Kareem Jackson: Pioneering Black American Entrepreneur Makes History with Dual Movie Deal in the Philippines

From Kansas City to the Philippines, Kareem Jackson’s Journey of Entrepreneurship, Diversity, and Black Creative Excellence.

Kansas City’s very own Kareem Jackson is set to make history as the first black American entrepreneur to create, executive produce, and star in not just one, but two movies in the Philippines.

This groundbreaking achievement marks a significant milestone in the realms of entrepreneurship, diversity, and cross-cultural collaboration. Kareem’s remarkable journey from Kansas City to the Philippines is a testament to his unwavering spirit, resilience, and determination to transcend boundaries and create a meaningful impact on a global scale.

Kareem Jackson’s Trailblazing Entrepreneurial Journey: Kareem Jackson, the visionary behind Kareem Antonio & Company (KA&CO), has been carving his path to success for over 25 years. With his company based in Kansas City, Kareem has garnered multiple prestigious awards and built an empire rooted in diversity, inclusion, education, black excellence, and innovation.

In the face of pervasive racism and redlining in his hometown, Kareem made a bold move to divest from the United States and embrace the digital landscape. His decision to outsource his Kansas City business development to Asia nearly 15 years ago not only revolutionized his enterprise but also opened doors to a world of opportunities he never thought available to a black boy from Kansas City.

Finding Greener Pastures & The Growing Trend: Kareem’s story reflects a growing trend among black Americans seeking new horizons beyond the borders of their hometowns, and the United States.

The allure of racism-free environments, the US $Dollar Conversion Rates, diverse cultural experiences, and thriving business ecosystems abroad have prompted many to explore opportunities elsewhere.

With the outsourcing of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) becoming a prominent practice, along with the new trend of ‘countries’ investing millions into ‘black tourism, trade, and investment campaigns, black entrepreneurs like Kareem are finding fertile ground to flourish and impact communities globally.

The Philippines: A Thriving Destination: Kareem Jackson’s deep connection with the Philippines has been nurtured over years of dedicated work, showcasing the country’s vibrant culture, businesses, entrepreneurs, politicians, and celebrities. He has been endorsed and commissioned by The Philippines Department of Tourism (PH DOT), serving as an influential figure and tourism ambassador for the country. Kareem’s hosting of events, pageants, and tattoo competitions, and his presence as an esteemed judge have further solidified his bond with the Philippines.

A little history…

Did you know, that the Philippines is not only a nation of rich cultural heritage, beautiful people, and breathtaking landscapes but also an Eastern trendsetter in embracing and celebrating the Black American community as well?

From historical figures like David Fagen, an African-American soldier who defected and fought alongside the Philippine Revolutionary Army, becoming the first black-American Philippines Army Captain, during the Philippine–American War, to iconic moments like Mohammed Ali’s “Thrilla in Manila” where he adamantly refused to harm “brown people,” the Philippines has always welcomed and honored the principles of unity and equality.

This trend continues to flourish with recent events that have captivated both locals and visitors.

Dave Chappelle’s sold-out Manila show showcased his deep admiration and love for his Pinay (Filipina) mother-in-law (his wife is a Filipina), while the electrifying two-show performance by Bruno Mars in Bulacan reaffirmed the Philippines’ unwavering affection for black culture and talent.

Did you know that the original Filipinos were black?

Rooted in its history, the Philippines acknowledges and cherishes its connection to the black global community.

It recognizes that the first Filipinos, known as Aetas, were of African descent, further emphasizing the enduring bond between black people and the Philippines.

As the Philippines remains committed to fostering inclusivity, cultural exchange, and diversity, it sets a global trend by actively welcoming the Black American community, promoting tourism, encouraging trade, and inviting investments. The country’s genuine embrace and appreciation for black culture create an environment where individuals can connect, share experiences, and celebrate their shared humanity.

DIVERSITY = PROFITS in the Philippines.

The Philippines not only embraces the Black American community but also stands in solidarity with the global fight against racial injustice.

As a nation, the Philippines has shown its support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, recognizing the importance of addressing systemic racism and promoting equality. This solidarity resonates with the words of former Philippines President Duterte, who boldly criticized the actions of some elements within the white/Western media, stating,

“We see what you are doing, killing black people in America, so who are you to lecture me?” -controversial former Philippines President Duterte

These powerful statements reflect the Philippines’ commitment to human rights and its rejection of discrimination in any form.

The Philippines; by openly expressing its concerns about racial violence and inequality, has become a global voice for justice and a beacon of hope for those advocating for change worldwide.

The Philippines acknowledges that the struggle against racism is a global issue that requires unity, hospitality, understanding, and continuous dialogue to foster a more inclusive and equitable society.

The Groundbreaking Double Movie Deal: Inspired by his extensive, well-documented -and charming- Philippines experiences over the last decade, international business development savvy, and passion for digital entertainment, Kareem has embarked on an unprecedented double movie deal.

Collaborating with esteemed co-stars Philippines celebrity Raymond Gorospe and ‘The Tony Robins of the Philippines’ MJ Lopez, as well as, directors from The GWARD Inc., Kareem is set to ignite the silver screen with two captivating films that combine tourism, lifestyle, and immersive storytelling.

The Philippines Department of Tourism recognizes the immense potential of Kareem’s projects and fully supports his visionary concepts, affirming the power of collaboration and cultural exchange.

An Epic Fusion of Black America and the Philippines: Kareem Jackson’s magazines; and now his movies, transcend mere entertainment, aiming to bridge the gap between black America and the Philippines.

Through hyper-brand placement and captivating storytelling, these films will showcase the beauty, resilience, and unique cultural aspects of both communities. Kareem’s dual movie deal not only propels his magazines, into the realm of digital entertainment but also presents an unparalleled opportunity to promote tourism, trade, investment, and lifestyle and celebrate the interplay of diverse cultures on the big screen.

Kareem Jackson’s journey from Kansas City, Missouri, to the Philippines epitomizes the spirit of entrepreneurship, diversity, and creative excellence. With a trailblazing career spanning over two decades, Kareem’s leap into the world of filmmaking represents a landmark moment in cinematic history.

Supported by the Philippines business community, The Philippines Department of Tourism, celebrities, politicians, and the local elite, his visionary concepts promise to captivate audiences, uplift communities, and foster an unbreakable bond between black America and the Philippines.

As Kareem continues to make strides as a pioneering black American, gay entrepreneur, his impact reaches far beyond the silver screen. His firm, Kareem Antonio & Company (KA&CO), has left an indelible mark on the business landscape, and his philanthropic endeavors have uplifted thousands of individuals and communities.

Kareem’s decision to outsource his business development to Asia, where he has garnered numerous accolades such as the Philippines Golden Globe Award and The APEC Asia Award, showcases his commitment to embracing global opportunities and fostering cross-cultural collaboration. His hosting of TV, radio, and digital shows in Asia has further solidified his position as a respected influencer and advocate for diversity and inclusivity.

With the dual movie deal, Kareem Jackson aims to create a powerful narrative that showcases Philippines products, services, and destinations, as well as, the shared experiences, struggles, and triumphs of black Americans and Filipinos. By putting both cultures in the spotlight, he not only promotes tourism but also ignites conversations about unity, equality, and the potential for a more inclusive future.

The world eagerly awaits the release of Passport Bros “The Movie” and Flippin’ The Philippines, as they promise to be groundbreaking films that redefine the boundaries of tourism-storytelling and cultural representation.

Kareem Jackson’s journey from Kansas City to the Philippines has become a testament to the limitless possibilities that arise when individuals dare to dream, break barriers, collaborate, and celebrate diversity.

As we prepare to witness Kareem’s extraordinary cinematic endeavors, we are reminded of the transformative power of storytelling and the profound impact one person can have in shaping a more inclusive and united world. Let us stand together in celebrating Kareem Jackson’s remarkable achievements and continue to support the realization of his visionary projects.

Get ready to embark on a cinematic journey like no other as Kareem Jackson, alongside his co-stars Raymond Gorospe and MJ Lopez, breaks new ground and leaves an indelible mark on the film industry in Asia and the world.

Stay tuned for updates on the release dates of Passport Bros “The Movie” and Flippin’ The Philippines, and be prepared to be captivated by the magic that unfolds on the silver screen.

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