BN-W THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY
LAUNCH OF THE NEW AND IMPROVED WEB SITE
In celebration of our third year anniversary, we’ve launched a new and improved BN-W Web site. It’s been a busy time getting it off the ground since our last eNewsletter, which is why we’ve been quiet since our last issue. But we’re back! There are some adjustments, including editing and formatting kinks we’re still working out, but overall we’re very confident in sharing the new BN-W site with you at this stage. The updated site not only has a new look, but it has the following additional features:
Resource Directory – the resource directory is also a search engine that makes it easier to navigate and find the many topics we cover in our eNewletters as well as links to issues and sites not covered in our eNewsletters. For this section, we also invite and encourage our BN-W subscribers, readers, and visitors to send us links that will work with the BN-W concept of empowerment. We have well over a 1000 links in our eNewsletters since our 2004 inception, so we’re continuing to put them in as quickly as possible. What may not be there today will probably be there next week, so check our site regularly.
Events Calendar – the events calendar will list upcoming events. For now, we’ll be doing the inputting of the information, but we hope to open it up to the public soon. So send us any events of interest and we’ll do our best to get them into the BN-W Events Calendar.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – the FAQs section includes one question we get most frequently (#1) and the others are only occasional.
Do You Know? – the BN-W “Do You Know?“ section includes historical/heritage/legacy questions that we should all know with the right education. Additionally, in our opinion, if someone doesn’t know the answers to all or most of these questions (and the factual history behind the answers) then they should definitely NOT be going around calling themselves or anyone else the “N” word.
Because our film monitor(s) are so large, retrieving current and past eNewsletters is set up in three ways: (1) read a brief description of the contents on either the home or eNewsletter page; (2) go to the Resource Directory, click on the BN-W eNewsletters link and get a listing of the eNewsletters by year, which gives a list of dates and the films monitored; or (3) go to the “List of BN-W Monitored Films” and click on the film you’re interested in. [Note: We’re still working on linking the films to this list, but you can always get it through the other two options.] The music monitors are separate as they were on the previous site.
And we’d like to give Matthew Okebiyi, a really special friend of ours and the founder/executive director of the African American Planning Commission, Inc. ( AAPCI ), a heartfelt thank you for showing non-stop, unflinching support for BN-W and encouraging us to make the information in the BN-W eNewsletters more organized, so our readers can better utilize and better access what we offer. Thanks, Matthew! We love you for your sincerity and dedication with us and for your steadfast commitment to the empowerment of all people.
BN-W Monitor Coming Soon : “Home of the Brave” [Samuel L. Jackson, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Victoria Rowell]; The Kingdom” [Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner]; “Even Money” [Forest Whitaker, Kim Basinger]; “Rush Hour 3” [Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan]; “Talk to Me” [Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor]; “Hairspray” [Queen Latifah, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer]; “1408” [Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack]; “The Invasion” [Jeffrey Wright, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig]; “Resurrecting the Champ” [Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett]; “The Comebacks” [Carl Weathers]
Also Coming : Part II: Black-Jewish Relations; Bi-Monthly Music Monitors