Minister Anthony Valary has exhibited both leadership skills as well as communication skills since his high school days at Evan E. Worthing High School, These natural talents and abilities were developed during his tenure at Texas Southern University in the field of Telecommunications. Poised, confident, high energy radio host with 20 years of using strong speaking voice to create quality broadcast, and productions for a variety of stations, as well as clients for numerous formats. Anthony accepted the call to the ministry at the age of 16 serving as assistant pastor and youth director at the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Pastor John Murdock. Av began his outstanding career in broadcasting as an intern at KYOK Faith Broadcasting in May 1997. Anthony A.V VALARY is passionate about ministry, radio and music. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Christian music and is responsible for many successful singles on the Billboard Gospel charts. Anthony has been in ministry for over 30 years, and the radio industry for well over Two decade specializing in Broadcasting, promotion, marketing and problem solving. He also co/hosted the #1 syndicated inspiration show on Radio One “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show heard in over 50+ markets across the globe. Av is currently an On-Air Host/Technician for The Tom Joyner Morning Show on Houston’s number 1 station. KMJQ Majic 102 FM. AV is an associate minister at Silverlake Church under the leadership of Pastor Reginald Devaughn. Minister Valary continues to be a force in ministry and broadcasting; he uses both as an outlet to unite communities, bring healing, hope and encouragement. @Avontvandradio
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Halle Berry says that diversity hasn’t changed much in Hollywood, since she took home her Oscar 15 years ago. Back in 2002, she became the first black woman to win the best-actress Oscar. During her acceptance speech, she dedicated the award to
every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.
She remains the only woman of color to have received that award. Fast forward to the present day and the 50-year-old actress admits she’s hurt by the Academy’s lack of diversity progress. Recalling the moment in 2016 when the Oscar nominations did not feature a single actor of color, she remembered the emotional Oscar speech she gave in 2002.
I don’t even remember where that speech came from, because I didn’t have a speech [planned]. I was pretty sure Sissy Spacek was going to win. That [sentiment] just was what was ruminating in my spirit during that whole process.
When she heard about the 2016 nominations, she said,
I sat there and I really thought, ‘Wow, that moment really meant nothing. It meant nothing. I thought it meant something, but I think it meant nothing.’ I was profoundly hurt by that, and saddened by that. It inspired me to try to get involved in other ways, which is why I want to start directing. I want to start producing more. I want to start making more opportunities for people of color. I have conversations more deeply with Academy members, and I’m trying to figure out how to help and add more diversity to the Academy.
These kinds of groups have to start changing and have to become more conscious and more inclusive. I think black people . . . people of color . . . only have a chance to win based on how much we’re allowed to put out. That says to me that we need more people of color writing, directing, producing—not just starring. We have to start telling stories that include us.