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- 19 Black Women Ran For Judicial Seats In Houston, Texas; 19 Black Women Are Now Judges In Houston, Texas.
Beto O'Rourke may have lost the Senate race to Ted Cruz in Texas, but Harris County showed up and elected the #Houston19- November 8, 2018
- ‘America’s Freedom Church’ Ebenezer Baptist Church Hosts ‘Get Out The Vote Prayer Rally’
Faith Leaders From Across The Country Join Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church For a ‘Get Out the Vote Prayer Rally’- November 6, 2018
- 10 Year-Old Celai West Dominates Life’s Runway, Acting, and Using Her Platform For Positive Influence
The ten-year-old businesswoman, CEO, fashion and runway model is living her dream while staying focused on the bigger picture.- November 6, 2018
Viola Davis and Steph Curry sign on to executive produce Emanuel, a documentary about the 2015 Charleston church shooting. Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions also come on board as executive producers.
The documentary is set to feature interviews from the nine victims‘ families as well as survivors. Truly authentic in its approach, the documentary was made in alliance with the city of Charleston and the victims’ families.
Curry had this to say about his Unanimous Media Banner:
“Emanuel is an incredibly powerful film and we’re honored to come on board as executive producers. The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness. Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”
Dylann Roof, the gunman, was sentenced to death after being found guilty of 33 counts for the hate crime he committed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Davis announced joining the team through JuVee Productions while the two released a statement saying:
“That evening, a routine Bible study at Emanuel Church was a soft target based solely on the racial profile of the congregation. We, along with the country, grieved each family’s loss. Yet, miraculously, from this devastation we witnessed tremendous benchmarks of humanity. The survivors found courage to love in the face of hate. JuVee is proud to be a part of this healing and truth telling along with Unanimous Media, Brian Ivie and John Shepherd.”
Directed by Brian Ivie, the film is described as a “poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, and the healing power of forgiveness.”