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Wendy Williams’ Brave Revelation: Living with Progressive Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Before conquering daytime television, Williams spent 23 years building a devoted fan base on the radio with “The Wendy Williams Experience,” a top-rated daily radio show. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York, captivating an audience of more than 12 million people. In recognition of her contributions, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2009, a prestigious honor held by only a handful of women.

Blacks in the Comic Book Industry

Some of the Black men and women making moves in the comic book industry include TJ Sterling, David G Brown, Shequeta Smith, Brent Sands, and Karla Medrano.

Black Herstory Month: Women Making Moves and Leading Change in The Music Industry

African Americans have made significant contributions to the art of music in many genres across generations. One musical genre that has roots back to slavery is gospel music. As slaves became Christians, a religion forced upon them, they began singing hymns later termed spirituals. Then with the abolition of slavery, a new form of music began to emerge. Free Blacks found themselves expressing their disappointment in a post-slavery society, birthing the smooth sound of the blues. Fast-forward to the late 1970’s, Hip-Hop was born. This cultural movement encompassed all past and present music expressions like spirituals, the blues, poems, art, stories,

Black Herstory Month: Learn About Extraordinary Black Women Making History

Black Americans make up 12% of the country’s population, but less than 6% are appointed as chief executive officers (CEO). In November of 2022, CNBC announced that only 5.9% of all CEO’s in the United States are African American. Within those small percentages, Rosalind Brewer and Thasunda Brown Duckett are the only two Black women who have lead Fortune 500 companies.  

BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”

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.

THE 19TH: ‘BLACK WOMEN’S QUALIFICATIONS HAVE LONG BEEN QUESTIONED. KETANJI BROWN JACKSON’S ALLIES WERE PREPARED.’

The 19th highlighted the broad coalition backing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the efforts to ensure her confirmation, including the $1 million ad campaign jointly launched by Building Back Together, the Black Women’s Leadership Collective, and She Will Rise. The digital, television, and radio ads in D.C. and in battleground states including Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, including on Black-owned media outlets and publications, emphasize Judge Jackson’s extensive qualifications and broad experience across the legal profession and urge her swift, bipartisan confirmation by the Senate.

BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”

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.

Creative Coalition of Color Members Hosts Careers in Entertainment Panel for BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival

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.

Spike Lee to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

`King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award

“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.

Nominations Unveiled for 28th Annual SAG Awards

Nominations were unveiled today for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the casts of “Belfast,” “CODA,” “Don’t Look Up,” “House of Gucci” and “King Richard” named as contenders in the best motion picture category days after a lackluster Golden Globe Awards ceremony that garnered little attention.