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Ian Alexander Jr., Only Child of Regina King, Dies at Age 26
January 23, 2022
Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday. ... read more »
`King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award
January 14, 2022
``King Richard,'' the Will Smith-starring film about the childhood rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and the father who raised them for greatness, was named today the winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's seventh annual Veritas Award.  The award recognizes the ``best film based on or inspired by real events and people.'' Films are judged ``on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence,'' according to the Press Club. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast
January 13, 2022
That the organization is proceeding with any kind of event came as a surprise to many in Hollywood. The HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed in February ethical lapses and a stunning lack of diversity _ there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group. ... read more »
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Rare Toni Morrison Short Story to be Published as a Book
January 12, 2022
To much of the world the late Toni Morrison was a novelist, celebrated for such classics as ``Beloved,'' ``Song of Solomon'' and ``The Bluest Eye.'' ... read more »
Nominations Unveiled for 28th Annual SAG Awards
January 12, 2022
Nominations were unveiled today for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the casts of ``Belfast,'' ``CODA,'' ``Don't Look Up,'' ``House of Gucci'' and ``King Richard'' named as contenders in the best motion picture category days after a lackluster Golden Globe Awards ceremony that garnered little attention. ... read more »
30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards Being Re-scheduled
January 7, 2022
Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, is rescheduling the 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which had been originally planned to take place live on Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air on Bounce on Jan. 17. The date has yet to be determined. ... read more »
Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies
January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
Last Parent of a Child Killed in 1963 Church Bombing Dies
January 4, 2022
Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing, died Sunday. She was 93. ... read more »
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Rose Bowl Hall of Fame to Add 3 Inductees at Pasadena Luncheon
December 30, 2021
Former USC running back Anthony Davis, ex-Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and All-American Michigan defensive standout Ron Simpkins will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame today. The trio will be formally inducted during a ceremony and luncheon outside the Rose Bowl stadium, just two days before the 108th Rose Bowl Game. ... read more »
Holiday Bowl Canceled After Organizers Unable to Find a Replacement For UCLA
December 30, 2021
Holiday Bowl organizers today announced cancellation of the game, acknowledging they were unable to find a replacement team for UCLA, which was unable to play due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins' program. ... read more »
World Mourns Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
December 30, 2021
Condolences poured in from around the world in respond to the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a renowned theologian and civil rights activist who fought tirelessly to dismantle apartheid in South Africa. ... read more »
Guidance for 2022 – From Mess to a Miracle
December 30, 2021
God takes you through mess to reveal a miracle. 2021 has been a mess of epic proportions. The insurrection, oil spill, economic set back, supply chain debacle, vaccine fears, the Omicron variant, and fear of another national shut down. If we ever needed God to turn a mess into a miracle, it’s right now.  ... read more »
Aaron, Elder Overcame Hate to Achieve Records, Milestones
December 28, 2021
Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. ``Hammerin' Hank'' supplanted Babe Ruth at the top of baseball's all-time home run list and Elder became the first Black golfer to play in the Masters. ... read more »
COVID-19 in UCLA Football Program Forces Cancellation of Holiday Bowl
December 28, 2021
Just hours before kickoff, the SDCCU Holiday Bowl between UCLA and North Carolina State at San Diego's Petco Park was abruptly canceled today due to COVID-19 issues within the Bruins football program. ... read more »
Court Officials Edging Closer to Dividing Prince Estates
December 27, 2021
Court officials are edging closer to dividing up pop superstar Prince's estate. ... read more »
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