Category Archives: Urban News

For Love Reginald F Lewis Widow Shares Husband’s Story

For Love Reginald F Lewis Widow Shares Husband’s Story

*For Loida Nicolas Lewis, love never ends. When asked why the Filipino American widow of Reginald F Lewis enthusiastically shares her husband’s story and legacy 25 years after his death, she simply remarked, “Because I love him. Since the time I proposed to him while we were seated together in the subway: ‘Darling, do you […]

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Louis Gossett, Jr. Signs on as Executive Producer of New Doc, ‘Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story’

Louis Gossett, Jr. Signs on as Executive Producer of New Doc, ‘Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story’

Los Angeles, CA — Louis Gossett Jr. is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his role as Fiddler in the ABC television miniseries Roots–has signed on as executive producer for Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story. This feature length documentary tells the incredible tale of Muhammad […]

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Baltimore’s Security Square Mall to Host the 19th Annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Saturday, April 21, 2018

Baltimore’s Security Square Mall to Host the 19th Annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Saturday, April 21, 2018

*Security Square Mall in Baltimore confirms hosting the 19th annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) entertainment conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1- 4 p.m. The entertainment conference, also presented by The Baltimore Times newspaper, starts with a panel of industry professionals that will give advice and answer questions, and ends with a national talent […]

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TV One Represents the Dream W/ Black History Month Slate Featuring Common

TV One Represents the Dream W/ Black History Month Slate Featuring Common

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*TV One is celebrating Black History Month with a full slate of programming offerings that embody the theme, “Represent the Dream.” The network also debuts a new short form video campaign featuring three-time Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning artist, actor and social justice activist Common, which runs throughout the month of February. In the videos, Common discusses […]

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NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

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*On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a ground-breaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP will work with the Africa-America Institute (AAI) on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and […]

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‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

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*WNET announces the television premier of “Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire.” The documentary chronicles the life and legacy of business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis, a Harvard Law School graduate, who rose to prominence as a lawyer, venture capitalist, and leader of the global food company […]

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Painter Jacob Lawrence Brings Migration Series ‘Step Afrika!’ to The Soraya

Painter Jacob Lawrence Brings Migration Series ‘Step Afrika!’ to The Soraya

*Capturing the essence of the Great Migration – the movement of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North following the outbreak of World War I,  artist Jacob Lawrence brings his latest piece,  The Migration:  Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, to The Soraya, located on the campus of Cal State Northridge (CSUN), for its company debut […]

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Stanley Nelson Releases ‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’

Stanley Nelson Releases ‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’

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*The preeminent storyteller of the African-American experience, Stanley Nelson Firelight Films and The New York Times Op-Docs, the award-winning forum for short-form opinionated documentaries produced by independent filmmakers and artists, today released Black Colleges in The Age of Trump. The film exposes the Trump Administration’s strained relationship with the leadership of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). […]

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Louis Armstrong House Museum Honors Jazz Recording Artist Wycliffe Gordon

Louis Armstrong House Museum Honors Jazz Recording Artist Wycliffe Gordon

*The Louis Armstrong House Museum’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of “What A Wonderful World” will culminate this month with the museum’s Annual Gala paying tribute to Louis Armstrong and those who continue his legacy. This year’s event, which will be held on January 23rd at Capitale in Manhattan, will include a cocktail hour, […]

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34th National Black Memorabilia Crafts Show Coming in April

34th National Black Memorabilia Crafts Show Coming in April

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*Last year’s event was a huge success. The 34th annual National Black Memorabilia Fine Art & Crafts Show will be April 14 & 15, 2018 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. The objectives of this show are to educate the public on African American history and culture, and to provide an opportunity to […]

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