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    • [Watch] New York Latino Film Festival's FUTURO Digital Conference

      Last week, The Quintessential Gentleman produced the New York Latino Film Festival's FUTURO Digital Conference, which features forums spotlighting leaders and top social influencers in digital content (creators and distributors), mobile app companies and mobile technology leaders targeting the market. Watch the panels below. La Nueva Link: A Silla at the Table This panel dives into the behind the scenes work to market relevant content to an underserved and underrepresented yet powerful Latinx audience. The panel can provide insightful tools for all of us asking for diverse representation in media and positions the issue of representation beyond the story, showcasing how crucial the boardroom is here as well. The panelists included La Nueva Link's Deborah Renteria, HBO's Jessica Vargas, Con Todo Netflix's Andrea Gompf Browne, Univision's Claribel Herrera and Showtime's Amelia Capaz. She is the Future: Women in Digital Panel This group of women is the new wave of leaders that are creating a seismic shift in today’s culture by reclaiming women's history, freedom of artistic expression and equality. This panel will explore the behind the scenes of the industry as a woman content creator. They are women leading the charge and making a huge impact! The panelists included Rapper Snow, Costume Designer Marci Rodgers, Founder of The Riviere Agency Lori Riviere and International Marketing for Sony Music's Chanel Auguste. Like a Boss - Entrepreneur Panel Engaging with your followers can be a lucrative business. Rather you’re running a start-up or simply sharing your quarantined life understanding how to navigate your market can be the key to success. Learn how these content creators strategically turned a post into their net worth. This panel will explore building brand awareness, growing your audience and the importance of collaborations. The panelists included YouTube's AJ Ramos, The Gentlemen's Factory' Jeff Lindor, Mobi NYC's LaQuann Dawson, Streamlined Media and Communications' Ahmad Barber and Michis' Michelle Posada. Digital Social Activism - A Trending Topic What was once local news has now become national news when it spreads on social media. People are taking it upon themselves to create digital spaces to share content to keep the masses informed of the daily happenings of the world. This panel will explore digital media platforms and content producers and their social responsibilities to their followers and to the culture. Also addressing how they are using their platforms to speak out against the inequalities of people of color. The panelists included TWPR/The CCNYC's Tequilla White, Bella Magazine's Jonathan Calixto, Media Strategist Trell Thomas, Nueva Yorka's Jessica Hoppe and The Quintessential Gentleman's Eric K. Thomas.

    • Dove Men+Care and NBPA Partner to Honor and Celebrate the Humanity of Black Men

      Dove Men+Care and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced a partnership for the Commit to C.A.R.E (Care About Racial Equity) Now Initiative, a campaign designed to showcase, honor and celebrate the humanity of Black men while addressing a number of issues such as public safety, safe and fair voting, community engagement and the accurate portrayal of Black men in media. The campaign was inspired by the NBPA’s recent protests, and refusal to play, due to racial discrimination and police brutality. "Black men and our community have been suffering far too long from the negative portrayals that have been built into our society, which is why we are honored to partner with the NBPA to help drive transformative change and amplify the voices and work of the players,” said Esi Eggleston Bracey, chief operating officer for Unilever North America’s Beauty and Personal Care division. “Since its inception, Dove Men+Care has always been committed to challenging the status quo and shattering stereotypes about what it means to be a man. We all have a responsibility to advocate for racial equity, including challenging the misrepresentation of Black men to help save lives. This partnership will help us work towards a brighter and more just future.” As a part of the campaign, Dove Men+Care is dedicating resources and joining the athletes to help advocate for racial equity, take action with them in their communities and encourage fans to do the same. Dove Men+Care and the NBPA have agreed to partner together on: Access to safe and fair voting: Dove Men+Care will team up with athletes to drive safe and fair voting with the work the brand is doing with Why I'm Voting and iHeartMedia, hosting multiple grassroots efforts to drive registration and educate consumers on the ways to cast their votes safely in the upcoming election. Community engagement: In partnership with their local community organizations, Dove Men+Care will support athletes in their community-building efforts and help them in expanding the impact of their initiatives. Accurate portrayals in media: Dove Men+Care is committed to shattering stereotypes about what it means to be a man and is devoted to building an equitable and just world that cares about Black men and shows how they care. Before the end of the year, Dove Men+Care will unveil an initiative dedicated to changing the way the media industry portrays Black men, and therefore the narrative of Black men and boys. "Our partnership with Dove Men+Care is groundbreaking because it emphasizes the humanity of our players and calls on the world to see them as men – not just as athletes,” said Payne Brown, president of THINK450, the innovation and partnership engine of the NBPA. “We are eager and committed to systemic change that will make the world more equitable for them and for all Black men," For more information on how to get involved, visit to take the pledge to Commit to C.A.R.E. and to sign the petition demanding the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 7120.

    • Movember Charity Extends Funding For Mental Health Programs Into 2022

      Movember, the leading men's health charity, has announced it will extend funding for five of the Making Connections program sites, an initiative that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of men of color and veterans in the United States. "When we first developed this program, we knew there were many challenges these communities faced especially as it relates to mental health,” Mark Hedstrom, US Executive Director of Movember. “Those challenges have only grown and become more complex. We're dedicated to tackling these issues from an early intervention and prevention perspective.” “There's a dire need to address this public health crisis, and Making Connections allows us to foster conversations and positive changes with men and boys where they are, in their community." Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men's health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world. Originally developed and coordinated by Prevention Institute, the Movember-funded Making Connections work leverages the power of social connections to develop and implement actionable, community-level prevention plans to improve mental health across the country. Making Connections takes a community approach to building coalitions that focus on the role that social, economic, and environmental factors play in shaping mental health and wellbeing for men and boys. This is designed to reduce the incidence and severity of mental health challenges by taking on issues like community safety, stable and affordable housing, access to educational and economic opportunities, and social connection—all of which are foundational to mental health and wellbeing. As mental health challenges continue to increase nation-wide, Movember is committed to finding ways to help improve the lives of men and their families. The following program sites will receive an extension in funding to continue their programmatic work: Sinai Health System (Chicago, IL), United Women of East Africa (San Diego, CA), Kokua Kalihi Valley (Honolulu, HI), Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (Oklahoma City, OK), and Farmington Valley Health District (Canton, CT). In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity's vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. To donate or learn more, please visit

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    • Black Music | Jamaica NY | The Quintessential Gentleman

      Black Music Why Black Music Is Important Like any other kind of music, black music is essential in the lives of human beings and black people in that matter. The Quintessential Gentleman, a media platform for the black men, has explained the importance that Black music has to the black men who turn to us for help. We have helped so many black men understand the roles that black music has played in human beings' lives. Some of them include: The black music preserves our culture We are in a digital era, but that does not change the fact that black men have their culture. Since culture is not something that can be seen, it has been stored in various forms. One of how the use of different songs has preserved black culture. Therefore, black music preserves black culture in a unique way. When you listen to black music, you can learn different aspects of black culture. It highlights the challenges that black men are facing The other way black music is essential is that it is a channel where black men get to express how they feel and the challenges they are facing in their lives. Since not every media platform for black men is appreciated, when black artists come up with music that explores the challenges that black men face, they ensure that everyone who listens to the songs learn about their challenges. This helps black people get the solution to the challenges they are facing and more so problems that their fellow blacks face.

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      contact us For general inquiries, contact us at . 17802 Hillside Ave, Suite 304, Jamaica, NY 11432 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Eric Thomas staff writer Monique Howard monique@ t heqg DIRECTOR OF PR Dane Young staff writer Justin Jenkins justin@ t heqg LIFESTYLE EDITOR Que Jackson que@ t staff writer Jasmond Hatch FASHION EDITOR Aaron Campbell aaron@ t heqg staff writer Nelson Garcia entertainment writer Brian Anthony

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