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Black Republican Opponent Expected to Defeat Stockton’s Popular Democratic Mayor Michael Tubbs
November 19, 2020
In 2012, Stockton, California, elected 22-year-old Michael Tubbs to his hometown’s city council.  From that celebrated victory, to his 2017 rise to mayor of the Central Valley city, media pundits and Democratic Party insiders have hailed Tubbs, calling him one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.  Tubbs’ future as a force in the Democratic party still remains almost certain, but on Nov. 3, the 30-year-old Stanford grad suffered an unexpected blow. As of Friday, Nov. 13, Tubbs was trailing Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln in his reelection bid.  ... read more »
Veteran TV Executive Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group
October 22, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” ... read more »
REVIEW: HBO’s Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children —a disturbing look the death of 30 African American children
May 1, 2020
Atlanta's Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children is a five-part documentary series offering an unprecedented look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African-American children and young adults in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981.     ... read more »
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Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas
April 9, 2020
Simmons is leading a group of producers who, on Sunday, April 5, will premiere “Def Comedy Jam Presents: Healing Through Laughter,” a marathon fundraiser hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The program will air online beginning at 10 p.m. EST, and Simmons’ Instagram page will be updated to provide more information. Simmons has established a GoFundMe page with the hopes of raising as much as $100,000 to help with supplies to assist those in need. ... read more »
HBO’s “Women of Troy” Shows How USC Transformed Women’s Basketball
March 5, 2020
On March 10, HBO will debut “Women of Troy,” a sports documentary on the 1983-84 USC women’s basketball team at 9:00 PST. The documentary gives an exclusive look at the team that won two consecutive NCAA championships with sports icon Cheryl Miller leading the way. ... read more »
4TH Annual American Black Film Festival Honors
March 5, 2020
The ABFF celebrates Black culture in film and television. Organizers for the event recognize individuals who make positive contributions to the entertainment industry. ... read more »
Issa Rae: Movie Academy ‘Needs to Do Better’ On Diversity
January 17, 2020
Issa Rae’s quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees. ... read more »
Media Pioneer and Tech Businessman Clayton Banks on Increasing Our Value in The Digital Economy
January 9, 2020
California born businessman Clayton Banks was an excited teen going to visit his brother at his UCLA dorm, he says, when he first encountered racism. “I was walking along and a car came by and someone yelled the N-word. I was just so appalled. I freaked out. I mean,” he paused at the memory, “I was really flabbergasted.” After he processed the incident Banks says he realized, “It had nothing to do with me. It was their ignorance.” ... read more »
Issa Rae Collaborates with Ajay Relan and Yonnie Hagos to Open Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen In Inglewood
December 26, 2019
Just below the second floor of Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen the phrase, “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER” functions as a sentry to the patrons who enter the shop residing on the corner of La Brea Avenue and Regent Street. ... read more »
Effie T. Brown is All In — Duly Noted — Making Moves Her Way!
May 24, 2019
I’ll do my best to try and paint a picture of film, digital and television producer Effie T. Brown, but it’s hard to do with just words. Brown is the reason Podcasts were invented, meaning that her tone often reveals what she’s really saying versus what you just heard her say. ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
CAA’s Misha Green and Courtney Kemp lead with The Showrunner Mentorship Program
March 29, 2019
The facts don’t lie but it’s only been a recent shift that Hollywood brass has started to really listen.  Insiders know the drill.  Black has been on trend many times and then it fizzled out as if it never existed at all.  Halle Berry spoke her truth; so to speak when former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth interviewed her about her Oscar win (2002 win for “Monster’s Ball”). ... read more »
Alfred Liggins is the Other Half of Urban One’s Success Story 
March 21, 2019
“Look, my mother has an amazing story from where she came, and she’s always been more of a forefront person. A lot of people tend to think this woman built this company and she made her son the CEO, but they don’t realize how long I’ve been at the company and that it was really a joint effort. They tend to think it’s a traditional family business. But my mother is very good at giving me credit. She did it when we were in Omaha.”  ... read more »
Michael Jackson Estate: New film Violates Channel Standards as HBO Plans to Air Controversial Film
February 11, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that a documentary on two men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network’s programming guidelines. ... read more »
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