Principal photography is taking place now in Providence Rhode Island. But, the problem is Rhode Island is an 88% white state and not enough people of color are auditioning for the roles.
This is paid work.
Seeking Asians, Blacks, Latinos and Hispanice. Male or Female.
18+ and 18+ looks like teen.
Acting experience is nice to have but if you don’t have any, that’s okay. Bring a friend.
To be selected for a PAID ROLE – send photos and your phone number and general availability to CONTACT@BLACKBOSTON.COM
NEED you to wear your most expensive suits, your finest jewelry, dress to impress – this is a cocktail party scene. Send that look, those photos. You can submit different options.
You’ll be paid for your efforts.
Easter is a time of renewal believers and non-believers fully share, even while not sharing most (though not all) Christians’ belief in the resurrection of Jesus. There is no contradiction, especially in America. It is a unifying season.
Thirteen words from a familiar hymn sung at the memorial service for a friend last month were a reminder of the power of Christian belief. This takes some explaining. The hymn was Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which is one of at least two hymns expunged from some Christian denominations’ hymnals. The other was “Onward Christian Soldiers,” which 40 years ago was deemed to be too militaristic. The distinction between marching to war and “marchingas to war,” in the hymn’s lyric, was rejected. (Today, students taught English at many of our leading universities would say, “marching like to war.”)
So the only way for a wonderful man to have “Battle Hymn of the Republic sung at his own memorial service was to have the words and music printed in the program. The 13 striking words are:
He died to make us holy; let us die to make men free.
A friend’s lifelong commitment to Julia Ward Howe’s rollicking hymn of commitment to the Christian life and to the abolition of slavery during the Civil War. For us, inspiration in a time that sometimes seems to have reduced the English language to a single letter. “I.” The first person pronoun at the center of everything.
Believers and non-believers can envy the well-led Christian life.
From services at sunrise to nature-walks in the middle of this very northern-New-England-like mud season, Easter Sunday will be celebrated in many ways. It is not for us to instruct. We will only note an opportunity that should appeal equally to either the secular or the devout….
On Sunday, the Corner Stone Lodge at 565 Washington Street will hold its monthly “all-you-can-eat” breakfast from 8 to 11:30. The cost is $5 for children, $7 for seniors, $8 for adults. At 10:30 there will be an Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under.
The proceeds of the Lodge’s many charitable activities go to the Interfaith Council’s Food Pantry; to $500 scholarships for Duxbury High School seniors; and to other nearby causes. Its events on Sunday aren’t the only way to spend Easter morning. If one does attend one may be confident the “first person pronoun” will be nowhere in sight.
–D.A. Mittell, Jr.
Here are revealing interviews with the USATF Indoor Championship athletes competing at Reggie Lewis Center this week.
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice unites relatives of 1936 African American Olympic heroes at Chicago shoot
The Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Chicago shoot captured more than just never-before-heard interviews with the families of three of the African American Olympians who lived in Chicago. The shoot proved to be the first-ever meeting of the families of 1936 Gold and Silver medalist Ralph Metcalfe, 1936 Olympian and first black woman to compete for the USA, Tydie Pickett, and 1936 Olympian John Brooks. The three families by chance were on the set at the same time. Ralph Metcalfe, Jr. was interviewed first and decided to stay to meet Bernita Echols and Faye Walker. The senior Metcalfe had been friends with Tydie Pickett, mother of Bernita and Faye and spoke of her to Metcalfe, Jr.
Dr. Daria Brooks Terrell, a Chicago Orthopedic Surgeon, and daughter of John Brooks, arrived with her mother Wannetta Brooks before Ralph, Faye and Bernita departed. The moment was magical, profound and heartfelt and certainly one that harkened back to the moment when their relatives joined each other on the deck of the U.S.S. Manhattan, unknowingly about to change history.
The daughters of Tydie Pickett had never met Daria, but they knew John Brooks was instrumental in Tydie Pickett’s career and decision to go the Olympic Trials in 1936. After hugs, tears and lots of reminiscing, they exchanged numbers and planned to keep in touch. Of course, they all look forward to seeing each other at the premiere of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice!
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Re: The Hugh Masakela Concert originally scheduled for Feb 24th at John Hancock Hall has been cancelled.
I regret to inform you that the Hugh and Vusi show in Boston has been canceled due to circumstances beyond my control. As far as I know, there is no reschedule date in mind ,