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Our History Matters: The Untold Stories of African American ‘Hidden Figures’
February 8, 2019
Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1878. Major Taylor participated in his first bike race as a teenager. Shortly after, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to become a professional cyclist. Throughout his career, he received several world records from competing in races around the world but that didn’t stop the racist fans from throwing things at him and competitors trying to bump him off the track during his races. One competitor by the name of W.E. Becker choked Taylor until the police separated the two. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Announces Tichina Arnold as Host of its 10th Annual Awards Show
February 6, 2019
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is pleased to welcome the amazing Tichina Arnold as the host of our milestone 10th Annual Awards Show. A multi-hyphenated performer, Arnold has been a mainstay in Hollywood and currently stars as Tina Butler opposite Cedric the Entertainer on the CBS hit comedy, "The Neighborhood," which was recently renewed for its second season. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
January 10, 2019
For movies opening January 11, 2019. ... read more »
Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Could Return to Spotlight
January 10, 2019
A court ruling this week puts the police murder case of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal back in the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Amnesty International, Hollywood celebrities and death penalty opponents worldwide. ... read more »
25th Anniversary SAG Awards Exhibit Diversity in Nominations
January 3, 2019
The bright Hollywood lights illuminated the stage as “Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina and two-time SAG award winner Laverne Cox announced the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Tuesday (Dec. 11). ... read more »
#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 »
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