The Film "The Last Time" Soars High At Its Movie Premier!

The Last Time is a film that was made in an effort to help educate and empower domestic abuse survivors. 

Tiffany Hill, Domestic Abuse Survivor and Executive Producer of the film "The Last Time" with movie supporter, Vivian Brazil.

Tiffany Hill, Domestic Abuse Survivor and Executive Producer of the film "The Last Time" with movie supporter, Vivian Brazil.

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a troubling fact of life for too many people, particularly women.  Many women experience the brutal and devastating effects of domestic violence on a daily basis.  It doesn’t matter what walk of life the domestic abused person comes from, they are not immune to the brutal violence of domestic abuse.

Many women in the entertainment industry found the courage to come forth and share their stories of domestic violence at the hands of the person who claimed to love and cherish them. 

Singer Tina Turner, TV Star and Singer K Michelle, Rapper Lil’ Kim, Singer and TV Actress KeKe Wyatt and more.  All of the celebrities came forth to tell their stories of being domestically abused.  Tina Turners' story was even made into a movie.

Tiffany Hill, Executive Producer of the film, "The Last Time," with guests and supporters of the film.

Tiffany Hill, Executive Producer of the film, "The Last Time," with guests and supporters of the film.

Tiffany Hill, by all standards of success, is a woman who was on the move and had so many aspects of life working for her in her favor.  Little did anyone know that behind all of the success in her life, she was secretly being tormented on a regular basis by domestic violence by the man she loved. 

Tiffany Hill did what she encourages many women to do, she found a way to become a domestic abuse Survivor.  Looking at her small and petite frame, it is hard to grasp that she endured such torture and abuse for so long.

Hill became a domestic abuse survivor.  This movie, "The Last Time," which was written and directed by Justin Poage, allowed Hill to provide substantial input into the movie regarding the realities of domestic violence.  This movie chronicles some of Hills trials and tribulations that she endured while being domestically abused.  Just like Tina Turner's movie, Hill's experiences allowed the movie to display the real traumas of domestic violence.  

While at the premier of this movie, I asked Hill what did she hope women who are being abused would take from her movie, she stated, "I believe that you can do anything when you have support and sometimes when a person is going through domestic abuse they don't feel like they have support.  So its important for me to let domestic survivors to know that there are people and organizations that are out here that will support them."

Celebrity Charity TV Host Tammie Tolbert with Charmin Lee, actress in TV Series "The QUAD" and film "The Last Time," at Movie Premier.

Celebrity Charity TV Host Tammie Tolbert with Charmin Lee, actress in TV Series "The QUAD" and film "The Last Time," at Movie Premier.

Hill stated that she was inspired to do this movie because she believes that it is a message that needed to be told. She stated, "There are many men and women who need to say, "This IS the last time."  We wanted to spread the message and do the movie in a way that invites conversation.  We know that it is a difficult subject.

Reece Odum, Co-Producer and Lead Actress in the movie stated that she hopes women who see this movie can take away the fact that "You are not alone, hundreds of thousands of people go through this every day and there are just as many who leave safely."

She encourages those in this situation of domestic abuse to, "Put yourself first," don't worry about what that person is going to do because God is going to help you!"

Wardell Richardson, who plays the antagonizing and abusive husband states that while doing this project he learned that There are all types of abuse.  There is spiritual, emotional, mental and physical abuse and no matter the form, its all hurtful and makes people very vulnurable.

The great cast included Reece Odum, Wardell Richardson, Tommy Ford, DeEtta West, Charmin Lee, Angelo Diaz, Sy Sayonara, LaDarian Raymond, Gara Coffey, Dilyara Akhundov, Tina Bliese, and Telesa Hinses helped make this an awesome Thomas Ford, the late great actor who was a part of the groundbreaking cast of TV show “Martin” rounded out this cast to play Chief Winston.  Everyone stated that they felt his presence and believe that like he would be proud of the movie and the direction it is taking.

Hill, who earned her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Louisiana State University Paul M, Herbert Law Center, also hosts "Authentic Conversations" a Podcast that covers content such as self-worth, professional development, parenting and spiritual and emotional well-being.

This movie was Executive Produced by Tiffany Hill and Co-Produced by Reece Odum, Wardell Richardson, Charmin Lee & Total Package Ent., and Tommy Ford. To purchase a copy of the movie visit www.Facebook.com/LastTimeMovie or send an email to LastTimeMovie@gmail.com.

Posted on March 27, 2017 .

Oscar Winning Actor Jeff Bridges Works to leave No Kid Hungry!

Jeff Bridges Leave No Kid Hungry Campaign

Oscar Winner Actor Jeff Bridges is dedicated to the cause of leaving No Kid Hungry.  He is using his star power to call attention to this unnecessary crisis.  He has used his star power for over 30 years and he has not shown any signs of slowing down.  Bridges has participated in many activities to raise awareness and money to help bring much needed food items to children in schools and all across America.  He has participated in concerts, fundraisers and events to bring like-minded individuals together to eradicate child hunger.  Bridges recently teamed up with website design company SquareSpace to have a website designed that gives donations and album proceeds to the No Kid Hungry Charitable Organization.  For each album Sold on his website 100% of the retail price goes directly to No Kid Hungry! For more information on how to help actor Jeff Bridges leave No Kid Hungry.  Log onto www.nokidhungry.org

Posted on February 9, 2015 .

Keshia Knight Pulliam's Kamp Kizzy Helps Young Girls!

Actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam is the founder of Kamp Kizzy in Atlanta Georgia.  Kamp Kizzy is a week- long camp with an educational curriculum for girls between the ages of 11-16 years old.  The camp is designed to create self-esteem, motivation and empowerment for the young ladies who attend this free camp. 

Pulliam wanted to take a hands-on approach to helping young women.  Kamp Kizzy serves as a safe place for young ladies to have a place to develop and grow and their mental ideas and questions.  The camp works to take a wholistic approach to the mental, emotional and physical well-being of each young woman at the camp.  The camp takes on about 100 students every year and provided them with the space to grow, dream and think big!

Keshia Knight Pulliam Group

Sources state that at Kamp Kizzy the young ladies also participate in yoga, sexual health and hygiene workshops, body image workshops, team building exercises, creative writing, social media etiquette, etc.

The camp provides guest speakers for the young women who share their s life experiences with them.  Kamp Kizzy serves as a sort of manual or guidance into womanhood.  For more information about KeshiaKnight Pulliam’s Kamp Kizzy Organization, log onto www.kampkizzy.org.

Posted on January 5, 2015 .

Scandal Actress Kerry Washington Supports Allstate Purple Purse Challenge!

Kerry Washington Ambassador for Allstate Purple Purse

Kerry Washington, the superstar of ABC’s outstanding TV Show, “SCANDAL” is now using her star Power to shine a light on the subject of Domestic Violence.  Kerry Washington has joined forces with Allstate Foundation in support of its “Purple Purse” Challenge. 

The Purple Purse challenge raised money to support the survivors of domestic violence and the organizations that support the survivors.

As the 2014 Purple Purse Ambassador, Kerry Washington walked the red carpet at various functions carrying her purple purse that she designed for Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge.  Allstate Foundation made it fashionable to talk about domestic violence as well as the financial strain women face while trying to escape their domestic abusers.

Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime. Domestic violence includes the financial violence the women suffer.  Financial debilitation is why many victims of domestic violence fear leaving their abusers.  Washington is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge to increase awareness and create conversation regarding domestic violence.

2015 CCM Kerry Washington carrying purse with jeans.jpg

Domestic violence does not discriminate. It touches the lives of women and men across gender, race, education, financial lines, etc.  If you or someone you know is suffering in a domestic violence situation, don’t let them become a statistic, help them do something about it.  For more information, log onto www.purplepurse.com or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 800 799 7233.

Posted on January 5, 2015 .

Imani Hakim "Everybody Hates Chris" star Supports World Adoption Day!

Imani Hakim /Deborah Griffin Photo Credits

Imani Hakim /Deborah Griffin Photo Credits

Yes! We all remember the cute little actress Imani Hakim who played the little sister of Chris Rock ( Played by Tyler James Williams) on the hit TV Sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris."  Well she is all grown up now and using her Star Power to help others.  

Imani Hakim Took to Twitter @anakih1 on November 9th to support World Adoption Day.  The actress posted a photo of herself on twitter with her hand up smiley face and the hashtag #WorldAdoptionDay in an effort to create awareness.  

Posted on November 11, 2014 .

Julia Roberts Supports GLSEN Charity Event!

Actress Julia Roberts was honored for her philanthropy and work in "The Normal Heart." She received the Respect Award from the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network).  The GLSEN is the leading national education organization working to create safe schools for ALL students.  GLSEN was established to ensure that each member of the school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation,  gender identity or gender expression. 
 

According to GLSEN still 8 out of 10 LGBT students still experience harrassment at school each year because of their sexual orientation and 6 in 10 because of their gender expression.   To learn more about this network you can log onto www.glsen.org.  

Other celebs in attendance included Ms. J from "America's Next Top Model, Actor Shemar Moore from TV show, Criminal Minds and Goodmorning America Anchor, Robin Roberts,


Janet Mock recieved the Inspiration Award, Laura Taylor Recieved the Teacher Of The Year Award and AT&T recieved the Commitment To Diversity Award.

The Presenting Sponsor for GLSEN was Wells Fargo Bank and the Senior Class sponsor was JPMorgan Chase & Co. David Dechman & Michael Mercure were the events Junior Class Sponsors while Prudential, Target, Morgan Stanley and The Ludwig Family Foundation was the Sophomore Class Sponsors. A whole host of companies served as the Freshman class sponsors including Viacom, State Farm Bank, Mattel, Pfizer, Gucci, The NFL Foundation and more.

Posted on November 11, 2014 .

Jada Pinkett-Smith Fights Sex Trafficking in Congress!

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her daughter Willow Smith are not only superstar musicians and actresses but they are also  bonafide political activists. 

Jada and Willow have joined the fight against human trafficking and slavery.  The dynamic duo (sorry batman and robin) have even gone to the Senate Caucus to lend their star power in an effort to help end human trafficking.   Human Trafficking is defined as abducting, forcing, deceiving or recruiting someone into working against their will, most commonly for the purposes of sexual exploitation. 

On the eve of the United States human trafficking report, Pinkett Smith stood before Congress and urged them to increase money to fight against “modern day slavery” of human trafficking.  With her daughter Willow and her husband, Will Smith, in the room supporting her, Pinkett Smith asked for an extension of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.  This is an Act that provides funding to combat trafficking and helps trafficking victims.  Democratic Senator of Massachusetts, John Kerry is trying to obtain bipartisan congressional financial support for the Act, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to chair the task force of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. 

Pinkett Smith, who says the human trafficking issue was brought to her attention by her daughter Willow, tirelessly fights for the freedom of human trafficking victims.

Pinkett Smith founded the organization “Don’t Sell Bodies” as an avenue to bring awareness of this global plight and to help victims of human trafficking.  Pinkett Smith also works with former trafficking victims to raise awareness of this worldwide catastrophy. 

According to Pinkett Smith’s website www.dontsellbodies.org, “between 700,000 to 4 million women and children will be trafficked this year with the majority being forced to work in the sex trade.”  The website gives those who visit it a look into the world of human sex trafficking, the current initiatives being put in place to stop it, stories of former human sex traffickers and much more. 

Pinkett Smith is joined by Selma Hayek and Ricky Martin to fight this human travesty.  Award winning singer, Ricky Martin, is building a Tau Center facility through his Ricky Martin Foundation that will assist women and children in recovery from human sex trafficking in Loiza, a town east of the Caribbean island.  Consequently, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco that has the highest numbers of child sex trafficking in the United States and the state of California has received an “F” rating in its efforts to stop human trafficking.

To learn more or to see how you can help Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Salma Hayek and Ricky Martin stop human trafficking log onto www.dontsellbodies.org

Posted on October 13, 2014 .