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Biz Markie — April 8, 1964 — July 16, 2021 — Rest In Power, this is for you.
July 22, 2021
Biz smashed all of his “shortcomings” through talent, innovation, and charisma which was a Herculean feat. ... read more »
HBO Max’s reboot of ‘GOSSIP GIRL’ – African American Girls as Optics but what’s under this choices?
July 15, 2021
HBO Max’s reboot of Gossip Girl feel like a public relations move to drive stories and online chatter. ... read more »
EMMY NOMINATIONS – FULL OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOMINEES!
July 15, 2021
The Primetime Emmy Awards will feature 26 different categories ranging from writing and acting to awards for different genres ... read more »
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Black Films Glow at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Part I
June 24, 2021
Films were played on gigantic screens under the sun, moon and stars. ... read more »
Aiming for a California Comeback: Tavis Smiley Returns to Radio
June 24, 2021
The station is expected to be on air 24 hours a day seven days a week. ... read more »
Aries Spears —an OG in comedy now hosting a podcast — SPEARS & STEINBERG — 256 in the can and counting
June 10, 2021
It’s hard to embrace that little Aries Spears has been in the comedy game, so long, that in 2021 —post-COVID-19—he’s now an official O.G. of comedy. Born in 1975, the New York native has been perfecting his comedic persona since he was 14 years old, is described by Hollywood insiders as witty, charismatic, and ferociously aggressive in his comedy style. No doubt, a nod to his astrological sign which, like his name, is Aries (April 3) a zodiac symbol associated with the Greek god of courage and war.  ... read more »
Ava DuVernay’s Film Collective ARRAY Partners with Google to Create Feature Film Grant for Underrepresented Creatives    
June 4, 2021
This week, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY is a  grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on amplifying work by people of color and women, founded by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The ARRAY + Google Feature Film Grant, which will provide funds to produce the recipient’s first full-length feature film, was instituted as a way to help build a more equitable and inclusive artistic community of diverse storytellers.  ... read more »
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Temptations Founder Otis Williams Reflects on the Group’s 60th Anniversary
June 3, 2021
To celebrate The Temptations’ 60th anniversary, Motown/UMe announced the kickoff of a yearlong tribute to one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions in history. ... read more »
“RUN THE WORLD” — A PERFECT SHOW ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN RELATIONSHIPS — NOW ON STARZ
June 3, 2021
“Run the World" is culture and possesses its own vibe that’s never been seen before, and could only be done by creative folks of color. ... read more »
Robert Townsend’s Daughter — Skye Townsend — A Funny Black Lady
May 27, 2021
Here is what the very funny, quick-witted and I think, uber-sweet Skye Townsend had to share about being a part of HBO’s “Black Lady Sketch Show.” ... read more »
‘Master of None Presents: Moments of Love’ — Season Is All About Naomi Ackie
May 27, 2021
I’ll go further, Ackie owns every frame she is in. She is also an executive producer on this season ... read more »
JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
COMPTON — ‘TWO DISTANT STRANGERS’ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!
May 13, 2021
Compton’s Travon Free and the Six Feet Over team took home an Oscar stepping into the history books as the first African-American filmmaker to win in the live-action short category. ... read more »
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