Writer-Director Numa Perrier Celebrated Her Wedding With A Unique Drive-In Movie

Black love is never cancelled.

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Showtime Golden Globe Nominees Celebration – Arrivals

And who knows that better than Jezebel writer-director Numa Perrier, who recently married her beau of three years, Gabrey Milner (son of the late great playwright Ron Milner) on a small rooftop in downtown LA, with a drive-in movie reception to follow.

“TEN TEN TWENTY TWENTY, a love story,” she shared via Instagram.

The date they ultimately chose—October 10, 2020—held a special place in their hearts. It marked three years exactly to the day of their first date. But when the coronavirus pandemic dashed their plans, they were determined to still celebrate joy and love. And that’s exactly what they did — while inspiring us all in the process.

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Perrier rose to fame for her film Jezebel, which chronicles her experience in the adult industry and the ownership of Black women’s

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An Irving couple celebrated their 50th anniversary with a $2M gift to a local hospital

For their 50th wedding anniversary, Chan and Surekha Patel decided to do something a little different to celebrate.

The Irving couple pledged $2 million to strengthen cardiovascular and surgical care at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving.

It is the single largest gift ever given by a donor to the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation, according to a news release from the center.

Chan’s commitment to heart health is personal. He has survived two major heart attacks, his first at age 37.

Cindy Schamp, president of Baylor Scott & White Irving, said in a statement the gift will be used to expand, improve and enhance cardiovascular care and surgical services. In recognition of the gift, the Patels’ names will be added to the hospital’s Medical Office Building One.

Chan Patel, an entrepreneur and hotelier, is the founder of the State Bank of Texas.

The couple has been

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Black designers celebrated at Milan fashion week

MILAN (Reuters) – Black designers presented collections at Milan’s fashion week in a show aimed at raising awareness of the lack of diversity in the industry.

The five designers are part of the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion group, a name inspired by the international movement leading worldwide protests against racial injustice.

The “We are Made in Italy” digital event was filmed in Milan’s grand Palazzo Clerici and hosted the spring/summer 2021 collections of Fabiola Manirakiza, Mokodu Fall, Claudia Gisele Ntsama, Karim Daoudi and Joy Meribe.

The event was one of the virtual shows of the first fashion week since the coronavirus pandemic.

The five designers were mentored by Italian-Haitian Stella Jean, the only Black member of the Italian fashion council, who is campaigning against racism in the industry.

“Made in Italy was represented around the world as being a white concept, now it is no longer like this.

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