Cultural Entrepreneur Roland Lair passes

14 Feb

Roland LairdI was saddened to find out about the passing of Roland Laird, CEO of MIST (My Image Studios) a multi-million dollar, state of the art film center in Harlem, and co-owner/founder entertainment firm Posro Media, which promoted positive images of African Americans though a number of multimedia initiatives. Roland was a fellow alum of Brown University whom I met through our Inman Page Council, Brown’s African American alumni network. A genuine person with a passion for film, Roland took an interest in my work and offered advice and encouragement. Roland was an entrepreneur, author, activist, supporter of the arts, family man, and friend to many.

He leaves behind his wife Taneisha Nash Laird, with whom he co-founded MIST and Posro, and two beautiful daughters. He will be greatly missed.

-O.G.

LINKS:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/uptown-roland-owen-laird-harlem-mist-dead-age-52-article-1.1266559

http://www.trentonian.com/article/20130208/news01/130209627/laird-146-s-passing-mourned-in-two-cities

http://www.posro.com/?page_id=75

http://www.blacksci-fi.com/news/article/the_industry_remembers_roland_laird/

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