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Dodge Criticized for Using King Voiceover in Super Bowl Ad
February 16, 2018
Super Bowl Ad Using Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Sell Trucks Gets Negative Reaction ... read more »
Ebony Repertory Theatre and The Kinsey Collection Partner for Black History Celebration
February 15, 2018
Presented in partnership with the Ebony Repertory Theatre, An Evening with the Kinseys: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, 2018. ... read more »
AAFCA’s 9th Annual Awards Celebrates Black Excellence in Cinema, TV & New Media
February 15, 2018
Recently, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) held its 9th Annual awards ceremony at the Taglyan Complex Theatre in Hollywood to honor the best in Black cinema, television and new media. ... read more »
Behind “Black Panther”: Director & Screenwriter Ryan Coogler, Rises to Major Success
February 15, 2018
Behind “Black Panther”: Director & Screenwriter Ryan Coogler, 31 Rises to Major Success ... read more »
New Age, Millennial Diverse Web-Series “Adulting”
February 8, 2018
Official Selection of Indie Night Film Festival on February 17, 2018 ... read more »
Tavis Smiley Holds Cross Country Conversation: Women, Men and the Workplace 
February 8, 2018
While most Hollywood men being accused of sexual misconduct or harassment are in rehab or laying low, Tavis Smiley hits the road to find understanding to this “out the closet” epidemic.  ... read more »
Marvel Studios ‘Black Panther’ Film Teaches Self-Worth, Unity & Respect Among Black and African Cultures 
February 8, 2018
It seems that we’ve been waiting for the release of the world’s very first Black Marvel film for a while now, but let’s just say, the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film “Black Panther” is well worth the wait.  ... read more »
INDIA.ARIE PENS OPEN LETTER TO NEIL PORTNOW’S POST-GRAMMY COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN “STEPPING UP”
February 3, 2018
Neil Portnow is mistaken. His statements are a mess, but I get why he can’t empathize with women and women of color. HE is saying, the more women there are, the more chances women have to WIN. BUT. WE NEED MORE WOMEN, more WOMEN OF COLOR AND MORE INCLUSIVE MINDED PEOPLE in positions of power, in the rooms where decisions are made. When this happens, doors will open for women to be represented in more DIVERSE WAYS. The music industry is dominated by white men and the Grammys and NARAS are run and produced by ONLY white men. The fact that Portnow says we’d “be welcomed” indicates that he doesn’t think we’re part of the household to begin with. ... read more »
Did Prosecutors Destroy Evidence in Cosby’s Sexual Assault Case?
February 1, 2018
Bill Cosby's Lawyers Allege Prosecutorial Misconduct, Want Criminal Case Dismissed ... read more »
Men of Courage: Big Sean, Jerome Bettis, Karim Webb, Dave Bing  & More Change the ‘Narrative of Black Men in America’ 
February 1, 2018
Recently, Ford Motor Company partnered with an all-star lineup of Black men to spearhead the Los Angeles launch of Men of Courage, a now nationwide initiative designed to change the narrative of Black boys and men in America.  ... read more »
The imagery of Wakanda is everywhere — “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter found —Douriean
February 1, 2018
“Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter discovered Los Angeles based fine artist—Douriean.  ... read more »
The Audacity of ‘No’: When Black Actors Decline Interviews From Black Media at SAG Awards 
January 25, 2018
If you’re not E!News, a primetime news station, or a popular salacious news outlet, the chances are very slim that you’ll snag exclusive interviews with your favorite artists and actors. ... read more »
Bill Cosby tells stories at club in 1st show since 2015
January 25, 2018
The performance is Cosby's latest step back into the spotlight he's mostly shied from since his December 2015 arrest. ... read more »
Tell them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, Screening and Panel
January 25, 2018
A careful variety of HCBU alumni from the 1940s through the ’70s peppered the storytelling with first hand accounts or their experiences of protest, death and celebration. ... read more »
Gerald Freeny Makes History As The First African American President Of The Tournament of Roses
January 25, 2018
On January 19, The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Gerald Freeny as the first African American president of the organization. Freeny will provide leadership for the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. He has already gotten to work for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses year, deeming “The Melody of Life” as the Rose theme. ... read more »
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