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Gentleman Jack Real to Reel Tour Giving African American Filmmakers The Platform They Deserve

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 While last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy helped launch a national discussion about Hollywood’s lack of diversity, others have taken the issue into their own hands, choosing to change the narrative by writing and telling their own stories. Now black filmmakers are taking the issues into their own hands, thanks in part to initiatives like Jack Daniel’s innovative “Real to Reel” series, a nationwide competition created to highlight rising African-American directors. Led by Power star Omari Hardwick, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman competition is quickly turning…

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Angie Harmon @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Michael Bolton @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Mayor Sylvester Turner @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Nelson Bowman III @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Houston Spotlight: The Al Rucker Foundation

First published via Houston Style Magazine, May 2017 Sometimes when the cards are stacked against you, you have to reshuffle the deck. For entrepreneur Al Rucker, shifting his cards has meant constantly evolving; becoming one of Houston’s most prominent entrepreneurs his chief goal. The ride hasn’t always been smooth: a childhood that included time in foster care and fending for oneself when he chose a way out. It’s a journey that Rucker recounts as if it occurred yesterday. “Growing up in a single parent home, I watched my mother try to…

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Kiana Dancie Talks Comedy, Life And Her New Book

First published via Houston Style Magazine, May 2017 In a few hours Kiana Dancie will return to the stage, bringing the laughs to Houston’s popular Dolce Ultra Lounge. The comedian has been on a roll, fresh off a tour in Chicago with veteran Paul Mooney and enjoying a regular residence as the house emcee at the Atlanta Comedy Theater. The Ohio native has become a regular on the comedy circuit, building an impressive list of projects alongside Earthquake, Sheryl Underwood, Rodney Perry, Katt Williams, Academy Award winner Monique and more. Now…

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Why Nicole A. Coleman Is Living SuperBOLD

First published via Houston Style Magazine, January 2017 Whether juggling the demands of a career, a growing family or even both, it’s nearly impossible to find a healthy balance between work and home but us women are resilient and we seem to be able to accomplish the task with stride. We take risks each and every day; risks to create and build the life we want to lead. Venturing out into entrepreneurship is a difficult decision, requiring tenacity as well as the ability to accept that failure is, at times, inevitable. However,…

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Emotions Run High For Morris Chestnut & Regina Hall In “When the Bough Breaks” [Q&A]

Combine their acting experience and you’ve got over 45 years (yes you read that right) in Hollywood, an incredible feat in an industry known to both elevate and consume its actors. But when it comes to the gifted Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut, it’s been a road that has endeared them to an entire generation. After turning heads with her standout role in the Wayans’ brothers Scary Movie franchise, Hall would go on to star in Malibu’s Most Wanted and both installments of the Think Like A Man series alongside…

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Paul Campbell On Blazing Their Own Path

It’s never too late to transform a dream into reality, something that group Paul Campbell knows all too well. After spending several years crafting their careers individually, singers Terrill Paul and Tim Campbell came together to form the rising duo. Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey and Milwaukee, Wisconsin respectively; the duo is now blazing a new path as they trek to the top of contemporary RnB and soul. It’s been a long journey for both. Terrill gaining his stripes in a number of vocal groups as a teen before finding…

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