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Film Review: ‘SOUL’
January 14, 2021
It’s a bit jarring. A New York City middle school band is murdering the Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star.” By the time they’re through, you’d wish a dream-fulfilling star had given you earplugs. Still, they continue, inspired by their very patient music teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx). Jazz is the reason their instructor loves music not matter how screechy the band gets. ... read more »
Spike Lee’s children named Golden Globe ambassadors
January 14, 2021
Spike Lee’s daughter and son have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the awards ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday morning that Satchel and Jackson Lee will assume the ambassador roles for the 78th annual Golden Globes Awards in February. ... read more »
JENIFER LEWIS, DYLLÓN BURNSIDE, BERNARD DAVID JONES AND THOMAS HOBSON CAST IN FILMED DRAMATIC READING OF GEORGE M. JOHNSON’S BESTSELLING MEMOIR, ‘ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE’
January 14, 2021
The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, announced today the partnership with iN-Hale Entertainment and All Tea No, Shade Productions in support of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2021 with the theme of “Stigma Gotta Go.” ... read more »
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Dr. King, Sports and Music!
January 14, 2021
There was a time when the aspiration of most Black Americans was either sports or music, as other vocations were closed or limited at best. As the old saying goes, if life deals you lemons, make lemonade. So, Blacks like Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson and Berry Gordy ran with what they had to work with. ... read more »
NMAAM Receives $1 Million Donation From Amazon
January 14, 2021
“We are especially proud that Amazon’s partnership will mean more young people and students can access the museum and additional educational enrichment,” said David Bozeman, vice president, Amazon Transportation Services. “The intersection of the creative class of musicians with science and technology will continue to give all Nashvillians an amazing opportunity to learn and educate.” ... read more »
‘If Not Now, When?’ the first feature film co-directed by African-American women —Meagan Good and Tamara Bass
January 14, 2021
It’s a story of love, forgiveness, and the incredible bond between women. ... read more »
Actress Lara Rossi Brings to Life A New Narrative for Black Women As Star of New TV Show “The Watch”
January 7, 2021
Rossi shares her latest role breaks the mold allowing her to be a full human, full of flaws and full of truth. ... read more »
Young Voices Speak Through Film At 11th Annual BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival Online on BHERC TV
January 7, 2021
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced the 11th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival programming. Traditionally brought to the public annually as a live event, this year the festival will make its online debut on BHERCTV.com. The BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) opens Saturday January 16 and runs thru Thursday, January 31, 2021. ... read more »
 
Jimmy Iovine Plans to Help Build New High School in South L.A.
January 7, 2021
Interscope Records co-founder and philanthropist Jimmy Iovine has sold his catalog of worldwide producer royalties to a music investment and song management firm and plans to use the proceeds to help build a high school in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Nikki Lynnette Addresses Mental Health Through Musical Theatre
January 7, 2021
"Get Out Alive,” a story that recounts her personal journey of domestic violence, emotional grief, and clinical depression. ... read more »
Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59
January 6, 2021
Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in ``Sister, Sister,'' ``Waking With Enemies'' and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. ... read more »
Reports: Rapper Dr. Dre Hospitalized Due To Brain Aneurysm
January 5, 2021
Rapper/producer Dr. Dre was being treated at a Los Angeles hospital today after suffering a brain aneurysm, according to various reports. ... read more »
Top Stories of Entertainment 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the stories in entertainment in 2020. ... read more »
‘American Gods,’ the African Gods on America’s shore ready for revenge; it’s war!
December 24, 2020
“AMERICAN GODS” season three premieres on January 10, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video. It’s a war on — for the minds and souls of mankind. ... read more »
Charley Pride, a country music Black superstar, dies at 86
December 17, 2020
Charley Pride, one of country music’s first Black superstar whose rich baritone on such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86. ... read more »
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