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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 »
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 »
FILM REVIEW: Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral
March 7, 2019
[Editors note: Warning. Spoilers ahead!] “Perry’s script relies on infidelity, rivalries, bawdy language, lust and the usual dollop of betrayal. In other circumstances, the turmoil would be funny and engaging. Not so much here…” ... read more »
Success in the Cards for Magician Derek Lee
February 21, 2019
A former government employee who decided he wanted to work for himself, the Philadelphia-born DerekLee has turned into a remarkable showman who’s perfected his craft, making him a modern master of his trade. ... read more »
Vic Bulluck Directs Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Produced Play ‘Paradise’
February 13, 2019
Bulluck’s new passion project is his latest play titled “Paradise.” Originally written by Laura Censebella, the play shares the journey between a gifted Yemeni-American and biology teacher’s unlikely relationship. The pair becomes tangled in conflict, religious differences, and test the boundaries of mentorship. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions teamed with American Oasis to bring the play to life. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Vice
January 12, 2019
It was an historic power grab. Not the Republicans taking back the White House after a controversial, razor-thin win by George W. Bush over Al Gore. It was the vice president-elect, Dick Cheney, out-maneuvering George Jr. and becoming the puppet master. ... read more »
Blacktrospective 2018
December 27, 2018
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema ... read more »
Tyler Perry Plays Santa and Pays Off Layaways at Walmart
December 6, 2018
Tyler Perry is bringing folks in Atlanta a lot of “merry” this holiday season. Perry recently announced on Instagram that he has paid off all the layaway plans for 2 Atlanta Walmart stores. ... read more »
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