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Black American Music Association (BAM) Founders Michael Mauldin and Demmette Guidry Named Among Billboard’s 2020 R&B/Hip-Hop Powers Players
November 19, 2020
Every year the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list highlights the year’s most influential music executives and leaders in the industry. ... read more »
Local Photographer, Haleigh Nickerson Sues Diesel And Terry Richardson For Stealing Her Work
November 19, 2020
The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges willful copyright infringement. ... read more »
Bobby Brown Jr., Son of Bobby Brown, Dies In Encino
November 18, 2020
Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year-old son of singer Bobby Brown, died today in Encino, police said. ... read more »
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Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
Producer/Director Winter Dunn – Making Her Way In Hollywood
November 12, 2020
The Dunn Way and Ready to Shadow a Hollywood Director ... read more »
‘The Witches’ Transplanted to the American South, A Perfect New Version of Roald Dahl’s Witch Tale
November 5, 2020
Directed by Robert Zemeckis with a screenplay by Zemeckis and Kenya Barris. ... read more »
Free Screening & Panel of Atlanta Black Tech Mecca Film Continues to Spotlight Excellence of Emerging Filmmakers in 2020 BHERC TV Virtual Film Festival
November 5, 2020
One of the best short film festivals featuring emerging and veteran filmmakers continues through November 29, 2020. ... read more »
DANAI GURIRA — A NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD, SONG, AND DANCE TO GET OUT THE VOTE
October 28, 2020
Tony Award®-nominated playwright, actress, and activist Danai Gurira, one of the most brilliant voices in theater today, has teamed up with two-time Tony Award-winning director Stephen Daldry, and two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottage to present a very special event to get out the vote – Act Out: Vote2020, a series of short, all new monologues and songs that will make up an hour-long video encouraging audiences to vote in the upcoming elections. Written, directed, and performed by some of the most important voices in the American Theatre, Act Out: Vote2020 will be available to stream on October 29 at 9:00 PM ET at www.ActOutVote2020.com. ... read more »
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Jacqueline Stewart Appointed Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
October 22, 2020
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that scholar, programmer, and educator Jacqueline Stewart has been named Chief Artistic and Programming Officer. In this new executive position, Stewart will lead strategy and planning for the Academy Museum’s curatorial, educational, and public programming initiatives, including exhibitions, screenings, symposia, publications, workshops, and K-12 programs. ... read more »
Veteran TV Executive Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group
October 22, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” ... read more »
President Sandra Evers-Manly Talks About BHERC Complete Program for the 26th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Oct. 23 to Nov. 29, 2020
October 22, 2020
Ms. Sandra J. Evers-Manly is president of the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), and former president of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP in Los Angeles, California. Evers-Manly is the cousin of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. She is author of the book “Raided Up By Mrs. Manly and Her L’s” and ardent philanthropist and recent member of the 2020 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy. ... read more »
Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Bakewell Media & Hyundai Celebrate
October 22, 2020
On Saturday, October 17, the Taste of Soul family festival, despite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, found a way to bring the energy, spirit, love, essence, and tradition of the beloved festival with the Virtual Taste of Soul Experience, a three-hour program hosted by comedic actress, Kym Whitley, whose beautiful personality and talent was a major highlight of the show. The show was loaded with soulful musical performances from classic R&B, old-school rap, and gospel artists, with community panels, and segments empowering and supporting Black-owned restaurants. ... read more »
‘TIME’ a look at Fox and Rob G. Rich’s battle with the criminal justice system Global launch on Prime Video — October 16
October 16, 2020
Make no mistake Fox Rich and Rob G. Rich — high school sweethearts did the crime. They attempted to rob a bank to pay for mounting bills accumulated in life and to help, in part, to pay for the hip-hop apparel business that they opened in Shreveport, Louisiana ... read more »
BHERC To Honor Prolific Film/TV Director Michael Schultz and Commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Ground-Breaking Film “Cooley High” with Cast and Industry Icons
October 15, 2020
Original cast members and industry icons join with BHERC at a virtual event free to the public online at www.BHERC.TV with screening and online special celebration and tribute. ... read more »
Social Justice Now Film Festival Announces Spotlight Screenings
October 15, 2020
Drive-In showing of “Fruitvale Station” And “Just Mercy” will be part of inaugural film fest set to run October 21 to 25 ... read more »
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