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TYLER PERRY’S ‘MADEA’S FAREWELL’ PLAY: PERRY’S ADVICE: DREAM, BIGGER
February 18, 2021
Here’s what I learned from David Mann and Tamela Mann about working over the years with mogul Tyler Perry and what it’s like to “retire” their characters. ... read more »
Cicely Tyson, the Iconic and Legendary Black Woman of Hollywood
February 4, 2021
The world was taken for a surprise Thursday, January 28 when the news broke that legendary actress Cicely Tyson had passed away at the age of 96. The pioneering Hollywood actress left a legacy of grace, beauty, and immeasurable talent after starring in television shows and films for over 60 years.   ... read more »
Amber Rasberry Secures the Title of Senior Film Executive for Amazon Studios
December 17, 2020
In the season of racial equality and diversity in leadership, former development director Amber Rasberry accepted the position of a senior film executive at Amazon Studios. With a long history in the film production industry, Rasberry has a portfolio supporting the well-deserved position as a senior film executive. ... read more »
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Television Academy Honors Tyler Perry
August 20, 2020
The Television Academy announced that entertainment industry icon Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation will receive the 2020 Governors Award "in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to shaping the television medium.'' ... read more »
Comedian, Musician and Actor Barry Brewer Talks ‘Tyler Perry’s Bruh’ on BET and His Artistry
May 21, 2020
Having been in the industry for 18 years, Brewer spent a lot of time perfecting his various crafts ... read more »
Melissa L. Williams Tyler Perry’s new muse in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless now streaming on BET Plus
April 30, 2020
Melissa L. Williams shares about being inside Tyler Perry’s galaxy and what she did to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Rihanna and Congressman John Lewis to be Honored at NAACP Image Awards
February 20, 2020
Five-Time Image Award Recipient Anthony Anderson will return as the host for the Live TV Special. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
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Tyler Perry Christens New Studio with Help of Oprah, Others
October 10, 2019
Tyler Perry Studios has 12 soundstages, each named after seminal Black actors and actresses. ... read more »
‘Slave Play’ by Jeremy O. Harris a Real Look at Racism in America —Opening on Broadway, Oc-tober 6
October 9, 2019
In the new play “Slave Play” (playing a strictly limited 17-week engagement)now playing in New York, at the Golden Theatre, and opening, Sunday, October 6, actress, Joaquina Kalukango who plays Kaneisha opens and closes the conversational play with a bang.  ... 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 »
America is My Home
September 20, 2019
This year, as that date approached, I was listening to one of my all-time favorites, Luther Vandross's "A House Is Not A Home," when the question popped into my head: Do I consider America to be my home, or just my house? ... read more »
BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry
June 27, 2019
The show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
Own: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Primetime Special
June 7, 2019
The theme for the 2019 Gala is A Journey to the Pride Lands, based on the upcoming Walt Disney feature, "THE LION KING." Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will serve as the Gala's master of ceremonies. TV personality and best-selling author Star Jones returns as the Gala's celebrity auctioneer for the third year. Presenters include Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and author Shaka Senghor.  ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
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