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Nneka Ogwumike Embraces Her First Moment With Jay-Z & Paul Rivera
May 27, 2021
Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike looks forward to great basketball this season, and she’s hyped about seeing fans in the arena. ... read more »
Rapper-actor DMX, known for gruff delivery, dead at 50
April 9, 2021
DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, ... read more »
Amber Rasberry Secures the Title of Senior Film Executive for Amazon Studios
December 17, 2020
In the season of racial equality and diversity in leadership, former development director Amber Rasberry accepted the position of a senior film executive at Amazon Studios. With a long history in the film production industry, Rasberry has a portfolio supporting the well-deserved position as a senior film executive. ... read more »
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GLAAACC PRESENTS WOMEN IN THE C-SUITE
November 19, 2020
“What does it mean to have a seat at the table?” was the theme for The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Women in the C – Suite conference on November 4.  Décor Interior Design Chief Executive Officer Ronda Jackson moderated the hour-long discussion that centered on the topics of what it takes to maintain a successful career, open doors for other women and propel the next generation of women leaders. Panelists included Sydney Kamlager, Assemblywoman, 54th District; Kim Carter, partner, Kelley Drye, LLP; Christine Keith, resident, Elite Auto Network; Tameka Raymond, founder, Cult De Jour; and Halleemah Nash, founder, Rosecrans Ventures. ... read more / view gallery »
New Trailer and Poster from Visual Album “BLACK IS KING” A Film by Beyoncé now Available
July 20, 2020
Today, Parkwood Entertainment and Disney+ released the new trailer and poster for “Black Is King,” a film by 24-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, which will premiere globally on July 31, 2020, streaming on Disney+. The new film based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” will premiere two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the theatrical release of Disney’s global phenomenon, “The Lion King.” The film reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. ... read more »
Garcetti: City Won’t Hesitate to Close Businesses Ignoring Coronavirus Orders
April 2, 2020
 Los Angeles' city government will not hesitate to close businesses deemed ``non-essential'' as well as construction sites that don't practice social distancing while emergency orders are in place, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday.  ... read more »
Emmy-Winning Composer and Pianist Kris Bowers Discusses his Journey and Latest Concerto Debuting at Walt Disney Hall
February 7, 2020
The American Youth Symphony (AYS), in part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sounds About Town series will give the world premiere of Los Angeles native and Emmy award-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers’s new violin concerto. Debuting February 8, 2020, at Walt Disney Hall, the piece played by violinist and former classmate Charles Yang titled For A Younger Self is an ode to Bowers’s younger self and their careers at Juilliard. ... read more »
Inhumane Conditions, Violence and Death Represents Everyday Life at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison
January 23, 2020
The conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman prison makes it one of the worst detention facilities in the world, according to reform advocates and human rights organizations. ... read more »
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Top Sports Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
Major news stories of the year 2019 ... read more / view gallery »
Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor named NFL Inspire Change advocates
September 5, 2019
The NFL and Roc Nation say artists in various genres will create new music for a Songs of the Season campaign that will help raise money for Inspire Change. ... read more »
Amazon Prime Miniseries ‘Free Meek’ Brings the Insanity of Robert Rihmeek Williams’ Life to Light.
August 23, 2019
This is an unbelievable true story. It’s so outrageous that if a screenwriter had attempted to write this into a screenplay they would be shot down in seconds citing that noone, in their right mind, would believe this story.  ... read more »
Dolphins’ Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal
August 22, 2019
Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial division. ... read more »
Jay-Z Defends NFL Deal with Roc Nation, Talks Kaepernick
August 14, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, ... read more »
WATCH: Jay-Z and Meek Mill Join Forces to Launch Dream Chasers Record Label and Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform
July 29, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. ... read more / watch video »
Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyoncé album
July 19, 2019
Beyoncé announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift,'' which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez. ... read more »
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