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Filmmaker, LAW Watford Acquires Film & TV Rights to MLK Biography "The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age"

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:36pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Lawrence "LAW" Watford 's Divine Write Pictures has optioned the film, television and digital rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr .

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Lawrence "LAW" Watford 's Divine Write Pictures has optioned the film, television and digital rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr .
  • The biography, which was published by Chicago Review Press in 2018, explores the life of young Martin Luther King Jr. during his formative years as a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.
  • But the emerging writer/director wants to make it clear that his intentions for the project go far beyond the sensationalism of this one romance.
  • LAW , who hails from Brooklyn, New York, has gained attention for telling stories that center on complex social narratives.

Metaverse Leader DigitalTwinXR Partners with Hollywood Studio V.A.L.I.S

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:02pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley based, leading Metaverse firm DigitalTwinXR and Hollywood based V.A.L.I.S Studio announce a strategic partnership to deliver an Immersive Technology Platform using Virtual & Augmented Reality with live interactive capabilities for the Metaverse and Universe.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley based, leading Metaverse firm DigitalTwinXR and Hollywood based V.A.L.I.S Studio announce a strategic partnership to deliver an Immersive Technology Platform using Virtual & Augmented Reality with live interactive capabilities for the Metaverse and Universe.
  • Inthe past few months, leading technology companies such as Facebook and Microsoft have launched metaverse initiatives as the next paradigm shift.
  • Organizations large and small are trying to hop on this change expecting to be part of the metaverse revolution.
  • Founded in 2017 initially as commercial producer of unreal gaming based Immersive/Interactive viewing of Dream Homes, DigitalTwinXR has taken an impressive early lead in emerging Metaverse.

Southeastern Grocers Champions Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity with Pride Festival Sponsorships

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210914005301/en/
    Southeastern Grocers is celebrating its diverse communities and advocating for belonging and inclusion by sponsoring four Pride festivals throughout its home state of Florida: River City Pride in Jacksonville, Miami Beach Pride, Come Out with Pride in Orlando and Pride on the River in Tampa.
  • The grocers sponsorship of River City Pride in Jacksonville, Miami Beach Pride, Come Out with Pride in Orlando and Pride on the River in Tampa will amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community and support the organizations in their missions to empower authentic living, educate the broader society and eliminate long-standing barriers.
  • Elizabeth Thompson, Chief People Officer of Southeastern Grocers, said, At Southeastern Grocers, we wholeheartedly embrace our diverse associates, customers and communities and commit to cultivating an inclusive environment within our company and in the neighborhoods we serve.
  • SEGs people-first approach fosters a culture of belonging and inclusion that directly reflects the diverse communities it serves.

HeroZona, Equality Health Foundations and Loyalty Restaurant & Lounge Host COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion Panel

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 11:00am

PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations are excited to announce they will host a special invitation-only coronavirus vaccine discussion panel, titled "Spread the Word", on Thursday, August 19 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Loyalty Restaurant & Lounge (4209 N. Craftsmen Ct.) in Scottsdale.

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  • PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations are excited to announce they will host a special invitation-only coronavirus vaccine discussion panel, titled "Spread the Word", on Thursday, August 19 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Loyalty Restaurant & Lounge (4209 N. Craftsmen Ct.) in Scottsdale.
  • Event panelists include Arizona Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ, Wooten Healthcare Group President and CEO Duane M. Wooten and Equality Health Medical Director Edmond Baker.
  • "As a retired registered nurse, coronavirus has deemed itself the deadliest disease that I have ever encountered in my career," said June Durr, Loyalty Restaurant & Lounge Owner.
  • The Equality Health Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to leveling the healthcare playing field in culturally diverse and underserved communities.

Martin Luther King III Joins Impact Podcast for Special MLK Day Episode

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 5:27pm

Martin Luther King III is the featured guest for the latest episode of the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian .

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  • Martin Luther King III is the featured guest for the latest episode of the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian .
  • As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an ambassador of his parents legacy of nonviolent social change.
  • It was tremendously humbling to have Martin on our show, said Shegerian.
  • After a particularly challenging 2020, who better to have on our special MLK Day show to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and bring our listeners a message of hope and inspiration for a better future.

MLK Day Celebration to Commemorate its 27th Anniversary in Arizona

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:00am

The Celebration will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and also recognize Senior Pastor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. from First Institutional Baptist Church , who was a driving force behind creating the MLK Day holiday in Arizona.

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  • The Celebration will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and also recognize Senior Pastor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. from First Institutional Baptist Church , who was a driving force behind creating the MLK Day holiday in Arizona.
  • It will also commemorate one year of the "Play It Forward for the Arts" program in Arizona.
  • "One year ago on MLK Day, Pastor Stewart challenged our community with doing more for the residents of zip code 85040.
  • The commemoration of MLK Day is being brought back to the Suns Arena 27 years after approval of the MLK Day state holiday in Arizona in honor of the first gathering in downtown Phoenix at the same location in 1992.