The NBA Foundation is keeping the holiday spirit alive through a $300 million commitment. Part of the financial relief will be going to better the lives of children in New Orleans, LA.
Dec 27, 2022
Anthony Mackie is going home to invest in his community. Nola.com reports the Marvel actor has secured 20 acres of land in New Orleans East to open a studio. Land records confirm Anthony Mackie signed the deal this past Friday, March 11. Although he has not yet confirmed the details of the purchase, it has been reported that the land will become a new site for the actor’s production company, East Studios LLC. “The actor, 43, who trained initially at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, said through his agent that it was premature to discuss specifics,” the outlet revealed. However, “several people involved in the months-long negotiation for the land said Mackie intends to site his new production company, East Studios LLC, at the Read Boulevard tract and is looking to buy more space nearby.” The site is projected to be revolutionary for the state’s entertainment industry and will reportedly include the acquisition of intellectual property, development, production, and marketing.
Mar 18, 2022
On a mission to inspire the future generation of Black kids in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM), Dr. Calvin Mackie is building an unshakable foundation down South in Bayou State. Dr. Mackie has involved himself in the STEM field for over three decades, acquiring bachelor of science degrees from Morehouse College and Georgia Tech, where he also acquired a master of science and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Dr. Mackie’s next steps would land him at Tulane University, where he would make history serving as the only African American to receive tenure status as a professor in 2002. Unfortunately, following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tulane made the difficult decision to discontinue its engineering program. Walking into a new season pre-maturely, Dr. Mackie made the conscious decision to continue his purpose in New Orleans, to make a difference in his community. In his spirit, he recognized there was unfinished business that he needed to take care of.
Oct 21, 2021