Entertainment

Famed Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Conference Returns “Home” to Atlanta for Grand Finale

Global Christian leader, entrepreneur and film producer, Bishop T.D. Jakes will return to Atlanta, the home city for many years of the fan-favorite international gathering, for the conclusion of the Women, Thou Art Loosed! The Grand Finale conference at the Georgia World Congress Center Sept. 22-Sept. 24, and will host thousands of women from around the world.

Roland Martin Unravels the Truth and Brings Spike Lee and Matty Rich Together to Squash Long Time Beef

Roland Martin, host of the “Rollin’ with Roland” show on the Black Star Network, sits down one-on-one with filmmaker Matty Rich to catch-up. And, like in most Matty Rich interviews, the question of his strained relationship with filmmaker Spike Lee arises. Rich usually avoids the question. But Martin, who has earned a reputation for bringing people together both on and off camera, was determined to get to the “why.”

Otis Redding Foundation Awarded and Recognized as a Southern Cultural Treasure by South Arts

The Otis Redding Foundation is proud to be a recipient and member of South Arts’ inaugural cohort of Southern Cultural Treasures: a $6,000,000, four-year initiative supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) -led and -serving arts and cultural organizations throughout the Southeast.

“BET AWARDS” 2022 DELIVERS UNPRECEDENTED +34% LINEAR VIEWERSHIP SURGE CLAIMING THE #1 SPOT AS BEST PERFORMING CABLE AWARD SHOW THIS YEAR AMONG P18-49

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about this year’s ratings! Every year, we strive to have the BET Awards celebrate and reflect that which is best and most important to our community and culture in our hope to inspire them to dream big and take action. I salute my colleagues for delivering an event that has so profoundly resonated, “said Scott Mills, CEO of BET.

Pharrell Williams’ Non-Profit, YELLOW, and STEM™ Launch New Nature’s Escape Experience at SOMETHING IN THE WATER Festival

STEM, a new lineup of insecticides and repellents powered by plant-derived active ingredients, is kicking off a partnership with Pharrell Williams’ educational organization, YELLOW, to encourage curiosity and inspire wonder through science and nature for the next generation. Launched during Pharrell’s highly anticipated SOMETHING IN THE WATER music festival, Nature’s Escape is an interactive, in-person learning experience that invites families across the country to explore their curiosity around science and nature for free this summer.

CARLOS SIMON releases of Requiem for the Enslaved

Decca is proud to announce the signing of US composer Carlos Simon and the release of his new album Requiem for the Enslaved. The title work sees Simon infuse the traditional Catholic requiem with music from African American spirituals to create a haunting piece for chamber ensemble and spoken word.

HOUSE OF FIRST PARTNERS WITH THE PAINTED HOUSE ON NEW NFT PROJECT “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL”

The NFT launchpad platform, House of First, has announced a new partnership with The Painted House, co-founded by Ja Rule (Rapper, Actor & Entrepreneur) and business partner Herb Rice. The platform was launched alongside an impressive group of Founding Collaborators with the mission of supporting and uplifting artists and creators of color, while encouraging dialogue and empowerment across the Web3 community at large.

Real Housewives of Dubai Rising Star Is Also An Entrepreneur

Lesa Milan Hall has been cast as one of the newest housewives in “The Real Housewives of Dubai,” a new addition to Bravo’s juggernaut franchise series. Expected to be the most lavish and luxurious of the housewives franchise, the new series premiered on Bravo on Wednesday, June 1.

CHICAGO’S WNDR MUSEUM CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH NEW ART GALLERY, BLACK LIGHT AT WNDR

WNDR Museum, Chicago’s original immersive art and technology experience, will celebrate Juneteenth with the opening of a new art gallery, Black Light at WNDR. Curated by WNDR Museum managers Randi Townsend and Huey Douglas-Small, the gallery will shine a spotlight on Chicago-based Black artists. Black Light at WNDR will be on view at WNDR Museum throughout the month of June.

“AfroSoundz Radio” Brings Cultural African Music & Afrobeats to the Mainstream

AfroSoundz Radio (www.afrosoundz.com) is a new streaming music platform now heard on iHeartRadio. Its mission is to present modern, culturally engaging African music to people all over the world.

‘Finding Happy’ highlights Bounce’s upcoming originals slate

Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today unveiled its upcoming original programming schedule. The lineup features an all-new original series about Black women that is written, produced, directed by and starring Black women, “Finding Happy.”

ISSA RAE TO SERVE AS 2022 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR

On Monday, May 2, American Black Film Festival Ventures LLC announced that multi-hyphenate star Issa Rae (Insecure) will serve as festival ambassador for the 2022 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The festival, widely recognized as a leading platform for Black content creators, returns live to Miami Beach June 15-19 followed by virtual events from June 20-30 on ABFF PLAY, https://abffplay.com/, the festival’s custom-designed online platform.

Chicago Humanities Festival Starts This Week

Chicago Humanities Festival presents a fully in-person line-up for 2022 Spring Festival, which will run through Sunday, May 22, and feature conversations with headliners like attorney and educator Anita Hill, filmmaker John Waters, comedian Sarah Cooper, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, political philosopher Francis Fukuyama, actress Selma Blair, deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, and former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

JOHN LEGEND CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF “LOVE IN LAS VEGAS”

Twelve-time GRAMMY Award-winner, multiplatinum artist, activist, and EGOT (Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony) winner John Legend celebrated the launch of his Las Vegas residency, “Love In Las Vegas,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Salute Her Awards Celebrates Multi-Generational Excellence

In the true essence of Sisterhood, Café Mocha radio network celebrates Black women in their fullness on Sunday May 8, during the 12th Annual Salute Her Awards, presented by AARP and Toyota. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the show will stream across Café Mocha and SaluteHer.com social media channels. This year, Café Mocha will honor esteemed select Mothers who have been intricate in paving the way for those coming behind them as thought leaders within our community.