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A Little Powerhouse
November 24, 2022
Ridley Bateman is a breakout actress who’s recently put her foot on the bright Hollywood path. ... read more »
Theatre Director Sheldon Epps’ New Book Celebrates and Encourages Self-Direction
October 27, 2022
Sheldon Epps, one of the first Black artistic directors in American regional theatre, has written a new book entitled, “MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre.” Epps chronicles his tribulations and triumphs as a freelance director, which led him to the Pasadena Playhouse, where he served as artistic director for twenty years. During that time, he helmed many productions, also directing episodes of classic television shows along the way. ... read more »
Living the ‘Sweet Life’
September 22, 2022
Jerrold Smith II is a Los Angeles multi-hyphenate who may be a familiar face to you. Best known for his most recent on-screen credits in HBO Max’s original series, Sweet Life: Los Angeles, and Netflix’s outbreak competition series, Floor is Lava, his work doesn’t stop just stop there. ... read more »
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Meet Zion Broadnax
September 15, 2022
Meet Zion Broadnax—the eleven-year-old star who’s on the road to becoming a whirlwind sensation in the entertainment industry.  ... 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 »
Jacqueline Stewart Appointed Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
July 6, 2022
On July 6, the Board of Trustees of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced the appointment of Jacqueline Stewart as the institution’s director and president. Ms. Stewart is one of the world’s leading scholars, curators, and public educators on cinema.   ... read more »
The Mills Brothers Celebrate 100 Continuous Years of Musical Excellence
June 9, 2022
For over a century, The Mills Brothers have been one of the world’s preeminent vocal groups of all time. They are significant pioneers of African American music history—spearheading barrier-breaking impacts (racially and musically) on our society and the music industry worldwide ... read more »
Simone Ashley of ‘Bridgerton’ — an actress to keep an eye on
April 14, 2022
There is no getting around how impacting season two of “Bridgerton” has been on the Black and Brown communities around the world. In America, where things are White and barely Black, the arrival of two Indian characters, in key roles, in season two, has set the social media world aflame, and rightly so. ... read more »
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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 »
53rd NAACP Image Awards to Air February 26
January 27, 2022
The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will air on Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m. on BET. Actor Anthony Anderson, a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner, will host the live TV special. ... 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 »
`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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