Maynard Jackson’s Life to Be Portrayed in Movie: Crowdfunding Campaign For ‘Maynard’ Documentary Launched on the Former Atlanta Mayor’s Birthday, March 23rd
Auburn Avenue Films announces the launch of an $800,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds for the making of the theatrical documentary, “MAYNARD.” The launch coincided with the birthday of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson, Jr. The documentary, which will begin pre-production in spring 2015, offers an... Read more
Calvin Peete, winner of 12 PGA Tour events, dies
Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning. He was 71. The PGA Tour did not have a cause of death. Murray Brothers Funeral Home confirmed it was handling the arrangement but did not release additional information.... Read more
Yahoo, Microsoft can end search partnership as soon as October
If Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer remains uncomfortable with the company’s Web search agreement with Microsoft, she can terminate it as early as October. That detail was included in disclosures Yahoo filed with regulators on Monday. Yahoo and Microsoft last week announced a retooled search agreement that gave Yahoo... Read more
Ben Affleck apologizes for lobbying ‘Finding Your Roots’ to exclude slave-owning ancestor from show
The Arcadian calm of PBS was shattered Tuesday in the wake of leaked Sony emails that revealed Ben Affleck had demanded references to a slave-owning ancestor be excised from a segment on him in the program, “Finding Your Roots.” The System — which has no role in the production... Read more
Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive
While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at... Read more