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Xernona Clayton A Life in Black and White

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Xernona Clayton A Life in Black and White

By Ashley Flewe

Xernona Clayton, a huge civil rights pioneer who worked in broadcasting for nearly 30 years. Mrs.Clayton also produced the multimedia Trumpets awards, which air on Bounce TV. She has a long list of accomplishments and now has her own documentary, which will premiered on June 10th at 9pm ET.

This black and white documentary is divided into three distinct sections, starting with her birth and finishing with her most recent success.The documentary explores key periods in her life for instance her close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his family . She shares firsthand accounts of her personal experiences with the Civil Rights Movement and how being the first black woman in the South to broadcast a talk show.

In addition, the documentary also highlights her behind the scences contributions during the movement , but had effect on the movement.Furthermore, the documentary demonstrates Mrs. Clayton’s advocacy for hospital integration in the South, as well as her influence or impact over other important figures who had the power to make extraordinary changes in society.

In the black and white documentary, guest speakers shared their perspectives on Xernona Clayton’s accomplishments and her as a person.They had guest speakers such as artist T.I,Senator Raphael Warnock,  actress Pamela Poitier, and politician Andrew Young, to mention a few.The film depicts how Xernona continues to assist and recognize people’s work, along with how she continues to reach out and provide a platform for black  individuals to showcase their accomplishments on a high level. The documentary was made by Emmy and Peabody, two award-winning directors who also produced Nancy Saslow and her Mishpookah Entertainment group.David Hudson was the executive producer. You can also watch the documentary on Amazon Prime, Bounce XL, Pluto TV, and Apple TV.

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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