After five Oscar nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio walked off the Oscar stage Sunday night with the coveted gold trophy. Leo, who was a favorite to win, took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant” and was overwhelmed by the public’s support of him and his first Oscar win.
“It all feels incredibly surreal,” he told reporters backstage of the online push for him to win. “It’s surreal because you can’t reach out and physically meet everybody. You hear it on the Internet, you hear it from other people and the truth is, we always strive for the best of what we do and this year in particular I’ve been overwhelmed with such support.” Video ABC News 2016.
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Black entrepreneurs make up a tiny percentage of the tech workforce. Gregory Lowe started out with no formal coding education or investor-relation training, but is now the designer of multiple successful mobile applications. CNNMoney video 2016.
Danielle Calhoun shares how she was inspired to make an impact on the world. She discovered that by tapping into her current influences and combining her interests she was able to create a business that helped others around the world.
Three and a half years ago, Ms. Calhoun first visited CDS as part of a huge shoe drive collection she was heading up. The shoe drive took her to Burkina Faso, West Africa. It was there that she realized there was more to her than than just a wedding photography business, and she began her adventure into Socially Conscious Wedding Blogging, Black Sheep Bride. The intention of this movement is to encourage brides, wedding vendors and society, as a whole, to dig deeper into their hearts and recognize the true impact their purchasing habits could have on the greater good. It’s said that the wedding industry gets over $60 billion a year (not including honeymooning or house related costs) and yet so little of that money amount is reinvested into society. BSB was created to provide brides opportunities to see the change they can have on this world, through creative decision making, purchasing habits, design alternatives and wedding vendors that support causes.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. TEDx Talks video 2016.
CNNMoney’s Brian Stelter talks to “Spotlight” co-writer Josh Singer and director Tom McCarthy about recent cutbacks and why they think the movie gives the industry “a shot in the arm at a time when it needs it.”. CNNMoney video 2016.