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2nd Annual ‘AAFCA TV Honors’ Highlights Frontline Heroes Risking Their Lives in the Battle Against COVID-19
August 25, 2020
This virtual celebration was made possible through the sponsorship of Morgan Stanley. The award categories included: TV Icon, Inclusion Award, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best TV Movie, Breakout Performers, Best YA, Best Animated, Best Documentary, and Best Short film. A range of front-line essential workers joined Celebrities like John Legend, Rashida Jones, and William Jackson Harper to hand out 11 awards and two honorary awards on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from the event has gone to the National Association of Black Journalists’ COVID-19 Relief fund. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw Broke Ground in Leimert Park Celebrating the Future of Black History and Community in the South L.A.
March 5, 2020
At the intersection of Crenshaw and Leimert, hundreds gathered to honor the history of Crenshaw Boulevard and Leimert Park and to celebrate the groundbreaking of Destination Park and its centerpiece; Sankofa Park.  ... 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 »
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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 »
AAFCA and ABA Film Society present Inaugural Learning Lab “Celebrating Black Excellence in Cinema” with Netflix’s Tendo Nagenda and Outler Society’s Alana Mayo
February 15, 2019
From the global blockbuster Black Panther and the lyrical indie If Beale Street Could Talk to the hilariously poignant comedy sensations Insecure and Atlanta and beyond, #BlackExcellence in Hollywood is on full blast. Rightfully, the movement has put an additional spotlight on Black creative executives, many of whom have long worked in the trenches to create a pipeline of opportunity for traditionally underrepresented groups. In turn, that has ignited the spark that many tag as a “Black Hollywood Renaissance.” ... read more »
Warner Bros. Television Group’s Directors’ Workshop is Open for Submissions to Its 2019 Program
January 11, 2019
Seven-Year Old Initiative Has Helped Launch or Further the TV Directing Careers of More Than 40 Women and People of Color ... read more »
Paley Center LA celebrates African American TV Showrunners
February 16, 2018
Paley Center LA celebrates African American TV Showrunners ... read more »
Issa Rae says goodbye to anonymity after ‘Insecure’ success
May 11, 2017
Rae plays a fictionalized version of herself on the show, a comedy about a young professional woman named Issa navigating her life. ... read more »
BET Presents the 2017 ABFF Honors Awards
March 20, 2017
BET Presents its 2nd Annual ABFF Honors Awards Hosted by Regina Hall. Watch has the Los Angeles Sentinel catches up with the nights' stars to talk about Black Excellence in Hollywood. Correspondent: Brittany K. Jackson Videographer: Kelli Scates ... read more / watch video »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris – Dawson honors Issa Rae on Black Women’s Day
February 22, 2017
Issa Rae built a social media empire garnering over 23 million views and over 200,000 YouTube subscribers to her renewed series “Awkward Black Girl” ... read more »
Issa Rae talks Insecure at EBONY Power 100 Gala
December 29, 2016
Issa Rae talks about her hit show "Insecure" at the EBONY Power 100 Gala Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
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