I’m late in life discovering James Baldwin, but I’m on a rampage.
Originally posted on UPROXX:
Randy and Evi Quaid reportedly believe there is an evil sect of Hollywood trying to kill them. It is the same shadowy organization that killed Heath Ledger, David Carradine, and Chris Penn. This sect is also responsible for extorting millions from their bank accounts, while running them out of the country.
The impetus for the seemingly paranoid descent into madness has several starting points depending on who you ask. Friends and relatives point to the 1989 marriage of the Quaids as the beginning of the end for the Golden Globe winning actor. Others say it manifested back in 2006, when they were approached by law enforcement for disturbing the peace (more on that later). Perhaps, it was when the world became aware of their self-destruction, when Randy was blackballed from a would-be Broadway play for allegedly verbally and physically attacking cast members, among other undignified behaviors reported by…
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Interesting Facebook news for marketers…
Originally posted on Facebook Newsroom:
Our goal with News Feed is to show everyone the right content at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important to them. We’ve heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, or talking about the season premiere of a popular TV show. There are also times when a post that is a day or two old may not be relevant to you anymore. Our latest update to News Feed ranking looks at two new factors to determine if a story is more important in the moment than other types of updates.
Factoring in trending topics
One way we show timely content higher-up in…
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Casting call for a Chicago-area short film, “Laces“
Synopsis: Mike is the new kid. Struggling to fit in, he concocts a plan to get the one thing he knows will gain him respect from his peers.
Genre: Dramatic Short
When: Saturday, Sept. 27th 2014, 12pm-4pm
Where: DePaul Loop Campus, CDM Room 708 – 243 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
We’re Looking For:
African-American Males, Ages 14-17
African-American Males, Ages 35-45 (Must look old enough to have teenage son)
African-American Females, Ages 35-45 (Must look old enough to have teenage son)
Please reply to email@example.com with headshot for further information.
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This is awesome. #BlackExcellence #HarryLennix
Originally posted on Variety:
Harry Lennix, who played a general in “Man of Steel” and the assistant director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division on NBC’s “The Blacklist,” has quietly become a prolific producer with three movie projects already completed.
“I decided that I needed to take control,” the Chicago native told Variety.
He’s starred in and financed “H4,” a street version of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV”; “Mr. Sophistication,” chronicling the journey of a stand-up comedian inspired by Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor; and “Revival,” a gospel concert movie starring Mali Music, described by Lennix as “‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ meets ‘The Wiz.'”
With longtime associate Steve Harris, the duo has formed Exponent Media Group and made a distribution deal for “H4″ and the concert movie to be shown through Nehst Media’s Digiplex chain early next year. He’s assembling investors for a film fund with plans for five more films over the next three years…
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Originally posted on theGrio:
Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Carvin Haggins is spearheading a controversial drive to urge urban radio stations to clean up their acts.
Haggins, 44, a respected industry heavyweight, is calling on territorial stations to stop playing violent, misogynistic and over-sexualized songs.
The Philadelphia native wants to hold stations accountable for the explicit lyrics and suggestive content they play on free urban radio.
Haggins, who has collaborated with artists such as Will Smith, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake and Patti LaBelle, says he is appalled by the content and lack of diversity of songs.
“The reason I am targeting radio is I believe radio is the gatekeeper,” says the multi-platinum songwriter, who has received 21 Grammy nominations and 10 ASCAP writer awards. “This music is toxic to your soul.”
Though he acknowledges artists and record labels should shoulder some of the blame, he told theGrio…
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