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Cisco Plans $41 Million Office in Atlanta, Hiring 700
October 15, 2021
The California-based tech giant is investing $41 million to open in a massive complex developed on land owned by Georgia Tech. Cisco says it wants to focus on hiring more engineers and programmers from Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and the colleges of the historically Black Atlanta University Center: Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University and the Morehouse School of Medicine. ... read more »
Commission Approves $6 Billion LAX Airfield, Terminal Modernization Project
October 8, 2021
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted Thursday to recommend approval of the $6 billion Airfield Terminal Modernization Project, which airport officials say will reduce traffic on public streets and improve customer experience.   ... read more »
Netflix Taps Former Warner Bros EVP of Production Niija Kuykendall to Be Vice President of Film
October 8, 2021
Former Warner Bros EVP Production Niija Kuykendall is now the new Vice President of Film for Netflix. Deadline reported that Kuykendall will strategize with  Head of Global Film Scott Stuber.  ... read more »
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Melvin Van Peebles — the “godfather of modern black cinema” left his cinematic immortal mark
October 7, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the pioneering African-American filmmaker who is best known for his films “Watermelon Man” and “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” transitioned on September 21, 2021, at his home in Manhattan. He was 89 years old. ... read more »
LeVar Burton Named Grand Marshal of Rose Parade
October 5, 2021
Actor LeVar Burton was named today the grand marshal of the 2022 Rose Parade, with the Tournament of Roses hailing him as not just an accomplished performer, but also an advocate for literacy. ... read more »
Actor to Plead Guilty to Running Hollywood Ponzi Scheme
October 4, 2021
A Los Angeles actor who appeared in low-budget horror and science-fiction movies is expected to plead guilty today to running a $650 million Ponzi scheme. ... read more »
Disney Sues in L.A. to Protect Marvel Superhero Franchises
September 25, 2021
The Walt Disney Company today filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and New York seeking to stop the heirs to Marvel Comics artists and writers from reclaiming rights to characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Spider- Man, which their relatives helped create. ... read more »
Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89
September 22, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. ... read more »
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New Television Season Begins With Six Season Premieres, Three Premieres
September 20, 2021
The 2020-21 prime-time television season begins tonight with ``NCIS'' airing in a new time slot, five other season premieres including ``Dancing with the Stars'' and ``The Voice'' and three premieres on the four major broadcast networks. ... read more »
`America’s Got Talent,’ Sports Helps NBC to Ratings Victory
August 31, 2021
The two-hour Tuesday ``America's Got Talent'' episode was the most-watched prime-time program between Aug. 23 and Sunday, averaging 6.809 million viewers, while the hourlong Wednesday episode was third, averaging 5.79 million. An ``America's Got Talent'' episode has been the most-watched prime-time program seven times in the 11 weeks it has aired this summer. ... read more »
August 16: Actress and activist Angela Bassett was born in New York City, NY, 1958
August 16, 2021
August 16: Actress and activist Angela Bassett was born in New York City, NY, 1958 ... read more »
Robert Townsend’s Daughter — Skye Townsend — A Funny Black Lady
May 27, 2021
Here is what the very funny, quick-witted and I think, uber-sweet Skye Townsend had to share about being a part of HBO’s “Black Lady Sketch Show.” ... read more »
JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
Cicely Tyson, the Iconic and Legendary Black Woman of Hollywood
February 4, 2021
The world was taken for a surprise Thursday, January 28 when the news broke that legendary actress Cicely Tyson had passed away at the age of 96. The pioneering Hollywood actress left a legacy of grace, beauty, and immeasurable talent after starring in television shows and films for over 60 years.   ... read more »
Members of St. Paul First Lutheran Church Reprimand A Black Woman for Sitting on their Lawn
July 30, 2020
They called security to handle “the problem” that quietly sat on their lawn with her laptop. Hired protection approached Marshall-Brown on their bikes to advise that it would be in her best interest to move, “they received a call from the church about her.” ... read more »
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