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Juvenile Joined By Presidential Candidate For "Back That Azz Up" Performance

#thingsyoucantunsee Want to define Paid vs Earned Media? How about Tom Steyer's campaign for the Democratic nomination for president? He spent $160 million on TV and Radio ads but you'll always remember him for two things...his plaid tie and this viral video of him dancing with rapper Juvenile... #newmedia #paidmedia #earnedmedia #presidential #2020election

We're just creeping out of February and already 2020 has been a wild year. In just over eight months, American citizens will be choosing the candidate that t...

On #EducationDay, this report reminds us that war, as well as dislocation, discrimination, and under-funding are endange...
Human Rights Watch

On #EducationDay, this report reminds us that war, as well as dislocation, discrimination, and under-funding are endangering children. 258 Million don't have access to schools. Over 600 million lack reading and basic math skills. Use your voice. Amplify the importance of access to education.

Plus: people with limited mobility can’t access pensions in Ukraine; the Maldives should stop destroying mangrove forests; Poland approves controversial "muzzle law"; press freedom under threat in Brazil; pressure on China to release rights defenders for Lunar New Year; and renewed airstrikes in Syria must cease.

Protean Films

Protean Films

The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

In a breakup, who gets the Netflix account? These days, the solution is often joint custody.

ABC 20/20

Black Panthers and the FBI! Tonight at 10pm on ABC.

Fifty years later, many questions remain about why the F.B.I. conducted an undercover mission to dismantle, destroy, and neutralize the Black Panther Party.

Tune-in for the special episode “Black Panthers” tonight at 10|9c on ABC.

Bold.New.Love. @middlechurch

See highlights from the CBS Christmas Eve broadcast “A Bold New Love: Christmas Eve with Middle Collegiate Church”. 4 choirs, dance, spoken word, and a rousing sermon about LOVE from Reverend Jacqui Lewis. See two songs conducted by Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and performances of the songs “Joyful, Joyful” from Sister Act 2 and “Glory” from film Selma. The show was directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and produced by Protean Films’ Michael Hanna.

To learn more about Middle Church visit:

When you buy a home...
VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

When you buy a home...

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.

Watch the Brass Roots take action!
NPR Music

Watch the Brass Roots take action!

This is a song that deserves to be heard by the millions of households that watch The Roots nightly.

The New York Times Opinion Section

Who knew hilarity would ensue from the question, "Do you have a photocopier?"

In this dramatization of transcripts from a legal deposition, a lawyer becomes embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier.

Sometimes you can use being underestimated to your advantage.
A Former Superagent Bets Big on a More Diverse Hollywood

Sometimes you can use being underestimated to your advantage.

After years as the industry’s top African-American talent agent, Charles D. King is building an audacious new production company — with a vision for bringing long-neglected stories to the screen.

Divining Rod

Watch the new Music 🎶 Video for Divining Rod's "Love Come Tumbling Down"

Our new video is finally ready for your viewing pleasure!
Unending gratitude to Michael Hanna of ProteanFilms for making this happen! Some trespassing and loitering occurred during the making of this video.

Directed by Michael Hanna / Protean Films
Miyuki Furtado
Patrick Harmon
Eric Kaye
John Malone
Love Come Tumbling

Written By M. Furtado
Divining Rod - Miyuki Furtado / Patrick Harmon
Produced by Furtado / Brian Forbes
Mixed by Brian Forbes Alternate Dimension Studio/ The Gallery Recording Studio
Mastered by Jessica Thompson / Coast Mastering
Courtesy of Kilipaki Records
Keikosongs Music/BMI
Buy the single, 'Hemlock Blues / Love Come Tumbling' here:

Is a being a YouTube star a sustainable career path? For some, maybe, but not from their cut of YouTube revenue.
How do YouTube stars make money?

Is a being a YouTube star a sustainable career path? For some, maybe, but not from their cut of YouTube revenue.

Turning videos into a career was never easy, but it's getting more complicated.

ProPublica is teaming up with Vox. #realnews

ProPublica is teaming up with Vox. #realnews

We're doing something new.

We're teaming up with Vox to make powerful, social videos.



Math teacher wins internet with this classroom April Fool's Day prank. Watch:

So much work went into this

Vulcan Productions

Vulcan Productions

Where our #tax dollars go:

OF THEE I SING: A Letter to My Daughters

As President Obama returns to civilian life, Protean Films is proud to share this video we produced as a reminder of the continuing inspiration he provides.

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals th...



Moving Camera 1993 !!!

© Los Angeles Times


Our amazing friend, photographer Brenda Stumpf, is featured in this look at underwater modeling.

Women Try Underwater Modeling For The First Time

Check out the stunning photos:

The Onion
The Onion

The Onion

“I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I could really see myself staying with this company for a long time.”

Video: Shots Fired, Part 1: 11 Deadly Days of Shootings

Stunned by the national stories of mass violence? Be prepared to be shocked by a "normal" week or two. Watch #Nightline's Shots Fired #gunviolence

"Nightline" took a snapshot of all shootings across the US, from big cities to small towns, and in those 11 days over 500 people lost their lives.

#WhatIReallyWant for women around the world: quality education, an end to violence, an end to child marriage, and equal ...
Spice Girls spoofed in Project Everyone campaign for womens' rights

#WhatIReallyWant for women around the world: quality education, an end to violence, an end to child marriage, and equal pay for equal work

To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the Spice Girls' debut single Wannabe, the Richard Curtis-backed initiative Project Everyone has created a remake of the video, called #WhatIReallyWant.


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