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Parents call for charges in drug death of Bobby Brown Jr
March 27, 2021
The parents of Bobby Brown Jr., son of singer Bobby Brown, said Tuesday that they want those responsible for his accidental overdose death held responsible, and prosecutors said they are considering criminal charges. ... read more »
Autopsy report: Bobby Brown’s son died from drugs, alcohol   
March 26, 2021
Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl, an autopsy report released Monday said.  ... read more »
Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas 
March 26, 2021
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. The national library chose a few more memorable titles including Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”  ... read more »
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Disney+ Streaming Service Places Restrictions on ‘Classics’ with Racist Stereotypes  
March 26, 2021
“The crows and musical numbers pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where White performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations,” Disney officials noted about “Dumbo” on its streaming platform. “The leader of the group in Dumbo is Jim Crow, which shares the name of laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States,” the statement continued.  ... read more »
National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville 
March 26, 2021
From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people's style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn.  ... read more »
Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah
March 26, 2021
Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.” ... read more »
Fresh New BHERC Spoken Word Competition “Lift Every Voice” Announces Call for Entries
March 25, 2021
BHERC harnesses the skill and vibrancy of its younger team members to create a new “Signature” program that gives way for and elevates the voices of extraordinary writers and spoken word artists around the globe. ... read more »
EJ speaks… and Everybody Laughs, A lot…
March 25, 2021
The comedian and content creator brings lots of laughs with skits, conversation and situational humor. ... read more »
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The Academy of Museum of Motion Pictures Admits and Begins to Correct Their Lack of Diversity and Inclusion
March 18, 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the past, had been slow on recognizing their lack of diversity and inclusion ... read more »
Jamie Foxx Lends Voice To PSA To Increase Awareness Of Colorectal Cancer
March 18, 2021
Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has joined Stand Up To Cancer for a public service campaign launched today to raise awareness about colorectal cancer screenings, early detection and prevention, with a focus on reaching underrepresented communities. ... read more »
Anyone who isn’t against you is for you
March 18, 2021
Some of the criticism centered on the vulgar language, and sexist references to women, and frankly that’s fair, but is it accurate? ... read more »
Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Andra Day pick up Oscar nominations, Regina King — snubbed!
March 18, 2021
Nine actors of color earned Academy Award nominations setting an Oscar record for diversity in key categories ... read more »
‘Killing of Emmett Till’ — why his murder still rings in our ears!
March 18, 2021
The new short film is causing the right conversations in communities across the world. ... read more »
LEIMERT PARK ALTERCATION HALTS FILM PRODUCTION
March 17, 2021
A physical altercation between safety personnel and members of a South Los Angeles grassroots coalition on February 25 in Leimert Park Village cut short a film production and threatens future filming revenue in an area that has struggled economically, first from construction of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and more recently from the Coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
‘THEM’ — A NEW TERROR ANTHOLOGY SERIES. I DIDN’T SAY HORROR — DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
March 11, 2021
The series focuses on an African-American family who moves to an all-White Los Angeles neighborhood during The Great Migration. ... read more »
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