Evrod Cassimy, Morning Anchor on WDIV/ClickOnDetroit.com, has partnered with The Detroit Public Schools Foundation, which supports the Detroit Public Schools Community District, with the release of his new single, “Good Enough.” On the CD cover, Evrod is wearing a mask with Good Enough (the title of his project) on it. When you purchase the mask on evrodcassimy.com, 100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to the DPS Foundation.
Los Angeles resident Amanda Gorman, whose acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden’s inauguration thrust her into the national spotlight, said Wednesday she was thrilled to be the first poet to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. (CBS Los Angeles)
Gorman tweeted she is, “Honored to be the first poet EVER on the cover of @voguemagazine,” and it was a “joy to do so while wearing a Black designer, @virgilabloh.” Amanda continued by writing, “this is called the Rise of Amanda Gorman, but it’s truly for all of you, both named & unseen, who lift me up.”
There’s a petition circulating asking that LeVar Burton be considered for the job as the new host of “Jeopardy!”
The petition is on Change.org and describes Burton’s career as the perfect choice to host ‘Jeopardy!’ because of his 21 seasons of PBS’ “Reading Rainbow,” Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as Kunta Kinte in the Alex Haley mini-series “Roots.” Change.org said that Burton has “shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds.”
Burton wasn’t sure about the petition but changed his mind after seeing close to 200,000 signatures so far. He reposted the link to the petition with the caption, “Leaving this here in the event the powers that be are listening…”
The film, (In) Visible Portraits makes its television premiere March 2, 2021 on OWN; celebrating Black women by sharing their stories of struggle, resilience, celebration and more.
Director/Producer Oge Egbuonu says that (In) Visible Portraits unapologetically affirms Black women and offers a poetic invitation that says “I see you, I hear you and you matter.” She calls the film “a love letter to Black women and a re-education for everyone else.”
(In)Visible Portraits premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network