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Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75
January 17, 2020
Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream
January 16, 2020
As the nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, those who knew King well, say Hughes and Urban One are the epitome of King’s dream. ... read more »
Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive ‘SEPARATE CINEMA’
January 16, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of the Separate Cinema Archive, which documents African American cinema history from 1904 to 2019. Encompassing more than 37,000 rare items, the archive includes a major selection of original film posters, lobby cards, film stills, publicity material, scripts, an extensive reference library, and more. ... read more »
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson Joins Own as Head Of Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
January 16, 2020
Lattaker-Johnson takes the reins of OWN’s unscripted programming and development from Jon Sinclair ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
The World Stage Celebrates Opening Newly Designed Space
January 16, 2020
Special concert featuring The Bobby West Trio on January 17 ... read more »
STEPHANIE ALLAIN: The Oscars and Her People
January 9, 2020
She's made careers happen in an industry known for keeping doors shut to Black and Brown people. ... read more »
‘Just Mercy’ Starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Explores the Deep-Seated Inequalities in America’s Criminal Justice System
January 9, 2020
Held at the Cinemark Theater in Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw, the star-studded and action-packed event also included appearances from co-stars and celebrities. ... read more »
SAVE the DATE : March 20, 2020 – The Power, Leadership and Influence of the Black Woman
January 8, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: March 20, 2020     The Power, Leadership and Influence of the Black Woman is a sponsor-driven event. Members of the community will be selected at random to attend at no cost. ... read more »
A Response to Critics of Blueface Making It Rain on Skid Row
January 3, 2020
When 22-year-old Los Angeles rapper Blueface posted a video of himself on Christmas Eve standing on a car parked on a street in the middle of the homeless capital of America throwing money with the caption “season of giving”--I thought good for him. ... read more »
Lizzo’s video at Southern made students feel “Good as Hell”
January 2, 2020
The 31-year-old wanted her new ``Good as Hell'' video to be a love letter to both marching band culture and historically black colleges and universities. ... read more »
Jamie Foxx To Receive Spotlight Award, Actor at 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
January 2, 2020
Past recipients of the Spotlight Award, Actor include Timothée Chalamet, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell and J.K. Simmons. ... read more »
Eddie Murphy’s “Saturday Night Live” return is a ratings win
January 2, 2020
Murphy reprised some of his landmark ``SNL`` characters on last Saturday's show, including Mr. Robinson, Gumby and Buckwheat. ... read more »
Kanye West Brings Sunday Service to DTLA’s Skid Row
January 2, 2020
Rapper partners with Union Rescue Mission and Faithful Central Bible Church to worship with homeless individuals ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
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