A Portland Filmmaker is Highlighting One Black Horror Film a Day in October to Educate and Fundraise

Jeff Oliver has far more than 31 reasons to launch a monthlong Instagram project on Black horror films.

The Portland filmmaker is a lifelong devotee of the genre and last fall began writing a horror script inspired by the gentrification of North Portland. Oliver is also the production manager for Open Signal Labs, an incubator program seeking to empower and invest in local Black media makers.

But the new Janelle Monáe-starring film Antebellum was the “nail in the coffin” of Oliver’s decision to spotlight one Black horror film each day of October. In Oliver’s view, Antebellum depicted little but meaningless, retrograde brutality in the wake of a winding, multidimensional history of Black horror cresting in recent years with Get Out.

“It was as if they were trying to tell people slavery had been bad for the first time,” Oliver says of Antebellum. “We’re so far past this, in

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A Bonding Company in Greene County is Highlighting Continuing Education Classes – Press Release

Greene County, Ala. – Alabama Bail Bonds, a trusted bonding company in Greene County, AL, is highlighting this year’s upcoming continuing education classes hosted by the Alabama Bail Bond Association. Every year, bail bondsmen around the state are required to complete continuing education classes to remain licensed bail bondsmen. However, with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this year’s required classes will look a little different than in years past.

Continuing education classes will be offered in two format options: in-person and via Zoom. The upcoming event will be in Montgomery, Alabama over four days for those wishing to join in-person. These same classes can also be attended via Zoom throughout the state for those wishing to remain at home. Offering the courses in-person and via Zoom will allow for smaller class sizes, helping to fight the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made as a creative way to allow

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Education Taskforce Releases Report Highlighting COVID-19 Inequities in School

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An education task force released a report Monday highlighting the urgency for every San Diego County student to have equitable access to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For distance learning to be equitable, teachers must have training, parents and caregivers must have resources and students have supportive learning environments, according to the Equitable Distance Learning Taskforce — a countywide group of school districts, education experts, nonprofit organizations and community leaders.

The report says that technological devices and sufficient connectivity are a necessary educational investment, but not enough to promote equity in learning.

“We all have a responsibility and role to play in supporting San Diego’s children, youth and families,” said Erin Hogeboom, director of San Diego for Every Child — a nonprofit dedicated to cutting child poverty in San Diego County by 50%

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Education task force releases report highlighting COVID-19 inequities in school

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — An education task force released a report Monday highlighting the urgency for every San Diego County student to have equitable access to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For distance learning to be equitable, teachers must have training, parents and caregivers must have resources and students have supportive learning environments, according to the Equitable Distance Learning Taskforce — a countywide group of school districts, education experts, nonprofit organizations and community leaders.

The report says that technological devices and sufficient connectivity are a necessary educational investment, but not enough to promote equity in learning.

“We all have a responsibility and role to play in supporting San Diego’s children, youth and families,” said Erin Hogeboom, director of San Diego for Every Child — a nonprofit dedicated to cutting child poverty in San Diego County by 50% by 2030.

“COVID-19 has disproportionately hit and affected our community, and getting

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