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UPDATE: Nas, Eve, Snoop, Aaliyah’s Mom React to Death of Rapper DMX
April 12, 2021
``Earl Simmons was a wonderful, caring father, and a sensitive, thoughtful man. Unfortunately, Dark Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and struggling to find the light. ... DMX gave me the inspiration to keep going at Def Jam when rap became soft and silly,'' Lyor Cohen, a former executive at Def Jam, said in a statement. ... 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 »
PHOTO GALLERY: Cicely Tyson celebration of life
February 4, 2021
Cicely Tyson Gallery Photos ... read more / view gallery »
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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ — an Oscar contender directed by George C. Wolfe. On Netflix Dec. 18
December 10, 2020
Oscar-winner Davis fills the screen as Ma Rainey giving life to a complicated, proud, and immensely talented legend in the early 20th century. ... read more »
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon set the record at TIFF 2020: Be The Change You Want To See
September 17, 2020
It’s clear that they are doing nothing less than God’s good work. ... read more »
2nd Annual ‘AAFCA TV Honors’ Highlights Frontline Heroes Risking Their Lives in the Battle Against COVID-19
August 25, 2020
This virtual celebration was made possible through the sponsorship of Morgan Stanley. The award categories included: TV Icon, Inclusion Award, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best TV Movie, Breakout Performers, Best YA, Best Animated, Best Documentary, and Best Short film. A range of front-line essential workers joined Celebrities like John Legend, Rashida Jones, and William Jackson Harper to hand out 11 awards and two honorary awards on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from the event has gone to the National Association of Black Journalists’ COVID-19 Relief fund. ... read more »
NAACP Theatre Awards Affirm Black Excellence in Theatre
June 27, 2019
Biographical Musicals “Born for This” and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” earn multiple honors ... 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 »
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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 »
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