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Cherie Johnson returns in the PUNKY BREWSTER — Reboot— A NEW GENERATION BEGINS
March 4, 2021
She’s back —and by “she” I mean Cherie (Cherie Johnson) and Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) with all ten episodes of the re-vamped, re-imagined series dropping all at once. Cherie Johnson reprises her role as Punky’s best friend, Cherie ... read more »
2021 Golden Globe Awards — African-American Actors Took Home Multiple Trophies
March 4, 2021
African-American actors took home multiple trophies at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization behind the awards were harshly criticized for its complete lack of African-American members, which was discovered by The Los Angeles Times.  ... read more »
KJLH Radio Presents #LEVELUP: Black Women entrepreneurs establishing their own mark, making moves, Boss moves.
March 3, 2021
#LEVELUP is is a joint production; this exciting 3-city contest, celebrating Women’s History Month, will call on young Black women entrepreneurs to share their empowering stories and compete for a Marketing campaign valued at $10,000.00 ... read more »
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At Disney, L.A.-Based Black Cast Members Are Leading Efforts for More Diversity and Inclusion
February 25, 2021
February marks Black History Month, a time to celebrate the voices, stories and contributions of Black and African Americans. Among the companies honoring Black History Month is Disney, and one way Disney Parks Experiences and Products is recognizing the month, is by sharing stories about their talented cast members and the important work they’re doing to create more diverse and inclusive experiences and products across the world. Throughout the month, they have been sharing these stories on the Disney Parks Blog. Here are the stories of three Los Angeles based cast members ... read more »
L.A. Civil Rights Dept., Black Journalists Discuss Challenges of Equity in Media
February 25, 2021
Through forum called “African American Equity in Media,” the new city agency known as L.A. Civil Rights brought together three representatives of the city’s leading media to review how Blacks are represented in newsrooms and news coverage. LA Civil Rights Executive Director Capri Maddox moderated the event, which featured Beverly White, NBC4 news reporter; Angel Jennings, L.A. Times assistant managing editor of culture and talent; Brandon Brooks, L.A. Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times editor. ... read more »
BHERC CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 28TH ANNUAL “SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES” SHORT FILM FEST
February 18, 2021
Popular signature BHERC “Sistas” Film Festival featuring the work of Black women directors reached out to include participants from around the world with the BHERC.TV platform. ... read more »
THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG—GOD AND RACE STILL DUKING IT OUT!
February 12, 2021
To tell the story of American religion is to tell a political story. A point made throughout THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG— an excellent series which surprised me because it told the truth and was not afraid to do so. It also helped the viewer understand that there is something deeper inside this religious community that lives and thrives inside a hidden code. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
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NAACP Welcomes Entertainment Executive Kyle Bowser as Senior Vice President of Hollywood Bureau
February 11, 2021
The NAACP is pleased to announce that Kyle Bowser will serve as its Senior Vice President of the Hollywood Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Bowser will be responsible for advancing NAACP’s Hollywood projects, relationships, and overseeing NAACP’s Image Awards production. ... read more »
Creative Visionary Laurieann Gibson Shares Worlds of Wisdom in her Debut Book Dance Your Dance
February 11, 2021
Emmy-nominated choreographer, creative director, and entrepreneur Laurieann Gibson is ready to tell her story in her debut book. ... read more »
Berry Gordy releases statement on passing of Motown legend Mary Wilson
February 9, 2021
The Supremes were always known as the “sweethearts of Motown.” Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960’s. After an unprecedented string of number one hits, television and nightclub bookings, they opened doors for themselves, the other Motown acts, and many, many others. ... read more »
Mary Wilson, Founding Member of The Supremes passes away at age 76
February 9, 2021
Mary Wilson, founding and original member of The Supremes, passed away suddenly this evening according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz. She was at her home in Henderson, NV. She was 76. ... read more »
Black Voices in Canda Rise Up with the 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) — VIRTUAL — February 10 – 21, 2021
February 5, 2021
The power of the Black storyteller continues to grow. Our stories, so long forgotten and dismissed, refuse to go away. To that end, it’s a celebration of the will that the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) still lives and is entering its 9th year, presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News. ... read more »
‘Woman in Motion’ – Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame defied gravity shaking up TV history and NASA
February 5, 2021
Nichelle Nichols dreamed of being in space … but I’m getting ahead of this story as told in “Woman in Motion” a nod to the name of her company, that she created to add diversity and inclusion to the NASA program. ... read more »
Poet Amanda Gorman To Read Tribute Poem At Super Bowl
February 4, 2021
Fresh off her nationally acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden's inauguration, Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be presenting her work on another massive stage -- the Super Bowl, ... read more »
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