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Long Island Filmmaker Documents Heated Protest-Filled Summer in Documentary “The MVMT”

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 …

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Entertainment Facilities on Long Island Open Up After a Year of Being Closed

After a year in the dark, indoor family entertainment centers and amusement parks have been given the green light to reopen.  NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 17 that indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25% capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26. On April 9 outdoor amusement parks may …

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Across the Mic with Julio Taku - Being a Young Businesswoman

Across The Mic with Julio Taku – Iman Olden – Being a Production Assistant in LA

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 …

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“The Hill We Climb” Inspires Black Authors Across Long Island

American poet and activist Amanda Gorman, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” on Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day. She is the youngest poet to ever read at the presidential swearing-in.   Gorman’s fight for unification, in what she believes is currently a country of division, is a recurring theme across the U.S. and inspires writers …

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