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CAP UCLA Presents Carrie Mae Weems Past Tense
 Carrie Mae Weems’ Past Tense takes us on a deep dive into the enduring significance of the iconic tale of Antigone. Through music, text, projection, and video, this powerful piece explores themes of social justice, escalating violence, gender relations, politics and personal identity within the context of contemporary history.  ... read more / view event »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
February 15, 2019
For movies opening February 15, 2019: ... read more »
New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly Surfaces
February 14, 2019
R Kelly CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. ... read more »
Sundance 2019: Chinonye Chukwu First Black Woman to Win U.S. Top Prize
February 14, 2019
Clemency is the second feature film for writer/director Chukwu, who worked on the clemency campaign for Tyra Patterson. Patterson was wrongly accused of murder and eventually released after serving 23 years in prison. ... read more »
At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains an ‘Optimist’
February 14, 2019
There isn’t a day – I’m grateful to say – that when I walk out of my doors, I don’t run into somebody who says, ‘I can’t tell you what you’ve done for me. ‘You changed my life,’” Tyson shared with TIME. “It just confirmed for me that I was on the right track and I stayed on the right track.” ... read more »
Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner
February 14, 2019
The pinnacle of McDaniel’s career, Gone with the Wind, premiered in 1939 amid controversy. Though the role would eventually lead to an Oscar win for McDaniel, she was banned from the premiere. In fact, none of Gone with the Wind’s Black actors were allowed to attend the film’s Atlanta premiere. ... read more »
61st Grammy Awards: A Night of Musical Expressions & Controversy
February 14, 2019
The 61st Grammy Awards celebrated music but also highlighted mental health advocacy, the power of womanhood, and following your dreams. ... read more »
The 10th Annual AAFCA Awards celebrated music icon Quincy Jones
February 14, 2019
AAFCA celebrated prolific producer Jason Blum and breakthrough filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty while handing out trophies to its AAFCA Award winners ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters to Receive NAACP  Chairman’s Award  
February 14, 2019
Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Congresswoman Waters with the award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 live at 9pm/8c on TV One.  ... read more »
Artist and Activist Addresses Mass Incarceration with Exhibit 
February 14, 2019
Ise Lyfe’s smallasaGIANT project looks to be the beginning of change in the juvenile justice system.  ... read more »
Black History: Black Families in Television and Film
February 14, 2019
LEGENDS will take a look at a few Black families in television and film that have made a positive impact. ... read more »
Vic Bulluck Directs Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Produced Play ‘Paradise’
February 13, 2019
Bulluck’s new passion project is his latest play titled “Paradise.” Originally written by Laura Censebella, the play shares the journey between a gifted Yemeni-American and biology teacher’s unlikely relationship. The pair becomes tangled in conflict, religious differences, and test the boundaries of mentorship. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions teamed with American Oasis to bring the play to life. ... read more »
The Soraya presents a rare performance with some of music’s most eclectic voices
February 13, 2019
Legendary Peruvian artist Susana Baca joins Banda Magda and Snarky Puppy’s Michael League for a one-of-a-kind performance, only at The Soraya, on Friday, February 22 at 8:00pm. ... read more »
New Author Releases Memoir – Surviving Forty-three Consecutive Years in Prison
February 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA.  – Knowledge Power Books and Malik Bookstore will host a book signing event for first-time author Edward “Renee” Harden on Saturday, February 16, ... read more »
Boomerang’ Series Updates Story for Millennial Audiences
February 12, 2019
  Boomerang Cast Courtesy Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they’ve updated the 1992 movie “Boomerang” for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black characters’ lives and work was innovative for its time. ... read more »
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