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The Blackhouse Foundation and Strayer University Name Donald Dankwa Brooks Winner of Scriptwriter Competition to Bring Real Perspectives on Criminal Justice to the Classroom
February 7, 2020
On Friday, after opening with the Inaugural Blackhouse Black Entertainment Critics Kickoff Breakfast, The Blackhouse Foundation joined Strayer Studios for ScriptED: Bring Learning to Life, the culmination of a nationwide competition to discover a talented, up-and-coming scriptwriter who can help bring real perspectives to Strayer’s Criminal Justice program. In an exciting and surprising twist, Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strategic Education, Inc. (SEI), the parent company of Strayer University, increased the prize awarded to scriptwriter contest winner Donald Dankwa Brooks from $10,000 to $25,000 and offered the remaining four finalists $10, 000 each. ... read more »
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 »
Angela Lewis — Aunt Louie — does the unthinkable in season-three of FX’s “Snowfall”
August 8, 2019
Angela Lewis has made an indelible imprint in bringing to life Franklin's Aunt Louie, in FX’s “Snowfall” ... read more »
Walter Mosley Brings Life to FX’s ‘Snowfall’
July 26, 2019
First impression, Walter Mosley, author and consulting producer/writer on FX’s “Snowfall” for the past two seasons, has a distinctive and comforting voice. His cadence reminded me of jazz.  He confessed that he doesn’t like his voice suggesting that it’s nothing special. I will agree to disagree. ... read more »
Walter Mosley Brings Life to FX’s “Snowfall”
July 25, 2019
In season three of FX’s “Snowfall,” crack cocaine is spreading like wildfire through South Central and like a wildfire, it continues its path of destruction, changing the culture foreve ... read more »
John Singleton Private Funeral Today, will Remain Executive Producer of FX Drama Snowfall
May 6, 2019
John Singleton  will be laid to rest today in a private ceremony in Los Angeles , a rep for his family revealed. The funeral, planned as “a very small, ... read more »
Update: John Singleton in coma after stroke
April 25, 2019
Singleton’s family had previously announced that he’d had a stroke on April 17, but there had been no details revealed about the seriousness of his condition. ... read more »
“Journey This” Cheray O’Neal’s One Woman Show October 12 – November 11, 2018
October 10, 2018
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from October 11 through November 11, Cheray O’Neal’s one-woman play, Journey This is partnering with American Cancer Society and Lyrical Hair to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, and patient services nationwide while providing a stellar theatrical experience at the Lounge Theatres, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. ... read more »
Christina Cooper Gets Talk Show, Produces Feature Film
June 14, 2018
Local actress and filmmaker launches "The Christina Cooper show" this summer and new feature film "South Central Love" in 2019. ... read more »
Reel Talk: 7.13-7.19.17 (Television and Movie Briefs)
July 13, 2017
John Singleton’s ‘Snowfall’ introduces never before told narrative of 1980s Crack Epidemic FX ... read more / view gallery »
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