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Grand Opening of Rhimes Performing Arts Center  
April 14, 2022
April 9th brought the illustrious grand opening of the Rhimes Performing Arts Center (RPAC) by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA).   ... 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 »
Veteran TV Executive Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group
October 22, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” ... read more »
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Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?
September 26, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series.  ... read more »
Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” Returns For The Holidays
November 22, 2018
Tisha Campbell, Debbie Allen and others return for the ninth annual performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. ... read more »
ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ Following Star’s Racist Tweet 
May 31, 2018
ABC canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.”  ... read more »
Off The Shelf (August Book Releases)
August 24, 2017
The Los Angeles Sentinel brings “Off The Shelf,” a new column for intriguing political, social and entertaining literary and need-to-know novels published within the Black utopia of literature. ... read more »
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This Week in Women’s History
March 22, 2017
Both known and overlooked Black women who have made a way for women today through entertainment, inventions and politics. ... read more / view gallery »
Shonda Rhimes bringing sequel to Romeo-Juliet tragedy to ABC
May 18, 2016
``Scandal'' producer Shonda Rhimes is collaborating with William Shakespeare on a new ABC series. ... read more »
Black Women in Entertainment Making History
February 25, 2016
Ava Duvernay is a Golden Globe nominated director from Compton, California, who is knocking down barriers in the film industry. In 2012, Duvernay became the first African American woman to win a directing award at the Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film, “Middle of Nowhere.” She also was the first African American female director nominated for a Golden Globe for her movie “Selma.” ... read more / view gallery »
Architects of Change: Shonda Rhimes & Maria Shriver In Conversation
November 26, 2015
On Thursday, November 19 at a sold-out breakfast at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, Maria Shriver set down with award-winning producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (creator of Gray’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal) and the author of New York Times bestselling book, “The Year of Yes,” to share her journey of change, making the decision to have a year of saying ‘yes’. ... read more »

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