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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 »
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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 »
‘Ye is on Your 2020 California Ballot as a Vice Presidential Candidate
October 15, 2020
When you get your California election ballot soon – that’s if you don’t have it already --expect to see Kanye West’s name on it.   The 43-year-old rapper and business mogul is on the California ballot as the candidate for vice president on the American Independent Party (AIP) ticket. The presidential candidate on the AIP ticket is San Diego-based Mexican American businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra.   ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
‘The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins’ by director Allison A. Waite — 1 of 18 winners of the 2020 Student Academy Awards
October 15, 2020
In the documentary Waite rewinds the clock to reexamine the tragedy of the 1991 shooting of Latasha Harlins ... read more »
REASON TALKS SIGNING WITH TDE AND HIS DEBUT ALBUM “NEW BEGINNINGS”
October 9, 2020
TDE artist Reason is set to drop his debut album Friday, October 9, 2020. The Los Angeles Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times caught up with the hip hop artist for an exclusive interview about his upcoming release titled “New Beginnings.” What’s up Reason, ... read more »
Report Identifies Disparities in Perceptions of Bias, Inclusion in Hollywood
October 9, 2020
Women in the entertainment industry were about twice as likely as their male counterparts to experience biased or unfair behavior, with women of color reporting even higher rates, according to a report released today by the Hollywood Commission chaired by Anita Hill. ... read more »
Writer Felicia Pride steps behind the camera to direct her first short film “Tender” — a look at a woman’s sexuality.
October 8, 2020
In Pride’s film “Tender” I understood that I was looking at the work of an exciting new director. ... read more »
Broad Stage Announces No Live Indoor Performances Until Next Summer
October 1, 2020
The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center announced today it is postponing live, indoor performances until hext summer at the earliest. ... read more »
Rams Partner with Rapper Stix to Promote Social Justice
October 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Rams partnered up with Watts rapper Stix to create videos to promote the fight against social injustices. Rams vice president of community affairs and engagement Molly Higgins want the videos to display the tough reality that Black Americans face. ... read more »
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