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Another “Empire” Actor Arrested, but on Traffic Offense
June 17, 2019
Bryshere Gray courtesy photo CHICAGO (AP) — Another “Empire” actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, ... read more »
Own: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Primetime Special
June 7, 2019
The theme for the 2019 Gala is A Journey to the Pride Lands, based on the upcoming Walt Disney feature, "THE LION KING." Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will serve as the Gala's master of ceremonies. TV personality and best-selling author Star Jones returns as the Gala's celebrity auctioneer for the third year. Presenters include Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and author Shaka Senghor.  ... read more »
WATCH BREAKING NEWS: ALL CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST JUSSIE SMOLLETT
March 26, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Developing story…. ... read more »
NABJ Elevates CNN to Special Media Monitoring List
March 8, 2019
A special team will perform further research and an analysis of CNN’s diversity, inclusion and equity practices, per the NABJ Board’s directive. The special team will also publicly report on identified deficiencies in hiring a diverse workforce in news decision-making capacities at CNN. NABJ is also calling for a civil rights audit that examines the company’s hiring, promotion and compensation practices involving Black employees. ... read more »
Luke Perry of “90210” Fame has Died at 52 after Suffering Stroke
March 4, 2019
Luke Perry LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, ... read more »
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Open Call Auditions in Los Angeles – 2/23
February 22, 2019
Auditions for the 16th season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at BBC Highland Studios. Please let me know if you’d like to come out and cover or send out a crew for b-roll and to interview executive producer Jeff Thacker, All-Star Robert Roldan and auditioners on line for Season 16! ... read more »
Chicago Police Announce “Shift” in Investigation Regarding Jussie Smollett Case, Confusion
February 21, 2019
“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed in a statement. “We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview,” he added. ... 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 »
“Men-O-Pause-Ages of the Colors of Love” Choreopoem/Stageplay
August 16, 2018
Founder of Meek Ent. & PR has decided to host another live event bringing awareness to social causes. Meek Entertainment & PR is excited to bring you a community event which brings awareness to Menopause over a three day weekend on September 14-16, 2018, at the Inglewood “Willie Agee” Playhouse. The play “Men-O-Pause-Ages of the Colors of Love,” features 9 ladies on stage sharing their different experiences of Menopause and how it has affected their relationships with the Men in their life, their mental, physical and emotional health and their life overall. ... read more »
Lil Rel’s “Rel” Will Do More Than Make You Laugh This Fall on Fox
August 16, 2018
Since 2015 Lil Rel Howery has been flourishing in the industry and doesn’t seem to be losing momentum any time soon. ... read more »
CASTING DIRECTOR LEAH DANIELS-BUTLER HONORED DURING OSCAR’S WEEKEND
May 2, 2018
Host Brittany K. Jackson interviews celebrities on the red carpet honoring Leah Daniels-Butler and her extensive career as a casting director paving the way for many actors over the years! ... read more / watch video »
Reel Talk (Movie and Television Briefs): 11.2.17 – 11.8.17
November 2, 2017
Jill Scott gets Adventurous as Superhero Lady Eve in CW’s 'Black Lightning' ... read more / view gallery »
‘Shots Fired’ Music Supervisor Jabari Ali Talks Growing up in the Heart of Crenshaw to Mentorship, ‘Training Day’ and much more!
September 14, 2017
I think it truly challenges the perspective and it has opened a lot of conversations about the Sandra Blands, Trayvon Martins, and Philando Castiles,” he states. ... read more »
LA Sentinel interviews the stars of Step: The Movie
August 4, 2017
The trials and tribulations of their personal lives along with the highs and lows of their senior year are the focus, as these young ladies prepare for graduation and a major step competition. Step is in theaters August 4th. Film footage, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. ... read more / watch video »
Fox Host and St. Louis Police Group Want Teen’s Artwork Removed From U.S. Capitol
January 4, 2017
n December 29, Fox News personality Eric Bolling spoke out against a painting by a high school artist and constituent of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents greater St. Louis and the city of Ferguson, Missouri. ... read more »
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