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Holcomb still chasing dream of becoming NFL head coach
November 26, 2021
As an African American growing up in Queens, New York, Al Holcomb spent his fall Sundays watching Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys on television, and dreaming of one day becoming an NFL head coach. ... read more »
‘Coming 2 America’ —an uneven comedy now playing on Amazon Prime Video starring Eddie Murphy
March 10, 2021
Zamunda is the fictional African kingdom that comedic genius, Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem, inherited in “Coming to America.” The year was 1988 and this stunning country, in Mother Africa, had never experienced the brutality of colonialism. African traditions and culture were celebrated — on-screen— with pride.  ... read more »
Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas
April 9, 2020
Simmons is leading a group of producers who, on Sunday, April 5, will premiere “Def Comedy Jam Presents: Healing Through Laughter,” a marathon fundraiser hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The program will air online beginning at 10 p.m. EST, and Simmons’ Instagram page will be updated to provide more information. Simmons has established a GoFundMe page with the hopes of raising as much as $100,000 to help with supplies to assist those in need. ... read more »
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Rapper-Actor-Producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson Receives Walk of Fame Star
February 6, 2020
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled honoring rapper-actor-producer Curtis "50 Cent'' Jackson, 10 days before the finale of the Starz crime drama he produces and appears in, "Power.'' ... read more »
The Time is Now to Help Prevent Gun Violence in Urban Neighborhoods
September 19, 2019
At the beginning of this summer, I wrote an Op-Ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. I asked for support for the anti-violence programs around the country and many of you responded. For that, I am grateful. ... read more »
David Mack Builds Community Bridges Through the Arts
July 11, 2019
The executive director of Invertigo Dance Theatre seeks to unite communities, give inspiration and shape the forefront of the arts in Los Angeles. ... read more »
World’s Largest Independent Reggae Label VP Records Celebrates  40th Anniversary
January 10, 2019
VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England.  ... read more »
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