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The Year of Twenty-Two with Ashley Henderson
November 17, 2022
It’s been ten years in the making for entrepreneur Ashley Henderson. The Los Angeles native, Chief Creative Officer, and founder of League Twenty-Two, is building a marketing empire with star-studded clients like Nike, NBA, YouTube, and Estee Lauder. ... read more »
BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”
July 6, 2022
BET+ and the Canadian Broadcasting Corportation (CBC) have come together to release a new series, “The Porter,” which highlights the creation of a Black worker’s union in the roaring twenties. Inspired by real life events, The Porter follows a group of about five characters who hustle, move mountains, and stop at nothing to make their dreams come true and fight for the much-deserved liberation of themselves and their people. ... read more »
McDonald’s USA Teams Up with Marcus Graham Project to Provide Opportunities for Aspiring Marketing Professionals of Color
June 30, 2022
During the beginning of June, McDonald’s USA teamed up with the fifteen-year-old non-profit organization Marcus Garvey Project (MGP) to host their summer 2020 iCR8TM Bootcamp. ... read more »
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Blackness in Full Bloom: Building Black-owned Businesses from the Ground Up
May 19, 2022
The Playa Vista-based advertising firm, Deutsch LA is devoted to empowering the collective community through its complimentary marketing program, Blackness in Full Bloom. Blackness in Full Bloom is a sequence of two-hour weekly master classes for local entrepreneurs focused on varied marketing marke segments such as strategy, media, design, and production. ... read more »
The Impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs and Black Students
March 16, 2022
In March 2020, when college campuses across the country closed and sent students home, many HBCUs continued to house hundreds of students who did not have homes to return to. Groups of students were stuck on campus without the funds to pay for transportation back to their home cities. This challenge was a byproduct of several students losing the jobs they used to help fund their education, along with loss of family income. Many students became both food and housing insecure without the critical resources that HBCUs often provide. ... read more »
Leimert Park Walking Exhibit Chronicles Black Cinema
February 10, 2022
Movie lovers will have an opportunity to tour a walking exhibit chronicling the history of Black film now on display in Leimert Park.  ... read more »
BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”
February 3, 2022
BET+ and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) have come together to release a new series, “The Porter”, which highlights the creation of a Black worker’s union in the roaring twenties. Inspired by real life events, The Porter follows a group of about five characters who hustle, move mountains, and stop at nothing to make their dreams come true and fight for the much-deserved liberation of themselves and their people. ... read more »
Creative Coalition of Color Members Hosts Careers in Entertainment Panel for BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival
January 27, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), in partnership with the Creative Coalition of Color (CCC), have created an opportunity for entertainment professionals in film, marketing, entertainment advertising, and public relations communities to join a virtual panel to provide inside knowledge about diverse careers in the entertainment industry for youth. ... read more »
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Biden Nominates 3 to Fed Board, Including First Black woman
January 25, 2022
President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor.  ... read more »
Spike Lee to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
January 25, 2022
Spike Lee was named today the recipient of the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction. The award is the top honor bestowed by the DGA for film directors. ... read more »
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 »
Africa CDC in Talks with Pfizer for COVID Treatment Pill
January 14, 2022
The director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases. ... 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 »
Sophia the Robot Commits to Help End Global Racism and Injustice
January 13, 2022
“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked. ... 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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