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Black Press of America Making Impact and Progress
June 3, 2021
While about 37,000 workers were laid off or furloughed at media companies like the Los Angeles Times, Condé Nast, The Dallas Morning News, Gannett, McClatchy, National Public Radio, and VOX, the NNPA added staff and expanded services to NNPA member publishers across the nation. ... read more »
Hip Hop Goes Home to the Bronx with Star-Studded Ceremony for New Museum
May 28, 2021
“Hip hop is one of those things that really gave my life meaning,” LL Cool J, perhaps the greatest of them all, stated during the ceremony that included Nas, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, EMPD, Naughty By Nature, and other superstars and trailblazers. ... read more »
Rapper Black Rob Passes Away at 51
April 18, 2021
The Hip-hop industry loses another impactful lyricist this year; on April 17, Rapper Robert "Black Rob" Ross died at 51 years old. Best known for his single, "Woah." and his affiliation with Diddy's Bad Boy Records, friends and loved ones reflect on his talent.  ... read more »
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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 »
GALLERY: 62nd Annual Grammys Red Carpet
January 30, 2020
Pictures from the star-studded event ... read more / view gallery »
Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks
May 23, 2019
As a result of the $10.6 billion acquisition deal, Allen’s company, Entertainment Studios, announced that it will buy four local stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million, according to Variety. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/13-3/19/18)
December 14, 2018
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Kool Moe Dee talks Ole School
December 7, 2017
You tell somebody now that James Brown was the Micheal Jackson of his time and they won’t believe you.” ... read more »
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Hip-hop stars, from Chance to Snoop to Common, get Emmy love
July 20, 2017
Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmys. ... read more »
Ulmer Institute to Address Urban Psychological Trauma
May 26, 2016
Shootings, stabbings and murders are commonplace in many South Los Angeles neighborhoods. While some crimes draw immediate media and police attention, few agencies hang around to help victims or witnesses deal with the long-term psychological effects. ... read more »
LL COOL J, Tracy Morgan, others chosen for Hollywood Walk of Fame
June 25, 2015
Quentin Tarantino, Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, LL Cool J, Kathy Bates, Bruno Mars and Cyndi Lauper are among the famous names to be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. ... read more »
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