About Jenna Bond

Jenna Bond is founder of Imagine 1369, a communications and brand strategy consultancy for creatives. She launched the organization to translate her experience working in Bill Clinton’s chief of staff office (where her accomplishments include launching the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and writing for the former president) to talent who can benefit from the strategies that drive successful brands and individuals. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Columbia Business School.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution opens in New York at the Film Forum this week, before showing at the AMC Magic Johnson Theaters and beginning a limited national release.

On my first day of reading Go Set A Watchman, I made it halfway through Harper Lee’s vivid storytelling with ease, quickly finding myself enthralled in her rich and witty language. The book is full of little verses that are true to the art of Southern storytelling; sentences that pull you through the story, each one sweet […]

“I’ll tell you what freedom means to me: no fear…no fear!” – Nina Simone Today, Netflix will release its documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, a title taken from a 1970 Redbook magazine article by Maya Angelou, that concludes: “Life has left keloidal scars on her voice, and wells of angry tears lie beneath each spoken […]

Terrence J’s memoir, The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich recently debuted and it proves itself to be a record of trained mastery. Terrence J delivers a good book and a solid reminder of what happens to those of us who try to be our best—you inherit a pretty good […]

The 2013 Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks opened last night with a red carpet premiere of David E. Talbert’s romantic comedy, “Baggage Claim.” Stars Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Jenifer Lewis and Rickey Smiley were on the red carpet and chatted with the media following the screening at SVA Theater in New […]

The Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) took on fashion week with a private show held at Neiman Marcus in the upscale Short Hills Mall. Hosted by the fashion and beauty icon Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for ESSENCE magazine, 100 of New Jersey’s leading women enjoyed a presentation of gala season’s most […]

Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” has opened in theaters. The highly anticipated film delivers the director’s biggest cast to date, which includes Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Liev Schriebner, John Cusack, Jane Fonda and David Oyelowo. The list of talent behind the movie runs like a river for […]

It’s very likely that if “Family Matters“ was on air today, we would all perceive Steve Urkel as Stephan. This is the era of the Black nerd. From Lebron James to Kanye West, cultural influencers are channeling their inner geek, even if the persona only goes as far as the outfit.  But the truth is […]

If you have ever found yourself at a Broadway production in New York City in the past five years, chances are you have experienced a show from Front Row Productions. Beginning with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and continuing with last year’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones have proven themselves […]

This marks the final week of the Motown to Def Jam show in New York that features almost 50 artists including Dianne Smith, Duhirwe Rushemeza, Beau McCall, S. Ross Browne (2011 winner, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series) and Aanisah Hinds (daughter of Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray). A diverse collection of works were selected at this traveling tour of galleries in […]

In the end, there’s monsters, robots and Idris Elba. With this weekend’s latest action adventure, fans get a dose of the multi-talented, ever-intoxicating actor in a role that offers a potent, commanding and gruff imagination of the world’s greatest man. (Well, that’s according to “Pacific Rim.” After all, he’s saving us from the apocalypse!) Must […]

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Coming to America, one the most phenomenal films to come out of Hollywood. The creative genius of Eddie Murphy, the strong casting of actors who were at their prime (as well as those yet to shine), the beautiful script (loaded with bits that have become cinematic karaoke), the savvy […]