 1000 Bay Area children of color. Contributions of books or monetary donations toward the purchase of a book will place a culturally relevant and inspiring book in the hands of a deserving child, inspire dreams, and raise confidence. A child’s Love 4 Literacy can make an impact that lasts a lifetime!
Smart Young Inventor Develops ‘Gotcha’ GPS Tracking Device
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SAN JOSE, CA: Find My Everything Inc. is excited to announce today the release of its practical and exceptionally functional tracking apparatus that will enable users to locate misplaced or stolen personal items no matter where they are. Company founder and CEO, Taylor Baloney is the smart young inventor of ‘Gotcha’ GPS Tracking Device. Using a downloaded smartphone application, the device will help track and find anything, including purses, backpacks, luggage, and even kids.
Among the Most Highly-Covered Positive Non-Celeb Stories!
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NATIONWIDE: … Raised by his emotionally challenged mother in an impoverished, dysfunctional, abusive environment, Hunter (the 19th child of 21) came to be the first (and only) of the siblings to graduate from college with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. Numerous local TV news and talk shows, and more than 40 newspapers and magazines have reported on his awe-inspiring life chronicle. News outlets all over the nation continue to find interest in Hunter’s stirring real life story. SO, WHY NO MOVIE DEAL?!
“Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America” Screens Feb 23rd
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OAKLAND/HOLLYWOOD, CA: Head Not The Tail Productions (HNTT Productions) is delighted to announce that its powerful and inspiring documentary Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America has been accepted for screening at the 2017 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF). … Invisible Women uncovers and addresses issues around racism that profoundly affects black women in the corporate workplace. In the film, several women share respective experiences of disappointment and rejection when simply trying to earn a living and compete against women of other races for a higher step on the corporate ladder. The film will be screened at the Hollywood Black Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd at 2:15 p.m., hosted at the AMC Theater Marketplace 6 in Marina del Rey, CA.
“INVISIBLE WOMEN: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America”
Screenings go on National Tour
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OAKLAND, CA: In April this year, Black Entertainment Television (BET) aired the tenth annual Black Girls Rock! celebration and award show … . Between high-energy musical performances and award presentations, presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton heralded the Black Girls Rock! Movement and its founder Beverly Bond. In her speech, Clinton referred to black women as “change makers and path breakers and ground-shakers.” She went on to share her thoughts about barriers black women face in this country. This film “is to rebuke every single one of those barriers and discrimination and systemic racism that keep them up,” Clinton said. …