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Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity. The official date for the 8th International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 28, 2015, but please feel free to celebrate it any time during March or April that is convenient for you. The spirit of SWAN events is far more important than the exact dates.
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Monday, August 18, 2014
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MOGULDOM STUDIOS RELEASES
COMPELLING DOCUMENTARY ' 72%'
Film Examines the Single Mother Phenomena
in the African-American Community
(NEW YORK) - August 1, 2014 - Moguldom Studios, known for their revolutionary style of documentaries called "docutainment," has released 72%, an intriguing and provocative new film about the growing cultural crisis of single mothers within the African-American community. The documentary was released on July 29, 2014 and is available for purchase on DVD, as well as digital download through online retailers including iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon.com and MoguldomStudios.com.
VIEW THE TRAILER BELOW
Moguldom Studios is leading the way in producing non-theatrical films through digital networks by keeping at the pulse of trending topics that are relevant in today's ever-evolving world.
"Baby mamas," single mothers, deadbeat dads and absentee fathers: these polarizing terms are commonplace in today's African-American community. Nearly 72% of black children are born out of wedlock, and single mothers are raising most. Why is it that black men continue to neglect their parental responsibilities?
Through the perspective of various experts, 72% looks into the reasoning behind the rise of single mothers in the African-American community. The film investigates the effects that colonization and slavery have had on the black family unit, which was once solid and intact.
Today's media is inundated with stories of black single mothers, child support cases, and so-called "welfare queens." The African-American community at large has clapped back at criticism from Don Lemon, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News reporter Ben Carson, and even Black leaders like Bill Cosby and President Barack Obama. 72% provides a raw and analytical view of the media's portrayal of this phenomenon in regards to African-American households.
Single black mothers chime in to tell their stories from their vantage point. Cameras follow one single mother of three as she changes hats from full-time employee to full-time caretaker in order to provide and care for her children on her own. 72% leaves no stone left unturned as it seeks to expose this issue from all perspectives and compel viewers to reconstruct the African-American family from the ground up.
"The purpose of our films is to spark debate. Here at Moguldom, we accept the challenge of initiating spirited and provocative discussion. 72% is another example of presenting an issue so culturally relevant and important, that examining it was the natural thing for us to do," says Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment.
72% is currently available for purchase on DVD and digital download via Amazon.com, GooglePlay, iTunes and www.moguldomstudios.com.
Production credits include Jamarlin Martin, Marve Frazier and Barion L. Grant as Executive Producers, Rasheed J. Daniel as Co-Executive Producer, with Jeremy Batchelor and Janice M. Garcia as Directors.
For more information about 72% and Moguldom Studios, visit:
Join the conversation on Twitter: #72PercentFilm
About Moguldom Studios:
Moguldom Studios is a next generation film company that delivers intimate, timely and unforgettable stories about the African-American experience, creating independent documentary films that are branded as "Docutainment."
Docutainment, as Moguldom Studios calls it, is a hybrid between reality, day in the life and traditional storytelling, which takes a unique and objective look at the African-American experience, all the while offering such riveting stories which will also appeal to anyone who is interested in multicultural documentary films.
Moguldom Studios' staff consists of filmmaking award-wining experts who know exactly how to capture the African-American experience with a style that is fresh, edgy and relevant. Our goal is to deliver intimate, timely and unforgettable stories that all can enjoy. The films are available for purchase or rent right here on the Moguldom Studios website as well as on platforms such as iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon and more. See more at: www.moguldomstudios.com
President Obama and the internet,
how it affects you!
Dear MoveOn member,
President Obama just said something huge about Net Neutrality, and it could be a gamechanger.
For the first time since the FCC unveiled its disastrous plan to allow a corporate takeover of the Internet earlier this year, President Obama answered our call to speak up to save the Internet.1
This is significant progress in the fight to restore and protect Net Neutrality. If we seize this moment, it could be a turning point.
Here's what President Obama said:
The FCC is making decisions this year that will affect the future of the Internet. President Obama's comments could motivate the three Democrats who sit on the FCC—all of whom President Obama appointed—to reconsider the plan that they're advancing, which would turn the Internet into a two-tier system with a fast lane for the big companies that can afford to pay, and a slow lane for the rest of us.
That's why today, we're teaming up with our friends at CREDO to flood the FCC with faxes of President Obama's statement. We want every commissioner and staff person in the FCC headquarters to get the message that not only did President Obama weigh in, but tens of thousands of Americans noticed too.
Why a fax? We've called and submitted comments—faxes, though seemingly antiquated, are a great way to grab attention! And FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a press conference this Friday—the more stir we make within the FCC, the likelier it'll be that a reporter asks him to address President Obama's comments directly.
For months, MoveOn members have been calling the White House every day and signing petitions urging President Obama not to stand idly by while the people he appointed destroy the future of the Internet.
Less than two weeks ago, hundreds of MoveOn members and our allies made headlines with the message "Don't Kill the Internet" as we rallied outside the president's fundraisers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles—and we caught the attention of people traveling with the president.
Our organizing is working. Yesterday, the president echoed our message. But his clear call for real Net Neutrality could get swept under the rug if we don't shout it from the rooftops.
The Washington Post reported that the president's comments "seem to contrast with the FCC's current proposal on net neutrality, which would tacitly allow for such commercial deals."
The political support is there for the FCC to abandon its dangerous plan and pursue the sensible path—treating the Internet as a public utility, like other utilities like water and telephones, to preserve the Internet as an equal playing field for all.
But there's a danger that President Obama's comments will get buried—unless we flood the FCC today with copies of his influential statement.
Thanks for all you do.
–Maria, Victoria, Jo, Milan, and the rest of the team
P.S. Here's the full transcript of what President Obama said—click here to send a fax of this statement to the FCC so that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler feels the full weight of the president's comments:
One of the issues around net neutrality is whether you are creating different rates or charges for different content providers. That's the big controversy here.Source:
1. "Obama strikes a populist tone on net neutrality," The Washington Post, August 5, 2014
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