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Meek Mill Seeks New Trial, Judge After Decade-Long Probation
July 19, 2019
Lawyers for Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. ... read more »
John Legend John Legend on abortion law boycotts: ‘Money talks’
June 11, 2019
John Legend courtesy photo LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. ... read more »
Equity Can’t Wait
May 16, 2019
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Che “Rhymefest” Smith—A Man With a Mission
April 12, 2019
In 2015, I interviewed Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith about “In My Father’s House”—a heart -wrenching documentary about his search to find his estranged father.  What he uncovered shocked him to his core. His father had been living on the streets and in and out of homeless shelters for years,  fighting alcoholism, just miles away from him the entire time.  ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap 
April 4, 2019
The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction.    ... read more »
Anthony Anderson Returns as Host for 50th NAACP Image Awards
March 7, 2019
Two-Hour Live TV Special to Air on TV ONE Saturday, March 30, 2019 ... read more »
WATCH: President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Kick off My Brother’s Keeper Summit in Oakland
February 20, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. ... read more »
Stephen Curry, John Legend To Join President Obama at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s First National Gathering in Oakland
February 5, 2019
Curry / Obama / Legend CHICAGO, IL — The Obama Foundation announced that Stephen Curry and John Legend are among the speakers joining President Obama for the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper’s Alliance first national convening in Oakland, ... read more »
Kane Brown to Be Honored with Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019
January 15, 2019
Brown first topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of his self-titled debut album (2016), and again with the release of "Kane Brown Deluxe Edition"(2017), which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Charts. With his debut album, a breakthrough No. 1 Top Country Album, Brown became the first-ever artist to top all five Billboard Country Charts. He debuted at No.1 on the Country Digital song chart with the Triple-Platinum song "Heaven" and debuted at No. 1 on the Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song charts with the Quadruple-Platinum song "What Ifs" featuring Lauren Alaina. ... read more »
Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Delivers 1.9 Million Total Viewers and Ranks as the Largest Social Premiere in Network History
January 4, 2019
Night One of Three-Night Event Ranked as Lifetime’s Best Performance in More Than Two Years in Key Demos. Documentary Was #1 Most Social Primetime Program Across Broadcast and Cable for The Night. ... read more »
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts 
Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday with the
 Grammy Award-winning Joyous South African Musical Ensemble
September 11, 2018
The Soweto Gospel Choir is a Grammy Award-winning group that has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music — including U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, and Diana Ross — and scored an Academy Award nomination for its work on the soundtrack to Pixar’s WALL-E. The 43-member choir, drawn from churches in and around Soweto, inspires audiences, sharing the joy of faith. ... read more »
John Legend Wins Emmy Award and Spot in an Elite and Rare Class of Winners
September 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star ... ... read more »
Music Composer Jongnic Bontemps Brings His Silicon Valley Tech Brilliance and Hip-Hop Rhythmic Elements to “United Skates”
May 2, 2018
Bontemps is a gifted music composer and the owner of Composer Tech, and it's his musical composition in the new documentary “United Skates” (by directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown) that is causing the strong pre-festival buzz, and that’s always good news for new filmmakers and film festival honchos. ... read more »
Reel Talk 1.4.18 – 1.10.18 (Television and Movie Briefs)
January 4, 2018
There will be a no age limit, as well diversity for the up-in-coming season. ... read more / view gallery »
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