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FILM SCREENING | Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth
August 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $15.00
National Award-Winning Power Couple Lamar and Ronnie Tyler Releases New Film on Black Wealth Creation to Screen in Dallas on August 13th
JOIN THIS SPECIAL ONE-TIME FILM SCREENING THAT EXPLORES FINANCIAL LITERACY IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
The film will screen on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater, 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204. Tickets are $15 which includes an engaging discussion moderated by Emmy-award winning journalist and CBS DFW news anchor, Steve Pickett with prominent Dallas influencers, Q&A session with the audience, and prize giveaways. Seats are limited so advance ticket purchase is recommended. This film has already SOLD OUT in Atlanta, D.C., and Chicago.
Generation One is stirring a pivotal shift in the conversation around the creation of wealth in the black community across the country. With the 2007 recession, the housing crisis and soaring unemployment rates leaving Black America’s wallet trapped in the crosshairs of the United States’ financial crisis, the lack of generational wealth in the African-American community has never been in sharper focus. Generation One takes a hard look at the numbers, giving historical context to early wealth creation in the Black community and tapping the expertise of the nation’s top financial experts to weigh in not only on how Blacks fell behind, but surefire strategies families can implement to begin building a strong financial legacy for generations to come.
You can also purchase the Generation One DVD documentary to share with your family and friends. We encourage you to take the Generational Wealth Pledge for Black Families!
About the Filmmakers
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler are the husband-and-wife power couple behind Black and Married with Kids (BMWK), the largest independent African-American marriage and parenting site on the web. BMWK was honored by Parenting Magazine as one of 2010’s Must-Read Blogs and was inducted into Babble’s Top 100 Bloggers Hall of Fame that same year. In 2012, for the 2nd year in a row, the Tylers were included as two of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, a list of the country’s top 100 African-American movers and shakers, keeping company with President Barack Obama, Beyonce Knowles, and Jay-Z. In 2014, the Tylers were finalists for the Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Award. And in 2015, the Tylers were also named finalists for Infusionsoft’s Small Business ICON Award.
About the Moderator
Steve Pickett is an Emmy Award winning journalist and CBS DFW news anchor. He has been recognized nationally for his coverage of Public Education and his reports from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina garnered the “Best News Story” Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas.
Steve was the only broadcast journalist embedded with the 56th Brigade of the Texas National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also traveled with a group of Dallas physicians to Haiti in early 2010 to report on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there.
He may be most noted for his coverage of the Dallas Independent School District. His daily reports provide solid information regarding the academic and educational landscape of North Texas. Steve’s career path includes work in Portland, Fresno, Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls. As a general assignment reporter, Steve has taken more in-depth looks into issues such as child neglect, race relations, domestic abuse and crime. Steve has also received professional recognition from The National Association of Black Journalists, The Institute for Educational Inquiry, The Poynter Institute, and The University of Oklahoma Black Alumni Society.