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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 »
Star-Studded Presenters Scheduled for 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards
June 6, 2019
The NAACP Beverly Hills/ Hollywood Branch announced the presenters for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards on Monday, June 17 ... read more »
AAFCA and ABA Film Society present Inaugural Learning Lab “Celebrating Black Excellence in Cinema” with Netflix’s Tendo Nagenda and Outler Society’s Alana Mayo
February 15, 2019
From the global blockbuster Black Panther and the lyrical indie If Beale Street Could Talk to the hilariously poignant comedy sensations Insecure and Atlanta and beyond, #BlackExcellence in Hollywood is on full blast. Rightfully, the movement has put an additional spotlight on Black creative executives, many of whom have long worked in the trenches to create a pipeline of opportunity for traditionally underrepresented groups. In turn, that has ignited the spark that many tag as a “Black Hollywood Renaissance.” ... read more »
Miko Branch, A Natural CEO 
February 14, 2019
Branch’s natural hair product line, Miss Jessie’s, continues to create clean, effective products to embrace a diverse spectrum of curly and textured hair types.  ... 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 »
2019 Academy Award Nominations:
January 24, 2019
The Favourite and Roma tied for the most Oscar nominations with 10 each, thereby besting Golden Globe Best Picture-winners Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody which only landed 5 apiece. Still, the most surprising news is the love lavished by the Academy on Spike Lee, who was nominated for Best Director for the first time in his 40-year career. ... read more »
Woman sentenced to life as teen in killing wins clemency 
January 10, 2019
A woman who says she was a victim of sex trafficking when she killed a man in 2004 was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee’s governor and will be released from prison  ... read more »
Blacktrospective 2018
December 27, 2018
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema ... read more »
‘Widows’ Film Review
December 11, 2018
The Windy City Serves as Setting for Adaptation of Brit Crime Series. ... read more »
Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios 
December 6, 2018
Amazon Studios won a bidding war for the rights to produce the Shirley Chisholm film. The project is the first Amazon Studios production deal emerging from the partnership between Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Amazon. ... read more »
Viola Davis to Star as Shirley Chisholm in Amazon Project
December 5, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is gearing up to play groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm in a film for Amazon Studios. The company said Thursday that Davis has signed on to star in and produce the project about Chisholm, ... read more »
Reel Talk (Entertainment Briefs): 5.11.17 – 5.17.17
May 11, 2017
She joins her husband and fellow actor, Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions and CEO and President, Lemuel Plummer of L. Plummer Media (LPM) for the landmark limited series, “Two Sides of the Truth.” ... read more / view gallery »
Viola Davis Lays Down The Law in ‘Custody’
March 9, 2017
Viola Davis Lays Down The Law in ‘Custody’ ... read more »
Viola Davis the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting: ‘The Triple Threat’
March 1, 2017
Recently, when Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also got positioned into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world. She became the first Black woman to win an Oscar®, Emmy ® and Tony® for acting. ... read more »
“Fences” Star Jovan Adepo “Enjoying the Moment” at SAG Awards
February 14, 2017
Actor Jovan Adepo talks politics and the experience he had with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis while creating the movie "Fences." Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
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