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WORLD PREMIERE

July 14, 2007
Contact: Janks Morton
Director, What Black Men Think
301-627-6780
JanksMorton@verizon.net
For Immediate Release

July 15, 2007  DC MOVIE PREMIERE — IYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Presents WHAT BLACK MEN THINK — An In Depth View of How Myths, Stereotypes and Misrepresentations render Black Men Non-Necessities in their Communities and Families

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Janks Morton’s Exploration of How Black Men Feel About themselves and Their Portrayal in Society, Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 8:00pm/ET at Washington, DC’s Historic AVALON Theatre(WASHINGTON, DC)

July 15, 2007 — On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, iYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP will premiere the thought-provoking documentary, WHAT BLACK MEN THINK at Washington, DC’s historic AVALON Theater. This 83 minute “Docu-logue” style film brings you candid conversations about the many myths, stereotypes and misperceptions of being Black and male in America. Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Dr. Shelby Steele, Dr. John McWhorter, Michael Steele, Juan Williams, Armstrong Williams, Joseph C. Phillips and many others give definitive opinions as they share their intimate feelings on a variety of issues, important to Black men. Join PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Janks Morton as he tackles this provocative subject matter – This event is a private screening by RSVP only  Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 8:00pm/ET, at the AVALON Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, 20015. WHAT BLACK MEN THINK challenges many of the negative myths, assumptions and ideas that have been linked to Black Males. For example, “Are there more black males in jail than in college?” or “Are black women contracting HIV at an increasing rate because of down-low brothers?” WHAT BLACK MEN THINK gets to the bottom of many of these myths and dispels them. Additional controversial topics discussed include; “Educational Attainment”, “Interracial relationships”, “Black Male Identity”, “Hostile Male Environments”, “The symbiosis of Media, Government and Black Leadership”, “Black male homosexuality” and a variety of tough topics that the Black Community has parroted continuing the diminishment of Black Men’s roles in American Society.

“In the documentary, filmmaker Janks Morton argues that misinformation about Black men cannot be allowed to continue“- BET.com Staff: BET News

“Janks Morton hopes to bring some pride back to the tarnished reputation of black men in America with a new film” – Benjamin Ryan: HIV Plus MAGAZINE

“I had taken as gospel all the negative things said about black men. How arrogant was I to believe that the men that I love and care about were different than those featured in the usual reports of black men doing wrong” – Robyn McGee: BlackProf.com

“We can’t stop the AIDS epidemic until we stop the lies that fuel the epidemic” – Keith Boykin: Former Aide to Bill Clinton

“In Morton’s public service announcement and documentary “What Black Men Think”, real men challenge the Black community to take responsibility for the images of Black men” – Staff Writer: Mybrotha.com

Please join iYAGO Entertainment Group on July 25, 2007 at the historic AVALON Theatre in this ground breaking effort restoring and reclaiming the distorted image of the American Black Male.ABOUT IYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUPiYAGO Entertainment Group, LLC, is a provider of media and entertainment for African Americans and consumers of Black culture. iYAGO Entertainment Group – JynxDaCat Productions, Pavilion Filmworks, and Give Us Free Productions — are brands that combine to serve a broader and more diverse audience. iYAGO Entertainment Group challenges its audiences to make a difference in their lives and communities with a series of thought-provoking pro-social initiatives though music, film and alternative media outlets.ABOUT THE AVALON THEATREThe Avalon Theatre, located at 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, is the oldest surviving movie house in Washington. The main auditorium seats 428 plus spaces for 6 wheelchairs; the Avalon 2 on the second-floor seats 165. The theater is run by the Avalon Theatre Project, Inc., a non-profit organization. The Avalon Theatre Project’s goal has been to create a new Avalon Theatre serving the community in all the old ways and many new ones. The Project is now offering the Washington community a revitalized theater with programming that includes outstanding independent, foreign, and documentary films and the best commercial films and film festivals. The Project has returned the Avalon to life as a vibrant and viable movie house, one that serves the needs and interests of the Greater Washington communityVisit us @ http://www.whatblackmenthink.com

SOURCE: iYAGO Entertainment Group

FOR RSVP INFORMATION CONTACT: Janks Morton of iYAGO Entertainment Group, Office +1-301-627-6780, Fax +1-301-560-5560
JanksMorton@verizon.net
 

(RSVP by Wednesday July 18, 2007)Web site: http://www.whatblackmenthink.com

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  1. July 18, 2007 at 12:29 am

    Check out the blog, Blessings!

  2. July 20, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Man thanks to Belizebound I found out about this movie and have links on my blog. Keep up the good work brother. I am purchasing a copy as soon as possible.

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