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Black Directors Debut New Works at Toronto Film Festival
September 8, 2022
This year’s Toronto Film Festival is full of African, Caribbean, African-American, and Afro-Canadian star power, and we’ve compiled a list of everything you should have on your radar for TIFF 2022. ... read more »
Russell Hornsby Embodies Outrageous Boxing Promoter Don King in New Hulu Miniseries
September 8, 2022
Don King was made by America,” said Hornsby. “He wasn’t made in America; he was made by America. Because you are made by America, there are going to be some things you say, and do, and there is a person you may become because of what America puts in you or causes you to become. ... read more »
Review: Michael K. Williams’ Final Film Role in ‘Breaking’
September 8, 2022
“Breaking,” Abi Damaris Corbin’s lean and heartfelt first feature, is a lackluster bank-robbery thriller with noble intentions enlivened by an impassioned performance by John Boyega and an elegiac final appearance by the late Michael K. Williams. ... read more »
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Jasmine Guy — A Working Icon!
September 8, 2022
Jasmine Guy is a busy woman and currently lending her creative energy to the comedy series, “Harlem.” ... read more »
A Ray of Light, Love, and Laughter. Celebrating the Life of Teddy Ray
September 1, 2022
Los Angeles born-and-bred comedian, Teddy Ray (Theadore Brown), was a hilarious and beloved performer who filled many of our homes and hearts with laughter. Born on July 30, ... read more »
A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story
September 1, 2022
In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s. ... read more »
Alice Coltrane’s 85th Birthday Celebration Held at Grand Performances
September 1, 2022
Alice Coltrane, pianist, harpist, organist, composer, singer, and wife of famous jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, would have been 85 years-old on Saturday, August 27th. Her birthday celebration at Grand Park, presented by dublab and The John and Alice Coltrane Home, was one of 19 Grand Performances held at the DTLA park as part of its 36th Annual Summer Concert Series. ... read more »
Salute for America Celebrates Ray Charles, Features Raylettes and Ray Charles Orchestra
September 1, 2022
On Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., Ellis Hall, The Raylettes and The Ray Charles Orchestra will hit the stage at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill and Jazz, located at 2930 Beverly Glen Circle in Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Black Movie Soundtrack IV Soars at the Hollywood Bowl
August 26, 2022
Just when you thought Black Movie Soundtrack could not get any better, it did. The 4th edition soared on Wednesday at the Hollywood Bowl, exceeding expectations. ... read more »
Rapper Krayzie Bone and Dionne Warwick Headline Ukrainian Fundraiser Love Is What The World Needs Now
August 25, 2022
Krayzie Bone and Dionne Warwick are coming together on Saturday, September 17, 2022, to headline a Ukrainian refugee fundraiser concert at the Commerce Casino & Hotel in the City of Commerce. ... read more »
‘The Black Beauty Effect’ — on Xfinity Channel This Fall
August 25, 2022
The “The Black Beauty Effect” docu-series, which will premiere this fall exclusively on the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, will closely examine the social change, past and present, within the beauty industry, through the lens of the successful Black women who have led the charge. ... read more »
BHERC Film Festival Examines Mental Health Issues and Answers
August 25, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) presents the screening of a nine films focused on mental health, the filmmakers, and healthcare professionals at the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSF). ... read more »
Patrice Rushen Co-Headlines 2022 Leimert Park Jazz Festival
August 25, 2022
Leimert Park Jazz Festival Co-Headliner Patrice Rushen, sat down with the L.A. Sentinel to opine her journey from child prodigy to influencer. ... read more »
Woman Says it was Her, R. Kelly in Key Video at 2008 Trial 
August 22, 2022
A woman who has been central to R. Kelly's legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her ``hundreds'' of times before she turned 18 and that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child pornography trial, at which he was acquitted.  ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle Receives Posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame Star  
August 18, 2022
Nipsey Hussle  - Los Angeles native and favorite son, Grammy-Award winning artist, community activist and entrepreneur - received the 2,729th star August 15, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   ... read more »
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