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Bass Reeves: A Legend In His Own Time, A Hero In Ours

One-hundred-ten years after his death, the story of the first black US Marshal arrives at Walmart in a new comic book published by Allegiance Arts & Entertainment. Kevin Grevioux, actor-writer and creator of the Underworld and I, Frankenstein film franchises, ...

Ice Cube Collaborates With Iconic Artist And Activist, Shepard Fairey, To Create Logo For ‘A Contract with Black America’

In the wake of outcries against racial injustice, inequality and civil unrest in the United States, Ice Cube and American artist, Shepard Fairey, have revealed the ‘A Contract with Black America’ logo.

Women, Minorities Closing the Gap Among America’s Fishing Participants

Recreational fishing has reached new diversity milestones, according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2020 Special Report on Fishing found that: 3.7 million African Americans participate in fishing, an increase of nearly ...

Calling Young Musicians for Life’s Good Project

LG Electronics (LG) is hosting a global virtual music contest with Grammy Award-winning musician H.E.R. as part of its Life’s Good campaign for supporting and encouraging young voices.

Bounce Announces 2020-21 Slate of Bold New Originals From Top Names In Entertainment

Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, recently unveiled its 2020-21 original programming slate during the 2020 summer press tour.

Sony/ATV Signs Worldwide Deal with Jozzy

Sony/ATV Music Publishing recently announced it has signed a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Grammy award-winning songwriter and recording artist Jozzy.

Illinois Gaming Board Approves Hawthorne Race Course To Move Forward With Casino Development

Thirty years aft er Illinois passed legislation legalizing ten casinos to operate throughout the state, Hawthorne Race Course has been preliminary approved to become its next casino. The Illinois Gaming Board recently voted unanimously that Hawthorne’s ownership and key personnel ...

Sandra J. Evers-Manly Elected to 2020 Class of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) recently announced the election and invitation extended by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to Sandra J. Evers-Manly, to join the 2020 class of new members. Evers-Manly joins the ...

Ava DuVernay builds her first primetime unscripted series for NBC

Ava DuVernay has built her first primetime unscripted series – a ten-part social experiment for NBC. The When They See Us filmmaker created Home Sweet Home and she will produce it via her production company Array Filmworks with Warner Horizon ...

MasterClass Follows the Beat with Legendary Drummer Sheila E.

MasterClass, the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, recently announced that Emmy and Grammy nominated Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. will teach its first class on drumming and percussion.

Charles Wallert - Love Songs & More

The “Singer’s Producer” Charles Wallert has put together a compilation of his compositions/productions on multi-Grammy, Platinum recording artists George Benson, Dionne Warwick, O.C. Smith, Cuba Gooding (Main Ingredient) & more.

Sesame Workshop Names Kay Wilson Stallings Executive Vice President Of Creative And Production

CEO Jeffrey D. Dunn recently announced that Kay Wilson Stallings has been named the new creative leader for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and education organization behind Sesame Street and other critically acclaimed children’s programs, including Esme & Roy, Ghostwriter, ...

GSK Consumer Healthcare teams up with Paula Abdul for the launch of Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel

GlaxoSmithKline (LSE/NYSE: GSK) has announced that Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1% (NSAID) arthritis pain reliever) recently became available over-the-counter (OTC) online and in stores nationwide, providing the over 30 million osteoarthritis patients across the country broader ...

“1 ANGRY BLACK MAN” releases to worldwide audiences

Solidify y Productions, a film company with a mission to produce meaningful, uplifting stories that are entertaining and beautifully told, has partnered with Freestyle Digital Media to release 1 Angry Black Man, now available to audiences everywhere on DVD and ...

Ice Cube to Black Press of America: ‘You’re All We’ve Got’

Thirty years ago, Ice Cube debuted his seminal “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” album, which many at the time said was the apex of hip hop’s existence

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