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Black Fact of the Day: August 16, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 16, 2019
On this day, August 16, 1958, actress and activist Angela Bassett was born in New York City, New York. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Premieres Student Film ‘Uchawi’ with Rep. Maxine Waters in Attendance
August 15, 2019
Last week marked the culmination of the 2019 HBCU in LA program, an 8- to 10-week summer experience during which HBCU students from across the country gain access to coveted opportunities in the entertainment industry through training and internships. As they pursue paid internship positions, they are housed in Los Angeles free of charge, ensuring that they are not barred from participating due to low-income status. HBCU in LA is the signature program of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment and diversity program that seeks to give students of all backgrounds the tools needed to succeed in the entertainment industry. ... read more »
WATCH: On the Red Carpet at “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premiere
August 14, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks interviews Motown legends on the red carpet at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” ... read more / watch video »
FILM REVIEW: Brian Banks
August 8, 2019
The real Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, lived through an ordeal that was tragic, inspiring and often profound, something is lost in this one-dimensional retelling of his life experiences. Something turns his extraordinary story of resilience into a decent but ordinary made-for-TV-like movie. ... 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 / watch video »
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 »
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 »
Priscilla Shirer stars in new faith-based film ‘Overcomer’
July 18, 2019
In the new faith-based film “Overcomer” the issues of faith take center stage. ... read more »
Freeform supports Halle Bailey’s Ariel casting amid backlash
July 11, 2019
A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of  "The Little Mermaid.'' Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag (hash) NotMyAriel to object to a black woman portraying the red-headed mermaid princess of the animated film. But the network says "Danish mermaids can be black because Danish (asterisk)people(asterisk) can be black.'' ... read more »
Beyoncé to drop new original song from ‘The Lion King’
July 11, 2019
Beyoncé is dropping a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” will be released later Tuesday and should get a push for Academy Award consideration. A news release says the song comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced by Beyoncé, in the film that comes out on July 18. She also co-wrote the song. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
Classic film “Cooley High” set to screen July 8th
July 4, 2019
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will feature a special screening of the classic film “Cooley High”, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The screening will be hosted by Robert Townsend with special guests Michael Schults and Lawerence Hilton. ... read more »
Film Review: “The Last Whistle”
July 4, 2019
“The Last Whistle” is labor of love, and a touching one at that. ... read more »
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