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MISLED: EPISODE 2: MENTAL HEALTH

Check out “Misled”, Episode 2 on Mental Health.

On this episode of Misled, Stephanie Harris shares her  story of living with Bipolar Disorder. We also talk to Radio Host and Celebrity Coach Dyana Williams who tells us about her personal journey dealing with family members who suffer from the disease. And later, we sit down with  mental health experts, Barry Adams and Debbie Mikola who explain the clinical aspect of mental health. Watch Now!!!!


MISLED: EPISODE 2 SNEAK PEEK

We’re back! We know it’s been a long time coming, but “Misled” is back with a new episode! Episode 2 of Misled focuses on Mental Health in the African American community. We wanted to shed light on the issue of mental health by discussing the stigma that is associated with many mental health disorders. We hope to educate people about mental health disorders in an effort to negate the negative perception associated with them to reach a broader level of understanding and compassion.

Check out a sneak peek of the episode below!


VIDEO: 50th anniversary: March On Washington

Mic Check 1-Two!’s Lana Adams was in Washington D.C. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 covering the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington. Click below to view the coverage which includes exclusive interviews with event organizers, television host, A.J. Calloway, the sixth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and more!


EVENT: BOLD, BROWN & BEAUTIFUL

Come out to support this great event!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE JUST RSVP to ashley@writelaughdream.com.

This is an evening to explore the stories of brown women not only in the African-American community but across the board. With the recent airing of “Dark Girls” on OWN TV, it’s evident
many women, light, dark and in between still struggle with self esteem. But there is victory in our journey as women.

Join us as we view an extended clip of the documentary followed by a panel
discussion featuring:

Lenny Daniels (Director, Actress)
Stephanie “Rhythm” Keene (UN & Co. apparel)
Darcel Laurie (Makeup by Dar/Beauty Advisor)
Shaleah L. Sutton (President, UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC)

Moderated by Ashley Coleman of WriteLaughDream.com.
Vendors will include: Duafe Holistic Hair Care, Motives by Lala, Shanina Dionna (Art &Photography)

RSVP with your name to ashley@writelaughdream.com.

Tuesday, August 20
6-8 PM
Blues Babe Foundation
2233 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

 

 

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VIDEO: FRUITVALE STATION SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

On July 22, Friends for Justice Philly, in conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, hosted a special screening of Fruitvale Station followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists.

Check out the recap video for our special screening of Fruitvale Station below

Friends for Justice Philly is a group of young activists dedicated toward providing real solutions for many of today’s pressing issues that disproportionately affect the black community. Check out the Friends for Justice Philly website for more information regarding the organizations and young people involved and to keep up with our upcoming events. We believe that it is time to stop talking about the problems and start doing. Collectively we will create, develop and execute programs that will help to educate, inform, and progress our community.

We are currently working on #nextsteps to inform our community of legal rights and legislation that can have an impact on their lives. Stay tuned for the “Know Your Rights Series.

Remember to Like “Friends For Justice Philly” on Facebook.


SPECIAL SCREENING: FRUITVALE STATION

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

In conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, Tabb Management & FRIENDS will host a special screening of Fruitvale Station on Monday, July 22 at 6:35pm followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists:

Michael Coard – Attorney
Conrad Moore – Anti-Oppression Lecturer

Wanda Darden – Program Coordinator
The purpose of the panel is to urge the community to rally together at this critical socio-historic moment around issues the movie raises. The brief discussion will include Fruitvale Station’s implications, impact and opportunity as a springboard for community partnerships and positive change.

chronicles the true story of the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life – a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California.

In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale BART Station, Grant was lying down, handcuffed and unarmed at the time of the shooting. Grant’s case sparked outrage in the community and raised questions of police brutality and racial profiling.


Misled Exclusive Commentary on “Dark Girls” Film

DARK GIRLS RECAP

Check out our commentary on the film “Dark Girls”. The documentary premiered on Oprah’s OWN Network and focuses on colorism in the African American community. The films producers D. Channsin Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) and Bill Duke (Duke Media) went into the community to talk to people about the effects of colorism and the stigma placed on darker complected women. Many people have had their opinions of the doc. Watch the video below to see what we thought! Feel free to comment or send your thoughts to creatingdialogue@gmail.com !