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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 »
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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 »
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 »
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`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 »
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 »
21 Abducted Schoolchildren Rescued in Northwestern Nigeria
January 4, 2022
At least 21 schoolchildren in Nigeria have been rescued hours after they were abducted by armed groups in the West African country's troubled northwestern region, police said. ... read more »
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