Category: Leadership

Self Care for Teachers – What’s your story?

Our SXSW EDU 2019 session “Be Your Own Answer: Self Care for Teachers” was an amazing success. Overwhelmed by traumatic school-based events, “active killer” training, and ever-changing high-stakes testing, public school teachers may feel stepping into a classroom is a life-altering decision. It’s certainly an emotional one. This session shared insights from an award-winning teacher…
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Bite Me Again

It’s the morning of New Year’s Day, and I am feeling really spectacular about this coming year. I’m also feeling very itchy. As part of my NYE tradition, I’ve gone to a Burning Bowl service, and when I arrive home, I decide to make it a night of self care. I wash the dishes, I…
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Creative Capital Makes It Rain at Florida’s Spring PDP Weekend

The rain seemed to begin as soon as I started out on the expressway. I had an hour and a half before I saw signs of Jupiter so I busied myself with thoughts of the loose ends I needed to tie up from our production of the Lion King Kids. After directing 187 cast and…
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Be Your Own IT Guy: Lendell McGhee

Lendell is a humble guy. But he’s got a service that speaks for him. Check out our interview with him.

When You Fall

What happens when you’re out in front and you fall? Over the past few years, I’ve watched the media, really anyone with access to an audience, pick apart people in the public eye. We can no longer tell the difference between holding someone accountable to a standard, and criticizing with a malicious intention. It’s easy…
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Third Horizon Film Festival

Sun bursts from sea. Water not dousing his fire but hiding the shadows that follow; Water that welcomes his light. She stands, both edge and the deep, his birth her third horizon. -N.S.   Every film has two driving forces: the main character’s outer goal, and her inner need. Filmmakers go to film festivals for…
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Be Your Own Storyteller: Melody Cooper

We interviewed visionary storyteller Melody M. Cooper in the wake of her selection to the Meryl Streep funded IRIS Writer’s Lab for her project The Sound of Darkness. She also landed a 2016 Shudder Labs Fellowship from AMC Networks and is also winner of the Women in Cinema International Screenplay competition. Melody M. Cooper is…
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Be Your Own Producer: ABFF Interview with Pryor Hill Productions

In this in-depth interview done both at their screening of How To Tell You’re A Douchebag, and then after the American Black Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony, we find out how Julius Pryor and Marttise Hill leveraged a passion for film into a balanced, entrepreneurial life. Hear: – how they handle gatekeepers – what…
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Be Your Own Coach: Dre Baldwin of #WorkonYourGame

I caught up with Dre Baldwin of DreAllDay and Work On Your Game fame, one of the top content creators on mental toughness on YouTube. He is a professional basketball player who turned his successful international career into a brand for young athletes who want to control their careers. As he puts it, even the…
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Girls Call The Shots

I’m going out on a limb here. I’m going to say that you’ve seen the story in the news. The one where a group of girls beat a classmate to death in the bathroom at school. It was over a boy. It hurt me. These were girls who thought that a boy’s attention was more valuable…
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