Entertainment

Pepsi® Brings Jalen Hurts Into Fans’ Kitchens

Pepsi knows that for the diehard, loyal fans, football is more than JUST football watching: it’s an unapologetic, highly anticipated weekly ritual that takes preparation – from the gear and the snacks to the crew you celebrate every play with. This year, Pepsi is providing Eagles fans everything they need to get ready for game day no matter where they are from a virtual Jalen Hurts for at-home watching to the launch of the Pepsi Plaza for fans at Lincoln Financial Field.

Remy Ma makes dynamic acting debut

This real-life drama, snatched from the BET original series, “American Gangster, Trap Queens”, tells the true story of the unbelievable life of Delrhonda Hood aka “Big Fifty”. In her own voice, Big Fifty navigates the twists and turns of her fast-paced, dangerous journey that leads to the ultimate story of redemption. Hers is a story of a notorious American Gangster, which stems from th traumatic events from her childhood, and leads to a life of crime, violence and the repercussions from bad decisions.

Black Women and Girl Athletes Take Center Stage

ONYX Media, LLC announced today the official launch of EMPOWER ONYX, a diverse multi-channel platform celebrating the stories and transformative power of sports for Black women and girls. The minority women owned media company aims to inspire young black women through in-depth profiles, articles, podcasts and documentaries showcasing leaders in sports who champion social justice, equality and self-empowerment.

Kandi Burruss Covers HelloBeautiful’s Digital Cover

HelloBeautiful’s “The Fall Preview” digital cover spotlights Kandi Burruss -- singer, songwriter and reality TV star. Kandi gets candid about her supportive husband, non-stop grind, making the foray into acting, becoming a Broadway producer and building her own brands in our “Welcome to Kandi Land” cover story. In this issue, Hello-Beautiful features comprehensive guides to prepare our readers for the fashion month of the year. From NYFW to the MET gala and back to school, September is our favorite time of year.

Black Broads Abroad X Clark University To Host, Get The F Out Of America: The Blueprint Conference

Phelena Jean, founder of the multi-media platform Black Broads Abroad is hosting the Get The F Out of America Blueprint conference, being held at Clark Atlanta University, October 2-3, 2021.

Houston’s Singing Sensation, Aysia, Launches her Debut Single with UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954

Shaking Up The Music Industry, Aysia, The Young Talent From Houston, Has Just Released Her Incredible Debut Single With UniversalCMG 1954.

Chanel Iman Joins Smile Train as Newest Celebrity Ambassador

-- Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organization, today announced model Chanel Iman, known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, as their first-ever Smile Train Celebrity Ambassador solely focused on motherhood. As a young mother of two, Chanel’s goal is to advocate for and champion mothers across the globe, particularly mothers of children born with a cleft.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And Teremana Tequila Reveal The Mana Mobile And Launch The Great American Mana Mobile Road Trip

Teremana, Dwayne Johnson’s small-batch handmade tequila, announces The Great American Mana Mobile Road Trip. Inspired by The Rock’s famous phrase “MANA. GRATITUDE. TEQUILA.”, the Mana Mobile will travel the country, visiting towns, communities, and cities to “Bring the Mana.”

Redbox Entertainment Acquires Exclusive Domestic Rights To Nick Cannon’s ‘SHE BALL’

Redbox Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to SHE BALL, a feature written, produced, and directed by Nick Cannon. The film will be released simultaneously in theaters and widely available On Demand including Redbox on August 6.

JAZZIN’ RETURNS AT SHEDD AQUARIUM FOR FIVE EXCITING EVENINGS

The, Shedd Aquarium announces the highly anticipated return of Jazzin’ at the Shedd, an evening event series punctuated by live, local jazz talent, unbelievable animal moments and fantastic city skyline and firework views. The limited series will include five Wednesday evening events starting Wednesday, August 4 and ending on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

UNCF Chicago hosts virtual UNCF “A Mind Is...” Gala Supporting HBCUs and Students

The annual Chicago UNCF “A Mind Is...” Gala is moving online this year and is set for Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 6:00pm (CST). This annual event is one of Chicago’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year. Due to the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the gala has been reimagined as a digital experience packaging together an extraordinary virtual affair.

Vereen and Gossett Cement their “Roots” as Fellow Inductees Frazier and Avery join them in the American Black Film Institute’s Hall of Fame

On Saturday June 19th, decades of talent rule the day, as The American Black Film Institute hosts it June- teenth celebration, inducting Hall of Fame nominees, Oscar-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr., along with multi-faceted Tony award-winning actor Ben Vereen. The induction will take place at the American Black Film Institute’s 2021 Juneteenth celebration, to be held virtually and in-person, with a live simulcast.

Young, Gifted and Black Author Releases His 3rd Urban Fantasy Novel

In his new book, Hood Fuller brings a unique perspective to the fantasy genre where African-American authors and characters are far underrepresented. “Particularly in the comic book industry at least among the titans of Marvel and DC, there is definitely a lopsided playing field when it comes to black representation and white representation. I personally want to see more black people suiting up,” Hood says.

Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Returns

Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot recently joined elected officials, tourism backers and labor leaders to announce the return of the annual Chicago Auto Show, a marquee event that draws tourists from around the world. While the Auto Show marks the first large convention to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic began, officials expect to welcome other conventions and tourist events this summer with safety precautions.

Tasha Smith Tapped as Director for Pilot Episode of Upcoming FOX Series "Our Kind of People" From Producers Karin Gist and Lee Daniels

Multihyphenate actress, director, producer and coach, Tasha Smith, has been brought on to direct the pilot and second episode of the upcoming FOX drama, "Our Kind of People," inspired by the book by Laurence Otis Graham and produced by Karin Gist (Star, Mixed-ish) and Lee Daniels (Star, Empire.)