LGBTQ+ Charity Music Festival LOVELOUD Returns May 14 With All-Star Lineup of Artists

INITIAL LINE UP INCLUDES GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST DAN REYNOLDS OF IMAGINE DRAGONS, WILLOW, ANITTA, NEON TREES, THE ACES, AND MAT & SAVANNA LOVELOUD Festival (http://loveloudfest.com) is thrilled to announce that after a two-year pause brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s returning with an all-star lineup of artists on May 14, 2022. The festival, which will be held at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, is … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Charity Music Festival LOVELOUD Returns May 14 With All-Star Lineup of Artists

A True Story About A Mother’s Fight for her Child is Featured in ‘Three Corners of Deception’ (Movie Review)

Three Corners of Deception Director: Meleeka Clary Style: Drama, Docu-Feature Rating: 8/10 By Mike Szymanski This is a most fascinating docu-drama. This movie called “Three Corners of Deception” records the true-life story of Dr. Maleeka Clary who also is the screenwriter, director and actress in the movie. Maleeka got into a nasty marriage and lost custody of her son by what she says is a … Continue reading A True Story About A Mother’s Fight for her Child is Featured in ‘Three Corners of Deception’ (Movie Review)

Fighting For Their Rights

By Stephen Pisko  Everybody are “fighting for their rights” that is the problem issue in most cases’ “friction against the foremost”. Which denotes you are dealing with something that is “ahead of you” and your creating friction with this something that is already “first in time” which immediately washes away any rights’ you think you possess. You cannot claim “rights for yourself” when someone before … Continue reading Fighting For Their Rights

Apple Teams Up With Boys & Girls Clubs Of America To Bring New Coding Opportunities To Young Learners Across The Country

In celebration of Computer Science Education, Apple and Boys & Girls Clubs of America today launched a new program that will bring coding to Boys & Girls Clubs in more than a dozen US cities. This new collaboration will bring coding with Swift to tens of thousands of students across the country, building on Apple’s existing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America through … Continue reading Apple Teams Up With Boys & Girls Clubs Of America To Bring New Coding Opportunities To Young Learners Across The Country

Review of Days of Rage:Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations

Rarely does a k-12 Social Studies certificated education professional dual-credentialled ( in-progress) in Special Education have the honor of reviewing  a documentary that has a current mainstream narrative. I am grateful that the stars aligned– Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations is the documentary; I am the teacher. Based upon a six-month-long investigative process which yielded never-before-seen footage, … Continue reading Review of Days of Rage:Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol | Visual Investigations

Justice

By Mostafa El Awamry In a world full of greediness presidents seem to manipulate the law to get what they want, the way they want to. Moreover, it is a hierarchical manipulating system. When people tend to get fewer opportunities to have a better life, of course, capitalism takes part in it. Political ideologies can interfere with every aspect of every nation, in the way … Continue reading Justice

“American morning” Speaks To America’s Tragedy

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau The story of “American Morning” takes place in the present as it take us on a on a journey through Connor Mathis (Stephen Dexter) tragic experience. A small-town elementary school music teacher who survived a mass shooting at his elementary school that killed 27 children which happened two years ago. In today’s continuing debate about the gun control of assault rifles … Continue reading “American morning” Speaks To America’s Tragedy

Bleak “We Had it Coming” Leaves Us in the Dark

By Mike Szymanski This is a dark movie, and I mean literally dark. It’s hard to see anything in many of the scenes, and when a little light is shown, it’s dramatically through the forest, or a flicker here and there. And it’s tough to say whether it’s night or day. The quick scenes show it’s night time, then it’s morning, then it’s night again, … Continue reading Bleak “We Had it Coming” Leaves Us in the Dark

LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

Community Power series spotlights local stories of clean transportation, jobs, and justice. The Redford Center, in collaboration with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa, announced the launch of a new series of short films showcasing community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just future. About Power the Vote: Community PowerAs part of The … Continue reading LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

“Branson & Bezos – Social Clowns”

By Stephan Pisko “Branson & Bezos” what a greedy egotistical comedy team their socialized clowns! They are both absolutely hilarious “space cissies” firing rocketships’ into outer space every month hitching a ride on a high altitude aviation vessel for a taste of weightlessness?? Don’t you mean brainlessness?? Richard Branson is the same degenerate that swam into shark infested waters was bitten and chewed on then … Continue reading “Branson & Bezos – Social Clowns”

An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Information

By ©Kaiser Health News When a filmmaker asked medical historian Naomi Rogers to appear in a documentary, the Yale professor didn’t blink. She had done these “talking head” interviews many times before. She assumed her comments would end up in a straightforward documentary that addressed some of the most pressing concerns of the pandemic, such as the legacy of racism in medicine and how that … Continue reading An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Information

An Inspiring Interview with AJ Ali, Producer of “Walking while Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer”

By Vernon Nickerson Good afternoon. Today it is my honor to be in conversation with AJ Ali, Producer of a powerful new documentary that is a must-see-and-discuss event for a global audience: “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer”. AJ kindly allowed us to have wonderfully diverse conversation with him Vernon Nickerson: Welcome to The Art of Monteque. AJ Ali: Hi Vernon, How are you? … Continue reading An Inspiring Interview with AJ Ali, Producer of “Walking while Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer”

“They Still Want To Kill Us”

By Daniel Roumain Greenwood Black Wall StreetBlack OilGreen Money A young manMr. RowlandA younger womanMs. PageStumbled upon one anotherIn that elevator everything changed May 31, 192118 hoursA white mobEngulfed with white rage Burn it downBurn it all downA white man runnin’ with red blood on his hands Bring it downBring it all downA school, the library, our hospital, my church Burn it downBurn it all … Continue reading “They Still Want To Kill Us”

“Walking while Black L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” – A MUST SEE FILM for Our 21st Century

By Vernon Nickerson Full disclosure: I want the planet to watch this entire documentary from beginning to end as many times as needed so that no human being in America forgets. Specifically, we must never forget the history of our current pandemic of violence at the hands of people who, once upon a time, were universally believed to keep the peace, even when everything else … Continue reading “Walking while Black L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” – A MUST SEE FILM for Our 21st Century

“LEYLAK”: A Quiet and Powerful Film Depicting A Family’s Grief Observed in the 2020-2021 COVID 19 Pandemic

By Vernon Nickerson 500,000 deaths to date. Once upon a time it was only 100,000; 25,000 of those were from NY, NY. Thankfully, 61 died in New York with a family’s remembrance. This is where “Leylak” (the Turkish word for mauve and or lilac) begins. Historically, the color symbolizes spring and mourning the loss of a loved one. Both themes frame the story simply and … Continue reading “LEYLAK”: A Quiet and Powerful Film Depicting A Family’s Grief Observed in the 2020-2021 COVID 19 Pandemic

Capital One City Parks Foundation Summer Stage Anywhere Presents the World Premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us”in conjunction with Arts Organizations from around the Country

An Uncensored Aria performed and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain Featuring mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and directed by multimedia artist Yoram Savion Commemorating centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and marking one year since the murder of George Floyd Premiering May 25, 8PM ET at SummerStageAnywhere.org Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere is proud to present the national premiere of the short film “They … Continue reading Capital One City Parks Foundation Summer Stage Anywhere Presents the World Premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us”in conjunction with Arts Organizations from around the Country

A Review of “Anatomy of Wings” : A Thing of Beauty and a Joy Forever

By Vernon Nickerson Won’t regret, can’t forget what they did for love. I am besotted by this film, as witness my first thoughts after watching “Anatomy of Wings” for the first time. On the wings of love, they fly like an eagle. “Anatomy of Wings”, masterfully helmed by educator and director Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander in collaboration with her entire production crew, is an example of … Continue reading A Review of “Anatomy of Wings” : A Thing of Beauty and a Joy Forever

Well, Hello, Workhorse Queen! – A Review Of A New Film From Angela Washko

By Vernon Nickerson Angela Washko Director/ Writer/ Producer masterfully leads an ensemble Drag Queen village cast to raise a fabulous film extravaganza, “Workhorse Queen” ! If there’s a niche in the LGTBQ+ community for a beautiful, powerful, profound and inspirational and moving tale perfectly pitched, have I got a “Workhorse Queen” and her family to meet that need. Masterfully, tastefully, and damn freakishly satisfying, too! … Continue reading Well, Hello, Workhorse Queen! – A Review Of A New Film From Angela Washko

A Review Of SEASPIRACY: A Secret Plan To Do Harm To the Ocean’s Ecosystems

By Vernon Nickerson Seaspiracy, which I am defining for purposes of this review as a secret plan to do harm to the ocean’s ecosystems comes out on Netflix in a time when a flood of revelations across multiple disciplines has rushed forth in the vacuum created by the absence of Donald J. Trump’s shrill science denial ignorance. If the cruelty and savage slaughter towards sentient … Continue reading A Review Of SEASPIRACY: A Secret Plan To Do Harm To the Ocean’s Ecosystems