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Good Bread Alley Launches KickStarter Campaign

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Good Bread Alley Created by Actor/Writer/Producer April Yvette Thompson Is an epic period play with Afro Cuban and Gullah music, dance and myth exploring the most fundamental truths about a mother’s love and the struggle to become better than what was promised.

The Team behind the production recently launched a KickStarter campaign to back funding. Below are some links to the campaign video, words from the playwright as well as a fantastic article on IndieWire about the work of the producers, SimonSays Entertainment.  The goal is to have supporters of the arts be a part of making the magic that is Good Bread.

How Does the Good Bread Alley KickStarter Work? http://kck.st/OaeuLq

Why Did April Write Good Bread Alley? http://goodbreadalley.weebly.com/blog.html

Who is SimonSays Entertaiment and Why Are They Producing Good Bread Alley? http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/simonsays-entertainment-the-enterprising-artists-who-would-become-discerning-producers

Find out more about the project by connecting with Good Bread Alley on Twitter and Instagram: @GoodBreadAlley

Best,

April D. Byrd

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Infographic Highlights Racial Success and Inequality in Hollywood

African-Americans have 1,038 Billion dollars worth of buying power 12 Years A Slave pulled the same ROI as The Hunger Games with a significantly smaller budget, and Black Film Festivals are on the rise, so what’s going on? Will we keep up the good trend? A new Info-graphic created by the New York Film Academy has nearly everything we could ever love to know about the progress and status of black people in the film industry.

The graphic includes a timeline of success and innovation in black film, as well as many ways African-Americans lag behind in media. Last year was really good for Black Hollywood, but are our stories being handled correctly? Producer Will Packer had some “Powerful” advice regarding that front as listed in the graphic:

“It’s imperative that the next generation of young black film makers realize that their power is in their unique perspectives, unique skill sets, and unique stories. Standing out is a good thing in Hollywood.”

That is highly agreed, director Malcolm D. Lee also advised quite simply to “Just keep making quality movies.” How far have we come and How far do we intend to go? The info-graphic definitely stands as a good compass and resource. Check it out for yourself (below):

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How are you feeling about the state of Black Film and entertainment? Do you think Black Hollywood needs to up the ante? More Genres? More diversity? or are we feeling fine with where it’s at? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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25 Most Inspirational Twitter Accounts Worth A Follow

 

 

These Amazing personalities have added life to my timeline for several years and were even kind enough to follow a young writer. Highly Grateful and even though the number was kept at twenty-five. Breath Of Life Daily is grateful for everyone one of our twitter followers who have connected!

Thank you all for connecting with @BOLDJournal and @aprilinspired. We have been “Twatching” and the Inspiration hasn’t gone unnoticed! Blessings! and thanks for the Love!

FULL POST: here at www.breathoflifedaily.com

 

Will Gabrielle Douglas Make Time For A Date?

Being a seventeen year old national Olympic superstar gymnast must lead to a very busy life and a hectic schedule. Scroll through your Facebook news feed and you’ll probably see several events and announcements from the star, most recently her plans to attend Gospel artist Martha Munizzi’s Viva La Woman event with her mom. Empowered is most certainly the best way to live. Will Gabby be empowered in all areas? Even love?

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Most recently another “superstar” has been vying for Gabby’s attention. YouTube sensation and Honor Graduate Leon Purvis noted for gaining attention from President Obama and hanging out with Justin Bieber is on his second petition for an evening with Gabby.

When Purvis initially asked Gabby to attend his senior prom with him, she “sadly” declined due to a scheduling conflict. Leon is back, more accomplished, and giving it another shot! From the looks of social media it looks like he’s making much headway! Leon got a response from Gabby’s mother promising to “see what she can do”. He also got a lead from Gabby herself on her favorite restaurant.

Since Gabby’s initial rejection, Leon has not failed to do his homework or follow up for her attention. Purvis has seriously looked into the facts to know more about the life and perspective of the girl he admires. He has read Gabrielle’s first book “Grace, Gold, and Glory” along with her latest project “Raising the Bar”. Leon is persistent, he is convincing, has his facts straight, and he’s not giving up anytime soon. 

Even with being an all-around Olympic Gold champion, having made history and that oh so killer Nike Commercial, it’s sure Gabby like everyone else could use more good company, which Leon is suitable to provide.

The recent graduate took another shot at landing time with the gymnast he looks up to in his most recent video. Gabby promised to connect with Leon if she reached 800,000 followers on twitter, she still hasn’t reached the goal yet. However, Doug still followed Purvis account back after her moms reply. Hopefully there will be no more scheduling conflicts, and these two superstars can go on a proper date. Leon is anxiously awaiting a reply, but now the world and all of social media want to know as well: Gabby Douglas, “Want to Go on a Date” …with Leon Purvis?

We sure do hope so! Gabrielle tweets at: https://twitter.com/gabrielledoug