De'Von, a native Houstonian, is hoping that the Texas-Africa Business Summit will give his production the much needed visibility that will be required to generate one million supporters for the push to rewrite American History (and eventually world history) to paint a more accurate picture of the contributions and achievements of "African Descent" people. He prefers the term "African Descent" people over all others because he says it most accurately describes the people of his race and lineage, than all other epithets currently used.
"I highly recommended that De'von seriously consider introducing his project to the world by attending to this summit because the history of (TABS) in attracting a large variety of influential individuals that are in support of the growth and development of Africa in general", shares Jay Davis; co-coordinator and Director of Public Relations for the 2012 Texas-Africa Business Summit. "The summit represents a very unique opportunity for entrepreneurs with high aspirations, like Mr. Bankett, to make the kind of connections that can ensure the success of their endeavors. TABS founder (Honorable Gezahgen Kebede) and the International Trade Center have produced a truly one-of-a-kind platform in terms of connecting Texas Businesses to African interests. Mr. Bankett's use of the summit will be one of the most innovative we have ever seen. We intend to leverage the TABS Awards Gala pretty heavily to facilitate more intimate dialogue with potential supporters"
The 2012 Texas-Africa Business Summit Awards Gala will be honoring U.S. Congressman Al Green, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr and Mr. Mike Nassar (Chairman and CEO of Energy Allied International)
In addition to the call to rewrite the history books, Mr. Bankett's movie also puts a large focus on other aspects of placing a positive image of "African Descent" people; particularly in the minds of "African Descent" people. His motivation for the project stems from his own humble beginnings and the impact that an "African Descent" business owner had on him when he was a child. He shared with us how he and his brothers would steal newspapers from the dispensers and resell them to make money. On one of these occasions, he happened to sell a paper to an entrepreneur of African descent who gave him some valuable advice during the transaction that has stuck with him until this very day. He simply told him, "...keep your body free of drugs and alcohol". He was so impressed by this stranger that he decided at that moment he wanted to emulate him. At the young age of 17, De'Von started his first business (an arcade) and has been in business for himself ever since. He has never smoked, drank alcohol or even consumed coffee, for that matter. He has had similar impact on people that he has crossed paths with over the years; and hopes to continue to do so with this movement and with his new movie, "Which Would You Choose".
He promises to have many copies available to distribute at the upcoming Texas-Africa Business Summit.
Those interested in attending the 2012 Texas-Africa Business Summit can do so by visiting and registering on their website at: http://www.texasafricasummit.com. The summit will be held at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Rice University in Houston, TX on September 27-28, 2012. The Awards Gala will be held at 6pm on September 27, 2012 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Downtown Houston.