By Janey Tate
This is a great example of when we use our platforms to influence positive change in our communities and hold corporations accountable for their mistakes.
Last December media personality and @foxsoul host, Quentin Lathem (@msfunkydineva) had a racial incident at Hook & Reel Lauderhill that involved him being prohibited from playing R&B and Hip-Hop on the location’s Touch Tunes juke box. It appeared that management didn’t want “Black music” played at their location but was ok with taking Black patrons dollars.
Lathem used his large Youtube platform to shed a light on the discriminatory matter. As a result Hook & Reel corporate decided to make things right and worked with Lathem to find a solution that would remedy the situation and benefit the community.
The two have joined forces to host a free community mixer for 80 people at their Lauderhill location. The event will feature their signature dishes, raffles, giveaways as well as a panel discussion on how minorities can open their own Hook & Reel franchise. You must RSVP to attend.
Salute Quentin on making sure Hook & Reel made good one their word. And salute Hook & Reel corporate for being open to address this issue. I hope this isn’t the last that you two work together to bring the community dope events. Head to Eventbrite to RSVP or hit the link in @msfunkydineva bio https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lauderhill-community-mixer-tickets-305976242177