Friday, February 20, 2015

BerNadette Stanis: Thelma Evans of "Good Times"

  BerNadette Stanis: Thelma of "Good Times"
Friday, February 20
12 p.m. (PT)/2 p.m. (Central)/3 p.m. (ET)
 A Live & Online Broadcast

In celebration of Black History Month, listen to Beyond 50's "Celebrity" talk with BerNadette Stanis.  She played Thelma Evans in the first African American television series called "Good Times" that aired from 1974 - 1979.  The sitcom remains popular through nationwide syndication.  Stanis will talk about playing the part of Thelma and her special interest of being an ambassador to fight Alzheimer's disease.

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Benefiting from Economic Cycles:
The Four Economic Indicators
For Beyond 50's "Finance" talks, listen to an interview with Dr. Stanley Riggs, a wealth manager.  He'll talk about the four reliable and readily accessible economic indicators that will help you to know where the economy is going this year.  Whether you are investing in stocks, bonds or real estate, you can benefit from these cyclical changes by understanding economic cycles for your investment decision-making process.  By always knowing where you are in the cycle, you can anticipate and benefit from future economic, cyclical changes and build your wealth.   

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Little Known Black History:
America's Worst Racial Riot
For Beyond 50's 'History” talks, listen to an interview with Ron Weber.  He'll discuss about a little known Black History event that was America's worst racial riot - a white on black massacre of hundreds that occurred in 1921 in Greenwood (near Tulsa), Oklahoma.  The tragic incident was related to oil production and wealth from it by the many African American millionaires of the area.  In 2001, the case was taken to the Supreme Court.  Famous attorney Johnny Cochran and a team of high level lawyers represented the surviving victims and their families in hopes of financial reparations.

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 PG-50+ Movie Reviews
Beyond 50 only recommends films that are creatively responsible to reveal the finest qualities of the human spirit; allow you to think and feel deeply about life; make your heart soar; and champion human rights. 

(In Theatres on February 27)
The suspense is high in this thriller about a young British soldier that has to fend for himself, surviving in the streets of Belfast in 1971 after his unit accidentally abandoned him.  He fears for his life as the target of many murderous IRA men, Provisionals, Loyalists and others against any British military presence.  Throughout the harrowing night, his help is elusive and traitors are on all sides.  (Soon to be Available in Select Theatres; Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure; Running Time: 1 hr., 40 min.)

What We Do in the Shadows
An absolutely hilarious mockumentary.  Four old-school vampires live together in the suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand as roommates who want to be taken seriously as mere mortals.  They age in range from 183 - 8,000 years old.  Adjusting to modern life in this digital age is hard!  The group invite a documentary crew to follow their daily and nightly routines as swinging bachelors.  House fights break out over dirty dishes that have piled up for year and needing to recycle at least once a decade.  (Available in Select Theatres; Genre: Drama, Comedy; Running Time: 1 hr., 26 min.)

McFarland USA
Based on an inspirational, true story, Jim White loses his job as a high school football coach due and lands another in a mostly Latino farmworkers community called McFarland within California's Central Valley.  His family makes an uneasy cultural adjustment.  Instead of coaching a football team, White heads a newly formed cross country team after witnessing some Hispanic students running fast over great distances.  Many, including the principal consider the sport mostly for privileged kids.  Coach White shapes up the team and bonds with them as a family, readying the young men to go against their biggest rivals from Palo Alto in the state championship meet.  (Available in Most Theatres; Genre: Drama; Running Time: 2 hrs., 9 min.)

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