Film Review: LA 92

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Film Review: LA 92 By Teryl Warren Injustice.  There were wailing Korean business owners desperately trying to save their livelihoods from looters.  There were white policemen in tears who could neither help nor harm their angry attackers. There was a controversial verdict that literally lit the flame, and from April 29 – May 4, 1992 [...]

Genius Premiere

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GENIUS PREMIERE ” I hope it hooks you!” Director Ron Howard joked as he introduced Episode 1 of National Geographic Channel‘s upcoming global event series Genius at last night’s premiere. And with a winning formula of Howard at the helm, Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein and an opening title sequence scored by none other [...]

Women in the World Summit

(L-R) 2017 Toyota Mothers of Invention Hahna Alexander of SolePower, Sarah Evans of Well Aware and Komal Dadlani of Lab4U attend the 8th Annual Women in the World Summit.

Toyota Shines Spotlight on Female Pioneers at 8th Annual Women in the World Summit This week, the 8th annual Tina Brown Live Media Women in the World Summit, presented and co-hosted by Toyota, featured the Mothers of Invention (MOI) Class of 2017, celebrating pioneers who are driving positive change in the world through innovation and [...]

Toronto Loves LG6

Raptors Point Guard, Cory Joseph, is a fan of the LG G6 and is its Canadian ambassador. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)

The LG G6 Becomes the Official Smartphone of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors On April 7, 2017 LG Electronics Canada will launch its latest smartphone, the LG G6, making it the official phone of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. This is an extension of an ongoing Platinum Level partnership with the MLSE and [...]

Dove’s Real Beauty

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Dove Calls on Real Women to Share Their #RealBeauty Stories to Change How Women are Seen for the Next 60 Years Shonda Rhimes partners with Dove to bring real stories to life Dove is celebrating 60 years of showcasing and caring for real women. In that time, beauty has continued to evolve —at a faster [...]

Workforce Equality?

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Equality in the Workforce: Rising Fast or Falling Short? 8 in 10 Americans say female leaders have to work harder than men to prove themselves As National Women’s History Month drew to a close, The Harris Poll examined just how well Americans believe women are faring in the workforce today. While about 8 in 10 [...]

OSCAR DIRECTOR ART AUCTION

Hector Hyppolite (Haitian/St. Marc, 1894-1948), Bosou Toi Conne, oil-on-board, 19.75 x 27.25 inches, Jonathan Demme collection. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000

Art Collections of Oscar-winning Film Director Jonathan Demme, Movie Set Designer Ford Wheeler to be Auctioned March 19 n March 19, the Philadelphia auction house Material Culture will shine its spotlight on premier works from the folk and self-taught art collections of Academy Award-winning Hollywood director Jonathan Demme and his friend and past collaborator, movie set designer Ford Wheeler. “I believe many [...]

JOBS IN CANNABIS

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FinancialBuzz.com: Cannabis Market Creating Jobs The fast-growing #cannabis market is expected to create more #jobs in the United States. According to the 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook, published by New Frontier Data, the cannabis #industry is expected to create 283,422 jobs by 2020, with an implied growth rate of more than 17 percent compounded over the [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ANNALÉ

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ANNALÉ Finding a sultry Neo-Soul songstress who looks up to the likes of Erykah Badu and Lalah Hathaway is about as difficult as finding a palm tree in Los Angeles – they’re everywhere you look. But a Korean-American Neo-Soul songstress who’s classically trained and has already performed with R&B legends before her debut [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DJOIR

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DJOIR When’s the last time you heard someone in the public eye talk about embracing their flaws? In this day and age of Photoshop and strategic lighting, most artists work very hard to present a carefully crafted image of perfection for public consumption. But pop artist Djoir  steps boldly into the spotlight – [...]