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Black Media Mixer December 2022


Black Media Mixer December 2022

The Resource Guild hosted their monthly state of Black Media  “Black Media Mixer” 0n December 20th at The Legacy Center.  This event included high-level networking with media professionals, a special “State of Black Media ” panel which featured Emmy Award Winning TV & Radio Professionals. Our panelists for this month were: Ebony Porter-Ike (President & Visionary of: The epiMediaGroup, LLC® and Ebony Eyes Entertainment, LLC®), Phil Jackson (Owner of Shootworks LLC, Photography, Media Services & Interviews), Brandolyn Hellams (Segment Producer & Guest Coordinator for Good Day Atlanta (Fox 5 Atlanta)), Shawty (Co-host on “Young Joc and The Streetz Morning Takeover” (Streetz 94.5) and Comedian), and Michelle Wright (Gabby Award Winning Anchor/Reporter (WSB Radio), Founder/CEO-Wright Choice Media), and moderated by Mr. Daniel Dickey (Renaissance Man /Award Winning Brand Strategist / The Resource Guild).  Attendees also enjoyed complimentary cocktails sponsored by Kelly Family Distributors  & lite bites provided by Simply Exquisite Catering LLC. This event was created to bring cohesion, comradery and a collective consciousness to Black Media in the Black Mecca. Panelists discussed cancel culture, giving back to local Black communities, how to stand out and  perfect your craft in the media industry, and so much more! We enjoyed a pleasant evening with all the attendees who came to the event. 

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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