*Howard University alumna Dackeyia Q. Sterling has launched Entertainment Career Center: The Database, an online subscription database that helps entertainment industry professionals, emerging talent and college students find new career opportunities and sharpen existing skills in Fashion, Film/TV, Gaming, Music and Sports.
Sponsored by the Nickelodeon Writing Program, Entertainment Career Center offers up-to-date listings, inspiration, career information and much more. Users can access and browse 15 different categories ranging from career sites and internships to entertainment fellowships, grants, scholarships, staffing agencies, streaming services, training programs and more – with one simple tool.
“We have streamlined the entertainment career-search process,” said Sterling. “Our team is thrilled to deliver a scalable platform that serves and supports subscribers,” Sterling shared. “We know our users rely on technology and accuracy to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity. Rather than sifting through endless lists of search engine results and pages, our customers can source the entire industry quickly with this easy-to-use database. We are excited as we partner with the educational, tech and entertainment sectors, especially at this important time.”
The world premier database is up and running, and industry professionals and college students can visit it now to learn more. Details are available at https://www.entertainmentcareercenter.com/.
About Entertainment Career Center: The Database
Entertainment Career Center is the all-in-one database of Fashion, Film/TV, Gaming, Music and Sports career opportunities.
About Dackeyia Q. Sterling
Dackeyia Q. Sterling is Founder of the Entertainment Power Players® Directory, Entertainment Career Center: The Database and Get Published…For Real! She is a #1 Amazon best-selling author and former Hollywood literary agent who launched her career as a production associate at National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C.
Wearing Masks, Dance Theatre of Harlem Lifts Spirits With Video ‘Dancing Through Harlem’ (Watch)
*Despite a worldwide pandemic keeping them from the stage, the famed Dance Theatre of Harlem found a way to do what they do best anyway – uplift and inspire through movement.
For “Harlem Week” in August, which was virtual this year, the troupe released a video called “Dancing Through Harlem,” which showed the members dancing and leaping through Harlem landmarks, including the Harriet Tubman sculpture, the Apollo Theater, and the Frederick Douglass Statue in the opening credits.
The video then opens with two dancers wearing masks inside the 145th Street subway station (A/B/C/D lines) choreographed to the music of J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor 3rd movement. It cuts to four female dancers in front of Shepard Hall at City College of New York, then to four male dancers at Riverbank State Park, and then to the full eight dancers at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.
Since the video was tweeted by @balletarchive on October 12th, it has received over 7.6 million views and counting.
“Dancing Through Harlem” was produced by Derek Brockington and Alexandra Hutchinson, with choreography by Robert Garland and filmed by Heather Olcott and Joe Samala.
60 Years Since Independence – OUR ROOTS Reflects on Nigeria
*Two years after independence, Muhammadu Buhari in 1962 would emerge as future leader of Nigeria, rising through the military ranks and serving eventually as military head of state of Africa’s most populous nation (201 million people) from 1983 to 1985 after taking power in a military coup. He has been a civilian president of Nigeria since 2015.
To mark sixty years of Nigeria’s independence, on 1st October, Buhari addressed the nation and here is a sentence from his address ….“It has been demonstrated time and time again that Nigerians in the diaspora frequently excel in science, technology, medicine, sports, arts and many other fields.”
Very true. Nigeria has blessed the world with awesome respectable professionals in high places since 1960.
OUR ROOTS NIGERIA gives in its third week more of stories that have shaped this great nation. It is often said that no matter where you go in this world, you will find a Nigerian or Nigerians except under the ocean. Sixty years of highs and lows….The nation remains one.
TAYO Fatunla is an award-winning Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Writer and Illustrator. He is one of the participants of the CARTAN Virtual cartoon exhibition marking 60 years of Nigeria. He is a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, in New Jersey, US. and recipient of the 2018 ECBACC Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for his illustrated OUR ROOTS creation and series – Famous people in Black History – He participated in the UNESCO’s Cartooning In Africa forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Cartooning Global Forum in Paris, France and took part in the Afropolitan Comics virtual comics exhibition arranged by the French Institute in South Africa coinciding with its annual National Arts Festival –– www.tayofatunla.com / [email protected]
Black Man in Trump Gear Kicked Off Flight for Lowering Mask to Eat Peanuts, But Was It Orchestrated? (Watch)
*A Facebook video going viral shows a black man wearing a Trump mask and “Black Voices for Trump” hat being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for allegedly pulling down his mask to eat peanuts. But at least one website questions whether it was all orchestrated to create a viral video for social media’s right wing.
In the video, a flight attendant demands that the man deplane as a female passenger recording the incident asks the flight attendant to explain what the man did wrong. The woman recording says the man was following the rules by wearing his mask and only pulled it down to eat. The woman recording also says she believes the man was targeted because of his Trump gear. The man is eventually escorted from the plane.
So far Southwest Airlines has yet to comment on the incident. But others on social media, as well as a flight attendant in the video, believe the man’s actions were orchestrated to create a viral video.
The blog Live and Let’s Fly, written by Matthew Klint to share “the latest news in the airline industry” among other travel related topics, has side-eyed the entire incident as a publicity stunt. He wrote:
Here’s why I am skeptical:
• The videos start so late and ends so abruptly.
• What happened leading up to this moment? Why was another FA called? Why did the video stop so suddenly after the corroborating testimony from the “witness” in the row behind?
• How convenient, though, that the woman across the aisle so clearly narrated the video and interrogated the flight attendant.
• How convenient that the man across the aisle from the Trump supporter jumped up to leave the flight in protest.
• Check out the guy’s actions while he is speaking to the flight attendant:
• He’s no longer eating, yet his mask remains lowerd
• When asked to put it on, he places it over his mouth, but not his nose
• Moments later he removes it again
• There’s talk of a podcast…huh?
• Godwin’s law is invoked when the narrator says, “In Germany they also said, ‘Just comply.’”
Based upon his action and the suspicious editing, my hunch is this was all a setup. I suspect this man may have had a bag of nuts in his hand, but refused repeated flight attendant instructions to place his mask on. Maybe he had no food out at all. Can one savor a bag of nuts for the entire duration of the flight, eating them slowly but surely, one at a time?
Allow me to say, with respect, that if you do so, you are an idiot. This has nothing to do with masks themselves. It has nothing to do with their efficacy. It has everything to do with following the legally permissible, non-discriminatory rules that an airline, as a private company, is allowed to set.
But boy oh boy you should check out the Twitterverse. Right wing posters are going crazy over this incident, demanding that the Southwest flight attendant be fired and Southwest issue an apology and compensation.
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