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Breakout comic Jason Weems talks new comedy special ‘UNKNOWN’
August 6, 2020
Jason Weems comedy special “UNKNOWN” drops August 4th. Pretty good for a dead guy! ... read more »
Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film
August 4, 2020
Toronto, which is set to run Sept. 10-19, has plotted a largely virtual 45th edition due to the pandemic. In normal years, TIFF is the largest film festival in North America. This year, it has drastically scaled down its plans and scrapped together 50 films or TV series from around the world, leaning on projects set to debut on streaming services or television this fall. ... read more »
Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage
August 3, 2020
The actor-comedian’s representative said in an emailed statement Wednesday that Morgan and Megan Wollover have filed for divorce. ... read more »
Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47
August 3, 2020
Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. He appeared on four albums before departing the group in 1999. The group won its first Grammy the following year. ... read more »
Review: Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art
August 1, 2020
King Beyonce's new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by ``The Lion King.'' ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan and Color Of Change Announce Initiative to #ChangeHollywood. 
July 31, 2020
Color Of Change and Michael B. Jordan are launching the #ChangeHollywood initiative to answer calls for action across the industry with infrastructure that will create concrete, measurable solutions towards racial justice. The collaboration between an actor-producer on the inside and racial justice advocates on the outside begins with a roadmap for change that lays out tangible ways to invest in anti-racist content and authentic Black stories, invest in Black talent, and reinvest police funds to support Black communities. Throughout the initiative, companies, executive leadership, staff and talent will be provided with recommendations as well as forthcoming resources to support follow through, including directories, templates, analysis, taskforce convenings, writers’ rooms, consulting sessions, and emerging ideas.  ... read more »
National Urban League, BET and Key Impact Partners Declare September 18 National Black Voter Day
July 30, 2020
As part of the organization’s #ReclaimYourVote campaign, the National Urban League, in partnership with BET and other key civil rights organizations, has designated September 18, 2020, the first-ever National Black Voter Day. ... read more »
AspireTV’s General Manager, Melissa M. Ingram goes one-on-one
July 30, 2020
“At Aspire we have these pillars which is a lens of how to look at content. I like to say that we look at how the Black audiences do these five things, eat, live, shop, dream, and play.” – Melissa M. Ingram ... read more »
2020 BHERC Reel Black Men Film Festival Premieres Online at BHERC TV
July 30, 2020
Popular signature BHERC “Reel Black Men” Film Festival debuts online due to the COVID -19 pandemic bringing the 23rd annual event and new content to its loyal followers and a new global audience assuring continuity. ... read more »
Furloughed Employee Sues Live Nation for Racial & Gender Discrimination
July 30, 2020
Newman believes she was practically terminated due to her grievances about being discriminated against in the Live Nation workplace. Newman alleges that Live Nation did not show their support with her grievances; instead, she claims that the global entertainment company negated her complaints, and then cut her loose with coronavirus-related staff reductions to cite as the excuse to relieve the company of the complaint. ... read more »
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, Award-Winning Husband and Wife Children Authors, Believe a Vote Can Save Your Child’s Life
July 23, 2020
Black authors discuss new book “Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It” ... read more »
2020 Taste of Soul Canceled Due to COVID-19
July 23, 2020
As the Los Angeles community and nation struggles to deal with the new normal of sheltering-in, Black businesses have been greatly impacted. In an effort to continue the spirit of Taste of Soul and its commitment to the health and safety of our community, Taste of Soul 2020 will not happen on the historic Crenshaw Blvd. in 2020. Instead, the LA Sentinel intends to shine light and awareness on Black business locations, store fronts and online services. ... read more »
Eggizō Entertainment Reimagines Biblical Figure as Superhero
July 23, 2020
“The Trials of Samson: Bloodlines” follows the Biblical hero through modern times. ... read more »
Kobe Bryant Posthumously Receives Local Emmys Governors Award
July 23, 2020
   The late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posthumously received the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmys Governors Award for his legacy of philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court. ... read more »
Princell Hair Named President & CEO Of the Black News Channel
July 23, 2020
Hair brings a unique background in diverse platforms including general management, experience leading a national news network, a regional sports business and several local television news departments. He has reimagined programming lineups in his career discovering new, engaging talent, enhancing linear audience reach and vastly growing digital user engagement. ... read more »
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