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Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' grandson, Filmmaker Muta' Ali talks to host @ShellieGaines about his heartfelt documentary, based on his grandparents' Love, Life & Activism, on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com Special Thank you to @DashonFarad of Arise for your contribution!
The grandson of actress Ruby Dee is mourning the loss of his famous grandmother and releasing a new documentary about her extraordinary life.Compiled by The Gist of Freedom from NY1's Cheryl Wills report.
The film follows Ruby from her early childhood to her acting career when she declared that she would NEVER portray a maid or a mammy and how she was anxious to get her signature role in "A Raisin In The Sun."
The riveting documentary about Ruby Dee was released Sunday just days after her death. The film is called "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee" and her grandson, Muta'Ali, is the director. He says he watched his grandmother pass away peacefully.
"We were all there around her bed in her room when it happened. And my mother told me that she told her as she was transitioning that everything is alright," says Muta'Ali.
"I'm hoping though that today's generation or younger than me even can get a glimpse into Ossie and Ruby that they haven't had before," says Muta'Ali.
Carla B. revisits her conversation with New York Anchor - Cheryl Wills.
Carla B's E! Buzz brings you breaking news in entertainment, pop culture, exclusive celebrity interviews, behind the scenes first looks and Hollywood's hottest stories from the world of film, tv, fashion, philanthropy, literature and interactive media.
Tonight's guest -- Cheryl Wills !
Wills is a nationally recognized award winning journalist for NY1 News. With 20+ years experience as a television journalist, this savvy business woman is definitely making some noise.
Cheryl Wills is also an author, pinning the acclaimed, 'Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale. Wills is an active blogger for the Huffington Post and contributes to Essence.com amongst others.
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So we saw Congressman Michael Grimm threaten a TV reporter that was caught on camera.
It was pretty ugly.
Some background: Congressman Grimm – a Republican from New York State -- was commenting on the state of the union. The reporter then asked him a question about an investigation into Grimm’s campaign finances. That’s when Grimm made comments about breaking the reporter in 2 – when he thought they were off air.
Here are the lessons many of us who have been in front of a camera know – and you should too.
First, the camera is always on.
Second, Grimm could have easily stopped this episode from ever happening.
Third, never piss off a reporter publicly.
Fourth, apologize gracefully.
Here’s my take:
Grimm and other lawmakers need to assess who they answer to. And it is not the media. It is the voting public. You are a servant to the people. When you can speak to the people you do it as if it is an honor – not something you are entitled to.
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Lucinda Cross is a Visibility Coach & Platform Strategist specializing in supporting women in leveraging and monetizing their message.
Lucinda Cross is the best selling author of The Road to Redemption, which is a life story of how she went from being an 18 year old freshman in college to making a life altering decision that resulted in serving a 4 1/2 year sentence in Federal prison. Lucinda has since then made it her life mission to inspire, encourage and uplift women to build businesses from their message and experience. Lucinda graduated from Mercy College, left her corporate job and has built several successful business’s, married the man of her dreams, and is now raising a family and speaking nationally on overcoming fears and obstacles against all odds.
She is the CEO of LC Associates and has been branded as the Activator! Mrs. Cross is the author of Corporate Mom Drop Outs, and a contributing writer for 3 other best selling business books. She is also co-owner of the Super Mom Entrepreneur Conference and Expo. Her journey into entrepreneurship began when she became a mom and she has been building businesses ever since. She has defied all the odds both in life and in business and has mastered the ability to turn adversities into advantages. She travels the world sharing her message and inspiring women to Activate in all areas of life!
Mrs. Cross has been featured on ABC, NBC, Black Enterprise, NY1, NY Daily News, Essence Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, WLIB the Al Sharpton Show, Black Star Web, and over 100 internet talk radio shows and several blogs including Babble.com, Top 50 Mompreneurs 2012, #2 on the Top 100 Mompreneur Blogs to follow by www.blogtrepreneur.com, and more.
In 1989 Elaine Pasqua's mother and stepfather were diagnosed with AIDS. Witnessing the ravages of this disease as she cared for them, Elaine vowed to speak out so others would not have to experience the pain and loss that twice touched her family. Her journey began after her mother’s death in 1995. She educated health and social service professionals about the psychosocial dynamics of HIV/AIDS, and discovered her passion as she worked with high school and college students. Hearing countless stories of students whose lives were changed by one inconsequential decision she broadened her research and expertise to develop one of the most powerful models for educating diverse groups about high-risk drinking, sexual responsibility, and sexual assault. Elaine's extensive work with collegiate athletes has led her to provide player development training for the NFL, NBA, NY Giants, NY Jets, Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Phillies. A four time nominee for Best Speaker of the Year for Campus Activities Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, she is a contributing writer for their “Real Life on Campus” column and contributing author to “Welcome to the Time of Your Life.” Elaine was featured in USA Today, NY1 News, Time Warner TV, and Knight Ridder News Service. She co-wrote, directed, and produced “Be Aware of the Risks of Date Rape Drugs” which has been viewed over 600,000 times on YouTube
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Lucinda Cross is a Lifestyle and Business fire starter specializing in women’s success. She is the CEO of LC Associates and has been branded as the Activator!, Mrs. Cross is the author of Corporate Mom Drop Outs, and a contributing writer for 3 other best selling business books. She is also co-owner of the Super Mom Entrepreneur Conference and Expo.
Her journey into entrepreneurship began when she became a mom and she has been building businesses ever since as The Activator. She has defied all the odds both in life and in business and has mastered the ability to turn adversities into advantages. She travels the world sharing her message and inspiring women to Activate in all areas of life! Cross has been featured on ABC, NBC, Black Enterprise, NY1, NY Daily News, Essence Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, WLIB the Al Sharpton Show, over 100 internet talk radio shows and several blogs including Babble.com Top 50 Mompreneurs and more. Cross released her 2nd book The Road To Redemption: Overcoming Life’s Challenges in May 2012, within the first week her book was listed as a Best Seller.