@Transmediawoman Commentary: Congratulations Jamie Crockett WCNTV is committed to your message and lifting up girls and women at large. Awesome video, Awesome Call to Action. Lets be about it America, there are some great suggestions here. We look forward to hearing more from our future leaders.
The Women's Media Center would like to congratulate JAMIE CROCKETT, runner up in the WMC's Girls' State of The Union video contest!
Is this fair? or Is it the market's need for Rihanna has in abundance. This week a politician decided that it was okay to suggest that Michele Obama was well endowed in areas. And last time I checked our First Lady didn't have a Music Video Out. So how can we make Rihanna responsible for the Sexism in the media.
If you don't understand Rihanna's begining and the Industry Machine that surounds a Superstar lets look at the begining of the Dream, the Nightmare and Redemption.
In part 3 she takes a stand against staying in a abusive relationship, which speaks volumes about her, strength and courage to walk away from a man she loved. Her first true love to save herself.
Rihanna can last as long as she wants and a Sexier Performer is hard to find. She is in the Entertainment Business and therefore will be judged and misjudged as this article has done.
Kevin before Rihanna was a Transmedia Icon she was a little girl from the Barbados with a dream to make music internationally.
Michele Obama again is the First Lady of the United States of America yet some asshole decides to degrade her and think that is okay. Its not. Nor is it right to ignore the music because the package is so very very FINE.
GO RIRI! Keep your head to the sky and grabbing your croch seemed to work for Michael Jackson. Performers Perform. Happy Holiday's from @wcntv and @transmediawoman
Check out Part 1 - 3 of the 20/20 Report from after the Chris Brown Beat Down.
A few weeks back, after it was deemed the most offensive new show on network TV in our SexyorSexism? poll, we asked you to stand up to sexism and flood the pages of ABC's Man Up!.
We have positive news: the network has decided to shelve Man Up! for the time being, and all signs point to its eventual cancellation. Thank you to everyone who took this action and made a difference in the representation of gender on TV. Our campaign is starting to get noticed!
Here's this week's action:
Action Alert 1: Conscious Holiday Shopping
In America, the week after Thanksgiving officially launches the biggest shopping season of the year. Millions of people in this country will spend many millions of dollars over the next four weeks - so what better time to take some action around spending habits? Voting with our money is one of the most powerful ways we can impact the society we live in.
That's why we are launching a campaign on Tumblr and Twitter to keep track of all the positive choices we know you Reps will be making when purchasing gifts this year. If you see a product that misrepresents or degrades women - whether in a store, online or in a magazine - here's what you can do to make a difference:
1. On Twitter, post a picture or a description of the offensive product with this hashtag: #notbuyingit (ex. "The ads at Abercrombie & Fitch are degrading to women. I wanted this sweater but now I'm #notbuyingit #SARep")
2. On Tumblr, post a picture of a positive ad or item, with a description of why you think it fairly represents women! (You can see similar examples already up at http://missrep.tumblr.com)
We hope to create a trend this winter of avoiding sexist products while supporting those that send out positive messages around gender. As always, let us know of any major successes that you have! You might be our next featured rep!
Known to thousands as "The Mortgage Guru" (also as "The Madea of Money"), and named by Urban Influence Magazine as one of the 20 Hottest Influencers of 2008, Lynn Richardson is an author, entrepreneur and financial coach who uses her quick wit and humorous presentation style to help others face their money issues and achieve personal, professional and spiritual harmony.
With more than a decade of leading roles in the banking and real estate sales industries, Lynn vision is best portrayed in her books, most notably Living Check to Monday: The Real Deal About Money, Credit and Financial Security, which achieved Best Seller status at the 2008 Congressional Black Caucus Conference Book Pavilion. Lynn has been featured in Essence, Jet, Upscale, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and in countless media outlets nationwide and she currently leads one of Russell Simmons' foundations by creating empowerment programs that impact the globe.
The Chicago native began her career in 1995 as a financial aid counselor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, before landing a succession of leading roles in the mortgage industry. After joining American Home Mortgage in 1999 (then CNI National Mortgage), Richardson was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2003 and consistently ranked among the top one percent of more than 4,000 loan officers nationally.
Richardson’s unrelenting desire to help the direst credit-qualifying cases resulted in her closing more than $100 million in mortgages during her first few years in the industry. Her approach to wealth creation helped a woman with four bankruptcies and two foreclosures become a successful home owner and real estate investor in just nine months.
Richardson packaged her winning approach to helping consumers close on mortgage loans into the Mortgage Approval Plan, which is now a signature industry tool used by top mortgage practitioners to assist consumers who need a roadmap to home ownership.
In 2003, she created “Wealth ‘n Real Estate,” a flagship call-in talk show host for the nationally recognized Chicago station, WVON 1690 AM and in 2005, she published her first book, Living Check to Monday: The Real Deal About Money, Credit and Financial Security, which achieved "Best Seller" status at the 2008 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Author's Pavilion.
In 2006, Richardson joined JP Morgan Chase as Vice President of Business Development for select regions and quickly advanced to Vice President of National Strategic Partnerships, a coveted role responsible for creating and managing mutually beneficial alliances with a multitude of entities and trade organizations.
Later that year, Richardson was hand picked to serve as the coordinator of The Delta Challenge Home Ownership initiative, a signature economic development program of the international women's public service organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Richardson's leadership resulted in more than 100,000 consumer touch points worldwide and 35 million in closings for Chase, a 389 percent increase over the previous three year period. In 2007, Richardson was responsible for implementing the Chase/AKA Keys to Homeownership initiative, which leveraged the influence of the oldest black sorority to further establish home ownership as the foundation for building wealth within the African American community.
In August 2008, Richardson was named National Homeownership Advisory Council Chair of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition founded by entertainment and fashion mogul Russell Simmons and civil rights activist Dr. Benjamin Chavis that unites artists, executives, and advocates against poverty and injustice. In this capacity, she will serve as a fresh voice to the $59 Billion dollar hip hop community promoting responsible personal finance management. She will join hip hop celebrity panelists in addressing urban professionals and young adults in free seminars organized around empowering themes. During that same time, she launched the ““HBCU Health, Wealth 'n Real Estate Tour"” as a result of her partnership with State Farm and Ian Smith’s 50 Million Pound Challenge. Tour stops have included Howard, Hampton, and Clark-Atlanta universities to help students acquire wealth creation tools that will safeguard them against bad credit, insurmountable debt and the low post-collegiate net worth that plagues African American graduates nationwide.
In 2009, Richardson released her second book, "Living Check Beyond Check to Monday: A Spiritual Path to Wealth and Prosperity," along with her third highly anticipated real estate book, "Yes, You're Approved! The Real Deal About Getting a Mortgage and Buying a Home," which she co-authored with her mentor, friend, and sorority sister Lori Jones Gibbs.
She was appointed to join Dr. Benjamin Chavis (CEO) as the Chief of Operations for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, where she will work with Russell Simmons (Chairman), other celebrities, and a host of corporate and community partners to execute global initiatives empowering the hip-hop youth and urban professionals around the world.
Richardson received her undergraduate education at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and Loyola University Chicago and is currently pursuing an MA in Urban Ministry at Trinity International University. She is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and certified loan orginator continuing education provider.
Her memberships include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Rainbow Push Coalition, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), and she is a founding member of the Realtist Real Estate Associates & Professionals (RREAP: a local chapter of NAREB). Her awards and recognitions are numerous, among them the 2009 Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Award and the 2007 Community Renewal Society 35 Under 35 Leadership Award.
Richardson is committed to nurturing her speaking ministry for the benefit of others and is a faithful member of New Faith Baptist Church International. She and her best friend Demietrius have been married for 16 years. They have three daughters and call a South Chicago suburb home.
WCNTV Commentary: Today on CNN we got a chance to visit with Victoria Rowell and let me say MY, MY, MY I need a little help from Johnny Gill on this one. One of my favorite Actresses is the Lovely Victoria Rowell who is receiving a great deal of support for a return to the Young and The Restless. An Advocate for Adoption Victoria brings purpose to her celebrity and is Today’s TransmediaWoman. Hear her story and support her efforts to bring Adoption to the forefront. Tell you what if CBS does not pick up her options soon…..There could be a Transmedia Soap Opera in her Future…….IPTV opens up a lot more opportunities for Veteran Actors. Transmedia Storytelling is what we do best and monetizing the Customer Experience is what WCNTV does best. Dru it may be time to do our own thang around YOU!!! Hit LIKE if your Hear ME Fans.
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WCNTV Commentary: Well it seems you can recommend your BFF for a Job, but its up to the BFF to hold their own. Gayle King has not only done that but she has learned the craft well and is a Transmedia Women in her own right.
Very Good Move CBS and not because she is Oprah's Girl. That can open doors sure, maybe get you a great table at the latest hot spot. But Gayle is a formatible force in her own Right and its good to see the media to get one right.
Charilie Rose is Smart but Gayle offers Smarts and may I say someone I would not mind waking up to in the Morning. Well that was before having to get up at the Crack of Dawn as Meridith Vieira told Pierce Morgan. We wish her well and say Go Girl. A great move is to plan a Transmedia Storytelling Segment starting with @TransmediaWomen which was created because of Miss Represented for my Daughers and the women in media and in my life at large. Jay O'Conner Chairman & CEO WCNTV.
Charlie Rose and Gayle King, joined by Erica Hill, will take on “Today” and “Good Morning America” starting Jan. 9.
CBS News’s new, as-yet-unnamed morning program will debut Jan. 9 and will star PBS interviewer Charlie Rose at 7 a.m. and Oprah BFF Gayle King at 8, the network officially announced Tuesday.
“The Early Show” holdover Erica Hill will join Charlie in the first hour, when the program focuses more on hard news for the full hour.
What is shocking is that there is indeed a effort made to have the Hottest News Women in the game. Question. Ladies how does this strike you? We understand they say Sex Sells. Some say yeah it sells beer but not much else. If that is the case what do you make of this BI report. Let your voice be heard.
Here is the BI Post.
MTV's Clutch Blog has released an investigation into whether Fox News really as the hottest female anchors. Their final verdict -- Bloomberg TV actually has the best looking ladies.
We worked tirelessly, planting ourselves in front of the TV with a couple six packs, flipping between the news networks on mute. After hours of rigorously objectifying, we stumbled upon a shocking finding: Rupert Murdoch's news channel does not have the highest number of hot anchors. Nope, that title goes to Bloomberg TV. Looks like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows how to pick 'em. MSNBC, on the other hand, really needs to pick up the pace.
The girls of CNBC weren't even mentioned in the investigation.
We were also disappointed that Bloomberg TV's Stephanie Ruhle didn't get a shout out. She definitely deserves one.
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A recent Credit Suisse analyst's report -- coupled with some data from the U.S. Census about the swift decline of hard-wired telephones in households -- led us to the recent conclusion that television as we know it -- cable and satellite service -- could die off within the next five years.More and more people are becoming "cord-cutters": giving up paying for TV service in favor of web video, their iPads, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. Worse (for the TV business, anyway), a new generation of youngsters is emerging that has never paid for TV and sees no reason to start now: The "cord-nevers."
Business Insider wants to know if you've ever refused to pay for TV and gone cordless. Or if you've never paid for TV. Or if you've gone without for a while, and then returned to the glass teat. Or if the idea of living without good old TV just sounds like a total nightmare.
Tell us about the future of TV with this poll. When you're done, send me an email (address below) and tell me how or why you gave up/stuck with television. Or just use the comments section, below.
In a few days, I'll write a followup post describing your inner psyche as it relates to the future of the boob tube.
"The Global Soap Project is a small non-profit that began in 2009 with a beautifully simple concept: collect a portion of the 2.6 million bars of partially used soap disposed of every day by U.S. hotels, reprocess it into new bars and distribute it to people left vulnerable to disease due to lack of proper hygiene and sanitation supplies."
Well, that's is just the start of the story. What I love about this post is the realization that "Moving the story from HOW to WHY is critical."
The beginning of the story above is all about the HOW. But once you move the story to the WHY (what life is like without having soap), the world opens up and readers engage.
So true, so true. There is more here. Read the rest of the article for for insights and inspiration from storytelling in the non-profit world that we can also use in for-profit businesses.
Winner of “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” for Ray at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005 and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for “Best Actress” in the film Lift in 2002, Kerry Washington is a versatile and fearless actress who has built an impressive list of credits in a relatively short amount of time. She garnered critical acclaim for her roles in The Last King of Scotland opposite Forest Whitaker for which she was nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture” at the NAACP Image Awards in 2007, The Dead Girl opposite Marcia Gay Harden and Brittany Murphy, and in Lakeview Terrace starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Wilson. Kerry will next be seen in Night Catches Us, premiering at Sundance in 2010; A Thousand Words opposite Eddie Murphy; and Mother and Child with Annette Bening and Naomi Watts opening May 2010.
Prior to these films, Washington starred as Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four and it’s sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, I Think I Love My Wife opposite Chris Rock, the Wayans Brothers’ comedy Little Man, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Spike Lee’s She Hate Me, Sidney Lumet’s HBO film Strip Search and the independent film Sexual Life.
Other film credits for Washington include Against the Ropes, The United States of Leland, The Human Stain, Bad Company, Save the Last Dance for which she received a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance, and the highly acclaimed independent film, Our Song.
Washington is currently making her Broadway debut in David Mamet’s new play ‘Race’.
In TV, Washington can be seen in Howard Zinn’s documentary The People Speak, along with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn, which premieres on the History Channel in December 2009. In 2010 Washington will voice the role of Princess Shuri in the animated series Black Panther.
Washington is an active member of the V-Counsel, an esteemed group of advisors to V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, and she serves on the board of Voices of a People’s History, a non-profit arts and education group which uses live performance and educational programs to illuminate the primary source material that inspired the book, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.
In 2004 Kerry received the Hollywood Life Breakthrough award. In 2005 Kerry received the Young Artist award from Americans for the Arts; this award is for incredible accomplishments and exemplary leadership. In 2008 Washington received several accolades including the Women’s Project Women of Achievement Award, the GWU Alumni Association’s Recent Alumni Achievement Award, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Award, for Washington’s commitment to social advocacy. In 2009, Washington received the US Conference of Mayors Artist-Citizen Award for public leadership in the arts.
Originally from The Bronx, New York, Washington is a graduate of The Spence School. In 1998, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University.
Washington is currently a spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris and a brand ambassador for Movado.
In November of 2009, Washington was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humaniti
Essence magazine photoshoot with Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan & Gabrielle Union.
My Goodness a Triple Threat. What is more beautiful than a black women. Especially these three Black Transmedia Women. Friends and Sisters doing it for all Women in Media. WCNTV Higlights these three Trasnmedia Women ICONs for their Humility Grace and Style.
WCNTV Commentary: This incredible message from Judge Penny Brown Reynolds is just as important today as it was when delivered at the Women of Color Conference in 2009. Judge Penny is on fire and I dedicate this Keynote to my Mother, Sisters, Aunts and Daughters. Today's Transmedia Women a publication dedicated to the women in media who make a difference. Today's Transmedia Woman is Judge Penny Brown Reynolds and we pray that her voice would increase and be heard around thw world.
Jay O'Conner Chairman & CEO WCNTV.
The Honorable Penny Brown Reynolds
Bringing an authentic voice to daytime television, and an inspiring new perspective, the honorable Penny Brown Reynolds presides over the court series, Family Court with Judge Penny, drawing on her legal and personal background to address the conflicts faced by families in America.
This Emmy nominated executive producer and television personality, judge, author, entrepreneur, ordained minister, preacher, scholar, and theologian provides a straight forward and relevant message and is America’s newest provocative intellectual on issues including politics, justice, religion, as well as pop culture.
Full Bio will appears on the WCNTV Wordpress Blog.
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