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Freeform supports Halle Bailey’s Ariel casting amid backlash
July 11, 2019
A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of  "The Little Mermaid.'' Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag (hash) NotMyAriel to object to a black woman portraying the red-headed mermaid princess of the animated film. But the network says "Danish mermaids can be black because Danish (asterisk)people(asterisk) can be black.'' ... 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 »
Eunetta T Boone, ‘Raven’s Home’ Showrunner, Dies at 63
March 21, 2019
Eunetta T. Boone, a veteran TV writer and showrunner on Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” died Wednesday at the age of 63. “Eunetta Boone was a wonderful person and a consummate storyteller and teacher, ... read more »
Black Panther Returns to Theaters in Celebration of Black History Month For One-Week Free Engagement
January 29, 2019
... has set a one-week engagement for “ ... ” to return to theaters to celebrate Black History Month during Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC locations. ... read more »
Over 4,500 Residents enjoy Fourth Annual Winter Wonderland South L.A.
December 20, 2018
The event provided free toys, music, refreshments, and snow for residents across South Los Angeles ... read more »
Taste of Soul Remembers Kids with This Year’s Children’s World
October 25, 2018
Since its inception, Children’s World has been a part of the Taste of Soul, now thirteen years strong as the Los Angeles’ largest family oriented street festival. Of course there can be no family event without something for the children and TOS officials aim to make this part better every year. This year, participants included Disney’s new “Nutcracker” movie reps, with a photo booth for the kids, chesstutors.com and Vision to Learn, offering free eye exams. ... read more »
Why ‘The Hate U Give’ Is Not a Black Lives Matter Movie
October 18, 2018
Some are touting ‘The Hate U Give,’ as “the first Black Lives Matter movie.” Red flags should have gone up the moment we learned that Fox, recently acquired by Disney, was behind the film with a massive public relations budget, footing the bill for hundreds of advance screenings with celebrity guests, marketing swag, and heavy media saturation – especially in Black markets.  We might also wonder about the choice to have Audrey Wells, a White screenwriter whose credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun"  and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," adapt an urban Black novel for the screen. ... read more »
Mario Van Peebles New Film, Gun Violence, & Creative Expressions
September 27, 2018
Armed is a high action movie filled with surprises but more importantly political teachings. Director and actor Mario Van Peebles spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about the process behind the movie.   ... read more »
Black History, More than Just a Month: Floyd Norman
February 15, 2018
Floyd Norman was the first African American animator to work for disney ... read more / view cartoon »
Influential longtime ex-Disney executive Robert Billingslea dies 
September 12, 2017
Funeral service set and Bob Billingslea fund established  ... read more »
Winfrey, DuVernay tease ‘A Wrinkle in Time’.
July 20, 2017
Ava DuVernay says she wanted to direct an adaption of Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy classic ``A Wrinkle in Time'' because she saw herself in it. ... read more »
Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort
July 6, 2017
One hundred high school students to be selected for exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime program taking place in March 2018 ... read more »
Disney Believes in Magic
June 29, 2017
Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Magic extend community sponsorship agreement ... read more »
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