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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 »
Drake To Receive Artist Of The Decade Honor At Billboard Music Awards
May 11, 2021
Rapper Drake will receive an ``Artist of the Decade'' award at this month's Billboard Music Awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, show producers announced today. ... read more »
BHERC and Paramount Pictures Team Up to Present Top Executives in Launch of “Careers in Hollywood Series”
April 29, 2021
In an effort to create diversity and inclusion at all levels of varied positions within the entertainment industry, BHERC launches a new series of seminars aimed to reveal the scope of opportunities and requirements to have a successful career in entertainment. ... read more »
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EJ speaks… and Everybody Laughs, A lot…
March 25, 2021
The comedian and content creator brings lots of laughs with skits, conversation and situational humor. ... read more »
‘THEM’ — A NEW TERROR ANTHOLOGY SERIES. I DIDN’T SAY HORROR — DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
March 11, 2021
The series focuses on an African-American family who moves to an all-White Los Angeles neighborhood during The Great Migration. ... read more »
2021 Pan African Film Festival: A Fine Collection of Black Cinema
March 11, 2021
Check out these four festival films that are on view from February 24 to March 14 at paff.org and in theaters near you in the future. ... read more »
‘THE UNITED STATES vs BILLIE HOLIDAY’ —UNEVEN BUT WORTH SEEING, THANK YOU LEE DANIELS
March 5, 2021
Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has taken the audience into his imagined world of the late, great, and deeply complicated Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” with a screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”). ... read more »
UMG Announces New Chairman/CEO of Motown Records
March 5, 2021
Ethiopia Habtemariam was appointed president of Motown and executive vice president of Capitol Music Group in 2014. That same year, she oversaw Motown's relocation to Los Angeles from New York. ... read more »
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Study: Portrayals Of Black Women/Girls Improving In Film & TV, But Work Needed
March 5, 2021
Portrayals of Black women and girls in film are showing signs of progress, with their characters more likely to be depicted as leaders or as working in STEM professions than white women, but issues of ``colorism'' still exist, according to a study released today. ... read more »
Cherie Johnson returns in the PUNKY BREWSTER — Reboot— A NEW GENERATION BEGINS
March 4, 2021
She’s back —and by “she” I mean Cherie (Cherie Johnson) and Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) with all ten episodes of the re-vamped, re-imagined series dropping all at once. Cherie Johnson reprises her role as Punky’s best friend, Cherie ... read more »
GET READY WORLD – HERE COMES ZAY-B
February 18, 2021
Zay-B has plans on being a triple threat.  He is currently a sophomore at Life Pacific University in San Dimas, California where he is studying Worship Arts.  He says school is helping him to perfect his talents as a musician, while at the same time he is working on strengthening his vocals and even wants to follow in his father’s footsteps one day and take a shot at acting.  ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
Frankie Beverly and Maze — living legends — still making Black history
February 11, 2021
I guarantee there is something in Frankie Beverly and Maze's 52 albums that has touched your soul, becoming a part of the soundtrack of your life. ... read more »
NAACP Welcomes Entertainment Executive Kyle Bowser as Senior Vice President of Hollywood Bureau
February 11, 2021
The NAACP is pleased to announce that Kyle Bowser will serve as its Senior Vice President of the Hollywood Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Bowser will be responsible for advancing NAACP’s Hollywood projects, relationships, and overseeing NAACP’s Image Awards production. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
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