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HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
Star Trek Actress’ Son Sued by Her Former Talent Manager
July 12, 2019
The 80-year-old former talent manager for Nichelle Nichols is suing the "Star Trek'' actress' son, alleging he is trying to remove both him and Nichols from their current homes so that he can sell the property. ... read more »
A look into the creative mind of writer-director-producer Dallas Jackson
June 17, 2019
Writer, director and producer Dallas Jackson is methodically building his entertainment empire. This news is a reason to celebrate because Mr. Jackson is unapologetically Black and more to the point, ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette ‘When Greed and Avarice Is Not Enough’
March 21, 2019
Life presents challenges. Sometimes it may be difficult to “think outside the box.” However, we move forward and survey where we have been, how we evaluate life’s path…it takes meditation, thinking through what’s happened. Look at the highlights, the successes and things which may not have worked well as you would have preferred. Patience. Life isn’t a straight line. It’s more like a graft, ups and downs. In this retrospective, one may be tempted to compare one’s own life’s tracks with those of others. Be reminded, you have your personal gifts and talents which you should singularly compare with yourself, not others. Who are we admiring? It’s repeatedly proven that some, if not many of you may be admiring at a distance let you down morally, ethically and otherwise. ... read more »
NBC Gives Woman of Color a Late Night Show
March 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly’s slot to a woman of color who’s a star on YouTube. The network said Thursday that a new show, ... read more »
NABJ Elevates CNN to Special Media Monitoring List
March 8, 2019
A special team will perform further research and an analysis of CNN’s diversity, inclusion and equity practices, per the NABJ Board’s directive. The special team will also publicly report on identified deficiencies in hiring a diverse workforce in news decision-making capacities at CNN. NABJ is also calling for a civil rights audit that examines the company’s hiring, promotion and compensation practices involving Black employees. ... read more »
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks presents ‘An Evening of Gospel, Jazz, and Blues’
January 25, 2019
A FREE night of music, dance, poetry, and black culture to celebrate Black History Month: ... read more »
NBCBLK Set to Celebrate Black Women in 2019 with “She Thrives: Black Women Making History Today”, Nominate Someone
December 4, 2018
This February 2019, in celebration of Black History Month, NBCBLK, the African-American news vertical of NBC News Digital, presents a month-long special feature recognizing the accomplishments, ... read more »
NBC Cancels Megyn Kelly’s Show After Blackface Controversy
October 29, 2018
Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for White people to wear blackface at Halloween. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Sistahs in Business Expo Heads To Atlanta
August 30, 2018
After successful stops in Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and Columbia, SC, the SIB Expo is ready to teach, embolden, and inspire Atlanta participants and guests with power-packed panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an all-around enlightening experience. ... read more »
Sistahs in Business Expo Celebrates Atlanta’s Entrepreneurial Women of Color
August 30, 2018
The Sistahs in Business Expo (SIB Expo) will make the final stop of its 2018 tour in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 13.  The all-day event will take place from 10am – 4pm EST at the DeKalb Conference Center, located at 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. ... read more »
Sherri Shepherd wants a “24 Hour Orgasm”
August 9, 2018
The talented actress is dipping her toes into the film world and adding the title producer to her long resume. ... read more »
Bill Cosby Recommended to be Classified as Sexually Violent Predator
July 24, 2018
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board is recommending Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator. The Montgomery County District Attorney requested a hearing on the report Tuesday so a judge can decide if Cosby will be classified as a sexually violent predator. ... read more »
NBC launches the Industry’s First Directing Initiative for Unscripted Programming
May 31, 2018
New Alternative Directors Program, will feed pipeline for female and ethnically diverse directors celebrated Directors Alan Carter, Ivan Dudynsky, Russell Norman and Alex Rudzinski, to serve as mentors for program finalists ... read more »
Rapper Meek Mill Calls for Criminal Justice Reform
May 10, 2018
Mill was given a two- to four-year prison sentence in November 2017 for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. ... read more »
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