Jani Toivola

Jani Toivola – Vaasa, Finland

Jani Toivola is a man of several firsts.  An article in Public Radio International states that “….he was in his mid-30’s, the entrepreneur, actor and dancer was a celebrity in this country of 5.5 million where he was the first black actor. He’s been the host of ‘Idols’, Finland’s version of ‘American Idol’, a contestant…

Bernard Neto

Bernard Neto working on new movie – ‘Mzungu’

Bernard Neto has teamed up with power writer/producer/directors, Olu Odebunmi, and Olatunde Osunsanmi, to work on a thriller/drama movie called ‘Mzungu‘. Olu and Olatunde were co-writers for the exciting sequel, ‘Smoking Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball’.   They are both extremely accomplished in their own right, with a long list of excellent movies and television shows…

Stan Barua

Stan Barua – “Tiger Spirit”

Stan Barua was the director of photography for the movie, ‘Tiger Spirit‘.   This documentary about Korea’s journey to reunification is directed by Min Sook Lee.  Reviews already say great things about it, so if you are looking for a great movie to watch, why not try this. Heartwarming and touching, it brings the stark reality…

Micere Githae Mugo

Micere Githae Mugo (born Madeleine Mugo in 1942) is a playwright, author, activist, instructor and poet from Kenya. Mugo was born in 1942, in Baricho, Kirinyaga District, Kenya. The daughter of two progressive (liberal) teachers, she received a solid primary and secondary education in Kenya. She became one of the first black students to be…