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Beasts of No Nation shines a light on child soldiers
October 8, 2015
Abraham Attah, who plays Agu, alongside Idris Elba, who plays Commandment in the film Beasts of No Nation opening October 16th. On October 16, Netflix will release its first original movie, ... read more »
Women’s Jazz Festival to bring more heat to desert
October 7, 2015
Straight ahead, smooth and funky are just a few adjectives being used to describe the upcoming Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival (Oct. 9-11) that will feature a diverse group of singers and musicians including Diane Schuur, Nona Hendryx and dozens of other award-winning, ground-breaking female artists from around the country. ... read more »
TV One Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Million Man March
October 7, 2015
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, TV One will present a two-hour special on Friday, Oct. 9 from 8-10 p.m. ET. The evening’s programming, presented by News One Now host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, will feature the network television premiere of the acclaimed documentary The Million Man March Story, followed by a News One Now primetime roundtable discussion. ... read more »
Santa Monica College to Host Free Screening or Bill Duke’s ‘Light Girls’
October 7, 2015
Santa Monica College is pleased to host a screening of Bill Duke’s latest documentary Light Girls Tuesday, Oct. 20. A separate Q&A discussion with Duke – the film’s creator, director, and producer – will be held Thursday, Oct. 22. ... read more »
Get a taste of soul at the KJLH Stage featuring Monica, Angie Stone, Joe and Mint Condition
Get ready! Taste of Soul (TOS) is officially 16 days away and the lineups for the stages are well underway. Since 2008, Radio Free KJLH, 102.3 FM has been a media partner with the Taste of Soul Festival providing some of Hollywood’s hottest talents. This year they are celebrating TOS’s tenth anniversary by bringing back some of music’s greatest artists including Monica, Angie Stone, Mint Condition and Joe. ... read more / view event »
‘Thina Sobabili’ selected as South Africa’s Oscars entry
September 30, 2015
Thina Sobabili, a film by Ernest Nkosi, has been confirmed as South Africa’s official entry for consideration into the Annual Academy Awards’ (Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film category. The South African Academy Award selection committee and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) made the announcement after intensive deliberations. If the film is approved by the Oscars Academy Award selection committee, it will move forward to the next step of the Oscars selection process. ... read more »
The Spiritual and Lyrical Instrument that is Rachelle Ferrell
September 30, 2015
If you ever have the opportunity to experience the live artistry of Rachelle Ferrell, run towards the light and goodness that is hallmark of a Ferrell performance. Making her first appearance at the Hyatt Regency Summer Concert series in Newport Beach (a fact which boggles the mind), Ferrell dazzled the crowd with her extraordinary vocal abilities and musicianship. But it was her soulful, self-penned, and eloquent lyrics that took center stage. ... read more »
Morris Chestnut talks about his new television series “Rosewood”
September 30, 2015
Actor Morris Chestnut landed two of his three NAACP Image Award nominations for his unforgettable performances as Lance in The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday. Fans of the franchise will be happy to hear that he is already slated to reprise the role in the franchise's third installment, The Best Man Wedding. His additional credits include The Call with Halle Berry, Kick-Ass 2 with Chloe Grace Moretz, and Identity Thief with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. ... read more »
UCLA Alum Hits Honest Tone With Millennials
September 24, 2015
As is the case with previous generations of 20-somethings, there’s been quite a bit written and reported on the Millennial generation. But for one filmmaker, what’s been reported hasn’t always aligned with the realities that Millennials often face on a day-to-day basis. ... read more »
Fall TV set to feature proactive, thoughtful Black programming
September 23, 2015
This fall’s television lineup is bringing much more color to the small screen. ABC’s runaway hit Black-ish premiered its second season on September 23, where it tackled the controversial use of the N-word. In the episode, the family’s youngest son, Jack’s use of the word sets of a series of panicked reactions from the family and community members alike. ... read more »
Ice Cube Shows Why He is Still Relevant in Long Beach Show
September 23, 2015
On Saturday September 12, Ice Cube headlined a sold out show at the Queen Mary’s outdoor pavilion in Long Beach, California with a slew of other performers including Ashanti, Second II None, Baby Bash and T-Pain. ... read more »
Lauryn Hill Proves She is the Best Performer, Period
September 23, 2015
Musical superstar Lauryn Hill, and her nephew Daniel Bambaata Marley, graced the Greek Theater late in the evening on Monday, September 14 to a packed house. Her voice rang across the amphitheater, pushed by a live band and three backup singers. ... read more »
Megan Good talks about her show “Minority Report”
September 23, 2015
Enjoying an enviable career that began at an early age, Meagan Good has blossomed into one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses for both big screen and television projects. The accomplished thespian was recently seen in the coming-of-age film that she co-produced, A Girl Like Grace and last year, Megan reprised the role of Mya in Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to Think Like a Man. She also was featured in Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to the blockbuster starring Will Ferrell. ... read more »
Denzel Washington Talks His Life, Career and Announces Future Project as Executive Director for HBO
September 23, 2015
To describe Denzel Washington’s introspective cool and au natural swagger as riveting would be an understatement. Recently, Dr. Todd Boyd sat down with Mr. Washington in an exclusive interview at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills September 17 to discuss Washington’s life, career and future projects in creative detail. ... read more »
BB Jazz Festival Warms up Huntington Beach
September 16, 2015
A sunny and hot day at Huntington Beach ushered in the BB Jazz Festival at the Huntington Beach Central Park on September 12 and 13 and featured headliners Faith Evens, Eric Benet and Joe. Corky Bennish and his wife Betty Bennish have been putting together the BB Jazz Festival and concerts since 2001 and for this year’s festival they arranged one of the best line-ups of the summer with a wide variety of artists such as Anthony David and Shiela E. ... read more »
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