Latest Robert Townsend Stories

2013-10-30 23:02:10

Dr. Robert Townsend, a local chiropractor in Oakland, CA is making big changes in his practice that will soon bring big benefits to his patients. Doubling the size of the office, emphasizing walk-in flexibility, offering economical new care plans and changing the clinic’s name are all ways Dr. Townsend is tailoring his practice to the community’s evolving healthcare needs. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Within just the past two weeks, local chiropractor Dr. Robert Townsend of...

2010-09-14 22:22:00

The Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts Hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph Also Honors Student Scholarship Winners WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses will recognize the contributions of two outstanding individuals in the visual and performing arts, as well as students pursuing careers and opportunities in those areas from 8:00 -10:00 p.m., during the 14th Annual Celebration of Leadership in...

2009-12-21 13:19:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots" (www.forloveofliberty.com) - the untold saga of African Americans' courageous service to their country - will premiere on public television in February 2010, coinciding with Black History Month. (Check local listings.) Hosted by Halle Berry, narrated by Avery Brooks, and featuring an introduction by Colin Powell and choral arrangements by Andrae Crouch, the powerful four-hour, two-part HD film...

2009-10-27 08:47:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Life, Inc. announces it will present acclaimed producer/director Robert Townsend's "The Ultimate Pitch Master Class" lecture series. The first installment of the master class will be held at TheTimesCenter stage located at 232 West 41 Street in New York City on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Additional cities to be announced in January 2010. The three-hour session is designed to teach those seeking careers in film and...

2008-07-02 12:00:49

Global nonprofit One Economy Corporation and actor, producer, and director Robert Townsend have announced the creation of the "V Studio," the Virtual Studio for Public-Purpose Media (http://www.v-studio.tv). The multimedia studio is a hub for the creation and development of informing, engaging media that has the defined purpose of assisting the American public in relevant matters of health, welfare, and safety. Robert Townsend, renowned for films including The Meteor Man, the Five...

2004-11-25 00:00:03

LOS ANGELES - Robert Townsend first caught the film industry's eye with 1987's "Hollywood Shuffle," a clever satire about black actors trapped in demeaning roles. Now he wants the country to pay attention to what he calls a new kind of television, entertaining but with a sense of responsibility, especially toward young black Americans. Black Family Channel, which Townsend joined as president and chief executive officer of production five months ago, is starting an ambitious slate of eight...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'