TRIGGER WARNING! Films were there for 19-year-old Haitian-American Kristopher Dorval during a tough year of his life. A series of movies throughout that year helped lift his spirits and clarify what his life purpose was. “Film has been such a crucial aspect of my existence,” said Dorval, and when the summer of protest emerged last
Jeremy Dennis was born and raised in the Shinnecock Indian Reservation located in Southampton. The Shinnecock Nation is a community of people who have been around for nearly 10,000 years, yet there are people out there who are unaware of their existence. “Most people think of Native Americans in the past tense,” said Dennis. “For
BET Social Media Content Creator Donicia Hodge Reveals the Racial Biases She Overcame While Working in the Journalism Field
Donicia Hodge, lead editorial content creator at BET, worked her way up in the communications field despite racial biases. Born and raised on Long Island, Hodge has had many uncomfortable experiences in her positions before being recruited to BET. Hodge said she worked a lot through the Town of Babylon before getting to digital media.
Long Island resident and former Commack high school student, Marina Khan is one of the many underrepresented talents existing in our community today. With plenty of awards and past museum exhibits to prove it, Khan’s passion for art and painting has proven to be exceedingly impressive. As a Pakistani-American, Muslim and eldest daughter of two
This episode I’m joined by Iman Olden, production and executive assistant for film and TV. We discuss the landscape of Hollywood during a racial reckoning and it’s effects in front and behind the camera. Iman tells of how she has demystified celebrities and not getting star struck. We also speak about career paths and engaging
This week, the Joneses dive into our favorite – and not-so-favorite – commercials. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they definitely make us annoyed. Come join us! Grab a seat at our table and let’s chat.
Artist Analysis: Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Drake’s Take On the Social Justice Movement (Op-Ed)
Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Drake are the rap triumvirate of this century. Apologies to the semi-retired Jay Z, and the rapidly declining, rather distasteful Eminem. Their music is listened to by millions of people. Their social media accounts are followed by millions more, and they’ve received a cumulative 153 Grammy nominations. With great power,
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