The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Announces Tichina Arnold as Host of its 10th Annual Awards Show

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is pleased to welcome the amazing Tichina Arnold as the host of our milestone 10th Annual Awards Show. A multi-hyphenated performer, Arnold has been a mainstay in Hollywood and currently stars as Tina Butler opposite Cedric the Entertainer on the CBS hit comedy, “The Neighborhood,” which was recently renewed for its second season.

CBC Meets With CBS News To Discuss Importance of Diversity In News Coverage, Challenges Organization To Add More Journalists and Staff of Color

WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with officials from CBS News to discuss the importance of diversity in news coverage and insist the organization add more reporters of color to their roster of journalists chosen to cover the upcoming 2020 election campaign. CBS News recently faced criticism regarding the lack of diversity among the reporters chosen to cover the upcoming election.  CBC members also pressed the organization to take more proactive steps to increase diversity overall, including divisions outside of the newsroom. Following an initial meeting between CBS and CBC member Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Black Caucus

Rep. Waters Meets with CBS to Discuss Media Diversity & Inclusion

“Within 24 hours of my Twitter request for an explanation as to why CBS Corporation has, to date, failed to hire a single African American reporter or producer to cover the 2020 presidential election, CBS Vice President of News and Executive Director of Staff Development and Diversity, Kim Goodwin, and CBS Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, Christopher Isham, requested a meeting and spoke with me in my office on Capitol Hill.

Big Boi, Travis Scott To Join Maroon 5 In Super Bowl Show

The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. 

Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn’t confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott. 

Fifteen-Time Grammy® Winner Alicia Keys to Host The 61st Annual Grammy Awards®

The Recording Academy™ and CBS announced today that 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking her first time as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night®. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.  

The Caucus For Producers, Writers and Directors 36th Annual Caucus Awards Dinner

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ 36th Annual Caucus Awards Dinner was a fabulous night at The Skirball Cultural Center. The full house of Hollywood’s elite enjoyed an enchanted evening of watching their peers receive honors in the television industry. Co-chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart, along with Executive Producer Chuck Fries, Vice Chairs/Producers Vin Di Bona, Dennis Doty and Jim Hirsh, and Executive Director Deborah Leoni produced a memorable awards show. 2018 Caucus Award list of Winners:   Producer Of The Year Eric Overmyer Bosch   Writer Of The Year Bruce Miller The Handmaid’s Tale   Directors Of

Julie Chen of CBS The Talk and Critical of Camille Cosby, Goes Mute After New Allegations of her CBS CEO Husband Surface

Julie Chen has been very vocal and critical of Camille Cosby during the Cosby allegations. Now Chen finds herself in the same situation. Instead of facing the The Talk’s daily round table gossip that she and her cast mates dish on others lives, she has decided to pull out of the shows season premiere . Chen released the following statement. “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family, “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.” The Talk Season 9  premiered today. Her husband Les Moonves was forced

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder Confirms He’s Considering Running For President

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder recently appeared on The Late Show with host Stephen Colbert and confirms he’s considering a run for president. Holder currently is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization started by him and former president Barack Obama. The committee focuses on redistricting reform. Watch Holder talk upcoming mid-terms and the 2020 presidential election:

“The Real On Reality TV” With Endyia Kinney-Sterns

Endyia Kinney-Sterns, the former Vice President of Development At OWN, held the inaugural “Real On Reality Television” workshop at the L.A. Film School which was designed to give industry aspirants the blueprint to creating a great sizzle reel, treatment and pitch for network executives.

Rush Hour Works!

The film-to-television series hits all the right notes for an evening in front of the tele

‘Thursday Night Football’ to air on both CBS and NBC

“Thursday Night Football” will air on both CBS and NBC next season. The NFL has agreed to a two-year deal with the networks, the league announced Monday. CBS had broadcast games in partnership with NFL Network the past two seasons. A person familiar with the contracts told The Associated Press the deals are worth $450 million for 10 games, five each on CBS and NBC. CBS paid $300 million for eight games in 2015. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not made public. The new contracts for 2016 and ’17 increase the number of games