Black Bloggers Connect & Codeblack Films present the “Free Angela” Blogging Contest in honor of Angela Davis with $1000 Grand Prize

Nationwide ( — Black Bloggers Connect(TM), the leading social network for Black bloggers, has teamed up with Codeblack Films to launch The “Free Angela” Blogging Contest. Codeblack Films is a division of Lionsgate Entertainment, distributor for the highly anticipated film, “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners”. The film was written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Shola Lynch. “Free Angela” is produced by Shola Lynch, Carole Lambert, Carine Ruszniewski and Sidra Smith. The film’s executive producers are Jada Pinkett Smith with Overbrook Entertainment and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter’s Roc Nation. Presented by BET Networks, the film will open in select AMC theatres on April 5th 2013.

The film focuses on the events that propelled Davis into the national spotlight after she joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a lead spokesperson for the up-and-coming prison reform movement. Davis was then falsely accused of being involved in the murder of a judge in 1970. Afraid she will not receive a fair trial, Davis flees California and is placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list.

Two months later she was captured in New York City. Consequently, the “Free Angela” movement ignited. She endured a two-year legal battle that eventually leads to her acquittal by an all white jury. Angela Davis has since become a symbol of freedom. Her story of political empowerment and social change still inspires millions around the world. and Codeblack Films will award $1000 to the blogger that best blogs about why the “Free Angela” film is necessary. The contest runs from March 7th to April 1st. The winner will be announced on April 5th.

“We are very excited about this contest. The story of Angela Davis is an inspiration to all of us and we’re happy to give the opportunity for Black writers, bloggers and journalists to lift their voices in this dialogue of history,” says Jessica Ann Mitchell, founder of Black Bloggers Connect(TM).

View complete “Free Angela” Blogging Contest rules on or

About Black Bloggers Connect (TM) is the leading social network connecting Black journalists & bloggers from over 20 different countries. BBC features articles and news releases from media partners across the US and internationally. The Black blogosphere has emerged as an important voice in issues concerning African descended communities. As a result, Black Bloggers Connect launches national campaigns for events, businesses and efforts of interest to the Black community. is owned and operated by Lamzu Media, LLC which also operates,, will be launched in the spring of 2013. Gemini Communication ( & Renee Rhodd, Lilla Rose Independent Consultant ID # 820833 ( are Junior Sponsors of Black Bloggers Connect. For sponsorship, marketing and advertising inquiries email Twitter: @JoinBBC & @NatlBlackPages

About Codeblack Films

Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate Entertainment was launched in 2012 by entertainment industry veteran Jeff Clanagan. Codeblack’s mission is to super-serve the global black community through the development of a diversified portfolio of new media & film content production and strategic acquisitions. Codeblack provides brand strategy solutions to globally recognized celebrities, artists, intellectual property holders and brands operating in the entertainment and sports industries. Codeblack employs a transmedia approach which involves the discipline of leveraging brands and products across multiple platforms, by creating a diversified portfolio of developed content and technology applications with an overarching brand narrative that is then distributed through both traditional and new media outlets. By establishing a single brand narrative that flows from live performance venues to theatrical exhibition houses to TV to web to mobile devices to game consoles, brands and content are strategically leveraged and positioned to benefit from multiple revenue platforms, consumers and fans enjoy a richer experience and stakeholders realize increased value.

Codeblack’s passion is helping its content and brand partners access the power of the $1-trillion African American consumer market. The African American population continues to expand both in pure numbers and in buying power and has a major influence on entertainment, technology and media trends. Codeblack’s analysis and understanding of the social context of this fast-evolving market – values, attitudes, behavior, trends and pre-trends- allow us to position our content and brand partners in the center of influence-and develop the best strategy to maximize benefit.

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