#BlackGirlMagic: Victoria Mahoney Becomes First Black Woman Director For Star Wars Franchise

#BlackGirlMagic: Victoria Mahoney Becomes First Black Woman Director For Star Wars Franchise

Black producers, directors, and writers are continuing to make strides behind the scenes of major films. Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney recently made history by becoming the first Black woman director for the Star Wars franchise, E News reported.

Mahoney—who is known for directing episodes for television shows that include Grey’s Anatomy, Queen Sugar, and American Crime—was chosen to serve as the second unit director for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, the news outlet writes. In her role, she’ll oversee the supplementary footage for the film. This is the first time in the franchise’s history that a Black woman has held a directorial position. Fellow director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to share the historic news. “Happy to share this historic news,” she posted. “A black woman directing stories in a galaxy far, far away. First unit director #JJAbrams. Second unit director @VictoriaMahoney. #StarWarsE9 #StarWars.” [Read more]

Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s Family Continues Fundraising Efforts For Chicago Monument

Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s Family Continues Fundraising Efforts For Chicago Monument

The family of Ida B. Wells-Barnett—the influential Civil Rights leader who led an anti-lynching movement and was an advocate for women’s suffrage—is looking to commemorate her legacy through the creation of a monument in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Over the course of her life, Wells-Barnett made major contributions to the city, the news outlet writes. She launched several Chicago-based organizations that helped African Americans rise up the ranks in politics—resulting in the election of the city’s first Black alderman—and she created the first kindergarten program for Black children. [Read more]

Entrepreneur Aims To Raise $10 Million To Fund Black Tech Companies

Entrepreneur Aims To Raise $10 Million To Fund Black Tech Companies

A Black entrepreneur is looking to use his business as an avenue to fund tech companies created by African-Americans, Black Enterprise reported.

Marceau Michel—creator of Black Founders Matter—is aiming to raise $10 million for visionaries of color in the tech industry. Initially, Michel’s company started off as a retail line created to inspire and empower Black entrepreneurs but his own experiences as a Black man in the tech space motivated him to take his company beyond the slogan. Michel—who hails from Haiti—founded a tech start-up called Werkhouse and ran into many issues when trying to seek capital. Instead of complaining about the racial inequalities that come with finding investors, he decided to take matters into his own hands and use Black Founders Matter as a way to give Black entrepreneurs access to venture capital. [Read more]

Timothy Cunningham Remembered By Morehouse College

Timothy Cunningham Remembered By Morehouse College

On February 12, Timothy Cunningham vanished after leaving work early because he reportedly didn’t feel. Cunningham worked for the Center For Disease Control. For nearly two months authorities searched for him and on April 5, the Atlanta Police Department confirmed the body of Cunningham was found in the Chattahoochee River, which is located in northwest Atlanta. The primary cause of death is believed to be a drowning based on the autopsy, but authorities have not been able to determine what caused the 35-year-old to drown. [Read more]

Destiny’s New Bae: Who Is Michelle Williams’ Pastor Fianceé Chad Johnson?


Michelle Williams’ Destiny became fulfilled when Michelle Williams revealed she was engaged to Pastor Chad Johnson! How did they meet? When did he propose? And better, yet, who is Chad Johnson? Johnson, not the football player, is a pro sports chaplai, however. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ICE STUDIO BUILD Minneapolis – Minnesota

                                                                                                      

Prepared By: Freddie Bell, GM/KMOJ-FM Date: March 9, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ICE STUDIO BUILD Minneapolis – Minnesota
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 23, 2018, 2pm QUESTION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 16, 2018
Questions may be submitted in written form no later than March 16, 2018 to:
RFP Contact Name: Freddie Bell
Contact Address: 2123 W. Broadway Suite 200 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
Telephone Number:   6123770594    Email Address: freddiebell@kmojfm.com  [Read more]

Hosts Announced For KMOJ and The Ice!

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR INFORMATION: Freddie Bell, 612-377-0594

Comedian/Actress and Radio Personality, Sheryl Underwood joins KMOJ 89.9 FM HD2, The Ice, Monday January 8th, 3pm to 6pm. Underwood is among the first radio hosts being featured on the new Urban Hip-Hop station which launched September 20, 2017.

In making the announcement, KMOJ’s General Manager Freddie Bell also revealed the addition of Tamara Moore, with “T-Moore’s Take-Over,”  also joining the Ice in the Mid-Day time slot. Moore, a former Minnesota Lynx star and KMOJ alum, rejoins KMOJ adding flavor to the station featuring female personalities. Local female host DJ Dime has been with the station since sign-on. [Read more]