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Ernie Hudson Steps In As The Patriarch Of A Family Empire In “Carl Weber’s The Family Business,” Playing On BET Networks
December 6, 2018
When you’ve been in the business as long as actor Ernie Hudson has, it’s not unusual for a creative to step up their game and tackle other challenges in the Hollywood game. For Hudson—known for his iconic role in “Ghostbusters” and currently featured in Netflix’s original movie “Nappily Ever After” and the series “Grace and Frankie” he decided to step into the role of Executive Producer on the “Carl Weber’s The Family Business,” now playing on BET Networks. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Technology: The Monster ”
September 14, 2018
Every industry trends toward digital transformation. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a human race disaster according to some and Ted Kaczynski: ‘dubbed the unabomber,’ sent a series of mail bombs to university and airline officials; evaded the FBI for over 18 years; captured in 1996; a child prodigy entering Harvard University at 16, graduated, earned a doctorate in mathematics at 25; assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, quit in two years, abandoned an academic career retreating in isolation 1969 to a small cabin primitive lifestyle in Lincoln, Montana. ... read more »
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts 
Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday with the
 Grammy Award-winning Joyous South African Musical Ensemble
September 11, 2018
The Soweto Gospel Choir is a Grammy Award-winning group that has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music — including U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, and Diana Ross — and scored an Academy Award nomination for its work on the soundtrack to Pixar’s WALL-E. The 43-member choir, drawn from churches in and around Soweto, inspires audiences, sharing the joy of faith. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
CAP UCLA Presents Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole’s ‘Blind Spot’ New Genre-defying Collaboration
August 17, 2018
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and writer and photographer Teju Cole’s powerful new collaboration, Blind Spot, an investigation of humanity’s blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for $29.50–$59.50 are available now at cap.ucla.edu and theatre.acehotel.com, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office. ... read more »
Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer
November 16, 2016
Gwen Ifill moderated vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008 and authored the book, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama” ... read more »
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