Chicago, November 12, 2010 This week, Soul of Green Correspondent Bianca Alexander, Esq. took home the coveted Chicago/Midwest EMMY for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence on Camera: Programming – Program Host/Moderator/Contributor. The EMMY honored her work on the groundbreaking first season of Soul of Green on nextTV on Saturday, November 6, 2010.
Bianca co-created the original program with her husband and partner Michael Alexander in the hopes of “bringing inspiration, hope and healing to the African- American community—and the world—by highlighting the visionaries and entrepreneurs on the leading edge of the green and environmental justice movements.”
Launched online in 2008, Soul of Green made its network TV debut as a bi-monthly segment on the second season of EMMY-award winning nextTV. Next TV is produced by the Chicago Urban League, and airs Sundays on Fox (WFLD) at 8:00AM and on my50 at 12:30PM. The Soul of Green segments include entertaining stories on entrepreneurs such as Chicago vintage fashion icon Bryant McLemore Smith, vegan soul food institutions Soul Vegetarian and Karyn’s restaurants, a VIP tour of the African-American designed Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago and an enlightening interview with politico turned organic foodie and Chicago Mayoral candidate, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun.
Alexander’s first EMMY comes after a nearly decade-long career as host and on-air personality, including gigs on cable channels Lifetime, TV One, TV Guide and monthly appearances as a conscious living advocate on networks across the country including NBC, ABC and WGN. On stage, Bianca thanked God, her husband Michael and Next TV production team, and the city of Chicago for the win. “This Emmy is just one more illustration that viewers, producers and the television world are ready for programming that is entertaining, sexy and also helps us evolve as a planet and a community.”
Season One of Soul of Green on nextTV can be seen online 24/7 on www.soulofgreen.com and Sundays on Fox and my50 in Chicago through May 2011.
About Conscious Planet Media
Through its original multi-platform series, Conscious Living TV, Soul of Green, and Triple Bottom Line and national broadcast television news and lifestyle shows, Conscious Planet Media is redefining the role media plays in shaping a more just and sustainable world. Conscious Planet Media is lead by award winning journalists and green industry experts, Bianca and Michael Alexander. For more information, visitwww.consciousplanetmedia.com.
About the Chicago Urban League
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League is a civil rights organization that empowers and inspires individuals to reach and exceed their economic potential. The Chicago Urban League supports and advocates for economic, educational and social progress for African-Americans through an agenda focused exclusively on economic empowerment as the key driver for social change. For more information, visitwww.thechicagourbanleague.org