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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 »
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Hosts 500 Students for STEM Field Day
June 6, 2019
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and the Science of Sport organization celebrated the first year of STEM education in the Inglewood Unified School District. A group of 500 3rdto 5thyear elementary students participated in interactive STEM experiments led by current and former Los Angeles Dodgers players. ... read more »
Denzel Washington Inspired LeBron James to Strive for Greatness
December 4, 2018
Two-time Oscar award-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke to the Lakers as part of the team’s speaker series after suffering one of their toughest losses of the season in Denver. ... read more »
Reel Talk 1.4.18 – 1.10.18 (Television and Movie Briefs)
January 4, 2018
There will be a no age limit, as well diversity for the up-in-coming season. ... read more / view gallery »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (12/23-12/28/16)
December 24, 2016
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Thousands Attend Grand Opening Ceremonies for the New Black History Museum
September 28, 2016
thousands stood outside on what some described as a “perfect day” to pay homage to the Smithsonian’s first museum dedicated to Black History. ... read more »
City mourns Saints player as questions over death remain
April 14, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) People across Louisiana sought Monday to process the news that one of the Saints’ much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage. ... read more »
Warrant: Ex-Saints player Will Smith was shot in back, torso
April 11, 2016
Smith was beloved by fans for helping the Saints win the 2009 Super Bowl, and for remaining in the community as New Orleans recovered from Hurricane Katrina. ... read more »
Reel Talk 3.31.16
March 31, 2016
Global icon and former Movie Awards host Will Smith will receive the Generation Award during the 25th anniversary edition of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The award show airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 PM outside the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, California. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (Feb.18-23)
February 17, 2016
Weekly Black history facts ... read more »
Clorox Bleach couldn’t make the Oscars any Whiter
January 27, 2016
Since the 2016 Oscar nominations have been announced on Jan. 14, the talks of the lack of diversity in the prestigious award show has been on the minds of some of Hollywood’s top actors, directors and media personalities. ... read more »
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema 2015
January 1, 2016
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema 2015 ... read more »
Reel Talk 11.26.15
November 26, 2015
Let's talk TV and Big Screen in African American Entertainment ... read more »
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