In July the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in partnership with Diversity in Franchising Initiative announced a webinar series that they will launch for Dunkin’ Brands Group in hopes that more people of color will open franchises in all scopes of restaurant ownership from quick service to a full service restaurant. The webinar is open to all who are contemplating opening a franchise but are unsure of what it entails.The program will consist of an overview of the industry, developing a business plan, other resources and helpful tips
“Selma”, opening in theaters Christmas Day, is a film showcasing one of the pinnacle turns in the Civil Rights Movement; the march on Selma that ultimately led to then President Lyndon Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The movie stars David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr alongside Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth, and Oprah Winfrey. The movie opens in theaters Christmas Day.
Angie Martinez is no stranger to setting records and last week after raising over 40,000 while running the New York City Marathon the veteran radio personality went on to sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation the news came via Twitter when the company tweeted “Roc Nation welcomes multimedia personality @AngieMartinez to the Roc Nation family!” reads the post, which features Martinez wearing a hat with the company’s logo. Martinez was on-air at Hot 97, before her abrupt resignation after which she began hosting at their rival station Power 105.1 in July when her new show aired her first guest was none other than Jay Z. Martinez will be the first multimedia personality signed to the management company
Big Hero 6 did extremely well in theaters this weekend, slated to make just over $56-million this, beating out Interstellar for the top grossing moving in the U.S. box office.
Although domestically Big Hero 6 hit the mark, Interstellar still ran the international crowd. The Hollywood Reporter Reports:
Overseas, Interstellar debuted on par with Gravity in 62 markets, grossing $80 million for a worldwide launch of $132.2 million. Big Hero 6, which is rolling out slowly internationally, grossed $7.6 million for an early foreign total of $23 million and world cume of $79.2 million (it opened two weeks earlier in Russia).
Marvel has once again proven their ability to capitalize off of obscure movies with Big Hero 6’s weekend box office earnings. The future is looking brighter and brighter
After leaving the series for one film out of the Bourne franchise, this is slightly narcissistic of me, Matt Damon has confirmed that he will return to once again play the iconic Jason Bourne, reuniting with original director Paul Greengrass.
Damon stated “Yes, next year,” Damon responded to E! News when asked for clarification. “It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. [Director] Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”
In previous years there was some obvious doubt that there would ever be a new Bourne movie starring Damon as he himself expressed disinterest. “In the end I felt I had given it my all in two films I’m very proud of and didn’t want to make another if I didn’t believe it could be as good if not better,” he told Deadline. “I couldn’t come up with an idea, and the business reality of franchises is that when a studio has a Bourne, they’re obliged to make one every couple of years. I discovered in my heart I didn’t have another one in me.”
We’re glad you came back Matt, now bring on the fight sequences! Hoozah!
Jeezy, an Atlanta-based rapper, visits the Wayne County Juvenile Detention facility in Detroit to talk to detained youth about getting a second chance in life and how he knows where they are coming from on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
– Detroit Free Press
The NBA continued to prove why it is the most charitable league in sports.
Five-year-old JP Gibson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, where cancer of the white blood cells causes these cells to overproduce in the bone marrow, limiting the production of red blood cells, other white blood cells, and platelets. Symptoms include chest pain, vomiting, fever, increased risk of infection, and bleeding. While chemotherapy is the initial form of treatment, there are a few more invasive forms of therapy as well. Even with all of this, JP got to see his dream come true.
Thanks to photographer Jon Diaz and his “Anything Can Be” program, the Utah Jazz signed the young superstar in front of his family and a host of sportswriters to a one-day contract, press conference and all. He then got to warm up with the team and even saw some actual playing time in a scrimmage with the Jazz players, where JP showed off his dribbling skills and hops, putting down a mean two-handed flush. I’m serious, see for yourself.