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Brian Hooks Opens Free Filmmaking Program for Inner City Youth
May 6, 2021
Prolific actor and director Brian Hooks is known for his animated comedic performances; be that as it may, his recent off-screen efforts have led to a new philanthropic journey outside of the spotlight. ... read more »
MOTHER’S DAY – 365 DAYS A YEAR
May 6, 2021
As you grow older, the hope is that we also grow wiser and this usually begins with understanding a big chunk of the advice given, so patiently, by our mothers. ... read more »
TV ONE Slated to Air the Final Interview Captured with the Late Iconic Rapper DMX
May 5, 2021
Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes announced TV One will air a special episode of its hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED featuring the late rapper DMX. ... read more »
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1500 Sound Academy Partners with Yellowbrick to Offer Its Acclaimed Music Curriculum as an On-Demand Online Program
April 29, 2021
As the landscape of higher learning continues to evolve, 1500 Sound Academy strives to provide impassioned creatives worldwide with greater flexibility, accessibility and personalization; reinforcing its commitment to high achievement and excellence through example and message. ... read more »
4th ANNUAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION PREPARES MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS
April 29, 2021
On Saturday, May 1, 2021, 35 teams of high school students and 12 teams of middle school students will pitch their business idea to compete for cash prizes for a winning business plan during the 4th Annual Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge, presented by Union Bank.  ... read more »
Hammond Entertainment Partners with Kaiser Permanente to Provide Vaccine Distribution in Napa Valley 
April 29, 2021
The pandemic gave the world an opportunity to expand their definition of humility and compassion. Hammond Entertainment has impacted so many lives with Kaiser Permanente by distributing vaccines in Napa Valley. The production company’s CEO Bill Hammond explained how this experience woke him up to a deeper understanding for his purpose and destiny.   ... read more »
Daniel Kaluuya Wins Supporting actor, His First Oscar
April 26, 2021
Daniel Kaluuya used a lead role to win a best supporting actor Oscar. He'll take it. ... read more »
Oscars Viewership Again Drops To Record Low
April 26, 2021
Viewership for ABC's Oscars telecast plummeted to 9.85 million viewers, according to preliminary figures released today by Nielsen, continuing the trend of record-low viewership for awards shows since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
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Honoring Shock G: ” I am the One Who Put the Piano Behind Shakur”
April 23, 2021
Honoring Shock G and his voice, reviewing his legacy. ... read more / watch video »
Digital Underground ‘Shock G’ Passes Away at 57
April 22, 2021
Thursday, April 22, the world learned that Gregorgy Jacobs, also know as Hip-Hop legend 'Shock G,' passed away at the age of 57. This incident follows the passing of hip-hop legends Black Rob and DMX, weeks apart from each other. ... read more »
“I had $25 in my bank account, when I met you at the Indie Spirit Awards” — Award-wining, Oscar nominated director/producer/screenwriter Shaka King
April 22, 2021
King is a beloved son of New York. Raised in the pre-gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From our first meeting, inside a Starbucks on 14th and 8th Avenue, in the newly gentrified section of trendy Chelsea, the filmmaker laid out his plan. I listened and more importantly, I heard him. What I understood — then — that he was a man of activism and that he would use his creative skills to make a difference and open doors for people that look like us. ... read more »
Ziggy Marley Happy to be Part of Earth Day Concert
April 20, 2021
The pandemic can’t stop Ziggy Marley from celebrating the Earth. The son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley will be one of the highlights of Nat Geo’s Earth Day Eve 2021 streaming concert on Wednesday. ... read more »
Two Documentaries Up for Oscars Tell Stories of Nonagenarians
April 20, 2021
One, Horace Bowers, is a 93-year-old Black man born in the Jim Crow South who became a successful business owner in California and the grandfather of a prominent composer. The other, Colette Marin-Catherine, is a French woman who was part of the resistance during World War II. She turns 93 on April 25, the day of the ceremony. Neither ever dreamed that they would have any connection to the movies at all, let alone Hollywood’s greatest honor. ... read more »
Oscar Predictions: Can Anything Beat ‘Nomadland’?
April 20, 2021
Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic. ... read more »
Rapper Black Rob Passes Away at 51
April 18, 2021
The Hip-hop industry loses another impactful lyricist this year; on April 17, Rapper Robert "Black Rob" Ross died at 51 years old. Best known for his single, "Woah." and his affiliation with Diddy's Bad Boy Records, friends and loved ones reflect on his talent.  ... read more »
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