Lisa Jones
American screenwriter
Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones is the daughter of poets Hettie Jones and Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones). Her sister, Dr. Kellie Jones, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Jones grew up in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Yale University and received a MFA in Film from New York University. She joined the staff of the Village Voice in 1984 and wrote for the paper for fifteen years.
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Most Chicago Safe Passage Routes For Children Are Peppered With Sex Offenders, Report Says
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Children walking along Chicago’s safe passage routes not only have to worry about local gang violence, they also have to worry about dodging registered sex offenders. A recently released report by the Chicago Sun-Times found that registered sex offenders inhabit a vast majority safe passage routes walked by Chicago children. According to data the newspaper obtained from the Illinois State Police sex offender registry, there are sex offenders living along or within one block of 48 out of 53 newly created safe passage routes. Visit the Chicago Sun-Times to read the full report. Chicago Public School officials and the Chicago Police Department designed 53 new safe passage routes for children after closing nearly 50 schools over the summer. The safe passage routes -- which are lined with safe passage workers and police officers -- are designed to help children stay out of harm’s way while walking to school. The routes have been criticized for their proximities to violent and gang-rid ...
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j.n. salters: "You're Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl": The Continuing Significance of Skin Tone in "the Black Community"
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"There's a rapper, I've forgotten his name, he just did a video recently and on the call sheet for auditions, he literally stated "no dark-skinned women need apply." Isn't that something?" -- Bill Duke, "Bill Duke airs dirty laundry of skin prejudice in Dark Girls" "Here was an ugly little girl asking for beauty. A surge of love and understanding swept through him, but was quickly replaced by anger. Anger that he was powerless to help her. Of all the wishes people had brought him -- money, love, revenge -- this seemed to him the most poignant and the one most deserving of fulfillment. A little black girl who wanted to rise up out of the pit of her blackness and see the world with blue eyes." -- Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye During a recent dinner with two older black women, the subject of colorism found its way into our conversation, amongst chatter of romance, interracial dating, and graduate school. We openly and casually discussed the difficulties that many darker-ski ...
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The American Made Awards
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Martha Stewart has been the butt of many a joke, and I'm not even talking about her brush with white collar crime. Say what you will about boner-killing homemade Christmas decorations, but the woman has done an incredible amount to keep Americans engaged in the making of physical objects with their hands, bridging the gap between the days when doing so was a matter of course and when DIY became cool again. Stewart's now in the midst of something called the American Made Awards: "Martha and the editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine are searching for the rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Ten American Makers will be selected. Their work will share the quality, beauty, inspiration, possibility, and creativity embodied by Martha." The judges' top choice will be featured in the magazine, and—huzzah—nab $10k to further their endeavors. It's no surprise there's are Portlanders in the mix. Clothing designer Kate Towers, small batch ice creamer Ruby Jewel's Lisa H ...
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Henry Ford Community College Biotechnology profs win College’s Innovation of the Year Award
Dearborn Patch - almost 5 years
Jolie Stepaniak and Paul Root – two professors in the Henry Ford Community College Science Department – won the Innovation of the Year Award presented by the college April 13. The National League for Innovation in the Community College (http://www.league.org/index.cfm) created the Innovation of the Year Award. HFCC is a member of the National League. The award is designed to recognize college faculty and staff members who have designed and implemented a significant innovation. Dr. Gail Mee, president of HFCC, introduced this program to the College five years ago as a method of encouraging dynamic and innovative thinking among College faculty. Stepaniak and Root’s project, “Teaching Biotechnology Through Real-World Projects: Organism Identification Through DNA Analysis,” was one of four nominees at HFCC. A committee of 11 HFCC faculty and staff members served as the judging panel. Students in their biotechnology course, BIO 261: Nucleic Acids, had to identify an unkn ...
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Brooklyn mother of 5 killed in crash by on-duty Secret Service agent
Field Notes- MSNBC - almost 5 years
NBC New York A woman was killed after she was hit by a car driven by a Secret Service agent in Brooklyn. By NBCNewYork.com and msnbc.com staff A 47-year-old mother of five was struck and killed by a car driven by an on-duty Secret Service agent as she attempted to cross Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon, police said. Maria Tripp was crossing the road with her 12-year-old daughter and 19-year-old nephew when she was hit by a car going westbound at about 4:48 p.m., police said. Responding officers found her on the ground with head and body trauma. “I saw her body on the sidewalk,” Lisa Jones, 61, a nurse’s assistant, told the New York Daily News. “She was face down and, oh, my God, the blood. . . . The girl was screaming." The driver “got out, stood over her and said, ‘I’m on the job, I’m on the job,’ ” Jones told the paper. Tripp was transported to Interfaith Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. For more, visit NBCNewYork.com. The driver of the black C ...
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Healthy school lunches kids will eat - 6abc.com
Google News - over 5 years
Dietitian Lisa Jones tells parents if you are packing lunch. Make sure to pack ALL the food groups: protein, fruits & vegetables, and carbohydrates. Protein is one typically missed, but it's essential for growth. Think of things like - "Lean chicken,
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Man who died after falling from the back of a van has been named - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
A 38-year-old man who died after falling from the back of a van in Merthyr Tydfil has been named. Father-of-two Jason Banfield, from Merthyr Tydfil, fell out of the rear of a white Iveco panel van as it travelled north from
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Marple and Newtown McDonald's Will Sell a Healthier Happy Meal - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
In response to the lawsuit, McDonald's made some big changes to the Happy Meal including making the whole meal less than 400 calories. McDonald's pledged to reduce sugars, saturated fats and calories through “varied
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Fair photo contest winners announced - Imperial Republican
Google News - over 5 years
Lisa Jones of Grant took Best of Show in the Chase County Fair 2011 Photography Contest. She received $75 for her effort. Organizer Sherri Clevenger said about 75 entries were received this year. “We keep getting more and more
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A Summer Idyll, And Then Three Bullets
NYTimes - over 5 years
IN the hour before sunset on June 30, Calvin Chu was with his wife, Melissa, and 15-month-old daughter, Emma, at the playground in Morningside Park, awaiting the long holiday weekend. Children splashed under graceful arcs of water from the sprinklers or clambered over a hanging wooden bridge. But as Mr. Chu watched Emma play, he noticed a teenager
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Tweens look for easy-to-switch style changes - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Who doesn't love a change, especially when it means looking at old spaces in a new way? Kids who are older than tots but not quite teens particularly like this idea. No longer young enough to appreciate the paper plane mobiles and
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Rosier future for endangered bird - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
THE first lesser flamingo to be born in captivity in Wales is being raised at the National Wetland Centre, Llanelli. The very rare but as-yet unnamed chick is being raised by the Caribbean flamingos at the centre
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Chat Transcript: Healthy pressures on fast food - 6abc.com
Google News - over 5 years
Read More Registered Dietician Lisa Jones of the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association with the will be answering questions from 4-5pm today. Submit them now and look for Lisa on Action News today at 4! * All comments are screened by a member of the Action
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lisa Jones
    THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 33
    Jones is best known for her "Skin Trade" columns in the Village Voice, a selection of which were published as a book, Bulletproof Diva in 1994.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 27
    She also co-wrote three books with Spike Lee, all companion books to his films: Uplift the Race: The Construction of School Daze, published in 1988, Do the Right Thing, published in 1989, and Mo' Better Blues, published in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Jones published a memoir, Good Girl in a Bad Dress, in 1999. Her essays have been widely anthologized. Jones wrote the plays Carmella & King Kong and Combination Skin while involved with the Rodeo Caldonia, a feminist collective of African American women artists. Combination Skin went on to premiere at Company One in Hartford, CT in 1992. The NY Times Theater review called her "a fresh talent" and praised her "all-consuming vision". Combination Skin was anthologized in Contemporary Plays by Women of Color. Jones also created three works for the New American Radio series of National Public Radio: Aunt Aida's Hand (1989), Stained (1991), and Ethnic Cleansing (1993). Aunt Aida's Hand and Stained were collaborations with Alva Rogers, who was also a Rodeo Caldonia member. In 1995, Jones and Rogers received a joint choreography and creator Bessie Award for their collaborative work.
  • 1984
    Age 23
    Jones grew up in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Yale University and received a MFA in Film from New York University. She joined the staff of the Village Voice in 1984 and wrote for the paper for fifteen years. Jones married Kenneth S. Brown in 2004 and their daughter was born in 2005.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Age 0
    Born in 1961.
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