Black Music Month: Remembering Singer Joe Hinton

Over the years, there have been many recorded protest songs. Considering in the climate of today, these songs are still important.
In 1939, singer Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” – a song composed by Jewish American Abel Meeropol (under the pseudonym Lewis Allan). The story goes that the lyrics were taken from a poem Meeropol wrote which was published in 1937.

‘The Color Purple’ Transcends Boundaries with Stellar Cast and Artistic Brilliance

Prepare to be captivated by the powerful sisterhood of three extraordinary women in the highly anticipated film, “The Color Purple.”
With visionary director Blitz Bazawule, renowned for his remarkable work on “Black Is King” and “The Burial of Kojo,” at the helm, and a stellar production team including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, this bold reinterpretation of the beloved classic is poised to leave a lasting impact.

BHERC Hosts 30th Annual ‘Sistas’ Short Film Showcase and Festival

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will host the 30th Anniversary of Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival on Friday, May 19, through Sunday, May 21, at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed at BHERC.TV from May 22-31.

Kenny Gravillis: The Art of Visual Storytelling!

If you’ve seen the massive poster for the Oscars 2023 celebration, you’ve witnessed the work of Kenny Gravillis – an artist, image maker, and storyteller. His unique ability to capture emotions in his posters has made him a living legend in the entertainment industry.

Academy Museum Features Three-Day Summit Saluting ‘Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971’

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has planned the “Regeneration Summit: A Celebration of Black Cinema,” a three-day summit featuring live entertainment, workshops, screenings, panel discussions, and food vendors, programmed in conjunction with the museum’s groundbreaking exhibition “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971.”