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Former Hollywood Digital Marketing Executive and Professional Poker Player Admits Embezzling $22 Million from Employer
November 22, 2019
A former executive at StyleHaul Inc., a digital marketing company that represents “influencers” on Instagram and YouTube, pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for embezzling more than $22 million from his employer and then using the stolen money for personal expenses and crypto-currency gambling. ... read more »
As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows
November 15, 2019
Now, as he awaits an appellate court's ruling that could grant him a new trial or freedom, Cosby's support base appears more significant than at any point since charges were filed against him nearly four years ago. ... read more »
‘Hair Love’ is Now in Theaters
September 12, 2019
Hair Love, a new animated short showing the love between a Black father and daughter, is now in theaters. Premiering right before Angry Birds 2, the animation short gives insight and relatability of Black fatherhood to a broad audience. ... read more »
States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe
September 12, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators. ... read more »
Gambians Glued to YouTube As President’s Hit Squad Confesses
September 6, 2019
Truth is stranger than fiction and in the West African nation of Gambia, the truth has galvanized citizens with former members of the exiled president’s hit squad admit to murder and other atrocities. ... read more »
NBA and Youtube Partner to Launch Live Games on League’s First Channel Dedicated to Fans in Sub-Saharan Africa
March 22, 2019
- New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA – - First Live Games on New Channel to Feature Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets and L.A. Clippers at New York Knicks on Sunday, March 24 – ... read more »
Uproar Over Expulsion of Famed Anti-Colonialist Professor
October 12, 2018
Zambian authorities roiled the nation’s waters by deporting an influential pan-Africanist professor before he could disembark at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and before he could address a class of graduating university seniors on the topic: “Africa in the age of China’s Global Influence and Global Geodynamics.” ... read more »
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Still Reigns Supreme
September 6, 2018
RIAA’s platinum status was once equivalent to selling one million albums or songs, but in 2013 the company began incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and other digital music services to determine certification for albums and songs. ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
The Makings of a Star: ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’ Inspires the Uninspired
August 24, 2017
The producer discovered the fiery red hair and soulful singer 7,000 miles away on an Israeli kibbutz. ... read more »
Bill Duke Youth Media Camp Accepting Applications
August 24, 2017
In addition, all class sessions of the Duke Youth Media Camp are now held on the campus of the New York Film Academy in Burbank. ... read more »
Tommy the Clown explains how he created the legendary Battle Zone dance competition
July 23, 2017
Tommy the Clown talks about the inception and evolution of Battle Zone and his dance academy. ... read more / watch video »
Ex-Con Goes from Years in Prison to YouTube Show 
May 18, 2017
To hear Los Angeles native Keldren Joshua tell it, in 2017, he received a second chance at life. Until then, he had spent the last 10 years at the Terminal Island prison in San Pedro, California, after pleading guilty to conspiracy of distributing 500 grams of methamphetamine. His total sentence was 15 years to life. ... read more »
Issa Rae talks Insecure at EBONY Power 100 Gala
December 29, 2016
Issa Rae talks about her hit show "Insecure" at the EBONY Power 100 Gala Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Google’s got the ‘GodComplX’
December 2, 2016
Internet sensation Maya Washington aka “Shameless Maya” talks leveraging her personal YouTube fan base as a vlogger into a starring role in the new Google webseries “GodComplX” ... read more »
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