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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 »
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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 »
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson Joins Own as Head Of Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
January 16, 2020
Lattaker-Johnson takes the reins of OWN’s unscripted programming and development from Jon Sinclair ... read more »
Michelle Buteau — in BET’s “First Wives Club” — a reason to watch!
October 31, 2019
Not only is Michelle Buteau beautiful, with charming freckles and lovely wild hair, she's so talented it makes my brain hurt! ... read more »
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
October 24, 2019
West Coast’s largest family festival attracts thousands from L.A. area and beyond ... read more »
Kirk Franklin Receives Billionare Honor From Pandora
August 23, 2019
Becomes First Gospel Artist to Receive Honor   Nashville, TN (August 21, 2019) – On Thursday, August 15th fourteen-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer, Kirk Franklin, was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. ... read more »
BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry
June 27, 2019
The show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Residents Win Black Public Media’s PitchBLACK
May 31, 2019
Los Angeles County residents Alton Glass and David Heredia have each had their projects selected as winners of PitchBLACK, an interactive pitching session held on Friday in New York City. The event culminated Black Public Media’s 13-week 360 Incubator+ for broadcast programs, web series and virtual reality projects. The national incubator and talent development program, designed to identify and pipeline quality Black content while honing the skills of brilliant makers, awarded a total of $320,000 in funding.  ... read more »
Cardi B tops BET Noms, Nipsey Hussle Up for 1
May 17, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. ... read more »
Executive Producer Tracey Edmonds brings sexy intrigue to BET’s ‘Games People Play’
April 25, 2019
“ It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors to relationships in Los Angeles” ... read more »
Angela Rye to Deliver Texas Southern University’s Commencement Address
April 16, 2019
Angela Rye, who brings a unique perspective of strategy and policymaking inside the beltway of the nation’s capital, will be the speaker at Texas Southern University’s Spring 2019 Commencement. The ceremonies will take place at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena. ... read more »
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