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“The 1619 Project” Premieres as New TV Docu-Series
February 2, 2023
“The 1619 Project,” an expansion of the book created by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine, premiered as a six-part limited docu-series on Hulu, on Thursday, January 26. That evening, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, esteemed actors, journalists, industry executives and a host of other public figures gathered for the red carpet event. The first episode, “Democracy,” was screened, and a discussion led by Oprah Winfrey followed, along with a special rooftop reception to celebrate the premiere. ... read more »
MudTown Farms Highlighted in PBS Docuseries ‘10 Days in Watts’
January 26, 2023
The legacy and history of Watts informs the present, showcasing the resilience of a community determined to thrive PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS stations, ... read more »
‘New Orleans Noel,’ directed by Angela Tucker Comes to Lifetime
December 1, 2022
Angela Tucker (Emmy-winning producer of “Belly of the Beast” ) has stepped into the exclusive holiday film director/screenwriter club with “New Orleans Noel” — which she directed and co-wrote — for Lifetime. ... read more »
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‘Brutally Honest with Jasmine Brand’ Debuts on Fox Soul
November 17, 2022
"Brutally Honest with Jasmine Brand” which appears on Fox Soul, features interviews with some of Hollywood’s biggest names and conversations on the latest in entertainment, fashion, and music news, per the press news release.  ... read more »
‘Cherish The Day’ Returns for Season 2
October 13, 2022
Actor Henry Simmons is captivating on screen as the anthology’s latest love interest ... read more »
Actress and Director LisaRaye McCoy Talks Breast Cancer and her BET Film ‘The Pink Fight’
October 13, 2022
This year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that health professionals will diagnose more than 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ/stage 0 breast cancer in women in the United States. ... read more »
Black-Owned Streaming Service Vyre is the Platform for Global Independent Programming
October 6, 2022
The platform prides itself on housing content from acclaimed independent creators, and in the words of Hill, “our goal is to find the next generation of great filmmakers, we will find the next Spielberg, we will have their content on Vyre before it goes anywhere else.” ... read more »
Michael J. Payton the Filmmaker Behind BET’s The Murder Inc Story
September 22, 2022
Filmmaker Michael J.  Payton, an Oakland, California native, attended San Francisco State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in radio and television broadcasting.  ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
Relationships Get Real with Tracy McMillan
August 18, 2022
The OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) series, “Family or Fiancé” shuns the sensationalized aspects of reality TV in favor of a more practical and holistic approach to healing the various dynamics that can cause dysfunction within a relationship. ... read more »
Hear A Shake, Rattle or Roll? Watch Out for Earthquake!
August 4, 2022
The Comedian Discusses His New Show, Career and Comedy, and the Importance of Laughter ... read more »
Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89
August 4, 2022
Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood as communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. ... read more »
ALLBLK Showrunners Deshawn Plair and Sade Oyinade Are Thriving in Their Roles
July 28, 2022
Deshawn Plair and Sade Oyinade co-own Flower Ave. Films, where they create compelling original stories with broad appeal to reflect their diverse backgrounds. Plair and Oyinade serve as executive producers, showrunners, and writers of the ALLBLK comedy series “For the Love of Jason.” ... read more »
Tavis Smiley Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of KBLA Talk 1580 in L.A.
July 21, 2022
Tavis Smiley recently celebrated the one-year anniversary as the owner of KBLA Talk 1580, the only Black-owned and operated talk radio station west of the Mississippi. ... read more »
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