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‘A Holistic Journey’ Premieres at Pan African American Film Festival
February 2, 2023
The 31st Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which opens on Thursday, February 9, and "A Holistic Journey" is one of the films to make a premiere. The film screens on Friday, February 10, at 8:35 p.m. and on Sunday, February 12, at 4 p.m. ... read more »
“The 1619 Project” Premieres as New TV Docu-Series
February 2, 2023
“The 1619 Project,” an expansion of the book created by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine, premiered as a six-part limited docu-series on Hulu, on Thursday, January 26. That evening, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, esteemed actors, journalists, industry executives and a host of other public figures gathered for the red carpet event. The first episode, “Democracy,” was screened, and a discussion led by Oprah Winfrey followed, along with a special rooftop reception to celebrate the premiere. ... read more »
Disneyland Resort Celebrates Disney100 with Incredible Grand Opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runway, Nighttime Spectacular, and More!
February 2, 2023
The Walt Disney Company celebrated its 100th anniversary on Friday, January 27th with new experiences, entertainment, décor, and specialty treats for all to enjoy. ... read more »
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Jazz Remixer Melanie Charles Says ‘Ya’ll Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women’
February 2, 2023
“My mother was an incredible, one-of-a-kind mom. She found all the best music programs for me to take part in,” said Charles. “I was part of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus; I was also doing after school programs at the Harlem School of the Arts.” ... read more »
Rightfully Remembering and Resisting for Tyre Nichols: Countering the Mentality and Mayhem of Americanism 
February 2, 2023
The savage murder and mayhem imposed and inflicted on yet another Black man, a Black person, Tyre Nichols, on his family and community and on Black people as a whole is for each and all of us another great and grievous loss through unrestrained racist police violence.   ... read more »
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Receives Five Academy Award Nominations
January 26, 2023
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, Jan. 24 that actress Angela Bassett received the first Marvel Cinematic Universe Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Bassett makes history as the first actor recognized for a performance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. ... read more »
MudTown Farms Highlighted in PBS Docuseries ‘10 Days in Watts’
January 26, 2023
The legacy and history of Watts informs the present, showcasing the resilience of a community determined to thrive PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS stations, ... read more »
Academy Museum Features Three-Day Summit Saluting ‘Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971’
January 26, 2023
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has planned the “Regeneration Summit: A Celebration of Black Cinema,” a three-day summit featuring live entertainment, workshops, screenings, panel discussions, and food vendors, programmed in conjunction with the museum’s groundbreaking exhibition “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971.” ... read more »
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Peachanda DuBose – A Multi-Talented Artist Blazing Trails in Entertainment
January 19, 2023
Peachanda DuBose is a woman who wears many hats. Born in Wilmington Delaware, and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, DuBose is a filmmaker, playwright, director, producer, author, poet, humanitarian, and activist. ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader Ben Jealous Solves the Riddle of Racism in New Book
January 19, 2023
Prominent civil rights leader Ben Jealous’ new book, “Never Forget Our People Were Always Free: A Parable of American Healing,” hit stores on January 10. The youngest ever NAACP president and CEO explores the construct of race and the potential for our country to heal while reflecting on his own journey in politics and beyond. ... read more »
Seeing the Evolution of Music through Flozigg
January 19, 2023
Flozigg, pronounced “Flow-zig,” is a ‘must-listen’ artist for modern soul. Each project he released recently has been a double entendre—as it pertains to the color and meaning— “Sage,” is the newest series coming online. Flozigg had an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel and explained his soul that melts with the sound he produces. ... read more »
HOORAE Partners with Walmart to Empower Black Creators 
January 19, 2023
HOORAE, the multi-faceted entertainment media company created by Issa Rae, and Walmart have partnered to launch the “Black & Unlimited Digital Development Program.”  ... read more »
It’s a BLACKMUSEUMIST moment—DJs Spin live on vinyl at the Soho
January 19, 2023
The Soho Warehouse was booming with hypnotic soundwaves that reeled people onto the dance floor. The most fashionable crowd succumbed to a subtle repetitive toe tap— even the strongest wall flower couldn’t resist the fine tunes spinning from a VINYL HOUSE + BLACKMUSEUMIST production that took place on Monday, Jan. 9, located on 1000 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, California. ... read more »
Monterey Jazz Festival Artists Dee Dee Bridgewater & Kurt Elling Come to Walt Disney Concert Hall
January 18, 2023
If you missed the 2022 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF), the über popular jazz fest is coming to Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 20, bringing “the artistry, spirit, and fun,” to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Grammy and Tony Award winning artist Dee Dee Bridgewater and two-time Grammy Award Winner Kurt Elling will headline the performance. ... read more »
Award-Winning Music Video Director Makes Theatrical Debut with 2023 “House Party” Movie
January 13, 2023
A self-taught filmmaker, Calmatic never attended film school and “did not grow up obsessed with cinema.” The proud South-Central native says alternatively, his “curiosities about life and exploring those curiosities” led him to film. ... read more »
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