Changing the Game

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  • We all know people that cannot seem to stop dreaming up ideas to make things better. However, dreaming does not always prove to be enough to make an idea come to fruition. For lack of money, a few connections, and perhaps a bit of guidance, many great ideas never get off the ground.

    But yet – whether known or unknown – these dreamers, visionaries, movers and shakers – keep plugging away. And in their plugging away, seem to make our lives better.

    Who is going to tell their story? Cheo Tyehimba Taylor is.

    He is the founder of Forward Ever Media Center and Executive Producer of the Game Changers Project.

    The Game Changers Project was established as a national media fellowship for emerging Black filmmakers who produce short films on behalf of non-profit organizations.

    Hollywood actor/activist Malik Yoba, veteran news anchor/juvenile justice reform advocate Dean Meminger of NY1 News, the Nike, Inc. executive behind the “Air Jordan” Brand/motivational leader Howard White, award-winning filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt, and many other known/ unsung heroes in their communities have all been featured.

    During our interview Taylor said, “It’s time to tell universal stories of resiliency, truth, and rarely-seen beauty. Let’s discover a “higher narrative” about Black males in America.” Here is our interview in its entirety.

    To learn more about the program and the new Class of 2012 GCP Fellows, please visit: http://www.GameChangersProject.org

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