Black Empowerment 365: Emuna Zamani vs The Florida Judicial System

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Black Empowerment 365: Emuna Zamani vs The Florida Judicial System

Episode 23 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Emuna Zamani as she talks about her battles with The Florida Judicial System. August 26, 2016

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/858584170940344/

Previous Episode 22.Damien D. Smith #TheHumanityInUs
Next Episode 24. T.B.A.

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Kinte Fergerson @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteFhttps://www.facebook.com/KinteFergersonproducer

Guest
Emuna Zamani @EmunaZamani https://twitter.com/EmunaZamani

If asked to describe herself, Emuna Zamani would more than likely use the adjective “successful” ; college graduate, a career that placed her in management of 100+ employees in various states, accolades on her desk and wall but most importantly, she was able to support her family which consisted of herself, a son and two daughters.

Being a successful, black woman in corporate America can fool even the smartest of women into believing that certain trials that plague others black women would somehow pass them over because of certain successes. In 2010, Emuna learned that she was not immune to being targeted by the beast, The Florida Judicial System and its offspring, The Florida Department of Corrections.

In this interview, Emuna will discuss just how personal this fight became for her and why although it seems that she is at the end of the fight, she is committed to making this a lifetime battle to help others.

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Black Empowerment 365: Damien D. Smith #TheHumanityInUs

Episode 22 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Actor/Film maker Damien D. Smith about his project #TheHumanityInUs link to his videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYbc8FbXuNc. August 19, 2016

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/180432625709359/

Previous Episode 21. Improving Literacy for Children and Adults w/ Kofi Myler
Next Episode 23. Emuna Zamani vs The Florida Judicial System

 


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@BEmpowerment365 https://twitter.com/BEmpowerment365
https://www.facebook.com/BEThreeSixFive
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Hosts:
Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek https://twitter.com/HappyWorkWeekhttps://www.facebook.com/happyworkweek555

Kinte Fergerson @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteFhttps://www.facebook.com/KinteFergersonproducer

Guest

Damien D. Smith @DamienDSmith https://twitter.com/DamienDSmith

This day in history August 19

http://www.blackfacts.com/search/8/19

1963 – Youth from the NAACP Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters in Oklahoma City,

Youth from the NAACP Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters in Oklahoma City, 1963

#TheHumanityInUs

An Artivism project by Damien D. Smith

Link:

https://youtu.be/MYbc8FbXuNc

Purpose:

I’ve put together a visual art instillation, focusing around the recent police murders of African-Americans in the United States of America. Its purpose is to bring to light that “WE” as African-Americans are actually, humans. We feel that one of the reasons that these horrific events keep happening is that, in the eyes of certain Law Enforcement Agencies, African-Americans are not viewed as human beings.

How it went down:

On July 14, 2016 a collective of African-American artist came together to record a series of testimonials under the direction of actor/director, Damien D. Smith.

The only scripted dialogue was:
“If I should die by the hands of the police”

When putting this project together, Smith took elements of all the rich and illuminating stories that the artist told and created a narrative. None of their stories are told in there entireties for the initial release of #TheHumanityInUs.

Participants:

Damien D. Smith (Director & Artivist)

Participants:

Thomas Q. Jones (Former NFL Running Back, Actor, Straight out of Compton)

Milauna Jemai Jackson (Actress, Aquarius – NBC, Strike Back – Cinemax)

Carl Seaton (Director, Bad Dad Rehab, TV One)

Natasha Ward (Casting Director, Kicks, The Perfect Match)

Damien D. Smith (Actor/Director, Bedtime with Black n Sexy, Born Again Virgin – TvOne)

Fred Thomas Jr. (Director, R&B Divas Los Angeles: The Divalogues)

Khalilah Joi Dubose (Being Mary Jane – BET, Agent Carter – ABC)
Malik Barnhardt (Actor, 8 Mile, Next Day Air)
Michael Payne (Actor)
Edwin Morrow (Rap Artist)
Tomi Townsend (Singer)
Jackie Stone (Director)

Theo Caesar (Agent)
Damon Turner (Activist)
Myles Payne
David Ashley
Reesha L Archibald
Aaron Opara
Maleena Lawrence
Allen Sowelle
Desmond Faison
Adebola afolabi
Danna Kiel
Emmanuel V Rumph
Reginald T Dorsey
Randall C Dansl
Crystal Cotton
Yakeri Chambers
Keelan Nealey
Aisha Alese
Megers Frierson
Theo Wilson

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