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Game Changers Project featured on Huffington Post Live
While most media outlets focus on the box office success of mainstream black filmmakers, a growing number of independent black filmmakers continue to produce critically celebrated films. Will studio executives—and audiences—finally take notice? Segment features interviews with Byron Hurt, Cheo Tyehimba Taylor, and Stacey MuhammadCheck it out!
By Serena Muthi Reed
With every GCP webisode i learn something new. The opportunity to research, interview, and profile Black men who are doing great work is exciting! This work is publicly recognizing people who may have ordinarily been misrepresented or glossed over for who really are. This short video is called ExtraOrdinary Men because while i want my work to acknowledge the "greatness" of individuals, I also understand that community informs and, I'd say, even incubates these individuals who do great work. They don't come from nothing!
Paradise the Architect: Hip Hop Game Changer
By Jasiri X.
Paradise was manager of entertainment and host for The Legendary Hip-hop Club "The Latin Quarter" aka (The LQ). The Latin Quarter was the incubator of "The Golden Era" Of Hip-hop where legendary artists honed their skills. Those artists include: Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-1, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and many others. Paradise and Lumumba Carson formed The BlackWatch Movement that spawned the group X-Clan. Dubbed The Grand Architech, Paradise was X Clan's main producer of both of The X-Clan's albums: "To The East Blackwards" and "XODUS. The X-Clan spoke before the Congressional Black Caucus and were nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
By Shaka Jamal Redmond
In my initial phone interview with Mr. Savage, I immediately recognized his dynamic spirit. It was coupled with an old school, Black barbershop, school of hard knocks, style of straight forward talk that carried few apologies and many interesting anecdotes. I knew if I could capture his emotions on film, the piece could be transformative for anyone who watched it, no matter what field they are in, including Mr. Savage. I wanted to make sure this piece could be a mirror to his intense work ethic, validating the fruits of his labor.