Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Just Eating Chicken & Salad? Roland Martin of TV One Asked San Francisco's NAACP Gala Crowd

Why Are You Here?  Martin further queried the crowd gathered for the December 12th San Francisco Freedom Fund Gala.

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E-NewsDecember 19, 2015
Roland Martin at the San Francisco NAACP Freedom Gala, says the focus should be on "FREEDOM."

Martin's speech is a must hear!  Thanks to Johnnie Burrell of International Media TV for chronicling the event.www.internationalmediatv.com.

Short overview video clip:

Jacquie Taliaferro and State Senator Mark Leno in short clip.
Pictured Jacquie Taliaferro and State Senator Mark Leno.
Clip of Press Conference & Gala Ceremonies that was emceed by 23 year old Evan Carlton Ward, a KRON Intern, son of publisher Amelia Ashley Ward, "An NAACP Kid." Video clip includes Roland Martin, State Senator Mark Leno, SF State's Kenneth Monteiro, President of Board of Supervisors London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen, and NAACP Honorees and Sponsors... Dr. Amos Brown begins by addressing "The Omnipresent Reality of Evil" as a moment of silence is held for Mario Woods killed in an officer involved shooting.

Video of Roland Martin's Speech
"Why Are You Here?"

Thanks again, Johnnie Burrell of International Media TVfor providing the video.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

SF NAACP Call To Action: Attend SF Board of Supervisors' Meeting 11/17/15 & Loving Paris!

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15, 2015



NOVEMBER 14, 2015                      



WHO:             Dr. Amos Brown, President of the San Francisco NAACP, NAACP Officials, Community Leaders, Housing Rights Activists, Non Profit Leaders, Concerned Citizens 

WHAT:           Call to Action to attend the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Meeting 

WHERE:        City Hall, Board Chambers, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco 94102

WHEN:          2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WHY:             Dr. Amos Brown, President of the San Francisco NAACP, NAACP officials, and housing rights activists are calling those concerned about social justice and equitable housing to attend the Tuesday, November 17th San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting.  The landmark legislation, 40% Neighborhood Preference, passed unanimously last week in the Land Use Committee will be considered by the full board of supervisors.

"Everyone concerned about equality should attend Tuesday'smeeting," said Dr. Amos Brown, President of the NAACP.  "If we lose this stabilizing legislation, we fall further down the slippery slope of inequality and injustice." 
 A set of statistics for one City of San Francisco affordable housing program that indicated approximately 200 Whites, 600 Asians, 140 Latinos and 65 Africans occupy the units, were presented in the Land Use Committee and they demonstrated the disparity caused by the current lottery system.  

"The consequences of the lottery system have been devastating to communities, particularly the African-American community, who have been leaving the city at an incredibly alarming rate," said Supervisor Malia Cohen, Chairman of the three-member Land Use Committee. "This is an incredibly bold and important legislation for the residents of San Francisco."  Cohen and the committee of Supervisor Scott Wiener, and Supervisor Jane Kim say the new legislation will be more equitable.  Supervisor London Breed, President of the Board of Supervisors attended the Land Use
Committee and also voiced her support of the legislation.


Supervisor Malia Cohen chairs the powerful Land Use Committee that includes members Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim. The committee unanimously passed the legislation with input from President of the Board of Supervisors London Breed on November 9, 2015.


The unique beauty and draw of Paris comes to mind amid the horrific reports of the aftermath of terrorist attacks.  Having covered and presented at the Cannes International Film Festival for over 20 years, Paris, a comforting and enlightening stop, along the way to the Cannes International Film Festival is deep in the heart of this native San Franciscan. 

To my family in France and to all my friends that I have met in Paris and Cannes over the years, I pray your safety and that of your family and friends.  

For those who have lost friends and family, I pray that you will in time be healed and will not let the light of Paris and France be dimmed by the darkness of November 13, 2015. Know that the U.S. and the world stands with you. 

Friend Filmmaker Sanelle Sibanda, whose film "Zola" screened at 68th Cannes International Film Festival and the San Francisco Black Film Festival 2015 on the Red Carpet .

Taliaferro Interviewed by Inside Cannes
SF Filmmaker Jacquie Taliaferro Interviewed about the LaHitz Media Sojourner Truth Award in Cannes.

Jacquie & Jimmy Jean-Louis
Jacquie Taliaferro and Jimmy Jean Louis at Cannes International Film Festival.
Cannes-SF Producer _ Jacquie
Meeting fellow San Franciscans in Cannes
Cannes-Afolabi Adesanya & Rhamatou Kieta
Friends Afolabi Adesanya, Nigerian Film Corporation CEO & renowned Nigerian Fillmmaker Rhamatou Kieta represent Nollywood at Cannes.

Cannes-Taliaferro, Mbato, Ebouaney, Jean-Lous
The fellowship of international artists working to improve the world through cinema is a basic theme in France.Jacquie Taliaferro with Eddie Mbato, CEO South African National Film Video Foundation, and International Stars Eriq Ebouaney and Jimmy Jean-Louis ( His film "Toussaint Louverture," opened the 2014 Oakland International Film Festival and he was the "Haitian" on NBC's "Heroes")

Fellow San Francisco Actor & Activist, Danny Glover, Receives the 2004 LaHitz@Cannes Sojourner Truth Award presented by actress Lynn Whitfield.


 Mavens of "Maison Revolution," Robin Bates and Connie Bryan of Maison de la Culture Noire Americane.
A salute to my fellow San Franciscan Robin Bates, whose book "Soul on the Seine Your Hip Guide to Black Paris, captures what WE love about Paris.   

Thank you for connecting Paris and San Francisco with your comrade Connie Bryan and the Maison Revolution- Maison de la Culture NoireAméricaine. May international designer and philanthropist Angele de Meideros of Afric E'lance and all of our mutual friends be well as our thoughts and prayers continue.

We were so pleased to hear Riki Stevenson is safe and sound!

From San Francisco to  Paris with Love!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Super Bowl 50!!!

Announcing Lahitz's coveage of Superbowl 50 with NFL hall of famers Steve Young and Jim Plunkett.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dr. Dre, Ice Cube' "Straight Outta Compton," NFL Hall of Famers: Bettis & Brown, 49er Great Bryant Young

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Straight At Ya...
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON  -In theaters near you on Friday,  starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).  The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.  Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.

It's the story you think you know. Find out the real deal!
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. 

Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A.  And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton is an astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

 Debuts Friday, August 14 at a theater near you.  
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NFL Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees Before the Gold Jacket

The American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament at Lake Tahoe was the scene when LaHitz Media's Jacquie Taliaferro talked numbers with and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, who spent most of his career with  the Raiders and a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jerome Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the sixth leading rusher in NFL history, before they were adorned with their NFL gold blazers among the class of 2015 NFL Hall of Fame.  Brown and Bettis have both shared the number 6 back in the day; Brown in high school and Bettis at Notre Dame.  Both Brown and Bettis attended the University of Notre Dame.
Tim Brown of Raider Nation celebrates August 8 in Canton, Ohio being enshrined among the eight NFL Hall of Famers Class of 2015. 
Jerome Bettis honored among the NFL Hall of Famers for 2015.


Cornelius Bennett, who played for the Bills, the Falcons and the Colts, could join the ranks in the future as he stands among NFL Hall of Fame Nominees as he was among the list of 103 possible inductees added in 2014.  Tradition calls for up to eight inductees to be enshrined annually. 

Inquiring Minds What to Know
Who's your favorite NFL player and how did he get his number? Email your inquiry to lahitzdigitaltv@gmail.com and we'll find out "Straight from the NFL." Superbowl 50 in San Francisco.  Party with LaHitz!

NFL Memorable Moments: Word to Youth
49er Legend Gives Advice to Youth 
49er Legend Bryant Young Gives Advice to Youth
Other News From W.E.  

Ricardo Scales and All that Jazz
Friday, August 14  
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