Kofi Siriboe’s short film “Jump” Identifies Mental Health

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Kofi Siriboe released his short film “Jump” yesterday and it has already been getting buzz. The film follows Ziggy, a African American male that is detached from reality. Ziggy continues to see a young girl that is telling him to follow her, but every time he finds her, no one is ACTUALLY there. He repeats the words, “I don’t wanna live, I don’t wanna die”, directly signifying his complex with living a life of depression and actually not wanting to ending the life he know (with friends) but doesn’t enjoy. His friend tries to reach out to him but he’s not interested in hanging out or talking. It ends with Ziggy on the bridge considering what to do next…

I’m proud of Kofi Siriboe for this wonderful film. Keep up the good work! OnPoint!

Check out the short film below:

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WINNERS OF THE 2018 BET AWARDS

Best Actress Award – TIFFANY HADDISH

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Lifetime Achievement Award – ANITA BAKER

Best Group Award – MIGOS

Best Collaboration Award – WILD THOUGHTS – DJ KHALAD, RIHANNA, BRYSON TILLER

New Artist Award – SZA

International Act Award – DAVIDO

Male R&B/Pop Artist Award – BRUNO MARS

Video of The Year Award – DRAKE – GOD’S PLAN

Viewer’s Choice Award – CARDI B

Movie of The Year – BLACK PANTHER

Gospel/Inspirational Artist Award – LECRAE FT. TORY KELLY – I’LL FIND YOU

Sportsman of The Year – LeBron JAMES

Best Actor Award – CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Young Stars Award – YARA SHAHIDI

Sportswoman of The Year – SERENA WILLIAMS

BET Her Award – MARY J. BLIGE – STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

Video Director of The Year – AVA DUVERNAY

Female R&B/Pop Artist Award – BEYONCE

Female Hip-Hop Artist Award – CARDI B

Male Hip-Hop Artist Award – KENDRICK LAMAR

Album of The Year – KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN

Kofi Siriboe Brings Awareness To Mental Health in Black Communities

Actor Kofi Siriboe from film Girls Trip and TV Series Queen Sugar has created a documentary called What the Fuck Is Mental Health? tackling the unrecognized issues of mental illness in black communities. In the short documentary a group of young Black speak on their personal experience with mental health and how they have overcome.

Siriboe expressed to Huffington Post about being inspired to make a documentary dealing with mental health:

Making WTF Is Mental Health? Has been a part of the healing process for me, one I’m still exploring. It’s the combination piece to Jump, a short film I made after a mentor and a big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d then cast in Queen Sugar. I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold Jump, I realize the true conversation I was craving centered on young black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.

He also explains that he wants Black people to express themselves:

Everybody doesn’t have that language and doesn’t understand that there is a community or world out there of people who are dealing with similar things, so I really want to explore what it is and what it means to us. A lot of our project is just asking questions, and I think with the questions they’re able to give us answers and able to define these definitions for ourselves rather than what we are accustomed to being told.

It is no secret that Black people have a hard time expressing themselves. It is however difficult for many people to understand WHY Black people have such a hard time expressing themselves. This documentary is just the beginning of a well needed discussion on mental health in black communities.

HBO Trailer for “Fahrenheit451”

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HBO releases the first trailer for the television show dedicated to Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451. Michael Shannon stars as the sheriff and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan plays Guy Montag a young fireman. In this world fireman burn books and they rewrite history.

 

 

 

 

47th NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNERS

Below is a FULL list of all the winners from the 47th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS. Last year was a great year full of creativity and originality. Take a look below…

Entertainer of the Year:

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Michael B. Jordan

FILM

Entertainer of the Year:

Michael B. Jordan

FILM

Outstanding Motion Picture:

Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:

Michael B. JordanCreed

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:

Sanaa LathanThe Perfect Guy

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

O’Shea Jackson, Jr.Straight Outta Compton

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

Phylicia RashadCreed

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture:

Beasts of No Nation

Outstanding Documentary (Film):

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film):

Ryan Coogler, Aaron CovingtonCreed

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film):

Ryan Coogler, Creed

TELEVISION

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series:

Terrence Howard, Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series:

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series:

Anthony AndersonBlack-Ish

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis RossBlack-Ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Mike EppsSurvivor’s Remorse

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Marsai MartinBlack-Ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Joe MortonScandal

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Regina KingAmerican Crime

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:

Queen Latifah – Bessie

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:

David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Black-Ish (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series:

Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special:

The Wiz Live! (NBC)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special):

Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Kenya M. BarrisBlack-Ish – “The Word”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series:

Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli GoffBeing Mary Jane “Sparrow”

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television):

Lawrence Hill, Clement VirgoThe Book of Negroes

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series:

Don CheadleHouse of Lies, “The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series:

John RidleyAmerican Crime

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television):

Dee ReesBessie

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film):

Loretta DevineDoc McStuffins

Outstanding Talk Series:

The Talk (CBS)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series:

Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special):

Family Feud (Syndicated)

Children’s Program:
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series):

Marcus Scribner, Black-Ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special):

Steve HarveyFamily Feud

MUSIC

Outstanding New Artist:

Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist:

Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/iamOTHER) 

Outstanding Female Artist:

Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

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Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration:

Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett, “Conqueror” (Columbia Records) 

Outstanding Jazz Album:

Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4” – Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary):

Tina Campbell, “It’s Personal” (Gee Tree Creative) 

Outstanding Music Video:

Tyrese Gibson,”Shame” (Voltron Recordz)

Outstanding Song – Traditional:

Jill Scott, “Back Together” (Atlantic Records) 

Outstanding Album:

Jill Scott, “Woman” (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary:

Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz, “You’re So Beautiful” (Columbia Records) 

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction:

Stand Your Ground, by Victoria Christopher Murrary

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction:

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Bengaby Pamela Newkirk

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author:

Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography:

Between The World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional:

Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Familyby Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry:

How to Be Drawn, by Terrance Hayes

Outstanding Literary Work – Children:

Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author) and Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

X: A Novelby Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

OFFICIAL VIDEO: Trabass ft Jah Vinci – Ride or Die

Trabass new video, “Ride or Die”, displays him as a wounded man that is being protected and brought to safety by his “Ride or Die”.

“Ride or Die” is one of the tracks off Trabass new Be Able EP that released January 29th. Download the EP on iTunes. Link —-> Be Able EP

I think I found a new song for my playlist! Love it! OnPoint!

Check out video below…