Issa Rae was unabashed about who she was supporting at the 2017 Emmys.Variety asked the “Insecure” creator and star who she was rooting for at Sunday night’s awards and her response was perfect.“I’m rooting for everybody black,” she replied. “I am!”

Source: Issa Rae’s Unapologetic Support Of Black Stars At The Emmys Is A Mood | HuffPost

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Take your body-shaming elsewhere. That’s the message South African plus-size model, blogger and photographer Lesego “Lee” Legobane had for a Twitter troll who attempted to make a joke using her image. On Tuesday, Twitter user Leyton Mokgerepi used a photo of Legobane in a meme comparing her to another bikini model. He attempted to disparage her, writing, “Girls that I like vs. Girls that like me.”

Source: This Curvy Model Had The Perfect Clapback For Body-Shaming Meme | HuffPost

On September 14th, more than 60 women members of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) gathered at Time Warner Center in New York for a day of networking, learning and reflection at ELC’s first-ever Regional Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF).

Source: Blog | Turner

THAT FULL FRONTAL LIFE W/ SHOW WRITER ASHLEY BLACK Blog | Turner

Posted: September 24, 2017 by realjdobypr in News

I dig this show The Full Frontal Life and found a great interview with Show Writer Ashley Black. Somehow it’s always the behind the scenes people who get left out…not today though.

Before following her dream of a career in comedy, Ashley Nicole Black was four-years into a PhD degree. Now, she’s part of the tour-de-force writing team and a correspondent for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, now in its second season on TBS. As a newly minted Emmy® award-winning writer and a bona fide comedic role model, Ashley gave us an inside scope on the life of a Full Frontal writer and shared some of her favorite moments and how she hopes to inspire others.

What is the Full Frontal writer’s room like? Are there bowls of jellybeans? Pork rinds? A politician dartboard?

Well, we don’t have any pork rinds! Or a writer’s room really. While we do meet in person a couple of times a week to talk about our show topics, we do most of our work online. Kind of a “virtual writer’s room.” In part because the type of writing we do is very detailed and not really conducive to writing together in a room like that, and in part because we are a bunch of introverted nerds.

How long does it take to write a show? What’s taken the longest to write?

Most of the shows are written in about two days to a week. Occasionally, we will have a piece that requires longer baking than that, because it needs more research, or is particularly difficult to write, but that is rare. We spent two weeks working on “Kris Kobach Racist Music Man,” because it’s a musical, which is harder both to write and to get approved by legal. I come from an Improv background, so it’s very funny to me to go from singing whatever I want off the top of my head, to having lyrics approved by a team of lawyers.

What do you enjoy doing most on the show?

I really enjoy writing historical deep dives. I’m a nerd; I love learning about a new topic and sharing that information with everyone. I also really like interviewing experts for the same reason. It’s fun to learn about their area of expertise and even more fun to watch a Harvard professor’s eyes widen when you tell an off-color joke about his research.

What have you worked on at Full Frontal that you’re most proud of?

Not the White House Correspondents Dinner, and I’m not just saying that because we just won an Emmy® for writing it. We made that special while still writing our regular show so it was kind of like having two jobs for a couple of months. I loved watching all my coworkers rise to the occasion. We all leveled up. I got to write jokes for Allison Janney as one of my favorite TV characters ever, C.J. Cregg. The live show was so huge and making that many people laugh live was one of the best performance moments of my life.

What do you do when Full Frontal isn’t in production?

Try (and fail) to ignore the news. Hang out with my dog. I spent the entire last dark week drinking white wine in a hot tub.

As a comedienne of color, who are your inspirations or role models?

I’m always torn about the terms “comedienne” or “actress.” I used to think men and women do the same job, why have different job titles? Then I had an acting teacher who told me, “Actually your job is much harder; you have to make people laugh while fitting into the narrow definition of ‘likeable’ that exists for women.” And you know, the whole backwards and in heels thing. Anyway, I prefer the term “comedian” or “woman of valor.”

The comedians I return to for inspiration are Aidy Bryant, Paul Mooney, Ali Wong, Maria Bamford, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers… there are so many. But I also draw a lot from dramas and, of course, the news. The more seriously someone takes what they’re doing, the funnier I think it is.

Source: Blog | Turner

Video Tech Startup, Vydia, Debuts on the Inc 500 list of America’s Fastest-Growing CompaniesVydia Ranks No. 372 on the 2017 Inc. 5000Inc. magazine today ranked Vydia No. 372 on its 36th annual Inc. 500 (and subsequently the Inc. 5000), the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

Source: Video Tech Startup Vydia Debuts at Number 8 in Entertainment on Inc 500 list – The Hype Magazine

(10) Trump Defends Nazis: “Very Fine People” – YouTube

Posted: August 16, 2017 by realjdobypr in News

Trump said both sides were at fault for Charlottesville but also said both sides has “very fine people” on them. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

https://tytnetwork.com/join/“President Donald Trump lashed out today over criticism of his initial statement about the Charlottesville, Virginia, violence over the weekend in a confrontational press conference at Trump Tower. Asked about his immediate response Saturday, Trump quickly went on to blame both sides of protestors for the conflict, adding that there were “very fine people” in both the group of white supremacists and white nationalists as well as among the counter-protesters.

“I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there is blame object on both sides,” Trump said during his remarks today.“You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides,” he added.

I simply cannot believe this did not begin the process of immediate removal of this man from office. His only acknowledgement of the murder which resulted from this was “I saw the same pictures you did” in response to an off camera declaration of “Heather Heyer died” he was totally heartless…

The city’s largest annual breakdance tournament, McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, will return to the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on August 26. Now in its fourth year, the event will feature eight award-winning crews from across the U.S. and Canada battling it out for a $5,000 grand prize and championship title.

Hosted by HOT 97 personalities Kast One and Laura Stylez, the competition will also celebrate the introduction of breaking as an official sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics by bringing together b-boy pioneers and the next generation of dancers.

The legendary Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón will serve as lead judge while hip hop icon GrandMixer DXT will serve as the tournament DJ.

GRAMMY Award winner DXT will also be honored with the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to breakdance and hip hop.

Additionally, the event will feature music performances, audience battles and surprise guests.Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $17 for children (12 and under) and seniors and can be purchased at the NYU Skirball Center box office or website.

All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA), a non-profit organization that provides needed stability and resources to children and their families.

Source: Get Ready for McDonald’s B-Boy Royale 4 – The Hype Magazine

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The Hype Magazine got Fred The Godson to weigh in on a few things during a “Live Session” segment discussing not only his impending mixtape but also the process to creating a major solo release as an indie artist. Certain artists exhibit a lifelong respect for mother Hip-Hop and the teachings of the culture and Fred is one of those “REAL ONES” in this writer’s opinion. I’d been watching him since he began to make his mark and his movement is legit on all levels, he’s also catching on to the importance of getting first count on his own money which is why he’s held off on accepting several deal offers from the majors. Tune in!

Source: Live Session: Fred The Godson talks upcoming ‘Gordo’ project and being indie – The Hype Magazine

As presented by SiriusXM’s Coffee House channel, “Coffee House Live” tour is one of this summer’s most refreshing outings. Featuring Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, and Brandon Jenner, the triple billing kicked off on July 7 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. The tour is now in the middle of the United States, playing tonight at Minnesota’s Fine Line Music Café. Upcoming cities include New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and Detroit before the tour ends on August 10 at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club.

On behalf of the Inquisitr, I had the pleasure of talking with Radin, Yamagata, and Jenner, asking all three singer/songwriters the same four questions. Radin, the tour’s headliner, is touring in support of his self-produced album The Fall. Very impressively, to date, over 100 films have featured Radin’s music. Yamagata is on the road playing songs from last year’s Tightrope Walker, which received four-star reviews from Mojo, Reader’s Digest, and the Daily Mirror alike. Jenner is known for his collaborations with wife Leah and is currently featured on Spotify’s “Your Favorite Coffeehouse” playlist.For more information on the tour and its artists, visit http://www.siriusxm.com/CoffeehouseSweeps.

Source: Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, And Brandon Jenner On Their ‘Coffee House Live’ Tour With Sirius XM