There may have been a smaller turnout for this year's Million Man March, but in this age of the Internet and social media, millions more witnessed the event from their various digital devices. Here, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the March, journalist, author, educator and activist Herb Boyd shares his thoughts.
if being the name behind the hugely popular “Empire” weren’t enough,
this week filmmaker/producer Lee Daniels inked a multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox
Television “to write, direct and supervise new projects while remaining
as executive producer of Empire.”
Tomorrow evening, June 18th, The Network Journal magazine will celebrate
40 of the nation’s hot Black innovators, game-changers and moneymakers.
They’ve earned their degrees and they’re steadily climbing the ladder
in their respective industries. Whether from top companies such as BET,
MSG or AIG, these folks are doing it big.
How can we celebrate, in one month, music with roots extending from the
call and response messages of slavery, through the empowerment era of
the civil rights movement, into the mainstream industry of today? But intrepid musicians and industry executives Dyana Williams, Kenny Gamble
and Ed Wright developed the idea to celebrate with a month dedicated to
the impact of black music.