Clennon King MLK walking tours
Go to 10 landmarks where Coretta Scott and Martin King met, fell in love, lived, worked, played, worshiped, sang and studied between the fall of 1951 to the spring of 1954 in Boston. www.tourblacknewengland.com/Tour for details.
BASIC BLACK TURNS 50
This is the 50th Anniversary of Boston’s Basic Black TV show. It began as Say Brotherin 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.
Find Basic Black on Facebook and access show episodes or tune it up at WGBH Channel 2 and PBS.org online.
The Roxbury Cultural District Celebrates Year 1
Visit roxburyculturaldistrict.org. The inaugural gala reception for the one year designation anniversary of the Roxbury Cultural District is being held at The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building at 2300 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 on May 18, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Backstage capital raises $36M to fund startups founded by People of Color and LGBT individuals.
Read all about it at backstagecapital.com. This woman-led investment fund looks everywhere to find great startups run by under-represented people to fund. Fund seekers will find out how to apply on their web site.
About BREAKING IN the movie starring Gabrielle Union. It opens in theaters nationwide on Mother’s Day. Free passes to the 5/9 advance screening went out to sign-ups on Tuesday.
This Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined.
Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Ajiona Alexus (Empire), Levi Meaden (Pacific Rim Uprising), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Christa Miller (Cougar Town).
Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer Productions’ James Lopez (Girls Trip,Think Like a Man), and Practical Pictures’ Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series). Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon, serves as an executive producer alongside Valerie Bleth Sharp and Jeff Morrone.
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