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27th Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival To Screen Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert
January 17, 2019
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America. The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California. Aretha Franklin’s spine-tingling and uplifting Amazing Grace, produced by Alan Elliott, was originally directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. The film, a rare gem in the crown of the late musical genius, has not been seen before now due to technical and rights issues.  ... read more »
TV Academy’s First Black Chair to Step Down after 2 Years
October 10, 2018
Courtesy emmy.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV academy’s first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years. Hayma Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity. ... read more »
John Legend Wins Emmy Award and Spot in an Elite and Rare Class of Winners
September 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star ... ... read more »
Hip-hop stars, from Chance to Snoop to Common, get Emmy love
July 20, 2017
Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmys. ... read more »
Emmy’s Insult Legacy of Famed Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
September 21, 2016
Community and Civil Rights leaders were offended by disrespectful comments made by Jimmy Kimmel during this year’s Emmy Awards telecast. ... read more »
Defending Our Hero Johnnie Cochran
September 21, 2016
I met Johnnie when he was a Prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and yes he was flamboyant then as a Prosecutor ... read more »
Actress Niecy Nash Receives 1st Emmy Nomination
August 5, 2015
Actress Niecy Nash received her first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal as Denise ‘Didi” Ortley on the hit HBO show ‘Getting On’. Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley, (host of So You Think You Can Dance) announced the nominations live from the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16, 2015. ... read more »
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