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“Raising Bertie” Filmmaker Margaret Byrne look at rural life for three Black Men
June 22, 2017
This is not entertainment. It should not have that title of entertainment. It’s a wake-up call and despite all of the calls to wake up, community activist Vivian Saunders reminds them of the close proximity of the filled prisons. ... read more »
Courtney Kemp is “Power”
June 22, 2017
Kemp makes money for the Starz network and “Power,” which revolves around a pair of drug kings desperately trying to balance legit business with street business in gritty, contemporary New York City, could be an artistic metaphor of how the Hollywood game actually works. ... read more »
Judge in Quincy Jones/ Michael Jackson Case not Familiar with Jackson’s Work
June 22, 2017
A judge said Wednesday that videos to be played during the upcoming trial of producer Quincy Jones' multimillion-dollar breach-of- contract lawsuit against one of Michael Jackson's companies will be his introduction to some of the late singer's biggest hits. ... read more »
LAPD Cadets Arrested in Police Car Theft Incident
June 22, 2017
Four additional juveniles in the Los Angeles Police Department's cadet program have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the theft of three squad cars, two of which were involved in police chases last week, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. ... read more »
Off The Shelf
June 22, 2017
An unsung hero, Susan Burton is a formerly incarcerated woman who understands the challenges people, especially women face when leaving prison. ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall
June 22, 2017
In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted a national town hall for Black parents at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. ... read more »
SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Rashida Jones with Its Actors Inspiration Award
June 22, 2017
Jones is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, musician and activist. Her philanthropy includes work with the International Rescue Committee, traveling around the world as an advocate for the nonprofit which delivers lifesaving care to people fleeing conflict and natural disaster; serving on the board and as a celebrity ambassador for Peace First, a youth organization that encourages the development of the world’s next generation of peacemakers; and supporting Oceana in its mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. In addition, she lends her voice to several other important charities including Amnesty International, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Trevor Project. ... read more »
Karl Kani Talks Life, Fashion, and the late Tupac Shakur Repping His Brand
June 22, 2017
I caught up with Karl Kani on Fathers’ Day having just finished viewing the Netflix documentary “Fresh Dressed” to chat about the new film “All Eyez All Me” in which his clothing is prominently featured. ... read more »
Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Wins Bid on Harlem Building & Development Site
June 22, 2017
The HHHOF Harlem building is well positioned in a high volume traffic corridor next to a major transportation through way where an estimated 15+ million tourists and commuters pass by and travel annually. Tourism is expected to see a continual rise in New York City over the next 7-10 years, cited by a recent NYC Mayor's government report. ... read more »
UNESCO And The Pan African Federation Of Filmmakers Sign Agreement To Restore African Films
June 22, 2017
Martin Scorsese, founder and chair of The Film Foundation, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Aboubakar Sanogo, the North American Regional Secretary of the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) joined together Wednesday, June 7 to sign a letter of agreement formalizing their partnership on the African Film Heritage Project, a new initiative to preserve African cinema. ... read more »
Masterful Master P giving back in New Orleans
June 22, 2017
Team Hope NOLA, a foundation started by Hip Hop Mogul Master P which benefits New Orleans youth through basketball and community driven events. ... read more »
AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
June 22, 2017
Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the statute’s expansion of coverage, lobbyists and congressional aides said. ... read more »
Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared
June 22, 2017
A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday June 21, acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city’s north side. ... read more »
L.A. County Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Sex Trafficking Venues
June 22, 2017
Los Angeles County law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are cracking down on sex trafficking on the streets and online and pointed to sports arenas as a magnet for the trade. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Chris Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Confront the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease
June 22, 2017
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, recently introduced the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act and the Alzheimer’s Research Semipostal Stamp Act in recognition of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. ... read more »
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