Lorna Blackwood comes to Futuro Media with over 20 years of experience in the corporate world, in the hospitality industry, and in academia. After graduating with a BA in journalism from Long Island University, her work as an administrative professional took her to companies as large as American Express, and as small as a two-person office in Soho. As she worked in these areas, she also squeezed in classes that interested her like screenwriting and public relations. She is currently enrolled in the Legal Studies program at Hunter College, with a specialization in Immigration Law. As a project coordinator and an event coordinator at CUNY-Medgar Evers College, Lorna was responsible for planning a Black writers conference, and professional workshops for teaching artists, as well as guiding students through their educational experience. She has also engaged in installing visual art exhibits and assisted emerging artists with fundraising events at one Brownstone space and two galleries in Brooklyn, New York.
In the last ten years, the hospitality part of her life came into being when Lorna worked part-time in restaurants while assisting an ailing parent. During the COVID pandemic, she began working on a screenplay, delivered groceries to seniors, studied Immigration Law for paralegals, and headed a cultural heritage group to share news within her Brooklyn community and her place of worship. Her most recent exhibition project honors fathers, with a salute to all who hail from the Caribbean.