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Lifetime to Follow Up on ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docu-series
July 23, 2019
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lifetime is still invested in the R. Kelly case. The network announced Tuesday that it has ordered “Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath,” a four-part series that includes interviews with new survivors and experts on the case. ... read more »
WATCH: HARRIET – Official Trailer of Iconic American Freedom Fighter Harriet Tubman
July 23, 2019
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. ... read more »
Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81
July 23, 2019
  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, ... read more »
B.B. King’s Legendary ‘Lucille’ Guitar Going Up for Auction
July 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her name was “Lucille,” and in B.B. King’s hands she gave voice to the “King of the Blues.” Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that King’s black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on Sept. ... read more »
Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyoncé album
July 19, 2019
Beyoncé announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift,'' which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez. ... read more »
Meek Mill Seeks New Trial, Judge After Decade-Long Probation
July 19, 2019
Lawyers for Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. ... read more »
Judge Orders R. Kelly Held in Jail Without Bond in Sex Case
July 19, 2019
"If he was attracted to middle school girls in 1999 then he's still attracted to middle school girls,'' Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber. "That's who the defendant is and that, your honor, makes him a danger today.'' ... read more »
‘Saving Our Sons’
July 18, 2019
Assembly member Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) will host a transformational one-day conference “Saving Our Sons” for boys of color in middle school and high school, drop-outs, wards of the court, continuation school students, youth on probation and those residing in foster and group homes. ... read more »
Robert Townsend Inspires Local Artists at Real to Reel Event
July 18, 2019
Before the event, Townsend sat down with the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper to discuss his creative philosophies, inspiration, and how he operates creativity as an artist. ... read more »
Cora Jakes Coleman Releases New Book ‘Ferocious Warrior’
July 18, 2019
Author Cora Jakes Coleman took time from her busy schedule at the 2019 Essence Fest where she was promoting her new book Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise to provide some insight into what motivated her to share more intimate details on how she deals with life. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
‘South Central Love’ Created By 25-Year-Old Filmmaker Christina Cooper Stands as a Change Agent in the Fight Against Gun Violence
July 18, 2019
“South Central Love” was created from a place of purpose, philanthropy, and love. ... read more »
Kevin Nash, KJLH On-Air Radio Personality and Community Leader Shares the Power of Radio with Los Angeles, Past, Present, and Future
July 18, 2019
Having got his first job and as he says “big break” at age 12, Nash has been working over the air for 38 years. ... read more »
Kat Tat Celebrates One Year of Business at Enigma
July 18, 2019
After working her way through the tattoo industry, Kat Tat has been successful in having her own shop, Enigma. ... read more »
‘Color Him Father,’ A New Narrative on Black Fatherhood and Grief in America
July 18, 2019
In 2019, Drake published his first book, “Color Him Father” as a resource for Black grieving fathers. The title of the book was inspired by the song “Color Him Father” by the 60s musical group, The Winstons. ... read more »
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