In February 2011, you can bring Tavis Smiley and the America I AM: The Multimedia Experience to your organization. For information call (323) 290-2311.
This week, we’re celebrating the Oscars by speaking to stars from three breakout movies of the season. Barry Jenkins, Director of the Oscar-nominated movie, ‘Moonlight’, Octavia Spencer talks about playing mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the hit movie, ‘Hidden Figures’. Mykelti Williamson reflects on his role as Gabriel Maxson in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson’s play, ‘Fences’. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
Marketing communications pioneer, founder and chairman emeritus of Burrell Communications, and Advertising Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Burrell is credited with revolutionizing the image of African Americans in television and changing the face of American advertising. During his tenure as a top executive, he coined the now famous phrase, “Black people are not dark-skinned White people.” His award-winning work promoted positive and realistic images of Blacks and acknowledged the purchasing power of the African American community. Burrell is the founder of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes intra-racial dialogue and community-based new media “stop the brainwash” campaigns. He lives in Chicago’s South Loop area. BRAINWASHED: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority is his first book.