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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 »
CAA’s Misha Green and Courtney Kemp lead with The Showrunner Mentorship Program
March 29, 2019
The facts don’t lie but it’s only been a recent shift that Hollywood brass has started to really listen.  Insiders know the drill.  Black has been on trend many times and then it fizzled out as if it never existed at all.  Halle Berry spoke her truth; so to speak when former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth interviewed her about her Oscar win (2002 win for “Monster’s Ball”). ... read more »
Amirah Vann is Ready for Her Close-Up!
May 18, 2017
Soon thereafter, Amirah began working with The Continuum Company under the direction of Jim Calder. ... read more »
Aisha Hinds takes Hollywood by storm
April 17, 2017
Aisha Hinds is ebullient, alive, gifted and woke. Those distinctive attributes set her apart in Hollywood where displaying intelligence and political awareness is not often witnessed and often frowned upon when it does make that rare appearance. ... read more »
AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION HONORED MOONLIGHT & QUEEN SUGAR
February 16, 2017
Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis Received Acting Wins. Ava DuVarney's 13th and Beyonce's Lemonade also take key honors. Sidney Poitier Received Lifetime Achievement Award ... read more »
Otherworldly But Of The World
February 2, 2017
Affectionately labeled a “real life super hero” by the creators, “Underground” WGN’s hit series introduces Harriet Tubman ... read more »
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Talks Underground Premiere
March 25, 2016
Jurnee Smollett-Bell talks about her new series Underground and why it is such an important series. This new series is from executive producer John Legend. Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski ... read more / watch video »
Redefining Our Kings And Queens
March 10, 2016
The cast of WGN’s highly anticipated new series, “The Underground” gives their insight on the importance of empowering a new generation with this prolific slave narrative that conveys strength, resilience and ingenuity. Over the past three years, co-creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski have been striving to get their story greenlit. Their patience and persistence resulted in Grammy and Oscar award-winning musician John Legend signing on as an executive producer as well as Anthony Hemingway as a director of four episodes. ... read more »
‘These Hallowed Grounds and Underground Screening’
March 2, 2016
In celebration of Black History Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a panel and screening event for WGN America's "Underground," the upcoming original series, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, set to premiere Wednesday, March 9 on WGN America. ... read more / view gallery »
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