*EURweb sat down with R&B singer Anthony Hamilton to talk about how busy he has been staying in quarantine.
One of the things that has been keeping Anthony Hamilton busy is ADCOLOR. Hamilton joined forces with the amazing company which is presenting its ADCOLOR Everywhere virtual event.
It is the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries. The organization was founded in 2005 by Tiffany R. Warren.
ADCOLOR’s goal is to create a community of professionals who support and celebrate one another, while bringing authentic, diverse perspectives to their organizations – aiding in helping companies share innovative ideas that address the biggest challenges they face in creating a more diverse and inclusive culture.
Diversity, as we know, especially in the current economic, racial and societal reckoning we are currently in, is essential in all aspects of a workforce. ADCOLOR’s work helps to shine the light on the grave business impact on companies who do not foster inclusivity.
The ADCOLOR Motto is – Rise Up, Reach Back. The ADCOLOR process to is two-fold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP by shining a light on their accomplishments and ideas. Next, we teach new leaders and would-be mentors and allies to REACH BACK by bringing others forward who deserve to be noticed and promoted.
The theme, this year, for ADCOLOR Everywhere is “Here For It.” It encourages attendees to state their intentions in the face of inequality and misrepresentation. The theme is more relevant now than ever. The last several months have been exhausting with the converging of two pandemics- with the global pandemic and the continued fight against racial injustice. This year’s theme is a call to action that states “We’ve been scared. We’ve been sad. We feel overwhelmed. But we have to be here for it. For ALL of it. Now is NOT the time to stop and rest. We must be here for it all in order to move forward. The goal of the event is to help attendees navigate the challenges and emotions of 2020 and keep us going strong in the ﬁght for equality.”
Anthony Hamilton is definitely here for it! His first priority is getting out the VOTE!
He is using his platform to spread the word about the importance of voting and “getting out to vote.” He has organized food drives and with the help of ADCOLOR, he is also lending a hand to “shine the light on people of color to have access and the same exposure in the arts.”
He is helping to “make sure the opportunities are there”. He is continuing to represent for the culture!
Anthony is also one of the performers at ADCOLOR Everywhere, “lending his voice to a beautiful celebration”. Included in this celebration is; a fireside chat with actress Gabrielle Union; a mainstage session with BishopT.D. Jakes, a conversation with Wale and Angela Yee and the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards featuring performances by Anthony Hamilton and MAJOR. A few other notable speakers and participants are: Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Recording Academy, Valeisha Butterfield Jones; Afro-Latina singer, Amara La Negra; Civil Rights activist Tamika Mallory; and Color of Change President Rashad Robinson. It also includesa very special one night only performance by Wyclef Jean streamed live from the legendary Apollo stage. This performance will mark Wyclef’s first-ever, complete performance of his Grammy-nominated, Double Platinum debut album, The Carnival, which includes his hit singles “Guantanamera” and “Gone Till November.”
Make sure to check out the rest of our EURweb exclusive interview with Anthony Hamilton, where he talks about new music, special collaborations and so much more! Then, head over to register and catch up on all things ADCOLOR Everywhere, at adcoloreverywhere.virtualeventsite.com.
Registered attendees will be able to view ADCOLOR Everywhere content from the virtual event site, Facebook and YouTube which started on September 8.
ADCOLOR Everywhere is presented by Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Omnicom Group.
Vanessa Bryant Kicked Her Mother OUT After Kobe’s Death and Now Sofia Lane is Talking / VIDEO
*As you can imagine, Vanessa Bryant has been going through a lot since her husband, Kobe, and daughter, Gianna, were killed in that now infamous helicopter crash this past January. It is a time like this that you would think that widow Bryant would want her dear mother, Sofia Laine, by her side. Well, apparently NOT. At least not anymore.
That’s because Sofia revealed during a recent interview that her daughter kicked her to the curb after the tragic death of the NBA super star.
In the interview (in Spanish) that’s set to air on Univision on Monday (09-21-20), Sofia Laine claims that her relationship with her daughter is on the rocks. However, in the sneak peek shared to Instagram, Sofia was seen saying that Kobe Bryant has been laid to rest in a private cemetery. Then she started crying, saying that Vanessa not only told her to leave get out of the house, but she also demanded that she return her car, as well.
The mom of four allegedly told Sofia, “You need to leave my house and give me my car.”
Something tells us a lot of people – even those that don’t speak Spanish – will be tuned in to that Univision broadcast on Monday.
In the meantime, check out the clip below.
This revelation is no doubt shocking to some, considering that Vanessa and her mom have always seemed close. Even after the helicopter crash that claimed Kobe and Gianna’s lives, it was reported that Sofia and Vanessa grew even closer. Well, obviously something changed.
As we reported, Kobe died on January 26, when the helicopter that he and Gianna rode crashed in Calabasas, California while en route from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport. Including Kobe and his daughter, everyone else was killed in the accident. His death sparked multiple remembrances and tributes, including a memorial outside of the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which Kobe attended from 1992 to 1996.
Kobe and Gianna were buried in a private funeral in Pacific View Memorial Park in the Corona del Mar neighborhood of Newport Beach, California on February 7. A public memorial service was held on February 24 at the Staples Center, where’s Kobe’s team, the LA Lakers, play.
WOW … Can An Old Politician Learn New Tricks?
Can an old politician learn new tricks?
*With November approaching, I’d like to ask a question. What is an acceptable term for our politicians? Currently our representatives can serve for their lifetime.
With no term limits, they hold their position until they are voted out, retire or replaced when they die. What is your take on career politicians? For me, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
However, if it is broken, it’s time for fresh tactics. With election day coming, it’s time to grade your reps. Who’s passing & who’s failing their two/four year evaluation? Have they earned another term or is it time for new blood. To steal a quote from Jesus, “No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.” Luke 5 verse 37. I think we have all witnessed a mess like that before.
Now I know what you may be thinking. What if neither option is appealing? That’s bad news if they happen to be your doctor. But the good news is, they are not. They are replaceable contractors hired to do a job. We must pick one or no work gets done. So pick wisely. Keeping in mind that they need to campaign again in two to four years.
I have never been a hiring manager, however I know their evaluation on whom to hire falls on the candidate with the least amount of red flags. And if that person doesn’t work out, they are soon replaced. So, are you happy with the status of your community? What Senator and house representative shares your vision for your neighborhood? After all they make the law for it. Are schools taken care of by your State Board of Education members? Are there just and fair laws handed down by your District Judges and Attorneys? Are you pleased with enforcement by county courts and officers? Now is the time to make your voices heard. Because like it or not, the consequences fall squarely in our lap. Good or bad. So take some time to craft your team. Your community is counting on you.
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Robin Givens Hits Mike Tyson, Jamie Foxx with Cease & Desist Over Biopic
*Robin Givens has issued a cease & desist to keep her marital drams out of the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx.
On Thursday (September 17), Page Six reported that Givens has taken legal action to keep her name out of the script. She reportedly served both Tyson and Foxx with documents last month demanding “that Mr. Tyson cease and desist from further defaming Ms. Givens, and to put those producing, writing and/or directing the proposed Tyson biopic, and those producing Mr. Tyson’s podcast, on notice that they are to refrain from portraying Ms. Givens in a false, negative and defamatory light.”
“While [she] has attempted to move on, she still finds herself fighting the abusive, demeaning and false accounts of their relationship by Mr. Tyson nearly 35 years later,” Givens’s lawyers reportedly said. “It is time for Mr. Tyson to let this marriage be the relic of the past that it is.”
Givens spoken to Andy Cohen on his Sirius radio show in July and when asked whether she hopes she’s not in the movie at all, she said, “Of course” — adding, “the absolute truth would be absolutely yes.”
“You know what term you hear a lot recently, ‘My truth,’ I hear that term. For me, I kind of believe truth is truth,” she continued. “It’s Monday, 7:45 Pacific Time, there are certain things that are true and not true. And for somebody to take history and repurpose it or write what they want is so deeply upsetting to me. I don’t want to get bogged down in that … I think just to be able to lie … you throw enough mud, it sticks. We’re living in this time now where people can say all kinds of things and if you say it loud enough, people believe it.”
When Cohen suggests she reach out to the film’s producers, Givens noted that the #MeToo movement has made it so that she’s not have to do that.
“The climate’s been changed, so you have the #MeToo movement and things that used to be acceptable to do to women or say about women, I don’t think are necessarily acceptable now,” she said.
“I think to be on the other end of what I’ve experienced and to have somebody say, ‘The best punch I ever threw was against Robin and she bounced one wall to the next and was out,’” she continued, repeating a quote from the book “Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson” attributed to Mike. “I’m literally praying that those things, we’re in a climate where it’s not acceptable, it’s not rewarded, it’s not congratulated and that’s something that truly means a lot to me.”
Givens and Tyson married in 1988, but she filed for divorce just eight months later. In an interview with Barbara Walters, she said being married to the famed boxer was “torture, pure hell.” Watch the interview via the YouTube clip above.
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