Pulitzer Prize

The Raptor of Winning

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In 1920, Harvey E. Newbranch, writer for the Evening World Herald in Omaha, Nebraska, became the first writer to win the coveted Pulitzer Prize, for his scathing review of the breakdown of government in light of the race riots, that brought the city of Omaha to its knees. The brutal lynching of Will Brown, a black worker, followed by the murder of two white men, the assassination attempt of the sitting Mayor, all dominoed into a rampaging crowd of thousands, who burned the Douglas County Courthouse…. to the ground.

There is the rule of the jungle in this world, and there is the rule of law. Under jungle rule no man’s life is safe, no man’s wife, no man’s mother, sister, children, home, liberty, rights, property. Under the rule of law protection is provided for all these, and provided in proportion as law is efficiently and honestly administered and its power and authority respected and obeyed. – excerpt from Pulitzer Prize winning essay

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Cast of Common Ground

The Golden Globe Awards, one of Hollywood’s most prestigious honors of recognition within the Science of Film & Television, and precursor to the Academy Awards, was nearly laughed out of existence. In 1982, it awarded Pia Zadora the Golden Globe as New Star of the Year for her critically bashed role in Butterfly, a movie that had not even opened in the United States. It is understood that her husband, a multi-millionaire, wined and dined the voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, buying the award for his young bride, and crippling the show’s reputation for years to come.

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common ground

Some of the most spectacular records in artistic greatness belong to winners of the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s highest honor. In 1984, Michael Jackson capped off a showstopper of a year, winning 8 Grammys in a single night, the most by any performer in history. But in 2000, Carlos Santana matched the King of Pop, blow for blow, winning 8 Grammys for the brilliant Supernatural. But whatever you do, please do not tell Brian McKnight, an R&B crooner who holds the record for most nominations without a single win: 16.

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In 1999, the Daytime Emmy Awards brought the world to tears in  one of the few, unscripted memorable moments of any awards show. Susan Lucci, better known as Erica Kane of ABC’s daytime soap opera, All My Children, bested Mr. McKnight with 18 consecutive, empty Best Lead Actress nominations. But the 19th would be the charm.  When heartthrob Shemar Moore opened the envelope and screamed “The curse is over! Susan Lucci!” a nearly 2 minute standing ovation erupts, finally giving the Queen of the soap opera her due.

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In 2013 and 2014 it was Thepublicblogger Awards: seven categories of the past shows – boasting five nominees each – gave way to 7 winners, one per genre. In 2015, thepublicblogger Awards was re-imagined as A Star is Born and Rebecca Lemke would defy the odds winning The Best Performance of the Year. But this year, the pageantry of  the awards is replaced with a social consciousness, but in the spirit of The Neighborhood, the last person standing in our search for common ground… will also be named Best Performance of 2016.

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Two Philadelphia Artists to Receive The Neighborhood’s Highest Honor

Special Announcement

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No person has ever been honored for what they received.
Honor has been the reward for what they gave.
– Calvin Coolidge 

The Neighborhood Wall of Fame

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She walked into The Neighborhood on October 26, 2013 and not only never left, but she single handedly brought America’s 5th largest city with her. The City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection totters with London, England as The Neighborhood’s 2nd most popular city, only surpassed by Sacramento, California, where it derives. Her introduction came by the way of  A Tale of Two Women and it would become an instant hit, garnering 500 views in its first 3 days.

It took him a little longer to feel at home, although he has shared his wealth of talent, without ever asking for anything in return. When Philadelphia was selected as ground zero for the important presentation Nonprofits the invisible handshe would demonstrate his professionalism and commitment, by shooting and presenting original photography of his city, through a Philadelphian’s eyes.

 

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The Neighborhood – officially known as  thepublicblogger.com – is a collaborative of artists {visual, recording & written-word} delivering a new level in entertainment, not found anywhere else. Over 200 thought-provoking & inspirational articles and prose, 17 original series including The Right to Life, Race and The Lost Generation,  brilliantly shared music & art from over 100 artists – worldwide – and one song My Heart, which you are listening to now

On New Year’s Eve, The Neighborhood will celebrate its two year anniversary by producing our biggest show of the year: the 2014 Season-ending Show Thepublicblogger Awards. Along with unveiling the winners in six distinct categories, and presenting some of the best in underground entertainment – we also present to two Philadelphians – our highest honor.

For their unbridled talent, unyielding commitment & dedication, for sharing their imagination, for believing in dreams and collaboration, for staying over the long run, and for the value they have given,
IvySoul Robinson & Nafiys Walters aka Fran Daddy will receive our highest honor….. The Neighborhood Award.

– Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger