Friday, October 12, 2012

movie short Snaphot directed by Kevin Coleman

Release date: September 2005

Written by John Cruz
Produced by Brian Armes
Directed by Kevin Coleman

In an East Los Angeles community, some use guns to settle issues; a seventeen year-old girl meets them head on and stands with a weapon of her choice, a camera.

Story: Esperanza is an aspiring photographer from a quiet neighborhood in Pasadena. Her best friend, Rosa, has recently become involved with Al, a gang leader from a gritty East Los Angeles neighborhood. Rosa takes Esperanza to Boyle Heights to meet Al. He shows them around his neighborhood, his gang, and his family, opening Espeanza's eyes to both the depravity and the beauty of life in Al's barrio. Esperanza's naivety and brandishing of her camera causes a disturbance in Al's set which endangers the lives of everyone she cares for. After that tragic day, Esperanza must decide what her life will become as she faces the loss of those she loves caused by the art she loves.

Snapshot from Kevin Coleman on Vimeo.

S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
2nd Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival 2012 (Official Selection)
18th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase, 2011
Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center "Reel Black Men Showcase" 2011
Lionsgate, Expose Your Shorts 2010
Black Reel Award 2007
Hollywood Black Film Festival 2006 (Best Student Film)
Urban World Film Festival 2006 (Official Selection)
World Fest Houston 2006 (Grand Remy Award)
Urban Media Makers Award 2006 (Official Selection)
River's Edge Film Festival 2005 (Official Selection)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

First female wins democratic primary for St. Louis City Treasurer

Hardworking Missouri State Representative Tishaura Jones beat out Aldermen Fred Wessels and Jeffery Boyd, and the city’s democratic central committee chairman Brian Wahby as the first female City Treasurer of St. Louis back in August of 2012.
Despite all of the mismanagement and alleged corruption in the Treasurer's office, Jones made it clear that she is going to turn that office inside out to ensure operational integrity and public accountability by all who do business there. The key for Tishaura's victory has been attributed to successful grassroot efforts. Former St. Louis Comptroller Virvus Jones is Tishaura's father who served as his daughter's campaign manager in the four-way Democratic primary.

Tishaura also has leadership experience. After her first term, Rep. Jones was selected  by her colleagues as the Assistant Minority Floor Leader.  She is the first African-American and the first woman to hold this position in Missouri history.  As a member of the leadership team, she is second in command of the Democratic members of the Missouri House of Representatives. As a state legislator in her second term, Jones said she has a strong handle on the law and investment banking – two skills that would allow her to make real change and growth in the office. The City of St. Louis is a county, and the Office of the Treasurer is subject to state law.

Tishaura has yet another hurdle to jump which is the General election in November. She faces Republican Tim Bachmann and the Green Party's Anthony Stevens.  Jones stated, "It will be an honor to be on the same ballot as our President, Barack Obama!".


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rams Rally downtown @ Kiener Plaza, 2012

The new and improved St. Louis Rams are ready to take on any challengers. The rally took place downtown at Kiener Plaza from 11:30am to 1:30pm (cst).

Downtown St. Louis @ the City Park headed to the Rams Rally.
Almost there, I'm @ 14th & Olive

I'm finally here @ the Rams Rally sponsored by yours truly

The band was really groovin.
A few beautiful Rams Cheerleaders

Rampage and a few fans

Navy blue & gold
Blue water to rally the home-team football Rams

The pretty lady in the plastic ball

What a beautiful smile

Fox 2 News April Simpson & Tim Ezell
Tim Ezell posing with a fan

This guy partied the hardest and shared the spotlight with "Dancing Bear"

A very happy fan of the Rams Cheerleaders
Go St. Louis Rams, change the football culture again for the better and SHOCK THE WORLD! The Greatest Show On Turf, (part 2).