The Black Movie Soundtrack II at the Hollywood Bowl – Spectacular!

  On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the famed Hollywood Bowl – Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Charlie Wilson, Marcus Miller, Gladys Knight, Common, Philip Bailey, Lalah Hathaway, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson to name a few shared the stage for an evening that host Craig Robinson called “a hug for your soul.”  And that it was.  The Black Movie Soundtrack II, a live event created and produced by filmmaker Reginald Hudlin, Grammy-winning bassist Marcus Miller, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in association with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) paired live performances with clips from some of

Happy Birthday Minister Al-Hajji Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

  He would have celebrated 91 years of life today (May 19). What can be said about a man who captivated a nation? Malcolm X or Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz as he was known in the years prior to his death, is considered by many one of the most important voices of conscious thought. Ask any millennial what they love about Malcolm X and you are certain to hear one of his infamous quotes roll quickly off their tongues; “By any means necessary,” or his mantra to everyone, to “make it plain.” Much has been written about Malcolm X and his

Jazz Entertainer Eloise Laws to Perform at Vibrato Grill Jazz

  One of the many perks of living in the Los Angeles area is the amazing array of great music available on any given weekend. And this weekend is no exception. The sensational Eloise Laws is in concert at the Vibrato Grill Jazz, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Laws will perform her new single, “Can’t Let Myself,” during two evening shows at 7P.M. and 9P.M. Laws is no stranger to the performance stage. A Tony nominee, singer, and entertainer, Eloise is music royalty as she is a member of the sensational Laws family…Hubert, Ronnie, and Debra. Of her new single, “Can’t

Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50!

Santa Clara, Calif. – It was unseasonably warm in Levi Stadium on Sunday, February 8, 2016…a great day for football. At exactly 3:30pm, PT, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers took the field in front of 71,088 cheering fans to begin what many sports pundits had predicted…a win by the Carolina Panthers. In fact, ESPN’s Football Power Index had given the Broncos a 44 percent chance of winning. It was not to be for the Panthers, a team that had gone 17-1 in regular season play. The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. It

Oakland Raiders Charles Woodson Receives Art Rooney’s Sportsmanship Award

  San Francisco – Retired Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson received the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award on Saturday, February 6 at the fifth annual NFL Honors Awards ceremony, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Woodson, a nine-time Pro Bowler, and the only person in NFL history to record at least 50 interceptions and 20 sacks in a career, expressed his joy in receiving this honor. “This is a great honor. It’s always a great honor anytime you get voted for anything where your peers vote for it. I’m very honored to have received the award,” Woodson said. “I think what it speaks

San Francisco 49ers Anquan Boldin Named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

  San Francisco – 49ers free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the NFL Honors awards ceremony.  Boudin was one of three finalists that included New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and New Orleans tight end Benjamin Watson. “This award means a lot. It’s definitely an honor for me to be honored in this way. I think it’s an award that all of the guys in the NFL relate to, but I think I speak for myself when I speak for the guys that were nominated with

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016 is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme of thisYear’s campaign is ‘I am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS’. The emphasis of the 2016 campaign is on the role that everyone can play in HIV prevention and television personality and Co-Founder of 6in10.org, Karamo Brown wants that message heard loud and clear!   Brown co-founded 6in10.org with Donta Morrison to eradicate the HIV statistic that says that 6 in 10 African American gay or bi-sexual men will contract HIV by the time they are 40 according to the Centers for Disease Control. Among African Americans,