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Bill Cosby’s Sex assault Conviction Overturned by Court
June 30, 2021
Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and opened the way for his immediate release from prison Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad,” ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to charge Cosby. ... read more »
Aiming for a California Comeback: Tavis Smiley Returns to Radio
June 24, 2021
The station is expected to be on air 24 hours a day seven days a week. ... read more »
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FILM REVIEW: City of Ali
June 10, 2021
Can we ever get enough of Muhammad Ali? No! And so, another documentary about him is automatically good news on some level. Particularly during these troubled times when stirring up memories of “The Greatest” can connect us back to the best in humanity. ... read more »
Music Producer’s `Racial Profiling’ Suit Against L.A. Tentatively Settled   
June 4, 2021
   A settlement has been tentatively reached with the  city of Los Angeles in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a Hollywood music producer who fought in court to have police body camera video made public to prove allegations he was racially profiled before his arrest, his attorney said today. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay’s Film Collective ARRAY Partners with Google to Create Feature Film Grant for Underrepresented Creatives    
June 4, 2021
This week, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY is a  grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on amplifying work by people of color and women, founded by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The ARRAY + Google Feature Film Grant, which will provide funds to produce the recipient’s first full-length feature film, was instituted as a way to help build a more equitable and inclusive artistic community of diverse storytellers.  ... read more »
Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts
May 28, 2021
“In this full circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role,” announced Howard’s Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. ... read more »
Loni Love: ‘We have Becky, but Ain’t Nothing Wrong with Keshia’
May 28, 2021
A proud alumnus of the Historically Black Prairie View A&M University, and a celebrated member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Love stopped by the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s morning news program, “Let It Be Known,” to discuss her career, the Deltas, and her latest book, “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons.” ... read more »
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Robert Townsend’s Daughter — Skye Townsend — A Funny Black Lady
May 27, 2021
Here is what the very funny, quick-witted and I think, uber-sweet Skye Townsend had to share about being a part of HBO’s “Black Lady Sketch Show.” ... read more »
Pioneering Comic Paul Mooney, a Writer for Pryor, Dies at 79
May 19, 2021
Paul Mooney, a boundary-pushing comedian who was Richard Pryor's longtime writing partner and whose sage, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered figure in stand-up, has died. He was 79. ... read more »
Why Broadway is Waiting Until Fall to Reopen
May 14, 2021
 Broadway shows are tripping over themselves to announce that tickets are once more available. But don't get dressed up just yet: The curtains won't rise for most until September or October. ... read more »
‘Two Distant Strangers’ Wins an Oscar- Watch the Trailer
May 13, 2021
'Two Distant Strangers' Wins an Oscar- Watch the Trailer ... read more / watch video »
Emmy-Winning Cinematographer and Photographer John Simmons Details his latest Digital Exhibition “Capturing Beauty: The Artwork and Photography of John Simmons.”
May 13, 2021
Curated by Jimmy Centeno, Simmons' work is a full display of the historical framework of his start in 1965 to the present day ... read more »
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