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It’s about that time, to TAKE your plan 2 to the next LEVEL Stock Photo Develop your own funding source. Businesses owned by minority women have more than doubled over the last ten years, still many find it difficult to receive startup funding from banks and private lenders. Partnerships and sponsors are great, but it’s easier…

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SPOTLIGHT: La Faye Baker, Stunt Coordinator


  With over 100 shows to her credit, La Faye Baker performs some of the most exhilarating stunts you’ve seen on the screen. Being able to body double for Angela Bassett in The Green Lantern and What’s Love Got to With It? requires hard work, skill and preparation. The impressive entertainer has doubled for other top actresses in the business including Regina King, Alfre Woodard, Robin Givens and Regina…

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Odyssey Celebrates Our Trail Blazers, Soarers, and Earth Movers


For every great movement, there is a great leader; a person who shakes the system at its foundations, to rebuild a truly visionary future. At Odyssey, we pay tribute every month to the extraordinary women who are courageously changing our world for the better. Trail Blazer: ​ LaFaye Baker LaFaye Baker has made her mark…

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Black Stuntwomen Pioneers to be Inducted into Smithsonian African American Museum in 2015

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(Culver City, CA) During the month of December, Diamond in the RAW Founder La Faye Baker, and Co-Founder Jadie David,  two extraordinary African American Stuntwomen, were recognized by the African American Film Market and S.E. Manly Short Film showcase for their accomplishments as pioneers and Sheroes of the “Black Stuntmen’s Association.” Jadie David, the pioneer…

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Summer Film Boot Camp Teaches Girls About Jobs in Hollywood

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By Amanda Scurlock Boot camp participants pose with Access Hollywood host Shaun Robinson (Courtesy of LaFaye Baker) Hollywood Stuntwomen LaFaye Baker is hosting a program this summer for girls of color to expose them to diverse jobs in the film industry. Through her non-profit organization, Diamond in the Raw, Baker will host her annual Concept…

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South LA Stunt Pro Sparks Opportunity For Protégés

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La Faye Baker rolls up her cargo pants and slides on her kneepads. She pulls back the sleeves of her hoodie to secure her protective gloves. Without hesitation, she jumps on the hood of a silver SUV. She grabs the bar stretching across the roof and dangles her torso over the windshield. Her combat boots…

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