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Mostra: Micro-Roasters of the Year and Plans for Expansion

They’ve achieved the highest honor when it comes to coffee, 2020 Micro-Roasters of the Year and the Mostra team is not slowing down. Jelynn Malone, Beverly and Sam Magtanong, and Mike Arquines have created a company that not only boasts delicious signature drinks like the Camp Fire Latte or Choconana Cold Brew, but it also…
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Provision for the Vision: Taking Risks and Boldly Finding Hurts and Healing – Meet Pastor Tommy Barnett

From his God-given passion is to find a need and fill it or find a hurt and heal it, to “Johnny Cash and The World’s Biggest Sunday School” to a six-thousand-pound green popsicle and Dream Centers being established all over the world, Tommy Barnett is an inspiration. He felt God’s calling at a young age…
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Mostra: Faith, Favor and Finding the Farmers with the Best Beans

Part 2 For husband and wife team, Sam and Beverly Magtanong, and best friend Jelynn Malone, deciding to found Mostra coffee to sustain farmers in the Philippines was the easy part. Yes, it was a big vision, but they felt called to do it. The hard part was identifying, how? Through faith, favor and a…
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The Banker Memphis Premiere with Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L Jackson stars in The Banker. It’s the true story about two African-American guys that set out to buy banks to help others and have a white man be the face of their business. Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult also star. We talked with Jackson, on the red carpet, about what fuels him and…
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Nia Long: The Strong Woman Behind “The Banker”

Nia Long stars alongside Anthony Mackie as a husband-wife team on-screen in The Banker. We went to Memphis, Tennessee for the red carpet premiere at the National Civil Rights Museum where we caught up with Long to talk about this true story brought to the screen. The Banker streams on Apple+ on Friday, March 20.
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The Banker: Anthony Mackie on Advice from His Dad

“I came from a household where my dad made sure we had everything we needed, not what we wanted…. every day he taught me that no one can take away from hard work, and if they try to take it away, show them you’re better than that.”  Avengers star Anthony Mackie gets candid with us…
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The Banker: True Story Brought to the Screen by Writer/Director George Nolfi

He’s written some of our favorite thrillers from Oceans 12 to The Bourne Ultimatum, The Adjustment Bureau and now The Banker. Writer/Director George Nofli tackles this true story that centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett played by Anthony Mackie (Captain America, Avengers, The Hurt Locker) and Joe Morris played by Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man,…
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Mostra: More Than Specialty Coffee How the Vision of Four Friends is Changing Lives

What happens when an opera singer, an actress, a culinary expert and a former Army Infantry Officer have a shared vision? The open a coffee shop. Not just any coffee shop, a specialty coffee shop sustaining farmers in the Philippines that just happened to be named 2020 Micro-Roaster of the Year! Meet Beverly, Jelynn, Mike…
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