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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Back To Articles By Eugene S. Robinson Original Article “My jaw broke at the joint on both sides.” It should be noted that California native LaFaye Baker is smiling and laughing when she says this. “I couldn’t close my mouth, my teeth were busted out and just hanging.” The occasion was a motorcycle jump through…

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