Josiah Jackson wins big at International Modeling and Talent Association in New York
Caryn International recently represented Josiah Jackson at International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) in New York. In July, Jackson won Honorable Mention (top ten) for Actress of the Year and Monologue. In addition, she won Second Runner up in TV Host and TV Real People. Monologue is when a contestant performs a one minute monologue, either serious or comedy, for a panel of judges. TV Host is when a contestant reads a teleprompter for a potential live show for a panel of judges. TV Real People is when a contestant performs a non beauty commercial on a closed set for a panel of judges.
PBS documentary revisits rise of Jazz Age in Paris
The period between World War I and World War II was marked by a cultural renaissance in Paris when a vibrant community of African-American musicians thrived in a section of the city called Montmartre. Many of the initial expatriates to settle there were black U.S. Army veterans who preferred to remain in France rather than return to the repressive system of segregation which awaited them back home in America. Another plus was the French’s rabid enthusiasm for jazz and their appreciation of it as a very sophisticated and innovative art form.
Catherine Elizabeth Woods Hughes was born in Omaha, NE, where she attended Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. But before graduating, she began working at KOWH, a local Black radio station where she handled assorted jobs en route to becoming well-known in the industry. After a stint as a lecturer at Howard University’s School of Communications in Washington, DC, she became sales director at WHUR-FM in Washington, DC. By 1975, she was named the radio station's general manager, and four years after that, she and her husband, Dewey Hughes, purchased a small radio station, WOL, thus creating Radio One.
Book review: Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of The Civil Rights Movement
“I’m telling my Dad!” Four simple words that put fear into schoolyard bullies, teasing siblings, and everybody within earshot of your wail. Together, they made a declarative statement that conjured up a tall, imposing figure with booming voice and a long shadow – someone mighty who wouldn’t allow anybody to mess with you.
Book review: "The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off"
“What we as women have gone by in the past—the nice girl plan—is NOT working in the office, at home, or in life! In romantic relationships, we suffer because we hand over our power for love and turn off our Bitch Switch. In our relationships with friends and family, we are taken advantage of. In the office, we have been passed over and walked on because we refuse to embrace our inner bitch. WELL, NO MORE!