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Charter to Expand Distribution of Black News Channel and Offer Network to Video Subscribers Across All Markets
July 23, 2020
Charter will make the network available by early September to subscribers of Spectrum TV Silver and higher video tiers ... read more »
New Trailer and Poster from Visual Album “BLACK IS KING” A Film by Beyoncé now Available
July 20, 2020
Today, Parkwood Entertainment and Disney+ released the new trailer and poster for “Black Is King,” a film by 24-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, which will premiere globally on July 31, 2020, streaming on Disney+. The new film based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” will premiere two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the theatrical release of Disney’s global phenomenon, “The Lion King.” The film reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. ... read more »
Arraignment Postponed for Two Defendants in Pop Smoke’s Killing
July 16, 2020
Arraignment was postponed today to Aug. 24 for two young men charged with killing rapper Pop Smoke during a robbery at a Hollywood Hills home nearly five months ago. ... read more »
Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book
July 16, 2020
Iconic Grammy and American Music Award-winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. ... read more »
Book Review: Motherhood So White By Nefertiti Austin
July 16, 2020
Motherhood So White is more than a great read, it’s an insider’s view of adoption and foster care from the perspective of an accomplished, unmarried woman of African descent. ... read more »
Netflix’s “The Old Guard” — a new franchise for director Gina Prince-Bythewood in the superhero world?
July 16, 2020
She deserves the opportunity to put her spin on the tried superhero genre. ... read more »
Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show ‘Glee,’ dies at 33
July 16, 2020
A native of Santa Clarita, California, Rivera began acting at 4, appearing in such series as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Family Matters” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” ... read more »
Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words
July 15, 2020
“First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin,” Cannon said on his Twitter account. “They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.” ... read more »
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion Says She Was Injured In Shooting Sunday Morning
July 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could not immediately confirm which shooting the rapper, who was born Megan Pete, was injured in, but KCAL9 reported that an Instagram story showed Stallion at a party in the Hollywood ... read more »
WATCH: Janelle Monáe speaks at Wondalunch food giveaway in Watts
July 14, 2020
Singer, rapper, and actress Janell Monae said it was an honor, and privilege to serve the community. “This is where I feel I am rocking in my purpose the most,” says Monae. In an interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Monae mentions, “We’re in tough times with COVID-19, and folks not being able to survive, not knowing where their next meal is. We want to erase the stigma of asking for help.” ... read more / watch video »
BHERC TV Online ‘Doin’ It The Independent Way’ Film Festival Extended Due to Popular Demand
July 9, 2020
“Reel Black Men” Film Festival now excepting entries! ... read more »
LAUGH FACTORY UNVEILS 148-FOOT-LONG MURAL HONORING BLACK LIVES
July 9, 2020
“This mural is an important avenue for Black artists to present societal challenges in a public and impactful way,” said Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory. “The artwork inspires us to support accountability and meaningful change as we work together to create pathways that heal our nation.” ... read more »
The Robey Theatre Company’s Danny Glover and Ben Guillory lead the way with their “Let’s Talk” Virtual Series
July 9, 2020
On Saturday July 4, a much-needed conversation was launched on Zoom called “Let’s Talk.” ... read more »
Kanye West announces he is running for president in 2020
July 4, 2020
Platinum selling producer and rap artist Kanye West announces his 2020 bid to run for president of the United States of America. West set off social media fire works on July 4th with his tweet that announced his plans. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW – ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’
July 2, 2020
“I feel lucky and blessed that I’m serving in the Congress… But there is a force that is trying to take us back to another time and another dark period,” warns congressman John Lewis. And he’d know.    Since age 17, this brave crusader has been at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Now at age 80, he’s an elder statesmen. Following his path lets audiences retrace the steps of an activism that has led to social change, even in the midst of great oppression. For that alone, former trial lawyer turned documentarian Dawn Porter’s (Trapped, Gideon’s Army) homage to one of our greatest heroes is a blessing and an inspiring lesson in American history.   ... read more »
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