Yakkers Corner: Bill Duke Continues His Efforts in “Edutainment” re HIV/Aids
November 30th, 2009
With a wide range of credits to his name in almost every film discipline, including directing, producing, acting and writing, Bill Duke has founded Duke Media, formerly Yagya Productions, which has been in existence for approximately twenty years. For three years, Mr. Duke served as the Time Warner Endowed Chair in the Department of Radio Television and Film at Howard University in Washington, DC. He was then appointed to the National Endowment of the Humanities by former president Bill Clinton. Mr. Duke has also been appointed to the California State Film Commission Board by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Duke now serves on the Board of Trustees at the American Film Institute.
His education/entertainment package includes a new film Faces of HIV, as well as Cover, and an album populated by Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Maya Angelou… he would like to spread this information contained in the package around the world to show in depth how HIV Aids is ravaging the black communities in the United States. He also supports the education of youth “Educating Young Minds”