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2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS POSTPONED
March 17, 2020
dick clark productions and NBC today announced that the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” - scheduled to air live on NBC from Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29th - is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on NBC at a later date. ... read more »
Alex Newell & John Clarence Stewart Star in NBC’s High Concept Drama “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
January 23, 2020
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is NBCs latest “high-concept drama” to hit television, a musical mashup meets tech explosion where actress, Jane Levy stars as Zoey Clarke, a computer wiz and coder that magically begins to hear people’s inner most thoughts through popular music. ... read more »
Eddie Murphy’s “Saturday Night Live” return is a ratings win
January 2, 2020
Murphy reprised some of his landmark ``SNL`` characters on last Saturday's show, including Mr. Robinson, Gumby and Buckwheat. ... read more »
Gabrielle Union, NBC meet over ‘America’s Got Talent’ firing
December 6, 2019
Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive” first conversation on her firing from “America’s Got Talent” and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. ... read more »
William Jackson Harper on NBC’s, ‘The Good Place,’ is Sad to See a Paycheck Go, But …
November 21, 2019
On a recent afternoon, under Rockefeller Plaza’s food court, a small group of journalists gathered to talk shop with William Jackson Harper, the handsome man who carved a place in television history playing the character, ... read more »
The Tamron Hall Show Debuts
September 13, 2019
“One of the ways Hall is shaping her show is by insisting the makeup of the crew reflect her audience. Despite having veteran executive producer Bill Geddie at the helm, Hall insisted that more women be hired because she wants to empower people like her – a self-described country girl from Luling, Texas who has made it to the upper echelons of television and news.” ... read more »
Eddie Murphy to Host ‘SNL’ for the First Time in 35 Years
August 26, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Murphy will be returning to a place that helped launch his career — “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian will be the host of the sketch comedy show on Dec. ... read more »
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 »
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