Frontline Workers Report Lack of Financial & Mental Health Support from Employers

Frontline Worker

While 77% of Workers Say They Have Proper Safety Equipment, only 40% Feel Employers Have Helped Them Financially

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Research about frontline workers released today by SoapBoxSample reveals startling information about the experiences of essential employees. The survey of 416 essential workers, fielded May 8 – 13, 2020 highlighted the opinions of those who serve on the frontlines, either by dealing directly with the public in providing an essential service or by administering health care. Workers are more slightly more likely to express concerns about bringing the infection home to their families (72%) than they are about contracting COVID-19 themselves (69%). They are less concerned about losing their jobs (45%).

Additionally, while most workers (77%) report that their employers have provided them with necessary safety equipment, and 70% say their employers are doing what they can to keep them safe, there are two key areas where employers have fallen behind. Only 46% of essential workers report that their employer has provided them with access to mental health resources. Among all the categories explored in the survey, financial support is the area essential workers feel least supported, with just 40% saying their company has helped them financially during the pandemic. As part of their ongoing research on the impact of COVID-19, SoapBoxSample released a special supplement on essential workers as part of their n=pandemic research journal, with an accompanying one-page infographic highlighting the findings.

“Essential workers face great risks every day,” said Jacqueline Rosales, COO of SoapBoxSample and icanmakeitbetter. “Too often we rely on news organizations or statements from companies for information about what’s happening on the front lines of the pandemic. By going directly to essential workers, and asking them about their experiences, we can gain a greater understanding of what’s really going on.”

When asked how they feel about working on the frontlines, sentiments ranged from scared and stressed to frustrated. Many expressed that they felt fortunate to have a job and shared feelings of humbleness and pride at being able to help others during these unprecedented times. One survey respondent who works as a nurse treating victims of COVID-19 commented, “This is why I became a nurse. To be there for people when no one else will.”

“I feel like I am putting my life and my family’s life at risk by working, but I don’t have a choice,” commented one worker. “Customers don’t respect your space…uncaring at times and rude, “stated another. When asked how the public can help make their jobs easier, many mentioned wearing a mask, social distancing and embracing cleaning procedures. One respondent commented, “Remember that those of us still working have families that we are concerned about.”

To access SoapBoxSample’s comprehensive report on COVID-19, visit SoapBoxSample.com/pandemic. Visitors can download the 68-page journal, which covers the US public’s perceptions of the virus, shopping habits, work life, experiences with quarantining, finances, government, business owners, and many more. SoapBoxSample has made this valuable research available at no charge, in the hope that the data they have gathered can help communities understand the fundamental shifts caused by the pandemic.

Recently SoapBoxSample gained national attention for their work in helping communities evaluate the spread of COVID-19 through antibody testing. In March 2020, they released the results of a comprehensive study that measured the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in hundreds of Los Angeles County residents. That study was featured on the KTLA Evening News, Business Insider and The Journal of the American Medical Association. In August of 2020, SoapBoxSample released the results of a similar study involving Riverside County.

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Virtual 5K for Detroit Nonprofit Humble Design Receives Support from Red Wing's player, Darren Helm

Red Wing's Player Darren Helm Runs in Humble Design Virtual 5K

Detroit Red Wing’s Player Darren Helm Supports Humble Design Virtual 5K

Darren Helm and family participate in Humble Design's Virtual 5K to raise money to furnish and design houses for those leaving shelters.

Red Wing’s Player Darren Helm and Wife Devon Run in Humble Design’s Virtual 5K

This is the national logo for Humble Design, Inc. The symbol is a lower case "h" with a "roof" intersecting the top of the "h" with the tagline underneath, "Togetherness to End Homelessness"

Humble Design Togetherness to End Homelessness

After seeing firsthand how designing and furnishing a home can change the lives of a recently homeless family, Darren Helm, and his wife Devon, wanted to help.

It's important for me, my wife, and our kids that we do what we can during this time”

— Darren Helm

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local Red Wing Player, Darren Helm and his family, want to share their support for a local nonprofit, Humble Design. Several years ago the Detroit Red Wings, and the Lady Wings, teamed up to completely furnish the home of the Finley’s who had been staying in a homeless shelter until they could transition to permanent housing. After learning that the Finley’s had nothing but an air mattress, a few camp chairs, and not much else, they volunteered to work for a day putting together all the things the Humble Design team had curated from their warehouse. It was an unforgettable experience for Darren and his wife, Devon. When they heard that Humble Design was hosting a Virtual 5K August 31-September 7, they wanted to help. Darren told us, “It’s important to me, my wife, and our kids that we do what we can during this time.”

Humble Design now has locations in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, San Diego, and Seattle where they use donations of furniture and household goods from their local communities and businesses to fully design, and furnish the houses of those exiting homelessness. Planning virtual events to help raise the needed funds to help more families devastated by homelessness, is one of the ways they are addressing the challenges of COVID-19.

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Genius 100 Foundation celebrates the life of Education Visionary Sir Ken Robinson

G100 Sir Ken Robinson address – Montreal, Canada

Robinson’s G100 Vision for the Future is being released publicly for the first time, in his honor

He left an indelible mark on humanity. Particularly now, when thought-leadership, creativity and innovation is greatly needed, we hope that the impact of his Education theories will be a guidepost”

— Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Co-Founder and Global Ambassador of G100

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Genius 100 Foundation (G100) will celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Ken Robinson, the world’s most well-known education luminary, by releasing his vision statement included in the 3D publishing milestone Genius: 100 Visions of the Future, publicly for the first time, as well as his keynote address at the inaugural G100 event. Sir Ken was a founding Visionary of this globally renowned curated community.

It is no accident that Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk entitled “Do Schools Kill Creativity” is the most-watched of all-time with more than 66 million views. “We were fortunate to be given this gift of his moment. Only recently could an individual so rare have a conversation with so many so quickly,” Richard Saul Wurman, Creator TED Conference. “He was able to give these millions of individuals permission to embrace their curiosity. He was able to communicate his vision to choose memory over memorize and to hug his waking dream of a land, of a life, of a world in which we can individually embrace learning. The love that comes from this message is only in its infancy with his passing. This moment of the few moments we will remember is a rare gift.”

His influence on the thinking of educators around the world is unparalleled in history and his legacy of critique about schools will have a lasting and profound impact for decades to come.

“Sir Robinson was a very special and influential member of our community,” states Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Co-Founder and Global Ambassador of G100. “He was with us from the beginning. His passing has left such an indelible mark on humanity. Particularly now, at this time when thought-leadership, creativity and innovation is so greatly needed, we can only hope that the impact of his theories on Education will be used as a guidepost, as well as an opportunity to honor him by reflecting and acting on his wisdom.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

G100 was born out of the centennial celebration of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. The organization, first called The Einstein Legacy Project (ELP), was launched in 2017, with a celebration titled ‘Century of Genius’ which attracted some of the world’s brightest and most innovative minds, including many of the 100 visionaries, such as Deepak Chopra, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michael Bloomberg and Wynton Marsalis and, of course, Sir Ken Robinson, who contributed their vision statement in the publishing milestone Genius: 100 Visions of the Future.” In 2018, the ELP became the Einstein Foundation strictly used for academic purposes at the Hebrew University. And, in 2019, the G100 was created.

In honor of Sir Robinson, G100 would like to share, for the first time publicly, his vision statement that is included in the 3D publishing milestone, Genius: 100 Visions of the Future, as well as excerpts from his address at the ‘Celebrating a Century of Genius’ weekend event in Montreal, Canada.

“It is imperative that we continue strive to think outside the lines and innovate,” states Aharoni. “as well as share the prolific words of wisdom from some of the world’s most brilliant minds. It is through the examples set by Einstein and all those that have come after him, including our friend and esteemed colleague, Sir Robinson, that we will continue to make the world a better place.”

About G100
Based in Toronto with a global footprint, Genius 100 Foundation is an active and engaged community of exceptionally imaginative and impactful human beings. These accomplished, compassionate minds have joined together to re-imagine the future – and to implement creative initiatives to improve our world. These great visionaries raise the bar on what is achievable within their fields. Collectively, in collaboration, they can make the impossible possible.

G100 Mission
To support humanitarian and environmental initiatives within the G100 community through funding and partnerships.

Genius 100 Foundation is a registered Charity in Canada and a 501c.

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Awards Two Grants in COVID 19 Response

Funding for basic needs, mental health, and technology will benefit families disproportionally affected by the pandemic

HARTFORD, CT, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Hartford, CT): Two COVID-19 response grants, totaling $50,000, have recently been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Family Life Education (FLE). One grant will be used for strategic technology support and one grant is for organizational capacity to provide basic human needs and mental health services to Hartford families in response to COVID-19.

“We are grateful for the Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Family Life Education and the Hartford Family Center Network,” said Candida Flores, Family Life Education CEO. “Hartford Foundation’s forward-thinking response to nonprofits during the pandemic has allowed us to focus our attention and resources on tangible needs of the women and children in our community.”

FLE was established in 1987 with an initial grant award from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to support the need for social service work with unwed Latino teenage mothers in the Frog Hollow neighborhood in Hartford. Over the past 33 years, FLE has grown into a non-profit organization dedicated to the equity, education, and empowerment of low-income, minority families in the greater Hartford region. FLE’s mission is to build a stronger community by fostering meaningful partnerships and engaging families in a participatory process leading to self-efficacy: the belief and capacity to confidently exert control over one's own motivation, behavior, and social environment. Guided by this powerful framework, FLE has helped hundreds of families transform their circumstances of poverty and marginalization, breaking the cycle of dependency and motivating them to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of them realizing their full potential.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. In 2015, the Foundation celebrates 90 years of grantmaking in the Greater Hartford region, made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families, and organizations. It has awarded grants of more than $620 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.

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Liderii Globali cer Guvernului Sud-Coreean și ONU să corecteze opresiunea religioasă din cauza carantinei de Covid-19

Donald Ramotar, fostul președinte al Guyanei

Scrisoare comună din partea CCLP

REPUBLIC OF KOREA , August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — În timp ce numărul infectaților cu Covid-19 continuă să crească în întreaga lume, vocile comunității internaționale se ridică pentru a opri opresiunea religioasă care are loc în Coreea de Sud, cunoscut ca o țară exemplară referitor la carantina de Covid-19.

Pe 17 august coaliția liderilor caraibeni pentru pace (CCLP), formată din foștii și actualii lideri din Caraibe, inclusiv fostul președinte al Consiliului pentru Drepturile Omului al Națiunilor Unite (UNHRC), a trimis o scrisoare comună ministrului sud-coreean de externe Kang Kyung-wha și înaltul Comisar al Națiunilor Unite pentru Drepturile Omului, Michelle Bachelet.

Aceștia au spus în scrisoare că guvernele, chiar și ca răspuns la urgența pandemiei, trebuie să-și asume responsabilitatea pentru protecția drepturilor omului indiferent de religie, rasă, etnie sau statut socioeconomic și și-au exprimat îngrijorarea pentru opresiunea continuă împotriva Bisericii Shincheonji, Denominație creștină din Coreea de Sud care a suferit de o infecție neașteptată în masă la începutul acestui an.

Înainte de scrisoarea comună, 11 ONG-uri, inclusiv Coordonarea Europeană a Asociațiilor și Persoanelor pentru Libertatea Conștiinței (CAP-LC), au transmis Secretarului General al ONU „raportul anual pentru înaltul comisar al ONU pentru Drepturile Omului” cu privire la discriminarea țintită în mod necorespunzător împotriva Bisericii Shincheonji.

Raportul anual a fost intitulat „Membrii Shincheonji – Țapul Ispășitor pentru COVID-19 în Republica Coreea”.

Scrisoarea a subliniat succint faptele din referitoare la Shincheonji și Covid-19 după cum urmează;
〮 Covid-19 a fost introdus în Coreea de Sud din China.
〮 Conform Centrelor Coreene pentru Controlul și Prevenirea Bolilor, virusul era deja prevalent în orașul Daegu înainte de confirmarea (Shincheonji) Pacientului 31 (din Daegu).
〮 Refuzul guvernului de a închide frontiera în China a contribuit în mare măsură la izbucnirea virusului.
〮 Față de nemulțumirea publică din ce în ce mai mare cu privire la faptul că guvernul nu a impus o restricție de călătorie Chinei, ministrul Justiției, Choo Mi-ae, a ordonat urmărirea penală și investigarea Shincheonji.
〮 Vice-ministrul Sănătății a confirmat că lista informațiilor de identificare privată colectate nu este cu mult diferită de cea colectată și verificată de guvern.
〮 Procurorii au arestat oficialii din Shincheonji pe motiv că lista membrilor congregației depuse de Shincheonji nu era completă.

Referindu-se la raportul „Fișă informativă asupra răspunsului global la coronavirus (COVID-19) și la impactul asupra practicilor religioase și a libertății religioase” de către Comisia Statelor Unite privind libertatea religioasă internațională (USCIRF), scrisoarea comună a reiterat faptul că Coreea de Sud furnizează un exemplu viu al modului în care urgențele de sănătate publică pot crește riscul pentru grupurile religioase marginalizate.

Aceștia au subliniat că tăcerea guvernului sud-coreean cu privire la situația actuală ar constitui un precedent global periculos pentru a permite persecuții, violență și hărțuire similare împotriva altor minorități religioase și au cerut cu tărie guvernului coreean să „înainteze spre a pune capăt acestei discriminări. “

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Jenesse Center launches its very own app

Jenesse4Hope provides articles, quizzes, and podcasts to help users understand and take action against domestic violence, as well as, human trafficking and substance abuse. Users may also contact 911 via the app, in the event of an emergency.

Jenesse4Hope provides articles, quizzes, and podcasts to help users understand and take action against domestic violence, as well as, human trafficking and substance abuse. Users may also contact 911 via the app, in the event of an emergency.

For the general public, Jenesse4Hope features quick access to Jenesse’s trauma-informed hotline operators 24/7, via chat, email or phone allowing users to learn more about the center’s programs, services and shelter options.

Karen Earl, CEO Jenesse Center

Karen Earl, CEO Jenesse Center

Jenesse4Hope is FREE and available in The App Store for iPhone users and in Google Play for Android users.

We are proud to have this new resource in place to meet the need of our clients and the communities we serve.”

— Karen Earl, CEO Jenesse Center

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jenesse Center, Inc., a domestic violence prevention and intervention program, is proud to announce the development of a new app, Jenesse4Hope to reach and assist victims of domestic violence.

Karen Earl, Jenesse CEO said, “We are proud to have this new resource in place to meet the need of our clients and the communities we serve. The app extends Jenesse’s reach beyond our traditional geographical limits by providing a digital solution for both clients and the public at large who can benefit from our culturally sensitive, trauma-informed programs and services that combat the effects of domestic violence. We are virtual-world ready to help those who need us. Jenesse staff understand that when they see a need or opportunity to serve and have an idea to implement, they will be supported by the team. I’m grateful that everyone understands our work goes beyond the obvious and into non-traditional spaces and places to make the maximum impact."

Jenesse4Hope is FREE and available in The App Store for iPhone users and in Google Play for Android users. Jenesse4Hope provides articles, quizzes, and podcasts to help users understand and take action against domestic violence, human trafficking and substance abuse. Users may also contact 911 via the app, in the event of an emergency.

For the general public, the app features quick access to Jenesse’s trauma-informed hotline operators 24/7, via chat, email or phone allowing users to learn more about the center’s programs, services and shelter options.

For Jenesse’s clients, the app enhances the already comprehensive services provided by the agency to include one-click safety check-in, digital journaling, appointment scheduling and document management, as well as, a contact book of key Jenesse Center, Inc. personnel.

Earl reflected, "With COVID-19 and all the challenges we face centering marginalized communities, I’m very hopeful because there are so many people and organizations collaborating together to bring light to new ideas.”

To learn more about Jenesse Center, visit us online at www.jenesse.org or call 323-299-9496.

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Sharon Bennett of The Shoe Fetish Movement

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Activist, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights  Biography

Sharon Bennett Activist and Empowerment Speaker of the Shoe Fetish Movement

Speaker, author of Civil Rights Biography

Sharon Bennett Activist and Empowerment Speaker of the Shoe Fetish Movement

The Shoe Fetish Movement is on the rise with its author and speaker, Sharon Bennett. Catch her next radio interview with Downtown Hott Atlanta Radio 9/5/20@2p.

Plant a Seed of Thought to Provoke the Action of Change”

— Rev. Dr. L.E. Bennett

ATLANTA, GA, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sharon, known as The Sole Maven of The Shoe Fetish Movement, is an activist and the author of a pending new civil rights biography. Growing up in the 1960s as a person of color proved to be emotional and, at times, turbulent as the daughter of Rev. Dr. L.E. Bennett because he took the selfless step forward to integrate the major telecommunications company of Southwestern Bell/AT&T. The pressures that a civil rights activist endures also affects his family. She will discuss this and more during her interview.

Sharon, raised in Texas, has a passion for life, love of family, and belief in living your dreams. An example of achievement and transformation resulting from those who believed and inspired her, in spite of the odds set against Sharon. She has seamlessly meshed her medical career and writing goals with formal training, knowledge, and skills with life lessons to craft two fiction books: Shoe Fetish 1 and Shoe Fetish 2, with a self-help book entitled: Cracks in Your Mirror. Over the years, regardless of personal trials, she has never stopped putting herself into her writing, reaching out, and speaking.

Sharon developed a deep desire to research her family history in the 1990s. Her father, the late Rev. Dr. L.E. Bennett, had long studied the family’s history. It was during his genetic swab that Sharon gained a new appreciation for her father’s sacrifice to change the world. She has worked on his biography and done interviews for the past several years concerning he empowerment speaking and novels. As the daughter of L.E. Bennett, she has explored family archives as well as Southwestern Bell/AT&T records to piece together this man’s remarkable journey from janitor and civil rights pioneer to second-level management.

Always a lover of reading, like her father, Sharon began writing through personal journals and poetry in middle school. It was a cathartic release for her while dealing with the expectations as a member of a civil rights family.

Sharon appeared in Atlanta’s Good Life magazine and Atlanta’s Booking magazine. She also won a 2001 Editor’s Choice award from the Library of Congress in poetry. Her progression in writing gleaned the publishing of three poems one in Theatre of the Mind by Noble House. Dreaming of penning a book one day, Sharon finally put her journals together and co-authored a romance novel inclusive of women’s issues of emotional and physical abuse, rape, self-love, and self-empowerment. The first entitled Shoe Fetish 1: A Woman’s Love for Her Shoes and Her Men. The second is Shoe Fetish 2: Grown into High Heels. Successful book signings for both were held at Barnes&Noble. Sharon’s third solo writing was a self-help book called Cracks in Your Mirror. Both of the Shoe Fetish Books won Reader’s Favorite five-star awards. She wrote articles that published in fifteen lifestyle magazines and business periodicals such as The Pulse Legal Publication, New York County Lawyer’s Association, Canadian Business Journal, Articles Weekly, Success Magazine, Financial Markets World, Ag Professional, Advance Publications, Inc., Insurance and Financial Advisor,She Adventure and Exchange Magazine. Four lifestyle magazines have interviewed her like SWAG Magazine, Booking Matters of Atlanta, African American Avant-Garde Book Expo. A new article will be in the September 2020 issue of Writer's Life Magazine.

Sharon’s interviewed on several podcast radio shows, as well. Recently completing an interview with Business Talk Radio 1, she's been asked to return due to popular response. There's this upcoming interview September 5th at 2pm with Downtown Hott Atlanta radio [https://DowntownHottRadio.com], followed by KROV radio of San Antonio, TX on August 9, 2020. On August 18th, September 22nd, and October 20th at 1:30pm are repeated sessions with Business Talk Radio 1.

In 2012 as The Shoe Fetish Movement, Sharon gave her first empowerment speaking event at Seton Home for Girls, where Vans provided six pairs of shoes; and, she spoke for the Society Empowered Women (SEW) group, both of San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the International Association of Women (IAW), Atlanta Writer’s Club, and the Wellness Universe.
Of course, with Sharon’s years of care for the human condition, the civil rights biography of L.E. Bennett became her labor of love. But it also serves as an essential new chapter in the history of the American civil rights movement.

Her favorite saying is, "Plant a seed of thought to Provoke an Action of Change." As such, Sharon has proudly raised an empowered daughter (attorney), and son (aviation engineering).

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Newly Elected Tamil Leaders Should Start to Consider Bargaining for a Tamil Nation vs. War Crime Prosecution

Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

C. V. Vigneswaran

If Sri Lanka allows the Tamils to form a free and secure and protected Tamil homeland-Tamil Nation in the northeast of Sri Lanka, the Tamil can consider pausing war crime prosecution.”

— Editor, Tamil Diaspora News

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mr. Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam and Mr. CV Vigneswaran together can bargain with the current Sri Lankan government under US and India’s supervision.

There are two possibilities for the Tamils.

1. If Sri Lanka allows the Tamils to form a free and secure and protected Tamil homeland-Tamil Nation in the northeast of Sri Lanka, the Tamil can consider pausing war crime prosecution at the ICC until the international accord has been signed.
2. If Sri Lanka insists on not allowing the Tamils to form their homeland, then the Tamils should move forward to prosecute war criminals who are the Sri Lankan political and military leaders who were responsible for the Tamil genocide in Mulliyavaikal in 2009.
It is up to the Sri Lankan government. To borrow the American expression, the ball is in Sri Lanka's court.

There is definitely a way forward for the Tamils to take the SInhalese war criminals to the International Criminal Court (ICC.)

We have two ways of sending the Sri Lankan war criminals to the ICC.

One way is through the UNHRC, then to the UN Security Council. Both newly elected Tamil leaders should do the groundwork of the UNHRC’s member states to send a request to the UN security council before March 2021 to refer Sri Lankan criminals to ICC .

The second means is by directly filing a case in the ICC by a victim who is currently living in a country that has signed the Rome Statute.

Around 139 States have signed the Rome Statute, Among the signatories of the Rome Statute are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritius,Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,South Africa,Spain,. Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

If Sri Lanka is willing to offer a secure and protected Tamil homeland in the north-east, we the Tamils can think about moving forward toward prosecuting Sri Lankan war criminals in ICC or pausing it until an international accord is signed by Sri Lanka with the supervision of US and India, or perhaps the UN.

A US Tamil spokesman said that “We all hope that the newly elected Tamil leadership will consider this option seriously.”

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Atlanta Actor Charles A. Black Featured in “Negative Exposure” from E.D. Legacy Films

Black Stars as Photographer Leroy Patmon in Negative Exposure

"Negative Exposure flips the script on the painful pathos pulled from today’s headlines. You’re gonna go ‘OMG’ at the end,” adds Black.”

— Charles A. Black

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Atlanta Actor Charles A. Black Featured in
“Negative Exposure” from E.D. Legacy Films

COLUMBIA, SC – August 2020 – Charles A. Black, an Atlanta-based actor with more than 60 films to his credit is featured in the upcoming release, Negative Exposure from E.D. Legacy Films, scheduled for release September 4, 2020. Black portrays Leroy Patmon, a photographer who seems to represent both a spiritual and social awakening in the film. As Patmon, there is the feeling that something spiritually significant is about to take place whenever he appears, and by the end of the film, we understand why his character has been meandering throughout the film, and it is revelatory. “Negative Exposure flips the script on the painful pathos pulled from today’s headlines”, said Black. “With extraordinary twists and turns, its dark Truth is exposed to the glaring light of our own negative assumptions; partly through developments in my character’s “old school” darkroom! You’re gonna go ‘OMG’ at the end,” adds Black.

Originally from Miami, Florida, Black moved to Georgia to attend Morehouse College, where he was taught by the late Dr. Martin Luther King in a specialty class of only eight students studying Social Philosophy and Civil Disobedience. At Morehouse he was a student activist, serving as Chairman of Atlanta’s Student Movement. He also served as Editor of The Atlanta Inquirer a cultural and journalistic mainstay in Atlanta, and he recently wrote an article celebrating the paper’s 60 year anniversary.

Black is a recognizable presence in Atlanta’s film community. He is one of the industry’s busiest character actors, and his screen credits include, The Patriot (2000), Need for Speed (2014) Selma (2014) Barbara Shop: The Next Cut (2016) The Best of Enemies (2019) with Taraji P Henson and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell, Love & Debt (2019), and a host of short films, commercials and local productions.
Negative Exposure will premiere on September 4th and is available for download at the website, www.negativeexposuremovie.com. For Smart TV users download the Vimeo App and search for “Negative Exposure.”
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Gravis Develops and Launches a 320 Character P2P Texting Platform For 2020 Political Campaigns

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Gravis Marketing

WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The newly launched Gravis peer-to-peer texting platform makes reaching out to voters easier than ever with a simple solution for direct communication between campaign workers and the voting public. Strategically organizing a get-out-the-vote campaign requires a significant amount of planning and communication from the campaign, and peer-to-peer texting makes it easier to directly reach your targeted audience with the real-time messaging that you need to give your base the information they need to take action.

The new Gravis P2P texting platform features a 320 character peer-to-peer texting capability, giving your campaign the space necessary to send out single messages that are packed with as much information as possible.

Having real people texting real people matters in today’s campaigns. While there are plenty of campaigns that utilize bots to get out messages and imitate communication, those who are interested in helping the campaign are not going to fall for those tricks. To mobilize your base you need genuine connection and communication between those who are organizing and those who can get out and do the work, and peer to peer texting platforms helps to preserve privacy while encouraging direct communication between campaign workers.

The Gravis P2P messaging service makes it simple to set up a streamlined two-way communication between your campaign and the public, giving people the option to reply to text messages and ask questions to help mobilize your base. This means that there are real people who are sending real messages to other real people, using real phone numbers that are generated on the spot to prevent personal information from being shared unwillingly. This level of personal communication is likely to help your audience engage, rather than dismissing messages as spam and sending them to the trash. With the Gravis peer-to-peer texting platform, you can feel confident that your base is getting reached, that your organizers are getting support and that your campaign is getting the publicity it needs to move forward.

About Gravis Marketing

Gravis Marketing is a 10-year-old company with an A+ rating with the BBB. Gravis is a full-service political advertising company specializing in public opinion polls and P2P texting. For further information or comment Gravis Marketing 920 Belle Ave Suite 1330 winter Springs Florida 32708 Contact Doug Kaplan 800-371-3229 or via direct email doug@gravismarketing.com

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