Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Story As a student at Howard University, I remember well the day the 2nd historic March on Washington happened.  It was arctic cold and Dr. King's birthday was still not recognized like the national holiday we know today.  There were a few states holding out, so the March on Washington happened spearheaded by Stevie Wonder who penned s song for the occasion.

Ironically enough, it was President Ronald Reagan who signed the bill into existence on November 2, 1983 with his widow Coretta Scott King present for this historic occasion.

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In celebration of Dr. King and his legacy, here is a list of films chronicling the life of this man along with his famous speeches "Mountaintop" and "I Have a Dream"

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King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

 

You can also catch the made for television series by PBS - Eyes On The Prize on Amazon.com and a King movie especially made for children...

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Enjoy, Embrace and Remember although much progress is made...we still have a long way to go.  Nominated for two Academy Awards this year, SELMA is the recent film specifically dealing with the infamous Montgomery, Alabama march and is in theaters now.  For my review...click on the link below

Review:  SELMA

 

 

 

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!