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    ROMANCE WRITERS consider viewing
    I never wrote a roman romance :) but I will look to gain some ideas or suggestions to writing stories concerning love between folk as the main theme.

    How to Build your Romance Writing Career with Shayla Black 

    The Kobo Writing Life team is excited to announce our latest Live Q&A on March 31st, 2022, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST. KWL Director Tara will be chatting with Shayla Black. If you can’t make the takeover, feel free to comment on this post with your questions and we can ask them for you!   

    Hi authors!  

    I’m delighted to be chatting live with Shayla & William Black this month. Shayla is a titan who has written more than eighty books over two decades. As an author with such a prolific romance writing career, I’m going to be chatting to Shayla about the following: 

    How she got started with romance writing and how she became a queen of the genre! 
    Tips for authors who want to start building a writing business 
    Her advice on being a hybrid author, what are the pros and cons of this approach 
    What she’s done to build such an engaged reader base of superfans 
    Predictions for what’s next in romance 
    I love tuning in to Shayla & William in their live Wine Wednesdays hosted in Shayla Black’s Book Beauties on Facebook. They’re a real hoot and I’m delighted to be able to chat to both Shayla & William in our own live event. 

    And you may have heard that KWL is turning 10 this year! To commemorate this, I’m also going to be asking all of our guests about where they were 10 years ago and what they wish they knew. 

    Be sure to join live and bring your questions! It’s an event not to be missed.   

    Happy writing,  

    Tara  

    Director, KWL 

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    MOVIES THAT MOVE WE with Nike Ma and Nicole Decandas , discuss Alien vs Predaotr

    My thoughts with time indexes as I listened

     

    circa 3:47
    Its funny, Black people in terms of film have an interesting relationship with the room in the house of fantasy called science fiction.
    When I think of Body and Soul, Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, black people are more interested in dream fiction, which is in fantasy, more than science fiction.

     

    circa 4:06
    As I ponder Nichelle Nichols I realize in cheap retrospect what many Black people see, what MArtin Luther King jr. saw, and what I don't like. 
    Nichelle Nichols in star trek, the original series, is interesting cause she is so lauded by Black people, including me, yet the production is in many ways something between anti-black or not pro black.
    To be blunt, Black people in the USA love Nichelle Nichols as Uhura because as a thespian or the character itself, she represents what they want. The Black Individual in the USA doesn't need or exclusively want a star ship designed by black people, populaced by black officers, in Black interstellar law enforcement agency or governmental union. 
    The Black people in the USA are content with Black people living happy, or respected aside non Blacks in a ship not designed by blacks, in a ship mostly populated by non blacks, in a non black interstellar organization or law enforcment organization. 
    It is not that Black people in the USA do not want the black designed ship, with the black crew , with the black interstellar organization, but they are content to live as individuals without it, hoping or knowing it will happen one day. 
    I don't like that, but that is the potency of Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

     

    circa 4:32
    The terms science fiction or fantasy have commonly accepted definitions but are in no way bounded to the common definitions. 
    I define for this section fantasy as any film that involves the unreal, so aliens/monsters/psycopaths any unreal character, including faux biographcal characters is fantasy. 
    Musicals I define as films where exhibitions of songs are inacted by thespians in the film on more than one occasion, thus seven brides for seven brothers <which I never saw, but I recall the title>, Purple Rain, west side story are musicals. The fifth element, footloose, the color purple, ray are not musicals based on my definition.
    I will not speak for Nike, but when I say major production in USA cinema, I refer to volume of money spent on the film. Blackwood, Black financed cinema in the usa, is historically in comparison to Hollywood,white financed cinema in the USA, lower budget. But I do not concur with comparing Black cinema to white cinema financially in the usa. The distinction of Black cinema in the usa is it is historically with the leanest finances, thus expensive fantastic productions are not possible. Thus why Dream Fiction is so popular in Black Cinema: Body and Soul, Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, Ceddo , Emitai
    In the USA no high budget Hollywood film involving what is commonly called science fiction had a black female lead before sanaa lathan. Dionna Ross was in a high budget film , but the WIZ is commonly considered a musical or fantasy film, not science fiction, in the USA.
    Oddly enough, the journey of Dorothy is a dream journey which is historically interesting with the prevalence of dream fiction in Black cinema.

     

    circa 5:38 
    Nicole asked a historical question. She asked, I paraphrase her, Black people are usually cast in Hollywood, note I define hollywood as white financed cinema in the USA, in dramatic or comedy roles but to what extent are Black thespians comfortable or the Black audience comfortable with Science fiction? 
    I recall Eddie Murphy saying he turned down who framed roger rabbit based on the screenplay he received or pitch he got, and he didn't buy it. The white actor, bob hoskins, who played the role Murphy let go ,oddly enough to my themes, was in a movie in 1986 called Mona Lisa, which is a dream fiction film. 
    So Eddie Murphy's admitted career choices show Black thespians have doubts. I add, Denzel Washington turned down Seven, which Morgan Freeman did. Sequentially, "the nutty professor" or "doctor dolittle" from Murphy or "the little things" from Washington. 
    In defense to Murphy or Denzel, I read screenplays. And if you ever read the original screenplay of 1986 legend, by Hjortsberg  ,  you will realize how what thespians are originally pitched can be far away from what is finally produced. 
    Now, why does that matter? To Nicole's point, Black Thespians based on the two examples I gave maintain the Black labor mentality in the USA. The Black labor mentality is based on the fact that Black people rarely are the owners, thus our employment is never secure and must be merited. Sequentially, as a thespian, mistakes are costly in a career. Sequentially, Black Thespians don't take the risks that early scripts present themselves to be.
    As for the Black audience, the Black audience was always ready, but only recently had the money.

     

    circa 6:51
    Nike spoke on Black Panther and how a question existed in media. The question was: if people, I will define people as ticket buyers to films, was ready for an all black cast superhero film, I define ready as willing to buy tickets? 
    The reality is , consumers are always artistically ready, but not always financially able. I restate, Black people always wanted to see Black people in everything. But Black people didn't have the money, nor did the non black ticket buyers show the willingness to buy a ticket for an all black high budget film in the past. 
    But past the year 2020 when Blacks in: Africa,Europe, the Americas, Asia are all financially potent, let alone capable, they have the money to buy the tickets. 
    And, non Black ticket buyers past the year 2020 are willing to buy an all Black cast. 

     

    Circa 7:52
    Nike states Hollywood, I defined it earlier, does not feel non blacks are willing to pay a ticket to see Black leads today. I concur. But I will say in the fantasy film realm, especially, that some Black creators haven't helped. 
    From Poitier in the film "The Longships" <oh the Black Moor:) forgive me> to  Sayles, a white director, "Brother from another planet" starring Jellyroll Morton to Wesley SNipes as Blade, Black thespians have taken fantasy roles seriously.
    But from "Cleopatra Jones" to "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" to "Fat Albert" to "MEtero Man" Black creators or thespians have played fantasy roles in a comedic way that hurts the role. 
    To be blunt, fantasy can easily become comedy, as it is easy to laugh at the unreal. To many examples of Black thespians making a fantasy role comedic exists. 
    And that is why Sanaa LAthan's heroine in Alien vs PRedator is a great role. She is Black, she is a woman, the film is a hollywood high budget, but she isn't comedic. While she still offers the full range of emotions through the character's scenes, from funny, to sexy, to brave, to afraid, to legendary.

     

    circa 8:42 
    Nicole makes the point, I restate her, Black money has finally reached a point where it can influence larger fields in the film universe.
    The 1970s Hollywood films involving or starring Black thespians, commonly called Blaxploitation, was reflected on greater Black revenue in theaters as well as white ticket buyers willingness to buy said hollywood films with black thespians. How many white women know the Shaft song? 

     

    circa 10:39
    They , Nike side Nicole, speak on Sanaa Lathan's preparation, and how they felt she forced some of her lines. Sanaa was inexperienced in the genre. When you look at Sigourney Weaver in Aliens as compared to Alien you see what having one of these in the belt means. But they do make a great comparison between LAthan in "Alien vs PRedator" in comparison to Angela Bassett in "What's love got to do with it". 
    My only issue is I would had compared Sanaa LAthan in "Alien Vs PRedator" to Angela BAssett in "Strange Days" . Yes, Ralph Fiennes was the lead thespian but Angela Bassett was totally convincing as the single mom black security driver who has a unrequited love to a man who earned her respect and is going through his own internal chaos while los angeles is going through a potential phenotypical war, and the man in question happens to be white.
    I argue it will be nice to see if Angela BAssett was called for Alien vs PRedator and did any casting tests.

     

    circa 12:10 
    Nicole side Nike go over Sanaa Lathan in films like "Disappearing Acts" or "Brown Sugar"

     

    circa 12:25
    Everyone wish Nicole Decandis a happy BESOONED BIRTHDAY!!! seven days from the time of this post

     

    circa 13:31 
    They talked about the Alien or PRedator franchise and whether the story for Alien vs PRedator helped Sanna LAthan. 
    I saw all the Predator films or the ALien films 1 to 3 before this film. 
    It is a standalone, it refers to either film franchises but doesn't own either. It is standalone and even alludes, in location,  to the legendary story "who goes there" more commonly known in the film world as the "the thing from another world" or "the thing"

     

    circa 15:52
    I want to merely repeat what Nike stated about a film I will not type out in name, but say it is the supposed sequel to Alien vs PRedator. 
    It didn't need to happen. 
    Those who know about an annihilation, that is a clue , know what I am talking about. How can all that is good be killed in a sequel?  It makes wrath of khan look magical.

     

    circa 16:04
    I don't rate or star films, enjoy Nike or Nicole's rating.
    My review is, if you are looking for a fun action film ride, Alien vs Predator is a fun ride. If you are a hardcore

     

    Alien or PRedator fan that wants the details followed, this movie isn't for you. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZcgCyq8B0

     

    MOVIES THAT MOVE WE- aalbc search
    https://aalbc.com/tc/search/?&q=%22movies%20that%20move%20we%22&quick=1&search_and_or=or&sortby=relevancy
     

  3.  

    MOVIES THAT MOVE WE with Nike Ma and Nicole Decandas , discuss Alien vs Predaotr

    My thoughts with time indexes as I listened

     

    circa 3:47
    Its funny, Black people in terms of film have an interesting relationship with the room in the house of fantasy called science fiction.
    When I think of Body and Soul, Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, black people are more interested in dream fiction, which is in fantasy, more than science fiction.

     

    circa 4:06
    As I ponder Nichelle Nichols I realize in cheap retrospect what many Black people see, what MArtin Luther King jr. saw, and what I don't like. 
    Nichelle Nichols in star trek, the original series, is interesting cause she is so lauded by Black people, including me, yet the production is in many ways something between anti-black or not pro black.
    To be blunt, Black people in the USA love Nichelle Nichols as Uhura because as a thespian or the character itself, she represents what they want. The Black Individual in the USA doesn't need or exclusively want a star ship designed by black people, populaced by black officers, in Black interstellar law enforcement agency or governmental union. 
    The Black people in the USA are content with Black people living happy, or respected aside non Blacks in a ship not designed by blacks, in a ship mostly populated by non blacks, in a non black interstellar organization or law enforcment organization. 
    It is not that Black people in the USA do not want the black designed ship, with the black crew , with the black interstellar organization, but they are content to live as individuals without it, hoping or knowing it will happen one day. 
    I don't like that, but that is the potency of Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

     

    circa 4:32
    The terms science fiction or fantasy have commonly accepted definitions but are in no way bounded to the common definitions. 
    I define for this section fantasy as any film that involves the unreal, so aliens/monsters/psycopaths any unreal character, including faux biographcal characters is fantasy. 
    Musicals I define as films where exhibitions of songs are inacted by thespians in the film on more than one occasion, thus seven brides for seven brothers <which I never saw, but I recall the title>, Purple Rain, west side story are musicals. The fifth element, footloose, the color purple, ray are not musicals based on my definition.
    I will not speak for Nike, but when I say major production in USA cinema, I refer to volume of money spent on the film. Blackwood, Black financed cinema in the usa, is historically in comparison to Hollywood,white financed cinema in the USA, lower budget. But I do not concur with comparing Black cinema to white cinema financially in the usa. The distinction of Black cinema in the usa is it is historically with the leanest finances, thus expensive fantastic productions are not possible. Thus why Dream Fiction is so popular in Black Cinema: Body and Soul, Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, Ceddo , Emitai
    In the USA no high budget Hollywood film involving what is commonly called science fiction had a black female lead before sanaa lathan. Dionna Ross was in a high budget film , but the WIZ is commonly considered a musical or fantasy film, not science fiction, in the USA.
    Oddly enough, the journey of Dorothy is a dream journey which is historically interesting with the prevalence of dream fiction in Black cinema.

     

    circa 5:38 
    Nicole asked a historical question. She asked, I paraphrase her, Black people are usually cast in Hollywood, note I define hollywood as white financed cinema in the USA, in dramatic or comedy roles but to what extent are Black thespians comfortable or the Black audience comfortable with Science fiction? 
    I recall Eddie Murphy saying he turned down who framed roger rabbit based on the screenplay he received or pitch he got, and he didn't buy it. The white actor, bob hoskins, who played the role Murphy let go ,oddly enough to my themes, was in a movie in 1986 called Mona Lisa, which is a dream fiction film. 
    So Eddie Murphy's admitted career choices show Black thespians have doubts. I add, Denzel Washington turned down Seven, which Morgan Freeman did. Sequentially, "the nutty professor" or "doctor dolittle" from Murphy or "the little things" from Washington. 
    In defense to Murphy or Denzel, I read screenplays. And if you ever read the original screenplay of 1986 legend, by Hjortsberg  ,  you will realize how what thespians are originally pitched can be far away from what is finally produced. 
    Now, why does that matter? To Nicole's point, Black Thespians based on the two examples I gave maintain the Black labor mentality in the USA. The Black labor mentality is based on the fact that Black people rarely are the owners, thus our employment is never secure and must be merited. Sequentially, as a thespian, mistakes are costly in a career. Sequentially, Black Thespians don't take the risks that early scripts present themselves to be.
    As for the Black audience, the Black audience was always ready, but only recently had the money.

     

    circa 6:51
    Nike spoke on Black Panther and how a question existed in media. The question was: if people, I will define people as ticket buyers to films, was ready for an all black cast superhero film, I define ready as willing to buy tickets? 
    The reality is , consumers are always artistically ready, but not always financially able. I restate, Black people always wanted to see Black people in everything. But Black people didn't have the money, nor did the non black ticket buyers show the willingness to buy a ticket for an all black high budget film in the past. 
    But past the year 2020 when Blacks in: Africa,Europe, the Americas, Asia are all financially potent, let alone capable, they have the money to buy the tickets. 
    And, non Black ticket buyers past the year 2020 are willing to buy an all Black cast. 

     

    Circa 7:52
    Nike states Hollywood, I defined it earlier, does not feel non blacks are willing to pay a ticket to see Black leads today. I concur. But I will say in the fantasy film realm, especially, that some Black creators haven't helped. 
    From Poitier in the film "The Longships" <oh the Black Moor:) forgive me> to  Sayles, a white director, "Brother from another planet" starring Jellyroll Morton to Wesley SNipes as Blade, Black thespians have taken fantasy roles seriously.
    But from "Cleopatra Jones" to "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" to "Fat Albert" to "MEtero Man" Black creators or thespians have played fantasy roles in a comedic way that hurts the role. 
    To be blunt, fantasy can easily become comedy, as it is easy to laugh at the unreal. To many examples of Black thespians making a fantasy role comedic exists. 
    And that is why Sanaa LAthan's heroine in Alien vs PRedator is a great role. She is Black, she is a woman, the film is a hollywood high budget, but she isn't comedic. While she still offers the full range of emotions through the character's scenes, from funny, to sexy, to brave, to afraid, to legendary.

     

    circa 8:42 
    Nicole makes the point, I restate her, Black money has finally reached a point where it can influence larger fields in the film universe.
    The 1970s Hollywood films involving or starring Black thespians, commonly called Blaxploitation, was reflected on greater Black revenue in theaters as well as white ticket buyers willingness to buy said hollywood films with black thespians. How many white women know the Shaft song? 

     

    circa 10:39
    They , Nike side Nicole, speak on Sanaa Lathan's preparation, and how they felt she forced some of her lines. Sanaa was inexperienced in the genre. When you look at Sigourney Weaver in Aliens as compared to Alien you see what having one of these in the belt means. But they do make a great comparison between LAthan in "Alien vs PRedator" in comparison to Angela Bassett in "What's love got to do with it". 
    My only issue is I would had compared Sanaa LAthan in "Alien Vs PRedator" to Angela BAssett in "Strange Days" . Yes, Ralph Fiennes was the lead thespian but Angela Bassett was totally convincing as the single mom black security driver who has a unrequited love to a man who earned her respect and is going through his own internal chaos while los angeles is going through a potential phenotypical war, and the man in question happens to be white.
    I argue it will be nice to see if Angela BAssett was called for Alien vs PRedator and did any casting tests.

     

    circa 12:10 
    Nicole side Nike go over Sanaa Lathan in films like "Disappearing Acts" or "Brown Sugar"

     

    circa 12:25
    Everyone wish Nicole Decandis a happy BESOONED BIRTHDAY!!! seven days from the time of this post

     

    circa 13:31 
    They talked about the Alien or PRedator franchise and whether the story for Alien vs PRedator helped Sanna LAthan. 
    I saw all the Predator films or the ALien films 1 to 3 before this film. 
    It is a standalone, it refers to either film franchises but doesn't own either. It is standalone and even alludes, in location,  to the legendary story "who goes there" more commonly known in the film world as the "the thing from another world" or "the thing"

     

    circa 15:52
    I want to merely repeat what Nike stated about a film I will not type out in name, but say it is the supposed sequel to Alien vs PRedator. 
    It didn't need to happen. 
    Those who know about an annihilation, that is a clue , know what I am talking about. How can all that is good be killed in a sequel?  It makes wrath of khan look magical.

     

    circa 16:04
    I don't rate or star films, enjoy Nike or Nicole's rating.
    My review is, if you are looking for a fun action film ride, Alien vs Predator is a fun ride. If you are a hardcore

     

    Alien or PRedator fan that wants the details followed, this movie isn't for you. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZcgCyq8B0

     

    MOVIES THAT MOVE WE- aalbc search
    https://aalbc.com/tc/search/?&q=%22movies%20that%20move%20we%22&quick=1&search_and_or=or&sortby=relevancy
     

  4.  

    MOVIES THAT MOVE WE with Nike Ma and Nicole Decandas , discuss Alien vs Predaotr

    My thoughts with time indexes as I listened

     

    circa 3:47
    Its funny, Black people in terms of film have an interesting relationship with the room in the house of fantasy called science fiction.
    When I think of Body and Soul, Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, black people are more interested in dream fiction, which is in fantasy, more than science fiction.

     

    circa 4:06
    As I ponder Nichelle Nichols I realize in cheap retrospect what many Black people see, what MArtin Luther King jr. saw, and what I don't like. 
    Nichelle Nichols in star trek, the original series, is interesting cause she is so lauded by Black people, including me, yet the production is in many ways something between anti-black or not pro black.
    To be blunt, Black people in the USA love Nichelle Nichols as Uhura because as a thespian or the character itself, she represents what they want. The Black Individual in the USA doesn't need or exclusively want a star ship designed by black people, populaced by black officers, in Black interstellar law enforcement agency or governmental union. 
    The Black people in the USA are content with Black people living happy, or respected aside non Blacks in a ship not designed by blacks, in a ship mostly populated by non blacks, in a non black interstellar organization or law enforcment organization. 
    It is not that Black people in the USA do not want the black designed ship, with the black crew , with the black interstellar organization, but they are content to live as individuals without it, hoping or knowing it will happen one day. 
    I don't like that, but that is the potency of Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

     

    circa 4:32
    The terms science fiction or fantasy have commonly accepted definitions but are in no way bounded to the common definitions. 
    I define for this section fantasy as any film that involves the unreal, so aliens/monsters/psycopaths any unreal character, including faux biographcal characters is fantasy. 
    Musicals I define as films where exhibitions of songs are inacted by thespians in the film on more than one occasion, thus seven brides for seven brothers <which I never saw, but I recall the title>, Purple Rain, west side story are musicals. The fifth element, footloose, the color purple, ray are not musicals based on my definition.
    I will not speak for Nike, but when I say major production in USA cinema, I refer to volume of money spent on the film. Blackwood, Black financed cinema in the usa, is historically in comparison to Hollywood,white financed cinema in the USA, lower budget. But I do not concur with comparing Black cinema to white cinema financially in the usa. The distinction of Black cinema in the usa is it is historically with the leanest finances, thus expensive fantastic productions are not possible. Thus why Dream Fiction is so popular in Black Cinema: Body and Soul, Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, Ceddo , Emitai
    In the USA no high budget Hollywood film involving what is commonly called science fiction had a black female lead before sanaa lathan. Dionna Ross was in a high budget film , but the WIZ is commonly considered a musical or fantasy film, not science fiction, in the USA.
    Oddly enough, the journey of Dorothy is a dream journey which is historically interesting with the prevalence of dream fiction in Black cinema.

     

    circa 5:38 
    Nicole asked a historical question. She asked, I paraphrase her, Black people are usually cast in Hollywood, note I define hollywood as white financed cinema in the USA, in dramatic or comedy roles but to what extent are Black thespians comfortable or the Black audience comfortable with Science fiction? 
    I recall Eddie Murphy saying he turned down who framed roger rabbit based on the screenplay he received or pitch he got, and he didn't buy it. The white actor, bob hoskins, who played the role Murphy let go ,oddly enough to my themes, was in a movie in 1986 called Mona Lisa, which is a dream fiction film. 
    So Eddie Murphy's admitted career choices show Black thespians have doubts. I add, Denzel Washington turned down Seven, which Morgan Freeman did. Sequentially, "the nutty professor" or "doctor dolittle" from Murphy or "the little things" from Washington. 
    In defense to Murphy or Denzel, I read screenplays. And if you ever read the original screenplay of 1986 legend, by Hjortsberg  ,  you will realize how what thespians are originally pitched can be far away from what is finally produced. 
    Now, why does that matter? To Nicole's point, Black Thespians based on the two examples I gave maintain the Black labor mentality in the USA. The Black labor mentality is based on the fact that Black people rarely are the owners, thus our employment is never secure and must be merited. Sequentially, as a thespian, mistakes are costly in a career. Sequentially, Black Thespians don't take the risks that early scripts present themselves to be.
    As for the Black audience, the Black audience was always ready, but only recently had the money.

     

    circa 6:51
    Nike spoke on Black Panther and how a question existed in media. The question was: if people, I will define people as ticket buyers to films, was ready for an all black cast superhero film, I define ready as willing to buy tickets? 
    The reality is , consumers are always artistically ready, but not always financially able. I restate, Black people always wanted to see Black people in everything. But Black people didn't have the money, nor did the non black ticket buyers show the willingness to buy a ticket for an all black high budget film in the past. 
    But past the year 2020 when Blacks in: Africa,Europe, the Americas, Asia are all financially potent, let alone capable, they have the money to buy the tickets. 
    And, non Black ticket buyers past the year 2020 are willing to buy an all Black cast. 

     

    Circa 7:52
    Nike states Hollywood, I defined it earlier, does not feel non blacks are willing to pay a ticket to see Black leads today. I concur. But I will say in the fantasy film realm, especially, that some Black creators haven't helped. 
    From Poitier in the film "The Longships" <oh the Black Moor:) forgive me> to  Sayles, a white director, "Brother from another planet" starring Jellyroll Morton to Wesley SNipes as Blade, Black thespians have taken fantasy roles seriously.
    But from "Cleopatra Jones" to "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" to "Fat Albert" to "MEtero Man" Black creators or thespians have played fantasy roles in a comedic way that hurts the role. 
    To be blunt, fantasy can easily become comedy, as it is easy to laugh at the unreal. To many examples of Black thespians making a fantasy role comedic exists. 
    And that is why Sanaa LAthan's heroine in Alien vs PRedator is a great role. She is Black, she is a woman, the film is a hollywood high budget, but she isn't comedic. While she still offers the full range of emotions through the character's scenes, from funny, to sexy, to brave, to afraid, to legendary.

     

    circa 8:42 
    Nicole makes the point, I restate her, Black money has finally reached a point where it can influence larger fields in the film universe.
    The 1970s Hollywood films involving or starring Black thespians, commonly called Blaxploitation, was reflected on greater Black revenue in theaters as well as white ticket buyers willingness to buy said hollywood films with black thespians. How many white women know the Shaft song? 

     

    circa 10:39
    They , Nike side Nicole, speak on Sanaa Lathan's preparation, and how they felt she forced some of her lines. Sanaa was inexperienced in the genre. When you look at Sigourney Weaver in Aliens as compared to Alien you see what having one of these in the belt means. But they do make a great comparison between LAthan in "Alien vs PRedator" in comparison to Angela Bassett in "What's love got to do with it". 
    My only issue is I would had compared Sanaa LAthan in "Alien Vs PRedator" to Angela BAssett in "Strange Days" . Yes, Ralph Fiennes was the lead thespian but Angela Bassett was totally convincing as the single mom black security driver who has a unrequited love to a man who earned her respect and is going through his own internal chaos while los angeles is going through a potential phenotypical war, and the man in question happens to be white.
    I argue it will be nice to see if Angela BAssett was called for Alien vs PRedator and did any casting tests.

     

    circa 12:10 
    Nicole side Nike go over Sanaa Lathan in films like "Disappearing Acts" or "Brown Sugar"

     

    circa 12:25
    Everyone wish Nicole Decandis a happy BESOONED BIRTHDAY!!! seven days from the time of this post

     

    circa 13:31 
    They talked about the Alien or PRedator franchise and whether the story for Alien vs PRedator helped Sanna LAthan. 
    I saw all the Predator films or the ALien films 1 to 3 before this film. 
    It is a standalone, it refers to either film franchises but doesn't own either. It is standalone and even alludes, in location,  to the legendary story "who goes there" more commonly known in the film world as the "the thing from another world" or "the thing"

     

    circa 15:52
    I want to merely repeat what Nike stated about a film I will not type out in name, but say it is the supposed sequel to Alien vs PRedator. 
    It didn't need to happen. 
    Those who know about an annihilation, that is a clue , know what I am talking about. How can all that is good be killed in a sequel?  It makes wrath of khan look magical.

     

    circa 16:04
    I don't rate or star films, enjoy Nike or Nicole's rating.
    My review is, if you are looking for a fun action film ride, Alien vs Predator is a fun ride. If you are a hardcore

     

    Alien or PRedator fan that wants the details followed, this movie isn't for you. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZcgCyq8B0

     

    MOVIES THAT MOVE WE- aalbc search
    https://aalbc.com/tc/search/?&q=%22movies%20that%20move%20we%22&quick=1&search_and_or=or&sortby=relevancy
     

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    Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph and the THR Blackfamous Roundtable – The Hollywood Reporter

     

    After reading the article, the argument is what in completion? ... Black thespians in the USA movie industry, titled hollywood, are revered by Black Audiences or in Black owned or mostly populated media outlets in certain roles or films , most with heavy black involvement behind the camera, while underrecognized by White audiences or in white owned or mostly populated media outlets. ... The solution in my view, is perspective. I will explain. Most people use the term bollywood to refer to the cinema of india. But I know a few indians who live in india and people who live in india relate all media by region or culture. Very few things in Entertainment in india are deemed by Indians in india as pan indian. In parallel, people or media outside India like to suggest all media in india is pan indian. Bollywood/Tollywood/Kollywood I heard of before. The following wiki displays how many more there are. < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_India#Cinema_by_language > .. Now what is the point? the point is, each of these woods have their own identity. It isn't Kollywood thespians are underappreciated in Bollywood. Each wood in india is its own ecosystem. yes, some thespians can go between, but it isn't usual. Now, to the USA. If you look at the Cinema of India, a highly internally multiracial county, as a good comparative to the Cinema of the USA based on quality of racial complexities from the people in their country respectively, then you see the issue is not that Black Cinema's stars are underecognized in hollywood. It is that Black CInema is not hollywood. To be clear, Blackwood needs to stand isolated from hollywood the same way the hindu and tamil speaking woods do in india. yes, most black people in the usa speak english, but the culture of black people in the usa is not that of whites. Even though many black people work hard to make it so.

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    Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph and the THR Blackfamous Roundtable – The Hollywood Reporter

     

    After reading the article, the argument is what in completion? ... Black thespians in the USA movie industry, titled hollywood, are revered by Black Audiences or in Black owned or mostly populated media outlets in certain roles or films , most with heavy black involvement behind the camera, while underrecognized by White audiences or in white owned or mostly populated media outlets. ... The solution in my view, is perspective. I will explain. Most people use the term bollywood to refer to the cinema of india. But I know a few indians who live in india and people who live in india relate all media by region or culture. Very few things in Entertainment in india are deemed by Indians in india as pan indian. In parallel, people or media outside India like to suggest all media in india is pan indian. Bollywood/Tollywood/Kollywood I heard of before. The following wiki displays how many more there are. < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_India#Cinema_by_language > .. Now what is the point? the point is, each of these woods have their own identity. It isn't Kollywood thespians are underappreciated in Bollywood. Each wood in india is its own ecosystem. yes, some thespians can go between, but it isn't usual. Now, to the USA. If you look at the Cinema of India, a highly internally multiracial county, as a good comparative to the Cinema of the USA based on quality of racial complexities from the people in their country respectively, then you see the issue is not that Black Cinema's stars are underecognized in hollywood. It is that Black CInema is not hollywood. To be clear, Blackwood needs to stand isolated from hollywood the same way the hindu and tamil speaking woods do in india. yes, most black people in the usa speak english, but the culture of black people in the usa is not that of whites. Even though many black people work hard to make it so.

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    Somewhere online I read a commentary concerning the situation of Brittney Griner in Russia.

     

    First commentor 

    Listening to a radio show this morning and they were discussing this and one of the female DJs said "To be honest I don't think they would use her as a political pawn because this country doesn't value or respect Black women and it would be a lost cause." and honestly I agree with her.
    Second commentor
    I don’t know…they don’t necessarily value black folks in general. They don’t care what happens to her either.

     

    Now most Black people in the world , or the USA in particular, know comments like these. Black folk love using pronouns for the white community or the usa or the united kingdom or white power. I do have a huge dislike when Black people say they instead of whites. I truly feel we, meaning Black people, have to stop that pronoun crap. Say whitey. That isn't hurting them. 
    But, after clarifying who they is, a question, a functional question comes to my mind. 
    What do Black individuals who live in the USA want for the Black community, I can ask for the world but I will not go there, in the USA fifty years from now? 
    If so many Black people know whites don't like them, and the government they live in is controlled by whites, then what do black individuals want for the black community down the road? 
    It seems to me, Black individuals don't speak about what they want for the Black community. I know what Black individuals want for themselves. That is easy. Every Black person has heard another Black person say, I want benjamins, I want to be respected, I .. I ... I something. But, what does the Black Individual want for the Black community?

    It isn't one answer for all, it is each having their own answer, but what is it? Cause I don't hear many Black people saying what they want for the Black community down the road?  If nothing, that is fine, but say it even.

     

    https://thegrio.com/2022/03/06/russia-griner-extract-concessions-united-states/


     

  8.  

    https://richardmurrayhumblr.tumblr.com/post/678038069744697344/transcript

    Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, to whomever is listening, I am Richard Murray , a creator who utilizes Kobo Writing Life, Kobo is K-O-B-O or is a member of the African American Literary Book Club, A-A-L-B-C or I am a member of Deviantart, hddeviant is my tag.  In either Kobo or AALBC search my name Richard Murray or Sunset Children Stories. 

    International Womens day is upon us all and two questions was asked. 
    What do you believe can be done to address gender stereotypes?
    Who are your favorite women, and why do they inspire you?

    What do you believe can be done to address gender stereotypes?
    Are works of fiction stereotypes? Stereotypes means a solid form, I rephrase as a solid representation. But, is any representation in fiction solid? 
    I am a writer,as well as painter or programmer, and I will place myself in the siege perilous. For example, if I write a female character in a story, where said character falls over constantly or is abused by males gleefully or is disrespected in conversations absent cognition, is that character a stereotype? Is that character traits I just described a solid form of woman? 
    I say no. In my personal life, it is rare for females, women or girls, to have such traits. So, the character in my faux example is not a sterotype to the females I know. But, can any females, including the ones I know, be insulted by the presence of said character? 
    The answer is yes. And that is what the issue is. It isn't about the unsolid being solid. It is about the idea that if you see no evil, you think no evil. If no female ever sees a character as I just described then no insult to females, thus a betterment to their mind. 
    I am not a woman. But I am of the phenotypical race commonly called black. When I see some fictional interpretations of Black people, from the formerly enslaved Black woman beating the free while wild Black elected officials in Birth of a Nation or the bucktooth black female centaur in fantasia to the black-faced thespians still present in modern media, I don't feel positive. But, does that mean those interpretations are solid forms or stereotypes? Moreover, do said interpretations define me or my phenotypical race because they exist? 
    I say those interpretations are not solid forms nor do they define me or my phenotypical race.
    But, I am not every single Black person. Some Black Individuals can't see or experience those negative interpretations. 
    And that is where the issue lays. 
    The strategy is, if you don't present negative interpretations, then negative interpretations can't hurt someone, regardless of the artistic consequence. 
    The biggest flaw in that strategy is art, by default, is beyond limitations. I quote the gmork from an interpretation of Die unendliche Geschichte, fantasia has no boundaries. I add, if fantasia has no boundaries then in fantasia are all the negative interpretations as well as the positive. Sequentially, blockading art is never being true to art.

    Who are your favorite women, and why do they inspire you? 
    My mother is my favorite female. She is parent while also my friend, as my father is my favorite male while also my parent or friend. My mother doesn't like when I mention her but not him:) 
    My mother inspires me because she is so positive, no matter how much my focus on or belief in functionality or efficiency or truth exists, she proves that having fun, being positive has a way of making life pleasant, regardless of dysfunction or inefficiency or lies.

    ART 
    TITLE: Valentine's Day 2022 Color gif
    Artist: Richard Murray
    URL: https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Valentine-s-Day-2022-Color-gif-906988319

    Valentine's Day 2022 Color gif

    POST COMMENT
    https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/907160601/4972967062


    POST
    https://www.deviantart.com/team/journal/International-Women-s-Day-2022-907160601


     

  9. The work at the deviantart link is a little surreal. Can you see why? 
    If the work linked below is the cover of a book, what is the first line? 
    Title: The Lemon Eater and the Vioo Kite
    Artist: Richard Murray
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Eat-A-Lemon-Challenge-from-Richard-Murray-908793325

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  10.  

    Hidden Figures

    review from

    Movies That Move We

     

  11.  

     

    Thistle and Verse, Genre Book Tag

     

     

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    Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph and the THR Blackfamous Roundtable – The Hollywood Reporter

     

    After reading the article, the argument is what in completion? ... Black thespians in the USA movie industry, titled hollywood, are revered by Black Audiences or in Black owned or mostly populated media outlets in certain roles or films , most with heavy black involvement behind the camera, while underrecognized by White audiences or in white owned or mostly populated media outlets. ... The solution in my view, is perspective. I will explain. Most people use the term bollywood to refer to the cinema of india. But I know a few indians who live in india and people who live in india relate all media by region or culture. Very few things in Entertainment in india are deemed by Indians in india as pan indian. In parallel, people or media outside India like to suggest all media in india is pan indian. Bollywood/Tollywood/Kollywood I heard of before. The following wiki displays how many more there are. < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_India#Cinema_by_language > .. Now what is the point? the point is, each of these woods have their own identity. It isn't Kollywood thespians are underappreciated in Bollywood. Each wood in india is its own ecosystem. yes, some thespians can go between, but it isn't usual. Now, to the USA. If you look at the Cinema of India, a highly internally multiracial county, as a good comparative to the Cinema of the USA based on quality of racial complexities from the people in their country respectively, then you see the issue is not that Black Cinema's stars are underecognized in hollywood. It is that Black CInema is not hollywood. To be clear, Blackwood needs to stand isolated from hollywood the same way the hindu and tamil speaking woods do in india. yes, most black people in the usa speak english, but the culture of black people in the usa is not that of whites. Even though many black people work hard to make it so.

  13. Delano < https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/3868-delano/ > asked

    He asked what type of leaders we need, and then defined we from the black community on earth to each black community in a city or town, indirectly. 

    Well first, the scope of the group is the largest factor in the quality of leadership needed. To rephrase, the black community in your town , that I think Delano is a part of needs a leader that is inadequate for the global black community. 

    The global black community varies in fiscal quality/knowledge/culture/views/gender demography. Yes, all humans are human. All humans need water/food/shelter but we all don't need money, we all don't need to be superstars, we all don't need a mosque or a church, we all don't need to be married, we all don't prostitution to be illegal, we all don't need something that another human being needs.  And once you add a racial element , ala Black/male/christian/asian/or other categorical form to the pronoun. you have a problem. Who determines who is black? who is male? who is christian? who is asian? 

    What I have found living in NYC is individuals have an idea on the collectives they are apart of. Individuals like myself. But , sadly in some ways, what all humans who live long enough find out is, the idea of the group you are apart of is rarely the truth. 

    For example, Former Mayor Bloomberg is considered a new yorker by many and I daresay most in NYC, but not by me or many others. He was raised in connecticut or massachusetts, he is not from NYC. But, because he is a businessman who as an adult did most of his activities from NYC he s a new yorker to most in the city. 

    What is the point? Who is we. 

    Many Black people in the USA see themselves more American than Black. More Christian or Mulsim, than Black. More Asian than Black. 

    When searching for leadership qualities, the smaller the group of people the more specific or less complex leadership needs. 

    For example, fiscally rich black people in NYC don't need the leaders the fiscally poor black people of NYC need. And a leader to the fiscally poor or fiscally rich black people combined has a very complex problem, cause the needs of the two fiscal halves in the black community in nyc have needs that collide with each other. 
    FORUM POST

     

  14. Delano < https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/3868-delano/ > asked

    He asked what type of leaders we need, and then defined we from the black community on earth to each black community in a city or town, indirectly. 

    Well first, the scope of the group is the largest factor in the quality of leadership needed. To rephrase, the black community in your town , that I think Delano is a part of needs a leader that is inadequate for the global black community. 

    The global black community varies in fiscal quality/knowledge/culture/views/gender demography. Yes, all humans are human. All humans need water/food/shelter but we all don't need money, we all don't need to be superstars, we all don't need a mosque or a church, we all don't need to be married, we all don't prostitution to be illegal, we all don't need something that another human being needs.  And once you add a racial element , ala Black/male/christian/asian/or other categorical form to the pronoun. you have a problem. Who determines who is black? who is male? who is christian? who is asian? 

    What I have found living in NYC is individuals have an idea on the collectives they are apart of. Individuals like myself. But , sadly in some ways, what all humans who live long enough find out is, the idea of the group you are apart of is rarely the truth. 

    For example, Former Mayor Bloomberg is considered a new yorker by many and I daresay most in NYC, but not by me or many others. He was raised in connecticut or massachusetts, he is not from NYC. But, because he is a businessman who as an adult did most of his activities from NYC he s a new yorker to most in the city. 

    What is the point? Who is we. 

    Many Black people in the USA see themselves more American than Black. More Christian or Mulsim, than Black. More Asian than Black. 

    When searching for leadership qualities, the smaller the group of people the more specific or less complex leadership needs. 

    For example, fiscally rich black people in NYC don't need the leaders the fiscally poor black people of NYC need. And a leader to the fiscally poor or fiscally rich black people combined has a very complex problem, cause the needs of the two fiscal halves in the black community in nyc have needs that collide with each other. 
    FORUM POST

     

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    HAppy Valentines Day!! Enjoy the calligraphy or poetry
    Title: The Last FLail
    Author/Artist: Richard Murray
    Colored version
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Valentine-s-Day-2022-Color-gif-906988319


    Black and White- if you color it , do tell
    https://www.deviantart.com/hddeviant/art/Valentine-s-Day-2022-BW-906988146


    Audio version- if you like to listen, not just read
    https://www.kobo.com/audiobook/the-last-flail


     

  16.  

    symbol of the unconquered was on TCM, I already taped it years back but it involves the story of a yella/mulatto woman who is the sole inheritor of land. She goes west and is terrorized by a yella/mulatto man, who despises blacks. She runs into the forests and finds a black man who thinks she is white. They become friends and after a battle between the black and mulatto man, the black man ends up financially wealthy, surviving, the mulatto man and the kkk and he ends up marrying the woman he thought white who is yella.
    But I relaly wish a compare and contrast to passing can come out with this film.
    oh, if you ever see the rape scene in within our gates, i find it interesting how visual or combative it is compared to most rape scenes in hollywood. Rape in hollywood tends to always be very dominant for the rapists.
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    OverDrive: Record Number of Libraries Hit Million Digital Lend Mark

     

    Leading library service provider OverDrive this week reported < https://company.overdrive.com/2022/01/12/over-120-library-systems-reach-1-million-digital-checkouts-in-2021/ >  that a total of 121 public libraries and consortia across seven countries and 37 U.S. states surpassed one million digital lends in 2021. The number represents a significant jump from 2020, when 102 libraries hit the mark < https://company.overdrive.com/2021/01/12/over-100-public-libraries-exceed-1-million-digital-book-checkouts-in-2020/> , although more libraries (29) joined the million+ club in 2020.

    According to OverDrive officials, 22 library systems made more than one million loans in 2021, with the Toronto Public Library leading the pack for a ninth consecutive year, while also achieving a new record for digital loans with nearly 10 million digital titles circulated.

    The Los Angeles Public Library retained the #1 U.S. public library position for the third year in a row. In addition, for the first time, students from four K-12 school districts in 2021 accessed more than one million digital books with Sora, OverDrive’s student reading app.

    In a blog post, OverDrive officials noted that libraries in 2021 continued to provide "a vital service to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic," enabling library patrons "to safely seek and enjoy books from home." In addition, the growth in digital book clubs like Big Library Read "connected readers from across the globe" and promoted books and reading.

    Last week, OverDrive reported that in 2021 digital lends surpassed the half a billion mark for the first time, a 16% jump over 2020.

    The complete list of 2021 Million+ Circulation libraries can be found here<https://company.overdrive.com/2022/01/12/over-120-library-systems-reach-1-million-digital-checkouts-in-2021/> . The top circulating digital ebooks, audiobooks and magazines can be found here <https://company.overdrive.com/2022/01/05/public-libraries-and-schools-surpass-half-a-billion-digital-book-loans-in-2021/ > .

     

    OverDrive's 2021 Top 10 library Systems in total digital circulations (e-books, audiobooks and magazines)

    1. Toronto Public Library
    2. National Library Board Singapore
    3. Los Angeles Public Library
    4. King County Library System (WA)
    5. New York Public Library
    6. Multnomah County Library (OR)
    7. Seattle Public Library
    8. Harris County Public Library (TX)
    9. Calgary Public Library (AB, Canada)
    10. Mid-Continent Public Library (MO)

    OverDrive Library systems achieving Million+ Circulation status for digital books for the first time in 2021:

    1. Arkansas Digital Library Consortium
    2. eIndiana Digital Consortium
    3. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library System
    4. Dayton Metro Library
    5. Fraser Valley Regional Library
    6. Nebraska OverDrive Libraries
    7. Winnipeg Public Library
    8. Western Australia Public Libraries
    9. Indiana Digital Download Center
    10. Fort Worth Public Library
    11. Jacksonville Public Library
    12. Brisbane City Council Library Services
    13. Okanagan Regional Library (Canada)
    14. Louisville Free Public Library
    15. Libraries NI (Northern Ireland)
    16. Baltimore County Public Library
    17. Kent District Library
    18. The Libraries Consortium (UK)
    19. Verbund Öffentlicher Bibliotheken (VÖBB) Berlin
    20. Houston Public Library
    21. Georgia Download Destination
    22. MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary

    ARTICLE

    https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/88275-overdrive-record-number-of-libraries-hit-million-digital-lend-mark.html

  18. Mel Hopkins < https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/18-mel-hopkins/ >  said on the post < https://aalbc.com/tc/topic/8495-what-do-you-want-out-of-life/ >
      Mel Hopkins said:
    To know what purpose the human species serves. It appears every other species are caretakers of this planet - and accomplishes their role in the ecosystem. I'd like to know the human's purpose.  

    Click and drag to move

    MY REPLY

    the purpose of the human species in relation to earth is like all other children of earth, to live on earth. 

    The great problem with humans is the idea that earth can be killed by humans, it can't. If all the nuclear bombs went off and tons of pollution was made, the earth will not die. Many children of earth will die, but not the earth. The earth, like any lifeform, will heal itself. IT will take the earth a while but it will eventually. 
     

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    THIS MILLENNIAL BOUGHT EBONY AND JET FOR $14M WITH PLANS TO BRING THE MAGAZINES INTO THE DIGITAL ERA
    by Dawn OnleyAugust 11, 2021 
    Founded in 1945 by John Johnson, Ebony struggled under declining advertisements, financial troubles, and controversy a few years ago. It was quite a shift from the magazine’s heyday, when Ebony and sister magazine, Jet, were the go-to publications for people interested in reading about Black culture, notable Black leaders, and issues impacting Black people.

    The company eventually filed for bankruptcy, and by 2019, both Ebony and Jet had stopped printing. This was an opportunity for Bridgeman and her father, former NBA player and entrepreneur Ulysses Junior Bridgeman, to discuss the magazine with the family to gauge interest in purchasing.

    Bridgeman told Business Insider she jumped at the opportunity. The family purchased the legendary pubs for $14 million — and Bridgeman began talking with Michelle Ghee, a former executive at CNN and BET, about serving as CEO. Together, they relaunched Ebony on March 1 and are planning a relaunch of Jet later this year.

    Ebony’s new mission is to be bold, brilliant, and beloved. Both magazines are now fully digital with no plans on reprinting physical copies.

    According to Business Insider, Ebony has at least a dozen people on staff. Bridgeman’s role has been all-encompassing — from calls with advertisers to meetings with potential partners and magazine contributors.

    “You have to understand every aspect within the business,” Bridgeman told BI. “You show up in a way that people feel they can approach you. They feel that they can work with you, not only just for you.”
    Bridgeman’s strategy has seen her touting the power of the Black dollar to potential advertisers. “You are going to want to tap into that power,” she tells them, according to Business Insider. 
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/this-millennial-owner-bought-ebony-and-jet-for-14m-with-plans-to-bring-the-magazines-into-the-digital-era/


     

  20. Mel Hopkins < https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/18-mel-hopkins/ >  said on the post < https://aalbc.com/tc/topic/8495-what-do-you-want-out-of-life/ >
      Mel Hopkins said:
    To know what purpose the human species serves. It appears every other species are caretakers of this planet - and accomplishes their role in the ecosystem. I'd like to know the human's purpose.  

    Click and drag to move

    MY REPLY

    the purpose of the human species in relation to earth is like all other children of earth, to live on earth. 

    The great problem with humans is the idea that earth can be killed by humans, it can't. If all the nuclear bombs went off and tons of pollution was made, the earth will not die. Many children of earth will die, but not the earth. The earth, like any lifeform, will heal itself. IT will take the earth a while but it will eventually. 
     

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    THIS MILLENNIAL BOUGHT EBONY AND JET FOR $14M WITH PLANS TO BRING THE MAGAZINES INTO THE DIGITAL ERA
    by Dawn OnleyAugust 11, 2021 
    Founded in 1945 by John Johnson, Ebony struggled under declining advertisements, financial troubles, and controversy a few years ago. It was quite a shift from the magazine’s heyday, when Ebony and sister magazine, Jet, were the go-to publications for people interested in reading about Black culture, notable Black leaders, and issues impacting Black people.

    The company eventually filed for bankruptcy, and by 2019, both Ebony and Jet had stopped printing. This was an opportunity for Bridgeman and her father, former NBA player and entrepreneur Ulysses Junior Bridgeman, to discuss the magazine with the family to gauge interest in purchasing.

    Bridgeman told Business Insider she jumped at the opportunity. The family purchased the legendary pubs for $14 million — and Bridgeman began talking with Michelle Ghee, a former executive at CNN and BET, about serving as CEO. Together, they relaunched Ebony on March 1 and are planning a relaunch of Jet later this year.

    Ebony’s new mission is to be bold, brilliant, and beloved. Both magazines are now fully digital with no plans on reprinting physical copies.

    According to Business Insider, Ebony has at least a dozen people on staff. Bridgeman’s role has been all-encompassing — from calls with advertisers to meetings with potential partners and magazine contributors.

    “You have to understand every aspect within the business,” Bridgeman told BI. “You show up in a way that people feel they can approach you. They feel that they can work with you, not only just for you.”
    Bridgeman’s strategy has seen her touting the power of the Black dollar to potential advertisers. “You are going to want to tap into that power,” she tells them, according to Business Insider. 
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/this-millennial-owner-bought-ebony-and-jet-for-14m-with-plans-to-bring-the-magazines-into-the-digital-era/


     

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    THIS MILLENNIAL BOUGHT EBONY AND JET FOR $14M WITH PLANS TO BRING THE MAGAZINES INTO THE DIGITAL ERA
    by Dawn OnleyAugust 11, 2021 
    Founded in 1945 by John Johnson, Ebony struggled under declining advertisements, financial troubles, and controversy a few years ago. It was quite a shift from the magazine’s heyday, when Ebony and sister magazine, Jet, were the go-to publications for people interested in reading about Black culture, notable Black leaders, and issues impacting Black people.

    The company eventually filed for bankruptcy, and by 2019, both Ebony and Jet had stopped printing. This was an opportunity for Bridgeman and her father, former NBA player and entrepreneur Ulysses Junior Bridgeman, to discuss the magazine with the family to gauge interest in purchasing.

    Bridgeman told Business Insider she jumped at the opportunity. The family purchased the legendary pubs for $14 million — and Bridgeman began talking with Michelle Ghee, a former executive at CNN and BET, about serving as CEO. Together, they relaunched Ebony on March 1 and are planning a relaunch of Jet later this year.

    Ebony’s new mission is to be bold, brilliant, and beloved. Both magazines are now fully digital with no plans on reprinting physical copies.

    According to Business Insider, Ebony has at least a dozen people on staff. Bridgeman’s role has been all-encompassing — from calls with advertisers to meetings with potential partners and magazine contributors.

    “You have to understand every aspect within the business,” Bridgeman told BI. “You show up in a way that people feel they can approach you. They feel that they can work with you, not only just for you.”
    Bridgeman’s strategy has seen her touting the power of the Black dollar to potential advertisers. “You are going to want to tap into that power,” she tells them, according to Business Insider. 
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/this-millennial-owner-bought-ebony-and-jet-for-14m-with-plans-to-bring-the-magazines-into-the-digital-era/


     

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    The issue is about the definition or usage of marriage as a communal construct. A subsidiary issue is the variance in said definition or usage in financial tiers in the black community. 

    What is the definition of marriage? 

    Some say it is when a man <defined as someone born with a penus> side a woman <defined as someone born with a vagina> decide to join eternally. Some say it is when a pastor as a christian church performs a ritual. Some say it is when a registration form from a government is issued. Some say it is natural law. Outside humanity, other children of earth have from ancient times lovingly or legitimately married in all forms: the entirety of life <eagles>, brave premortem <spiders> legendary multispousal <lions> proud single parenthood <tigers>, or more. I say marriage is as those involve want it to be. The imposition of the outsider to those in a marriage is the great flaw. to restate, if you wish to marry one way, why are others forced to use your method or be judged by your method. 

    The usage of marriage in non humans is ancient and like humans inconsistency exists. Non humans have many examples of mating outside species so that can be deemed no other than the variable forms in humans. Over time things can change. In the same way, many lions will not have a pride their entire life or lose a pride for the remaining years of their life. A human can be married in a christian fashion, and then end their life in common law. 

    SEquentially, the definition or usage of marriage doesn't have a standard, should not be viewed as something to gain concensus on or have a respectable form. It is for the marred to define or use, all others outside a marriage , if they want to do something positive, wish well, if they want to do something negative, judge or make determinants

    Now, the last issue pertains well to Rihanna and that is marriage in financial tiers of the black community. History matters. For most of the post war between the states years in the usa, the financial aristocracy in the black community was over ninety percent male + christian. But today, in the year 2022, the financial aristocracy of the black community in the usa is not ninety percent male + christian. Said fiscal aristocracy has women, muslims, areligious, and yes... black people in the collage of independent or disconnected races called LGBTQ+. What does this mean for the fiscal wealthy? their attachments to the common marriage culture of black fiscal aristos dominant in the past is dead. And, in the usa, one other factor exists. The financial legality of divorce. In the usa divorce is a mess when one has money. It is a way for lawyers to make tons of money and a way for media to gain tons of clicks and should be avoided by anyone with money. But what is the only way to avoid that, while still having children, a marriage , comfortable home, is to not get married through the government or religion. And, to be blunt, absent a piece of paper from a government or clergy, if you live with someone, with the intimacy plus fights and possibly the children, that is called marriage. The good news is that using forms of marriage defined outside the christian  community or government means breaking up is easier. And anyone who has been in relationships knows, breakups can happen. 

    So, I wish Rihanna side the baby, side her partner, all the best in the world. 

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