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#BlackLivesMatter’s #BlackXmas is Not Just About Buying Black, It’s About Saving Black Lives
December 7, 2018
This weekend the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles co-hosted #BlackSunday, an opportunity for the community to intentionally spend their dollars with Black-owned businesses, who were provided with booth space at no charge. ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan, Now a Hollywood Heavyweight, Punches Up
November 29, 2018
If Michael B. Jordan's path to this moment was condensed and edited, it might look, appropriately, like a training montage. Images of Jordan cutting his teeth on the Baltimore streets of "The Wire'' and the Texas football fields of "Friday Night Lights,'' followed by hints of a soaring talent ("Red Tails,'' "Chronicle''), shattering breakthroughs ("Fruitvale Station'') and setbacks ("Fantastic Four'') before reaching, with a pair of haymakers ("Creed,'' "Black Panther''), heavyweight status. ... read more »
Robert Townsend A Living Legend Delivers a Master Class with New Doc, “Making The Five Heartbeats”
November 29, 2018
Robert Townsend is a legend. The actor, comedian, writer, and director opened the door, in the early 90’s, for Black filmmakers (then and now) creating a bridge in Hollywood at a time when most thought it was unbridgeable. ... read more »
Comedian Earthquake: The Power Behind Stand-Up Comedy
November 22, 2018
There aren’t many comedians who can bring you to tears like Earthquake. His straightforward comedy style has propelled him into sold out shows, movies, and various television shows.  His television presence continues to grow after appearing on CBS’s new hit comedy show “The Neighborhood” starring Cedric the Entertainer. The comedian spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about his episode, the art of comedy, and why comedians are underrated.  ... read more »
Elise Neal, Jennifer Freeman and VIP’s Gather for Grand Re-Opening of BURGERIM
November 8, 2018
This week, actresses Elise Neal and Jennifer Freeman hosted the Behind the Burger Event for the re-grand opening of the BurgerIM on Melrose in Hollywood, CA. Attendees included Jensen Atwood (“Noahs Ark”), Miles Brock (“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood”), Alesha Renee (“Girl Code”), Courtney Harrell (NBC's “The Voice”); NBA player Kibwe Trim, celebrity publicist Kita Williams, DJ Alysen, MC Spicy Mari and more. Celebs came out to celebrate the opening and support the black owned franchise and co-owners Andreas Wright and John Hollingsworth had patrons sampling their new "Bigger Better Burger" that is only available at this location. ... read more »
Actress-Writer Lena Waithe: Films Fall Short of Ethnic Equality
November 2, 2018
Waithe, an actress and Emmy-winning screenwriter with the streaming comedy "Master of None'' who was in the film "Ready Player One,'' joined in conversation with comedian Hannah Gadsby at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences lunch. ... read more »
LEGENDS—Vivica A. Fox
November 1, 2018
She is a trailblazer among Black Hollywood, an entrepreneur, director and philanthropic inspiration. ... read more »
NBC Cancels Megyn Kelly’s Show After Blackface Controversy
October 29, 2018
Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for White people to wear blackface at Halloween. ... read more »
Lakers Display a Different Type of Showtime in Loss to Rockets
October 23, 2018
Los Angeles Lakers fans poured into Staples Center ahead of the home opener against the Houston Rockets on Saturday, invigorated to usher in the new “Showtime” era with LeBron James as the star. What happened was a different type of “showtime”. In the fourth quarter several members of these teams had multiple physical altercations and oddly enough, the fracas did not dim the excitement but fostered it. ... read more »
“Nappily Ever After” Producer, Tracey Bing is an African American Woman Who Understands the Politics of Hollywood and Hair!
October 12, 2018
Anyone that’s been working inside Hollywood’s inner circle for the past two decades has either worked with or heard about producer Tracey Bing. Besides praising her solid business acumen —the product of a first-rate education received at Yale University and Harvard Business School—it was her superlative taste level and her ability to maneuver the creative and business side that really made the bees in the beehive buzz. ... read more »
Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
October 11, 2018
The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. ... read more »
Staged Workshop Presentation at The Blank Theatre Oct. 8 Focuses on African Americans in 1950s Hollywood
"To Dance with Judy" is part of The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series, a new play development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by diverse voices from both established and emerging writers. ... read more / view event »
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Emerges from Bankruptcy
September 14, 2018
The parent company of several Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles restaurants emerged from bankruptcy this week when a Los Angeles judge confirmed a modified confirmation plan to repay creditors, it was announced today. ... read more »
Former Football Player Sentenced for Man’s Death in Hollywood
September 13, 2018
A former high school and college football player was sentenced today to four years behind bars in connection with a man's beating death during a brawl outside a Hollywood nightclub after a birthday celebration. ... read more »
Smokey and the Bandit Star Burt Reynolds Dead at 82
September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, ... read more »
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