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Rayven Ferrell as Sekyiwa Shakur “All Eyez on Me”
June 22, 2017
Directed by Benny Boom and starring new comer Demetrius Shipp Jr., as Shakur, the film—which opens nation wide on June 16, the late rapper's 46th birthday—is already no stranger to controversy with lengthy legal battles on “who and who does not” have the right to tell the slain rapper/actor/activist story. ... read more »
Courtney Kemp is “Power”
June 22, 2017
Kemp makes money for the Starz network and “Power,” which revolves around a pair of drug kings desperately trying to balance legit business with street business in gritty, contemporary New York City, could be an artistic metaphor of how the Hollywood game actually works. ... read more »
SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Rashida Jones with Its Actors Inspiration Award
June 22, 2017
Jones is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, musician and activist. Her philanthropy includes work with the International Rescue Committee, traveling around the world as an advocate for the nonprofit which delivers lifesaving care to people fleeing conflict and natural disaster; serving on the board and as a celebrity ambassador for Peace First, a youth organization that encourages the development of the world’s next generation of peacemakers; and supporting Oceana in its mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. In addition, she lends her voice to several other important charities including Amnesty International, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Trevor Project. ... read more »
Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Wins Bid on Harlem Building & Development Site
June 22, 2017
The HHHOF Harlem building is well positioned in a high volume traffic corridor next to a major transportation through way where an estimated 15+ million tourists and commuters pass by and travel annually. Tourism is expected to see a continual rise in New York City over the next 7-10 years, cited by a recent NYC Mayor's government report. ... read more »
UNESCO And The Pan African Federation Of Filmmakers Sign Agreement To Restore African Films
June 22, 2017
Martin Scorsese, founder and chair of The Film Foundation, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Aboubakar Sanogo, the North American Regional Secretary of the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) joined together Wednesday, June 7 to sign a letter of agreement formalizing their partnership on the African Film Heritage Project, a new initiative to preserve African cinema. ... read more »
Masterful Master P giving back in New Orleans
June 22, 2017
Team Hope NOLA, a foundation started by Hip Hop Mogul Master P which benefits New Orleans youth through basketball and community driven events. ... read more »
Gil’s Goodwill! 
June 22, 2017
The “Book of Black Heroes” Interview  ... read more »
Ray Charles’ Daughter Sheila Raye Charles Succumbs to Breast Cancer
June 22, 2017
Sheila Raye was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly’s House of Representatives for helping to keep her father’s legacy alive and well ... read more »
Ice Cube Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star 
June 15, 2017
Rapper-turned-actor and movie producer Ice Cube Monday became the latest celebrity to be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... read more »
Judge Mablean to Honor Fathers with H.U.F. Awards 
June 15, 2017
Hundreds of fathers will be given a day of appreciation and acknowledgement at Judge Mablean's Awards Brunch.  ... read more »
Sean “Puffy” Combs Donates $100,000 to Ladylike Fundraiser in L.A.
June 8, 2017
The Ladylike Foundation held it’s 9th Annual Women of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Ca. on June 3, 2017. ... read more »
Kevin Hart’s ‘Life Lessons’ largely come from his youth
June 8, 2017
He devotes many very personal chapters to his childhood and gives thorough introductions to all of his family members and friends. ... read more »
Reel Talk: 6.8.17
June 8, 2017
Among his numerous and distinguished awards, Jones has received the National Medal of Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center Honor and most recently in 2011, The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him with an honorary Oscar. ... read more / view gallery »
IT’S A RAP! (Music Briefs): 6/8 – 6/14/17
June 8, 2017
Tamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, will perform a full set from their chart-topping portfolio of classic R&B staples in one of the festival’s four intimate Superlounges. ... read more / view gallery »
THE LOBBY (Episode 1): 2017 Award season analysis
June 5, 2017
THE LOBBY (Episode 1): 2017 Award season analysis ... read more / watch video »
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