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It’s a BLACKMUSEUMIST moment—DJs Spin live on vinyl at the Soho
January 19, 2023
The Soho Warehouse was booming with hypnotic soundwaves that reeled people onto the dance floor. The most fashionable crowd succumbed to a subtle repetitive toe tap— even the strongest wall flower couldn’t resist the fine tunes spinning from a VINYL HOUSE + BLACKMUSEUMIST production that took place on Monday, Jan. 9, located on 1000 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, California. ... read more »
Theatre Director Sheldon Epps’ New Book Celebrates and Encourages Self-Direction
October 27, 2022
Sheldon Epps, one of the first Black artistic directors in American regional theatre, has written a new book entitled, “MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre.” Epps chronicles his tribulations and triumphs as a freelance director, which led him to the Pasadena Playhouse, where he served as artistic director for twenty years. During that time, he helmed many productions, also directing episodes of classic television shows along the way. ... 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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Meet Zion Broadnax
September 15, 2022
Meet Zion Broadnax—the eleven-year-old star who’s on the road to becoming a whirlwind sensation in the entertainment industry.  ... read more »
Meet Ms. Pat Show Co-Star and Broadway Performer J. Bernard Calloway
August 11, 2022
Calling thespian J. Bernard Calloway, a newcomer or fresh face would almost be insulting.  He is a trained and seasoned Broadway trailblazer whose talents have graced the stage for years.  ... read more »
Lisa Mathis Debuts ‘Block Party’ on June 8
June 6, 2022
“Block Party” stars Antoinette Robinson (“Dear White People”), Luenell (“Hacks”), Faizon Love (“Friday”), and the aforementioned Avery, directed by Dawn Wilkinson and set for a wide theatrical release via Iconic Events Releasing on June 8 and streaming by BET and BET+ starting June 16.  ... read more »
‘Kingdom Business’ Takes Audience on Road to Redemption
June 1, 2022
The new BET+ series, “Kingdom Business'' pulls back the holier-than-thou, saved and sanctified prayer cloth to reveal that the inner workings of the gospel music industry have the same underpinnings as the secular world. ... read more »
53rd NAACP Image Awards to Air February 26
January 27, 2022
The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will air on Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m. on BET. Actor Anthony Anderson, a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner, will host the live TV special. ... read more »
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Oscar’s Producer Jeannae Rouzan-Clay Reflects on 10 Years in Entertainment    
April 22, 2021
The key to long-term development with a production company is lifting people up, while climbing yourself; the VP of Specials expressed the benefits of staying committed to a growing legacy. Rouzan-Clay elaborated on her thoughts of working with Jesse Collins, who she met when stationed at John Cossette Productions. Rouzan-Clay said, “He’s always been good about wanting to elevate women of color specifically.”  ... read more »
Actress Mignon From Tyler Perry’s Dramedy Series ‘Sistas’ is a Breath of Fresh Comedic Air
February 4, 2021
Tyler Perry’s drama-comedy series, “Sistas,” explores a feminine reality through the lens of four Black women living in Atlanta. Mignon shared her acting presence had a touch of comedic timing, which made her fit the character Danni seamlessly. ... read more »
National Urban League, BET and Key Impact Partners Declare September 18 National Black Voter Day
July 30, 2020
As part of the organization’s #ReclaimYourVote campaign, the National Urban League, in partnership with BET and other key civil rights organizations, has designated September 18, 2020, the first-ever National Black Voter Day. ... read more »
Comedian, Musician and Actor Barry Brewer Talks ‘Tyler Perry’s Bruh’ on BET and His Artistry
May 21, 2020
Having been in the industry for 18 years, Brewer spent a lot of time perfecting his various crafts ... read more »
Artistic Likeness of Frederick Douglass Adds Ancestral Wit to COVID Awareness 
May 7, 2020
The Frederick Douglass Family Initiative (FDFI), an organization the social reformer and writer’s descendants founded to keep his legacy alive, commissioned the award-winning African American concept artist Nikkolas Smith to sketch a rendering depicting Frederick Douglass in a medical mask.   ... read more »
Seasoned Comic David A. Arnold Reaches New Heights with Latest Netflix Special ‘Fat Ballerina’
April 23, 2020
Known as “Comedy’s Best Kept Secret,” comedian, writer and actor David A. Arnold has finally stepped into his rightful place as the comedy gem capturing laughs around the world. Arnold’s newfound success comes on the heels of his latest Netflix special “Fat Ballerina,” executive produced by Kevin Hart. ... read more »
Rihanna and Congressman John Lewis to be Honored at NAACP Image Awards
February 20, 2020
Five-Time Image Award Recipient Anthony Anderson will return as the host for the Live TV Special. ... read more »
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