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Suing for Discrimination Just Got Harder Thanks to Byron Allen’s Supreme Court Loss
April 2, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in this case has effectively increased the burden of proof on the next litigant and made it much harder for them to succeed in Section 1981 litigation. One is left to wonder why such powerful members of our community could not have somehow come together to protect the interests all African Americans.  Here, by the insistence of Allen to proceed with this litigation, the African-American community runs the risk of becoming “trampled grass” when the litigation is finally resolved and the “elephants” have ceased fighting. ... read more »
NFL great Michael Vick Featured in ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary
April 2, 2020
In a time of self-quarantine and social distancing, there is no better time to relive the great moments of sports through the countless documentaries available to be watched and streamed. ... read more »
Spokesman: Cosby Lawyers to Seek Early Release Because of Pandemic
April 2, 2020
Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Rising Star Tyrel Jackson Williams Chats About His Passion for Acting, IFC’s Brockmire and his Future
April 2, 2020
“I was on my way out of high school. I was working on a show that was about to end. I pretty much [had] been working through my high school years, and I was trying to figure out what I was going to go to college for,” he says of his decision. “I had a bunch of like a bunch of ideas and lots of things I was interested in; I just kept coming back to some form of entertainment.”  ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy Endures a Year After His Death
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, ... read more »
Michele Weaver Opens Up About Her Acting Career, Beliefs and New NBC Show ‘Council of Dads’
March 26, 2020
Weaver plays Luly, the dynamic, smart, loving daughter, and oldest sister. ... read more »
Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen
March 26, 2020
The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as the channels’ limited audience appeal. Allen then promptly filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the company’s refusal to contract with Allen’s company was racially motivated, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. ... read more »
DJ D-Nice unites during the pandemic, one beat at a time
March 26, 2020
Nice, who began with a respectable 200,000 follower count, has now assessed more than 1. 5 million. ... read more »
Ballmer to Buy Forum, Clearing Way for New Clippers Arena
March 24, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million, clearing the way for the billionaire to build a new arena down the street in Inglewood, ... read more »
Michelle Obama, Janet Jackson and More Joined D Nice for an Epic (Virtual) Party
March 23, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, ... read more »
Breegan Jane shares her heart in every home on HGTV reboot of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
March 19, 2020
Interior design expert, Breegan Jane has been chosen to be part of the life changing design squad for the HGTV reboot of “Extreme Makeover: Home edition.”  New episodes started to air February 16.  Breegan reflected on her personal ties with watching the past "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," when it first aired back in 2003. It inspired her to always live for a greater purpose; to share her gift of visual creativity with the world. As she described her excitement of the reboot, Breegan Jane goes through the emotional rollercoaster each day of transformation for families in need of a fresh start. Breegan shared her appreciation of the role, “Words will never be able to accurately relay my excitement, my gratitude, my shock when I found out that I was chosen.” -BreeganeJane.com  ... read more »
Hollywood’s newest talent agency — BYBS
March 19, 2020
Headed by Christopher Young and Tay Smith two African-American men poised to step into Hollywood with their eyes wide open and their roster of talent bursting. ... read more »
2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS POSTPONED
March 17, 2020
dick clark productions and NBC today announced that the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” - scheduled to air live on NBC from Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29th - is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on NBC at a later date. ... read more »
Idris Elba Says He Has Coronavirus: ‘No Symptoms So Far’
March 16, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. ... read more »
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