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Disney Sues in L.A. to Protect Marvel Superhero Franchises
September 25, 2021
The Walt Disney Company today filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and New York seeking to stop the heirs to Marvel Comics artists and writers from reclaiming rights to characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Spider- Man, which their relatives helped create. ... read more »
Gabrielle Union on using ‘radical honesty’ to tell her story
September 23, 2021
Gabrielle Union's using ``radical honesty'' in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles. ... read more »
FALL READ: Anita Kopacz’s debut novel SHALLOW WATER was part of her deep ancestral healing
September 23, 2021
Hello fall, 2021 the long, hot summer is behind us and as we cast our eyes towards the fall, winter with a new year just 22 odd weeks away, the idea of moving forward swirls around our collective consciousness.  ... read more »
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Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson (February 1, 1966 – September 6, 2021) – rest in hilarious power
September 23, 2021
Anthony “AJ” Johnson — best known for his scene-stealing character, Ezal in the hit “Friday” comedy franchise—has passed away. He was 55 and the news of his passing was confirmed by his rep, LyNea Bell with the performer’s nephew telling TMZ (TMZ ) that his uncle was found unconscious in a Los Angeles store earlier in September. He was rushed to an emergency room where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been disclosed at press time. ... read more »
Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89
September 22, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. ... read more »
Sarah Dash who sang on ‘Lady Marmalade’ with Labelle, dies
September 21, 2021
Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade” — has died. She was 76. Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx completed the trio. They announced Dash’s death Monday on social media. No cause of death was disclosed. ... read more »
New Television Season Begins With Six Season Premieres, Three Premieres
September 20, 2021
The 2020-21 prime-time television season begins tonight with ``NCIS'' airing in a new time slot, five other season premieres including ``Dancing with the Stars'' and ``The Voice'' and three premieres on the four major broadcast networks. ... read more »
Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Charges In New Indictment
September 20, 2021
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded\ not guilty today in downtown Los Angeles to sex-related criminal counts involving five women, including a restored charge that had been dismissed by a judge. ... read more »
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White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs
September 17, 2021
The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral. ... read more »
2021 BHERC FAITH-BASED & INSPIRATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED
September 16, 2021
Look for a varied selection of short and feature-length films that provide profound, entertaining, and inspirational content for a diverse global audience. ... read more »
THE SHADE ROOM’S FAITH BASED-SERIES ‘THE SAME ROOM’ RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
September 16, 2021
The Third Season Will Feature Guests Yvonne Orji, Chrisette Michele, Jeannie Mai Jenkins and April Daniels ... read more »
First, she was a survivor: #MeToo’s Burke tells her story
September 15, 2021
People will think this is a book about, you know, going to the Golden Globes and meeting a bunch of celebrities, and a bunch of powerful men whose lives were impacted by #MeToo. I want to tell a different story. My story is ordinary and also extraordinary: It’s so many other little black girls’ stories, so many young women’s stories. We don’t pay attention to the nuances of what survival looks like or what sexual violence feels like and how it impacts our lives. So it just felt important. This is a story that’s been growing inside me for more than 40 years. It was time to give it a home outside of my body. ... read more »
Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer says stuffiness is banned
September 15, 2021
  As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood” and other projects, he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show. ... read more »
TRANSCENDENCE, DISABILITY AND HOPE ARE THE THEMES OF THE MOVIES PRODUCED BY FILMS WITH A PURPOSE
September 9, 2021
Films With A Purpose (FWAP) moves the films of three emerging directors to the spotlight. In addition, FWAP has scheduled a week of live screenings to share viewing of the films on the big screen daily to create awareness, impact, and inspiration for Southern California audiences. ... read more »
Michael K. Williams (1966-2021) Rest in Power
September 9, 2021
"Our family has been shaken to the core of the loss of our Mike. Thank you to everyone who contacted us, flooded us with love, and more importantly, prayers. I will miss my brother, my best friend and birthday partner in this realm, but I know he will continue to watch over me and our family in heaven as he did on earth," Michelle Chambers, Williams' sister, said in a statement. ... read more »
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