In celebration of America's historic presidential election, Juba Books is proud to release a play script for young people about President-elect Barack Obama's younger life up to his election victory. The script, entitled "I Have A Promise," is included in the new book, "Positive African American Plays for Children, Book 3" with others about Condoleezza Rice, Cullen Jones, Missy Elliot, and Reginald Lewis....
Ronaldo Mazyck, owner and operator of Paper Chase Shredding and Recycling: Service Minority Business Opportunity Committee's Service Contractor of the Year for 2007.
Owned and operated by Ronaldo Mazyck, Paper Chase Recycling Service is an independent locally owned shredding and recycling service. Started by Mazyck in 1987, Paper Chase is a leader, visionary, advocate and change agent for recycling.
Passionate about the environment and dedicated to protecting it for future generations ...
Just imagining a career in the movie industry is a far-off dream for most people. Actually making it in the highly competitive world can be even tougher.
But one local filmmaker and critic says it's not as hard as it seems, it just takes a bit of tenacity, a lot of dedication and a good dose of talent.
David Walker, the longtime film critic for the Willamette Week and creator of three unreleased films, didn't get his start in the film industry because of family connections, movie star good looks or luck. Walker says he got his start as a filmmaker and critic by using his strong taste for words and love of film.
"I think I was born to be a writer," he says.
Despite beginning school to become a graphic designer, Walker spent much of his time hanging out with the film majors while going to school in New York. After realizing he wasn't happy designing for a living, he dropped out of school and dedicated himself to writing screenplays.