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Purple Tramble also known as "Purple Reels The Go Getter" is an Independent Filmmaker an alumni of Howard University where she studied Communications - [TV/Film Production]. Tramble is passionate about working with small businesses, bands, artists etc. by giving them a tool to market themselves through video promotion. She is also passionate about the progression of the modern filmmaker by providing them with new ideas to keep them ahead of the game. Tramble is an Activist and Advocate of Educating and Empowering the next generation by providing them with positive images that destroy racial stereotypes and sexist or demeaning behavior in regards to young women. Her mission is to provide hope to the hopeless, a voice to the voiceless, and support others on a mission to bring peace, spread love, and make a positive change. "Protect and effect the minds of the youth and save a nation." ~ Purple Reels ~

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Monday, May 17, 2010


Director Rachid Bouchareb, is setting up a movie on the early life of legendary civil rights activist Angela Davis (read about her life) and in a recent interview with THR, he said he wants Beyonce to play the leading role:
“I want Beyonce Knowles to play Angela Davis,” he said. “It’s a great dramatic role for her.” [SOURCE]
Bouchareb, who will produce the movie through his French production company, plans to shoot in summer 2010 with a budget in the region of $20 - $30 million.

"I think Beyonce has the potential to do very well in this role. I just hope she can act better than she did in that Austin Powers movie. Now that was horrible acting but she's grown since then ... I liked her in Obsessed. Let's keep an eye out for this movie. Since it is a French production company... who knows when it will reach the states. Maybe they will put the film in American Film Festivals or Cannes even. Who knows. On that note keep an eye out for a French film about the life of Angela Davis."
~ Purple Reels ~

IN OTHER NEWS:    Angela Davis   to speak at Evergreen State College    in Olympia, WA this Saturday!

The Evergreen State College CRC (Gym)

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW 98505

Olympia, WA
Below is more information on the event:                                                                              


• ANGELA DAVIS (Birmingham, Alabama)



MAY 22nd, 2010

CRC (College Recreation Center aka Basketball Gym)

DOORS OPEN @ 3:30pm
ANTWI @ 4:30
ANGELA @ 5:30
Book-signing @7:00


• $5 ADVANCE TICKETS for ANY students, staff, & faculty of ANY school w/school i.d.:

Hours: Mon-Thur: 8:30am-5:30pm, Fri: 8:30am-5pm
Number: 360-867-6212



• $15 ADVANCE TICKETS for general public:

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm
Address: 301 5th Avenue SE in Downtown Olympia
Number: (360)-357-4755



$20 at the Door for everyone

(We will be checking I.D. for WILL CALL as well as student/staff/faculty tickets.)




DISABLED ACCESS (hearing aids & close seating)


ABOUT ANGELA DAVIS (Author, Educator and Activist):

Through her activism and her scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She has also taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. She has spent the last fifteen years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is Professor of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D program, and Professor of Feminist Studies.

Angela Davis is the author of eight books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” She has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent books are Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is now completing a book on Prisons and American History.

Angela Davis is a member of the executive board of the Women of Color Resource Center, a San Francisco Bay Area organization that emphasizes popular education – of and about women who live in conditions of poverty. She also works with Justice Now, which provides legal assistance to women in prison and engages in advocacy for the abolition of imprisonment as the dominant strategy for addressing social problems. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, a similar organization based in Queensland, Australia.

Like many other educators, Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.

ABOUT ANTWI AKOM (Award Winning Educator, Scholar and Writer):

Antwi Akom is a leading expert on the green economy, climate change, and educational equity. His research focuses on the links between race, environmental health, and educational equity in cities and schools; the role of the green economy in facilitating pathways out of poverty for vulnerable populations; and the role of local knowledge in the production of environmental health and educational equity.

Dr. Akom’s research and practice works to build partnerships between local residents, schools and universities, environmental and educational experts, community based organizations, labor unions, green businesses, and city planners working together to generate policy and planning solutions that improve community health, economic mobility, and the pedagogies and practices of community leaders and decision-makers.

Professor Akom is currently working with The California Endowment and a number of non-profit organizations to conceptualize a set of “Emerald city” projects and develop a set of “Green Health Equity” indicators; all aimed at promoting human health, job creation, and environmental sustainability.

He is also working with the Ella Baker Center, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and the East Bay Green Corridor to create “Green Education Technology” (GET) academies that attract and engage students, especially low-income students, students of color, and other vulnerable populations who have been marginalized by the educational system, for career pathways into existing and emerging green energy careers.

In 2009, Professor Akom co-founded the Environmental Sustainability Planning Network (ESPN), a national learning and climate change action network working to improve the lives of residents in seven cities across the United States. The project team, which includes the California Center for Civic Participation, the Youth Planners Network, the Lawrence Berkeley Hall of Science, and the Global Metropolitan Studies Initiative at U.C. Berkeley, are drafting local and regional climate action plans and policies aimed at significantly reducing carbon emissions, securing land tenure, and improving economic opportunities, infrastructure and improving environmental health. The team is also conducting a youth participatory action research project culminating in the production of an Environmental Justice Bill of Rights.

Professor Akom is a 2010 recipient of a RIMI Investigator Award in Health Disparities Research from the National Center on Minority and Health Disparities. He is currently co-editing a book with Professor Jason Corburn from U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design/City Planning entitled Revolutionary Urbanism: Race, Climate Justice, and the Politics of Pollution in Cities and Schools, which explains the nature of climate change in urban communities in the United States and abroad, the ways in which cities and schools in the global north and global south are responding to climate change, and the potential role for public and private partnerships to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

Additionally, he is working on his first solo authored book, Ameritocracy: The Racing of our Nations School Children. He has received research support for his work from the National Institutes of Health, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Charles Mott Foundation, The California Endowment, and the National Science Foundation.

He has also served as a consultant on community based participatory action research processes and outcomes with major philanthropic organizations, departments of public health, school districts, and community based organizations in the United States as well as abroad. Professor Akom has held research appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, and UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Social Change.

*This Event is Co-sponsored by:
• The Presidents Diversity Fund
• S&A Productions

                               As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE! 


Reelife said...

Who told him Beyonce is a good actress? Has this dude not seen Goldmember? I'm sorry, but there are so many other talented actresses (Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldona) that could play this great role that Miss B should not even be thought of...

PurpleReels said...

It would definitely be a challenge for her... especially if she decides to actually take the role. Let's see what happens... you know people across the world only see what the media portrays and Beyonce's name is a brand name now. This is why people recognize her over some other actresses, singers, artists. I don't know what to think of this one. That's the difference between REEL and Hollywood I guess. Lol!