Celebrity Cyber Report – The Obamas

Published On May 1, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News

A year ago Former President and Mrs. Obama secured a major deal with Netflix. Now Higher Ground, the Obama’s production company, has announced its first lineup of Netflix shows.

Bringing the seven-show catalog to streaming television will take place over several years. Reports of the coming production say that it will be an inspiring mix of shows that are described as, “resilience, determination, and hope” focused on “transcending divides to bring us together.” But the shows are also expected to highlight and focus on sometimes difficult subjects.

“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects,” President Obama said. “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect, and inspire us all.”

Upcoming shows include “American Factory” a look at the tensions that arise when a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned GM plant. “Bloom,” focuses on the struggles of women and people of color in New York’s post-World War II fashion industry. A film based on David Blight’s Frederick Douglass biography is also in production. “Big Short” author Michael Lewis’ “Fifth Risk” will show the work of “everyday heroes” in government and the military, while “Crip Camp” highlights how a summer camp for disabled teens helped spark the disability rights movement.

Former President Obama said in a statement, “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience. That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix. We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

No date was announced when the shows will begin streaming.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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