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Doing Good Deeds For Others Has Earned 11-Year-Old Orion Jean The Title Of TIME Kid Of The Year

Orion Jean is making the world a kinder place thanks to his good deeds. In a press release, TIME , TIME for Kids, and Nickelodeon announced that the 11-year-old Texan has been named the 2021 TIME Kid of the Year. His good deeds reportedly began with his “Race to Kindness” initiative that began during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I saw a lot of things were happening, people were losing their jobs and losing access to food and homes and all of these essential things,” Orion Jean said in an interview with Angelina Jolie for TIME. “And I knew right then that I wanted to do something to help, but the opportunity actually came around when my teacher suggested that I enter into a speech contest. And if I won the prize money that came with the contest, that means I could start a kindness initiative to help these people.”

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 10, 2022

Walt Disney Animation Studios Taps Brandy Fisher-Blood To Lead Diversity & Inclusion Strategies

Dreams really do come true! According to the Economic Times , Brandy Fisher-Blood will now lead the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategies and will be responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion efforts across Walt Disney Animation Studios. She will also serve as the primary strategic consultant to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ business leaders and creative leaders which includes directors, producers, and production leadership along with its Human Resources partners. Fisher-Blood will bring insight on the best inclusion methods that will help to broaden Walt Disney’s inclusion commitment both internally and externally. “I was 8 [years] old when the first BIPOC Disney Princess hit the big screen and no words can express how it felt to [finally] see an animated Disney character resemble me on TV, in stores, on lunchboxes at school, on t-shirts at the playground, and much more,” said Fisher-Blood in an interview with the Economic Times. Fisher-Blood will be responsible for...

Shanique Yates

Jun 16, 2021

Teen Rapper That Girl Lay Lay Secures Overall Deal With Nickelodeon

Teen rapper and viral sensation Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High just secured the bag. In an Instagram post on Tuesday (June 16), High announced a deal with Nickelodeon to develop original multiplatform programming, music initiatives, and build cross-category consumer products, Deadline reports . “So so so soooooo excited to announce that I signed a deal with @nickelodeon and will be doing TV, Music and a bunch of other cool things with the #1 kid network to further my career,” she wrote. View this post on Instagram A post shared by That Girl Lay Lay (@thatgirllaylay) The Houston native has garnered millions of followers with her viral rap freestyles , which attracted a bevy of celebrity supporters, including Nicki Minaj and Nick Cannon. At age 11, Lay Lay became the youngest female rapper to sign a recording deal under her own imprint, Fresh Rebel Muzik/Empire, according to Deadline. Under the banner, she released her 2018 debut album “Tha Cheat Code,” — along with the deluxe album —...

Niki McGloster

Jun 17, 2020