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Black Fact of the Day: August 16, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 16, 2019
On this day, August 16, 1958, actress and activist Angela Bassett was born in New York City, New York. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
1st Annual AAFCA TV Honors
August 15, 2019
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) hands out awards to honor outstanding achievement in television at the innaugural AAFCA TV Honors ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors Winners Announced
August 8, 2019
“When They See Us” wins four AAFCA TV Honors, including Best Limited Series, Best Writing, Breakthrough Performance & Best Ensemble ... read more »
Own: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Primetime Special
June 7, 2019
The theme for the 2019 Gala is A Journey to the Pride Lands, based on the upcoming Walt Disney feature, "THE LION KING." Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will serve as the Gala's master of ceremonies. TV personality and best-selling author Star Jones returns as the Gala's celebrity auctioneer for the third year. Presenters include Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and author Shaka Senghor.  ... read more »
Singleton Funeral Private, Peaceful
May 9, 2019
27 years after his Boys n the Hood fame, the family of John Singleton held a private funeral for him at Angelus Funeral Home, on Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles, CA.  Singleton was a giant in the film and television industry but more importantly, he told the Black story and represented inner-city Los Angeles like no one had done before; all by age of 24.  ... read more »
“Black Panther” Notches 2019 SAG Awards’ Top Honor
January 31, 2019
“Black Panther” snagged the most prestigious award at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture, on Sunday night inside the Shrine Auditorium. Chadwick Boseman, who played the film’s leading man T’Challa, used Nina Simone’s song “To be Young, Gifted and Black” as a way to describe the groundbreaking win in his acceptance speech. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
December 20, 2018
For movies opening December 21, 2018 ... read more »
Award-Winning Actress Angela Bassett Received the “Icon Award” at  Hollywood Confidential
October 15, 2018
Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event series creator, Steve Jones (Producer of OWN’s “Black Love,” “Motherly Love”) moderated a conversation with award-winning actress Angela Bassett (“911,” “Black Panther,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) who received the “Icon Award” at the 10th installment of Hollywood Confidential on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA in partnership with Essence Magazine. ... read more »
Oscar Nominee Angela Bassett Hosts Release Event to Celebrate Friend and Vocal Powerhouse Ledisi Hosts Book Release Event at The Grammy Museum
October 4, 2018
The Walk is a new inspirational book, where Ledisi uses her voice as she does with music to tell her heartfelt journey to living her best life.  Evoking emotions and drawing readers in page by page, The Walk is currently available via Amazon and takes readers through simple and optimistic ways the singer harnesses from her own life: personal and professional.  The Walk will guide readers in finding their own happiness with the premiere vocalist’s sage advice. See photos from this weekend's event below! ... read more »
Black Panther Los Angeles Press Day
March 2, 2018
A closer look at the cast and crew of the superest of all superhero movies: Black Panther!! ... read more / watch video »
The imagery of Wakanda is everywhere — “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter found —Douriean
February 1, 2018
“Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter discovered Los Angeles based fine artist—Douriean.  ... read more »
This Week In Black History (August 10th – August 16th)
August 17, 2017
She received her doctorate in history from the Sorbonne in Paris upon defending her dissertation titled The Attitude of France on the Question of Slavery Between 1789 and 1848. ... read more / view gallery »
Reel Talk 3.31.16
March 31, 2016
Global icon and former Movie Awards host Will Smith will receive the Generation Award during the 25th anniversary edition of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The award show airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 PM outside the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, California. ... read more »
History of Black Entertainment from 1980-90s
February 18, 2016
On January 25, 1980, Bob Johnson launched Black Entertainment Television (BET). The network originally broadcasted for two hours a week as a block programming on Nickelodeon. It wasn’t until 1983 when BET became a full-fledged channel, where the lineup consisted of mostly music videos and reruns of popular Black sitcoms. ... read more »
The Legendary Natalie Cole Laid to Rest in Los Angeles
January 13, 2016
Natalie Maria Cole was laid to rest on Monday, January 11, 2016. Cole was celebrated by some of the biggest names in the music industry and hundreds of family, friends, and fans paid tribute to the singer during a three-hour service at the West Angeles Church of God. ... read more »
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