The African American Museum and Cultural Center of NM presents the 7th Annual Fundraiser – Blues & BarBQ – 5209 4th St NW from 11AM-5PM; there will be food, music, children activities, and vendors; for tickets or more information, contact Rita Powdrell at 505-345-8086

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Friday, December 12,2014 to August 2015
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Free admission on Sundays
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW - Albuquerque, NM

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Casting Director: Tina Kerr - On Location Casting

Project: Feature Film "IDR"

Shoot dates: Filming will take place between 5/4/15 and 8/22/15 - extras could work anywhere from 1-15 days during this time period

Compensation: NON-UNION - TBD (generally minimum wage or slightly higher) plus overtime after 8 hours. Work days are generally 12 hours long (sometimes less, sometimes more). Meals provided.

Talent Specs:
Men, Women and Children (although we will need a minimum amount of children), age range 7-100 years old, variety of types to play African villagers, African soldiers, African American Pilots, African American space station residents

Overall Talent Considerations: NO professional acting experience required!

HOW TO SIGN UP for consideration:
EMAIL us ASAP: Please send us an em
ail ASAP to: with the subject line AFRICAN. Please include your first & last name, a contact number, height, weight, city you live in and (2) recent photos taken within the past (3) months. We would like (1) closeup photo of your face and (1) full body shot. Be sure to tell us about your availability between 5/4/15 - 8/22/15

We will also be setting up appointments and casting calls for those who are interested to come by our office or a designated location to be photographed. If you would like to set up an appointment to come in, please let us know.

If you have any questions, please CALL 505-227-2415

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Students Can Now Easily Enroll Online to Black Colleges and Universities - Thanks to This New Web Site! was launched to increase enrollment at historically black colleges and universities and facilitate
a smooth transition from high school to an HBCU. The website provides a wealth of information on financial aid, SAT/ACT prep information, essay writing, internships, the college admissions process and other necessary resources.

The website was founded by Barry Roberson Jr. and Samuel Sims Jr. who both have an undying passion for HBCUs. Roberson Jr. said: “We are aiming to be an online guidance counselor for high school students. We do understand how challenging the college admissions process is; so we created this platform to help reduce the stress on students through the provision of useful resources about HBCUs.”

Choosing the right institution can be a challenge in itself. Nevertheless, the website provides further help to students by narrowing down their choices by matching them with an HBCU of their choice. All that is required of the student is to register on the website, which may result not only in them being contacted by one of the institutions, but they will automatically be entered for a chance to win a scholarship.

The college admissions process doesn’t have to be a stressful event and HBCU Bound is seeing to that. For further information or to sign up on the website, visit

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