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Vice President of LAUSD Board of Ed Speaks at Upcoming ‘Educating Young Minds’

Vice President of LAUSD Board of Ed Speaks at Upcoming ‘Educating Young Minds’

*(Los Angeles) On Saturday, June 24th, 2017, at 6:00 pm, Educating Young Minds will hold its 19th Annual Awards Celebration with guest speaker, Vice President of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Dr. George J. McKenna III, along with community leaders, EYM graduating high school seniors and alumni. The Celebration taking place […]

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‘Oprah’s Master Class’ Returns to OWN Sat., June 10 — Sneak Peak Preview Features Kevin Hart

‘Oprah’s Master Class’ Returns to OWN Sat., June 10 — Sneak Peak Preview Features Kevin Hart

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*The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Oprah’s Master Class” featuring an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of the entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, returns for a sixth season with a special sneak preview with world-famous actor/comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Additional episodes to air […]

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RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’ (Video)

RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’ (Video)

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*Following the 20th anniversary of the Urbanworld Film Festival, RLJ Entertainment is set to release Leila Djansi’s (Where Children Play) compelling new feature film, “Like Cotton Twines.” The film, which screened in the World Narrative Category at this year’s festival, follows Micah (Jay Ellis, The Game, HBO’s Insecure), an American volunteer who teaches in a […]

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‘Micah’s Voice’ Benefit Offers Special Performance with Shawn Stockman & Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds (Photos/Videos)

‘Micah’s Voice’ Benefit Offers Special Performance with Shawn Stockman & Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds (Photos/Videos)

*On Tuesday, April 25, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Micah’s Voice — a non-profit organization that offers support to families affected by autism — hosted a special evening at a private Hollywood Hills home with a select group of patrons to raise awareness and funds. The event raised more than $12,000 and although the weather […]

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Patti Labelle’s First Ever Jazz Album ‘Bell Hommage’ Available Everywhere

Patti Labelle’s First Ever Jazz Album ‘Bell Hommage’ Available Everywhere

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*GRAMMY® winning legend Patti LaBelle released her first jazz album, Bel Hommage (GPE Records / Sony Red). The thirteen-track album, which LaBelle recorded over the span of a year and a half, features standards such as “Jazz in You,” “Moanin’,” “Peel me a Grape,” “Moody’s Mood for Love” (with KEM) and “Here’s to Life.” The […]

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NAACP President (Cornell William Brooks) to Join Texas Police Killing Demonstrations TONIGHT

NAACP President (Cornell William Brooks) to Join Texas Police Killing Demonstrations TONIGHT

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NAACP President to Join Dallas area Interfaith Leaders at Demonstration and Non-Violent Direct Action Training Against Killing of 15-Year Old by Police Dallas, TX – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will fly to Dallas this evening to join Dallas-area Interfaith leaders for a multi-faith community prayer in honor of Jordan Edwards, a 15 […]

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People Around the Globe Are Talking About Nat’l Geographic Doc ‘LA 92’

People Around the Globe Are Talking About Nat’l Geographic Doc ‘LA 92’

 *(NEW YORK) For the past week, National Geographic has toured several cities across the country screening the new documentary “LA 92” and driving conversations around the provocative film ahead of its broadcast premiere on Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c. Audiences filled theaters at screenings in Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago and New York (the final stop – St. Louis – […]

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25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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Sandra Evers Manly’s BHERC Presents 24th Annual ‘Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves!’

Sandra Evers Manly’s BHERC Presents 24th Annual ‘Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves!’

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*(Hollywood, CA) – Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center proudly announces its 2017 Filmmakers at the 24th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves and will screen 8 short films on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Raleigh/Chaplain Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave in Hollywood, CA at 7:00 p.m. The films are by emerging African American Female […]

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New Comedy ‘Transition’ Explores What Really Happened at 90-Minute Meeting Between Obama and Trump

New Comedy ‘Transition’ Explores What Really Happened at 90-Minute Meeting Between Obama and Trump

*Now it can be told! Two days after the last Presidential election, President Barack Obama welcomed President-Elect Donald Trump for a 90-minute meeting at the White House, to initiate the peaceful transition of power. The future of Western Civilization depended upon the propitious conclusion of this meeting. So… What the hell exactly happened on Thursday, […]

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