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`King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award
January 14, 2022
``King Richard,'' the Will Smith-starring film about the childhood rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and the father who raised them for greatness, was named today the winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's seventh annual Veritas Award.  The award recognizes the ``best film based on or inspired by real events and people.'' Films are judged ``on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence,'' according to the Press Club. ... read more »
WATCH: Solange Knowles Opens Up About How She Turned Her Trauma , Rage and Anger into Her Art
January 13, 2022
Solange Knowles opens up about how she turned her trauma, rage and anger into her art ... read more / watch video »
The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection Premieres First Local Showing since 2007
January 13, 2022
On January 15, The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection will present historical moments, pointing towards the advancement of the Black community. ... read more »
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Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast
January 13, 2022
That the organization is proceeding with any kind of event came as a surprise to many in Hollywood. The HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed in February ethical lapses and a stunning lack of diversity _ there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group. ... read more »
Young Filmmakers Selected For the 12th Annual BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival
January 13, 2022
Youth filmmakers defy the challenges of COVID - 19 reaching across languages, states and oceans to share their stories and renew their hopes for a brighter future thru film. ... read more »
Nominations Unveiled for 28th Annual SAG Awards
January 12, 2022
Nominations were unveiled today for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the casts of ``Belfast,'' ``CODA,'' ``Don't Look Up,'' ``House of Gucci'' and ``King Richard'' named as contenders in the best motion picture category days after a lackluster Golden Globe Awards ceremony that garnered little attention. ... read more »
30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards Being Re-scheduled
January 7, 2022
Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, is rescheduling the 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which had been originally planned to take place live on Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air on Bounce on Jan. 17. The date has yet to be determined. ... read more »
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Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies
January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
Top Float Honors Awarded at 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade
January 6, 2022
The UPS Store took top honors in the 133rd Tournament of Roses Parade, winning the 2022 Sweepstakes Trophy for its entry “Rise, Shine & Read!” featuring a proud father rooster reading to his family of chicks on a 35-foot-tall, 55-foot-long animated float. ... read more »
Six Dr. Seuss Books Won’t be Published for Racist Images
January 4, 2022
Six Dr. Seuss books _ including ``And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street'' and ``If I Ran the Zoo'' _ will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday. ... read more »
LL Cool J Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels New Year’s Eve Performance
December 30, 2021
After testing positive for COVID-19, hip-hop singer LL Cool J has canceled his performance in ``Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022,'' according to a report posted on the ABC 7 website. ... read more »
People to Watch in 2022
December 30, 2021
Thomas Parham One only needs to take a walk through the campus of Cal State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to see the lasting impact that President Thomas Parham has brought to the campus.  ... read more »
Study Reveals Racial Pay Gap for Social Media Influencers
December 30, 2021
The racial pay gap has long presented issues for African Americans in Corporate America and other industries. It’s now filtered to social media. ... read more »
Court Officials Edging Closer to Dividing Prince Estates
December 27, 2021
Court officials are edging closer to dividing up pop superstar Prince's estate. ... read more »
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