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Jill Scott Is All Grown Up
August 27, 2015
It’s been 15 years since “Who is Jill Scott – Words and Sounds, Vol. 1.,” and Jill Scott can hardly believe it’s been that long. But it has and in her own words, she has grown up and she has “something on her back that she needs to get off.” ... read more »
2015 MTV Video Music Awards gives Kanye West Video Vanguard Award
August 27, 2015
MTV is set to award Kanye West with the VMA’s highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture. The award will be presented during the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” that will air live on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. ... read more »
TV One Partners with National Action Network for Triumph Awards Television Premiere
August 27, 2015
TV One, the National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton, are partnering to present the first televised airing of The Triumph Awards. The Triumph Awards, now in its 6th year, honors individuals who have made a positive impact in their community in addition to their professional contributions in their respective fields. The special will tape in Atlanta, GA and is scheduled to premiere on TV One exclusively Friday, October 10 2015 8PM/ET. ... read more »
Celebrities Attend 3rd Annual Cedric the Entertainer Golf Classic
August 27, 2015
For the third consecutive year, actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer ("The Soul Man") hosted his star-studded celebrity golf classic at the luxurious Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo on August 17. ... read more »
The 24th Annual Pan African Film Festival Opens Its “Call For Submissions”
August 19, 2015
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take moviegoers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its Call for Submissions. ... read more »
Corey Hawkins: The “Straight Outta Compton” Interview
August 19, 2015
Born in Washington, DC on October 22, 1988, Corey Hawkins studied acting at Juilliard before making his big screen debut in 2012 opposite Bow Wow in Allegiance. The next year, he appeared in Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey, Jr., and in Non-Stop with Liam Neeson the year after that. Here, he talks about his breakout role playing Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about the legendary rap group NWA. ... read more »
Gardena Jazz Festival
August 19, 2015
If you find yourself in an open field of grass feeling the warm Southern California sun on your skin and listening to music that moves your soul, chances are you are at the Gardena Jazz Festival with your loved ones. Delicious smells from food vendors fill the air and there are nothing but good vibes flowing through the park. ... read more »
12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards set to premiere on BET Networks August 23
August 19, 2015
McDonald's USA will televise its 12th annual 365Black Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year on the national cable television network Black Entertainment Television (BET). Hosted by national TV correspondent/actor Terrence 'J' Jenkins and leading actress KeKe Palmer, the program will initially air Sunday, August 23 at 9:00 p.m. EDT/8:00 p.m. CDT. Those who miss the first airing can catch it again the following Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. CDT on BET and at 7:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. CDT and 12:00 a.m. EDT/11:00 p.m. CDT on CENTRIC-TV. ... read more »
Straight Outta Compton: A Tale of N.W.A
August 19, 2015
The group N.W.A. highly anticipated biopic, Straight Outta Compton, is a wonderful depiction of the group’s togetherness, troubles, and success. Straight Outta Compton was such a wonderful success that it made $60.2 million opening weekend, according to Associated Press, making it the biggest opening for a musical biopic ever. ... read more »
‘Power’ Star Naturi Naughton empowers young girls to chase their dreams
August 19, 2015
Naturi Naughton is best known for her role as Tasha, a no-nonsense wife of kingpin Ghost (Omari Hardwick) in Starz Network’s series “Power”. Naughton has become quite popular over the years through music, movies and plays. Because of her longevity and success in the entertainment business, she has become a go-to for young girls and women seeking advice about the entertainment business. ... read more »
Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Stabbed to Death in New York
August 17, 2015
  E’Dena Hines, the 33 year-old granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman was stabbed to death on Sunday, August 16 in Manhattan, police said. Responding to a call of a stabbing, ... read more »
Fox sets eyes on TV diversity during summer TCA
August 14, 2015
Diversity was at the forefront last Thursday as Fox hosted its annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour. Perhaps due in part to the success of last year’s breakthrough hit Empire, the network’s Fall lineup features at least four shows with Black cast members in leading and supporting roles. ... read more »
Let’s Talk About Race
August 14, 2015
MTV documentary White People discussing what it means to be young, white and privileged ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Reschedules Las Vegas Concert, Due To Exhaustion
August 13, 2015
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin must reschedule her upcoming concert engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas due to exhaustion. ... read more »
Long Beach Jazz Fest Showcases Real Music
August 13, 2015
The 28th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival (LBJF) took place this past weekend at beautiful Rainbow Lagoon, in downtown Long Beach, California and featured a wide range of Jazz and Rhythm and Blues performers from the legendary guitarist, Stanly Clarke to songstress Stephany Mills for three days of music and fun. ... read more »
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