Podcast Episode #6 Media Mogul Byron Allen Law Suite

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Whispers of Wisdom -Host SURA KHAN

Podcast on: Byron Allen 

Sura Khan takes listeners into the center of this historic case with Byron Allen.  Said to threaten the Civil Rights of more than 100 Million Americans, particularly African Americans.

The Podcast program shines a light on Entertainment Studios  and its Chief Executive Officer- Byron Allen. A 20-billion-dollar law suite and fight for economic inclusion against Cable Television Media Giant Comcast and Charter. The Case is now before the United States Supreme Court after a two-time win for Allen in the 9th Circuit Court of appeals. The hearing will be held on November 13, 2019

According to Allen Comcast said “We’re going to take this to the Supreme Court”. African Americans were freed from slavery in December of 1865. Instead of getting reciprocity, 40 acres, and a mule they were given a law that states they will have fare contracting and economic inclusion in government and commercial contracting.  The writers of the Bill understood that the newly freed slaves  the African Americans were not going to be treated fairly in commercial and government contracting. It was essential for them to be integrated into the financial fiber of America. This law was put on the books 153 years ago to make sure African Americans had an economic pathway for economic inclusion which is now being threatened. It’s the very first Civil Rights statute in America. It gave birth to Civil Rights that allowed African Americans to have economic inclusion and the halting of economic genocide.                                                             Byron Allen & Sura Khan     

Byron Allen & Sura Khan Byron Allen recently did an in-depth interview on New York’s IHeart Radio’s  “The Breakfast Club” with DJ. Envy, Charlamagne the God and Angela Yee.  The interview sparked a chain reaction of interest in this case. Social media sites are trending with this story since the interview on the Breakfast Club.  Sura Khan chimes in on Whispers of Wisdom the podcast with more.

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Podcast Episode #5 -Al Sharpton 2019 Triumph Awards NYC.

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Al Sharpton 2019 Triumph Awards

Al Sharpton – National Action Network 2019 Awards!

Sura Khan go behind the scene and shares his experience with listeners. On October 21, 2019, the World-Famous Apollo Theater opened its doors to the National Action Network 2019 Triumph Awards celebrating Rev. Al Sharpton’s 65th Birthday and over 50 years of activism. The evening honorees are Patrisse Cullors – Co. founder of “Black Lives Matter”, Alicia Garza- Co. Founder of “Black Lives Matter”, Van Jones- CNN  News Commentator & Author, Ivy McGregor – CEO of IVY Inc. & Social Responsibility/Beygood, Dominque Morisseau- Play Wright & Director, Naturi Naughton –Actor & Singer “Power TV Series” and Isiah Thomas- NBA Hall of Fame. 

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Al Sharpton’s 2019 NAN Triumph Awards, An Experience for All!

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Awards 2019 Al Sharpton

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Al Sharpton’s 2019 NAN Triumph Awards Was An Experience!

Story By: Sura Khan

On October 21, 2019, the world-famous Apollo Theater opened its doors to the National Action Network 2019 Triumph Awards celebrating Rev. Al Sharpton’s 65th birthday and over 50 years of activism. The program was host by TV/News Anchor from NY1 Cheryl Wills and The Rev. Al Sharpton. The evening honorees were Patrisse Cullors – Co. founder of “Black Lives Matter”, Alicia Garza- Co. Founder of “Black Lives Matter”, Van Jones- News Commentator & Author, Ivy McGregor – CEO of IVY Inc. & Social Responsibility/Beygood, Dominque Morisseau- Play Wright & Director, Naturi Naughton –Actor & Singer “Power TV Series” and Isiah Thomas- NBA Hall of Fame. It was an honor to be in the company of such great contributors to the African American community and the world.

Al Sharpton 65th Birthday

The evening started with some acknowledgments and a wonderful and moving performance by the “Grace Baptist Church Choir” that set the tone for the rest of the evenings’ celebration. Their performance was moving and had the audience engaged in the spirit. Next up was the singing of a rendition of the Stevie Wonder hit song “Happy Birthday” to Rev. Sharpton by the entire auditorium. A cake with burning candles was rolled out on to the stage followed by Al Sharpton, supporters, and loved ones.

                    Isiah Thomas /Sura Khan    Al Sharpton awards Birthday 65yh

The evening events were more than an award show and birthday celebration; it was indeed an experience. A well-organized event that hardily kept audience members in their seats.  A video collage played on a giant screen on stage recapturing the life and times of Al Sharpton. It was entertaining and educational for onlookers. I learned a great deal about Rev. Sharpton and the NAN that evening. President Obama appeared on the screen wishing the Reverend a happy birthday. The former President also spoke very highly of Sharpton and his great accomplishments and contributions, with some little joke that kept the audience laughing. Video footage and photos appeared on the screen giving visual of a 7-year-old Al preaching in the church too the 1980’s heavyset Al with his famous processed hairstyle. The audience loved it.

Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson- Chairman of the board, National Action Network was also in attendance presenting the Chairman’s Award to NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. Richardson also appeared in the video presentation speaking highly of the NAN and Sharpton. Sharpton refused to allow the awards evening to be dampened with talks of President Donald Trump or currents events. It was his night and happiness was the order of the day.  Sharpton also had at his side his two lovely daughters, grandson, and son-in-law among others. He also sang the praises of one of the central park 5 who is now employed by NAN and working behind the scene to support the work of NAN. The audience applauded the young man as he thanked everyone and held his fist high in the air (Victory).

Ain't Too Proud The Musical

Honoree Dominique Morisseau gave an inspiring speech and brought along with her the cast members from her Tony-Winning Musical show now on Broadway at the Imperial Theater “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. The 5 siging actor’s-dancers hit the stage with a rendition of some of the Temptations’ greatest hits including “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” among many others. The audience was dancing in their seats to the memorable sounds of Motown.

A spectacular performance by the “Greater Allen AME Cathedral Ensemble moves the audience even more with their powerful voices. Honoree Van Jones –Attorney and Organizer sang the praises of Sharpton, calling him his mentor. Jones was almost moved to tears recapping his journey. Jones also brought with him two young gentlemen, former prisoners whom Jones and his organization lead the way to their freedom. Thousands of others also benefit from his efforts as he led the charge on passing the FIRST STEP ACT. a bipartisan Federal bill that the NY Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation.

After all the wonderful award presentations and speeches by all the honorees, the evening came to a close as Gospel recording artist Le’Andria Johnson BET (Sunday’s Best) took to the stage singing her inspirational music from her album “Bigger Than Me”. Johnson leads the Apollo audience straight to church as she filled the room with a spirit emerging from deep within her soul. The Reverend Al Sharpton then lead the audience in prayer as the program came to a close.

In conclusion, the evening was inspiring, entertaining and educational on many levels. I thank Al Sharpton, the National Action Network and its board of directors and members for all the great work they’ve done over the years. It was indeed an eye-opener for me. Congratulations to all the honorees for the great work each of them does to better our community and the world over. Happy birthday Brother Al Sharpton and may you be blessed to continue on the front line for social justice and reform for all. 

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Podcast Episode #4 “A Dark Side of The Entertainment Industry”

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A Dark Side Of Entertainment

Whispers of Wisdom -Host SURA KHAN

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Being blind to the light in the entertainment industry places you in a position of vulnerability that can send your career, all your hard work and effort into the depths of darkness. Navigating this thin line is crucial to your survival as an artist or practitioner in the entertainment industry. A dark side of the entertainment industry is the topic of the edition of Sura Khan’s Whispers of Wisdom. Learn and Grow!  

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Podcast Episode #3 -Passion, Paperwork and Politics!

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New comers and industry professionals will always be confronted with Passion, Paperwork and Politics in relation to their artistic work in film and television as well as music. Sura Khan’s topic the three P’s (Passion, Paperwork and Politics)  is a tough subject and a rewarding experience for the listener. Sura Khan also connects this enlightening topic to the release of his new Ebook – Sura Khan’s Whispers of Wisdom now available for download. Don’t Miss it! 

The Ebook highlighted in this episode is now available!  

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Season One Talk Show, Candid with Terri P. WRAPS-Production

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WRITER & DIRECTOR 

Talk Television, on May 14, 2019, Director & Writer Sura Khan announced the completion of season one of the talk-variety show “Candid with Terri P. filmed in New York City

With the vast amount of program content now available for viewer’s something new fresh and exciting is always welcomed. Candid with Terri P. is a unique expression of talk entertainment in the 21st century. A typical episode has more than enough places to inbound stories and topics without looking predictable. Our goal is as simple as it is ambitious: To make “Candid with Terri P. ” the most popular expression of 21st-century talk television today. The concept of this program has some ideas embedded inside, which have the power to dig in your soul and change the way you see life, especially with the help of our guest lineup. Some viewers will hear the fascinating stories from our guest and may be propelled to change or see life through a different lens.

Jason Flom Guest Talk TV

Zab Super Judah Guest Talk tv       

              Jason Flom                                    Zab “Super” Judah 

Sura Khan is an African American Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Author. He has written and directed season one of Candid with Terri P. A 30-year veteran in the entertainment industry. Books; In the name of love, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Expressions- The Virginia Capers Story and Sura Khan’s Whispers of Wisdom. TV- Series writer and director, South Brooklyn, The Klein Syndicate. Podcast host- Whispers of Wisdom on- iTunes.  (More on Sura Khan) visit:  www.surakhan.net

Smif-N-Wessun Guest Host & Director

                      Smif-N-Wessun                               Terri P. & Suar Khan 

Terri Paterson Also known as Terri P. has made the television industry her second home for over 12 years now. Terri’s sultry personality has made her quite comfortable in front of the camera and behind the microphone. She started her career as a regular host on Bronxnet TV “Da Bomb Video Show” where she interviewed well-known artists such as Eminem, Total, 112 and many others. Terri P. is also an established songwriter and casting director working with various industry icons like Ricky Bell, Tichina Arnold, Robert Riley and a host of other extraordinarily talented musical artists.

The team is excited and ready to start production on season two.

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Podcast Episode #2 Actors & Filmmakers and the Audition Process. COME LEARN!

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Whispers of Wisdom -Host SURA KHAN Episode #2 

Actors & The Audition Process – ‘Sura Khan’s Whispers of Wisdom”

Great tools for new filmmakers and actors about the audition process and the magic of the perfect elements coming together. Listen and learn.

Get first hand insight on the audition process for actors and filmmakers. Sura Khan’s Whispers of Wisdom, I’m Just Saying (IJS) is a weekly Podcast, Host & Produced by 30- year entertainment industry veteran Sura Khan. A filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, and Author with vast amounts of Knowledge, Wisdom, and Experience in the Entertainment Industry.

Show Format:

Sura Khan talks on a informative general topic for each weekly episode. He offers enlightenment, inspiration and direction for listeners interested in the Film, Television, Music and the Book Publishing industries. Also those listeners most interested in the general episode topic. The format is set up as a one on one interment conversation between Sura Khan and the listener. The program also features two formats called “Ask Sura Khan” where the host shares and answers to questions sent in from listeners and viewers of his web site and his mentoring message board on LinkedIn.  Most questions asked are seeking advice and guidance from Sura Khan.  The second feature is called “History in Entertainment” where the host shares interesting information about people, places and events in the entertainment industry that might have fallen under the radar and should have light shined on it. In addition to History in Entertainment A sub topic called Close Encounters & Purposeful connection where the host shares exciting and meaningful connection among various people including his own experiences. Also In an exciting segment titled “Power Lyrics” Sura Khan quotes powerful one liners from song lyrics that are most compelling and inspiring to the host.    

With so much information and experience’s to share with others Sura Khan has found the perfect outlet with his new Podcast “Whispers of Wisdom” and welcomes you to come along for the ride. All Aboard The Sura Khan Express!   

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Podcast Episode #1 Social Media & The Entertainment Industry

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Social Media & The Entertainment Industry Sura Khan’s Podcast

A Voice In The Entertainment Industry (IJS)

Credits: Host, Written & Produced by Sura Khan © 2019 VSE Enterprises LLC

Episode Topics: Social Media & The Entertainment Industry

On this premiere podcast episode-1 Sura Khan talks about social media & the entertainment industry. Also giving great advice to actors and other media practitioners about social media’s do’s and don’ts. Enjoy the extras such as Ask Sura Khan, History in Entertainment and Powerful lyrics quotes.

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Sura Khan’s Whispers of Wisdom, I’m Just Saying (IJS) is a weekly Podcast, Host & Produced by 30- year entertainment industry veteran Sura Khan. A filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, and Author with vast amounts of Knowledge, Wisdom, and Experience in the Entertainment Industry.

The Shows Format:

Sura Khan talks on a informative general topic for each weekly episode. He offers enlightenment, inspiration and direction for listeners interested in the Film, Television, Music and the Book Publishing industries. Also those listeners most interested in the general episode topic. The format is set up as a one on one interment conversation between Sura Khan and the listener. The program also features two formats called “Ask Sura Khan” where the host shares and answers to questions sent in from listeners and viewers of his web site and his mentoring message board on LinkedIn.  Most questions asked are seeking advice and guidance from Sura Khan.  The second feature is called “History in Entertainment” where the host shares interesting information about people, places and events in the entertainment industry that might have fallen under the radar and should have light shined on it. In addition to History in Entertainment A sub topic called Close Encounters & Purposeful connection where the host shares exciting and meaningful connection among various people including his own experiences. Also In an exciting segment titled “Power Lyrics” Sura Khan quotes powerful one liners from song lyrics that are most compelling and inspiring to the host.    

With so much information and experience’s to share with others Sura Khan has found the perfect outlet with his new Podcast “Whispers of Wisdom” and welcomes you to come along for the ride. All Aboard The Sura Khan Express!        

Episode Topics: Social Media & The Entertainment Industry

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Virginia Capers Tony Award Winner, Documentary Fundraiser

Documentary fundraiser Virginia Capers

Documentary Fundraiser- Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers Tony Award Winner-Documentary Fund, Preserving Excellence and Contributions in Film Television and Theater.

November 29, 2018, author and television writer-producer Sura Khan announces the campaign launch of the Virginia Capers Documentary Fund. The campaign hopes to raise public and private financial contributions to support its Go fund me efforts to complete the documentary “On The Walk Fame” The Virginia Capers Story. Producer & Writer, Sura Khan, and Ms. Capers were working on the documentary together back in 2004 before she passed away on May 6, 2004. The documentary has been in the works more than a decade now.

The late Virginia Capers is an African American entertainment treasure. She was the first African American female actress to win the Tony Award on Broadway and not have to share it with another actress. Virginia Capers won best actress in a musical for her role as the matriarch Lena Younger of a struggling back family in the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry classic “A Raisin the Sun” simple titled “Raisin”.  Actor Alan Alder presented Virginia Capers with the honors live on the 1974 Tony Awards telecast.

Virginia Capers & Producer Sura Khan

“When you’re inspired to take action,” do so, says documentary producer-writer, Sura Khan. “It can mean the difference between life and death and not necessarily your own life or death” In the matter of actress Virginia Capers, it was a chance to let it all come out so that her message and history in the entertainment industry can live on. The sparkling flame of life was burning out and the door was closing on her earthly life. Six weeks after sitting down with Sura Khan in her home in woodland hills, California in a special interview for the documentary Virginia Capers passed away due to complications with pneumonia. She spent more than five decades on the front line in theater, television, and film. She served as New York City host for the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon. Virginia Capers has worked with the best of the best in Hollywood. She shares many of her stories, including her relationship working with actor Will Smith and the cast on the NBC 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where she starred has Grandma Hattie Banks.

Mr. Khan is appealing for contribution to help raise the $247,000. needed to complete the 90 Minute documentary.  He hopes to complete the project by the fall of 2019. The support and endorsements from Ms. Capers family and friends read like the who’s who in Hollywood. Sura Khan has gained the support and clearance of Motown legend Diana Ross the late actors Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Isabel Sanford of the CBS sitcom “The Jefferson’s”  Actors Sherly Lee Ralph, Leslie Uggums, Cicely Tyson and Marla Gibbs also signed on.  The late comedian Jerry Lewis and The Muscular Dystrophy Association also support this documentary.

Visit the campaign site to watch the appeal video and make your donation. DOCUMENTARY DONATION PAGE & VIDEO

COMING JANUARY 2019 - BOOK, E-BOOK, AUDIOBOOK. Stay tuned for More!.

Sura Khan’s Expressions -Virginia Capers

“Virginia Capers A vast and loving Gibraltar of a woman” “Tremendous in just about every sense you can use the word.  

New York Times Critic –Clive Barnes

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Musical Lorrain Hansberry

                   

 

 

 

 

MDA TELETHON YEARS                              BROADWAY MUSICAL RAISIN 

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Web Series South Brooklyn, A Smash Hit! for Writer Sura Khan

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South Brooklyn, The Web Series A Smash Hit! For Writer Sura Khan 

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December 2, 2018, the long-awaited web-series debuted episode one titled Back in the day on YouTube to rave reviews. Sura Khan the series writer stated, “The series is like no other and was before it’s time, making reference to the series being produced before the hit STARZ series Power and Fox television’s Empire among others”  South Brooklyn was indeed an inspiration for numerous web series that burst on the internet scene between 2014 to the present day. “South Brooklyn is not your typical street drug dealer story,” says Sura Khan. The writing is filled with twist and turns and puts the street life against a local government.

While the streets have its own share of interesting stories Khan wanted to display a different and interesting visual for viewers. Khan believes that intertwining these scenarios would make for great television. “We always see the street level crime stories but we rarely see how those stories are interpreted and handled within the political system says, Khan. When you have a mover and shaker like the character Philip Porter played by a fresh-faced actor “Hannabull” who are making millions of dollars on the street its easy for them to  become a target.” In this case, says writer Sura Khan “viewers get to see how the city uses this community mishap to further its own agenda.”  Getting a high profile arrest, especially the arrest of Philip Porter (leading character) during an election year can be the difference between keeping your current job as Mayor or losing it to your police commissioner who has an agenda of his own. Plans to take his bosses seat in city hall! The best way to start confusion within the halls of government is simple” said Khan. “All you need is one thing and that’s a Scandal” The series was produced and filmed back in 2013 but never made it off the shelf for various reasons. The series can be seen on the free viewing platform YouTube. I agreed to grant permission and the release of what was filmed back then on a free viewing platform for a few reasons says, Mr. Khan. “One, it’s a great and entertaining story” “Two the actors who are all new faces did a phenomenal job in those roles.”  “It should be in the public eye” Some of the actors went on to do great things after productions came to a close back in 2014. Some moved on to play on CBS and BET programs among many others. Number three, it’s the right time! A season two and three is already scripted and ready for the next level. To watch the series follow and subscribe to the link below.

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