Entertainment

Bounce and MGM partner for new original comedy series ‘Act Your Age’

Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today announced a partnership with MGM to produce a new original series, “Act Your Age.”

Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host the Inaugural HBCU Honors Awards Show

The inaugural HBCU Honors award show will showcase the “Who’s Who of HBCUs,” and will celebrate the best and brightest HBCU alumni across various industries. The event will be held at the Black Archives-Historic Lyric Theater in Miami, Florida. Emmy award-winning actress and producer Wendy Raquel Robinson, a Howard University alumna, will host the all-star night of Black Excellence. The event will be broadcasted during Black History Month in February 2023.

ARTISTS, INDUSTRY LEADERS, LEGAL EXPERTS JOIN TOGETHER TO PROTECT BLACK ART

Artists, industry leaders, and legal experts have joined together in a call to “Protect Black Art,” publishing an open letter in The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution urging legislators across America to limit how creative expression can be used against defendants on trial. Specifically, it calls for an end to the racially discriminatory practice of treating rap lyrics as confessions.

Urban One’s Reach Media and Comedian-Actress Amanda Seales Announce Partnership for New Syndicated Radio Show and Podcast

Amanda Seales, comedian, multi-hyphenate, and social justice advocate, can now add syndicated radio host to her growing list of achievements, Reach Media announced. The Amanda Seales syndicated radio show and accompanying podcast premiered on Nov. 7th on WRNB 100.3 FM Philadelphia and is available for distribution to additional radio stations.

Maverick Entertainment Presents, “Boxed In”

Maverick Entertainment is proud to present, “Boxed In,” a film directed by Ariel Julia Harston and starring Reginae Carter (Lil Wayne’s daughter). The premiere will be held outside of Atlanta on Nov. 3rd, attended by Reginae Carter and the rest of the cast. The movie will be available for streaming on all streaming platforms on Dec. 1st.

Dave East and droppLabs Offer Fans the Opportunity to Executive Produce His Next EP

droppLabs, a leading subsidiary of dropp group (“Dropp”), a future-forward Web3 enabler, and Dave East, commercially and critically acclaimed music artist and actor in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, today announced the launch of the flagship program “Dave East Total Access.” The program allows 5,000 members to collaborate with Dave East’s team, become credited executive producers for his upcoming EP, and receive exclusive benefits.

Singer/Songwriter, Jessica Reedy, Featured on T.D. Jakes’ New Album, ‘Finally Loosed” Released in Conjunction With The Final Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference

DALLAS, PRNewswire -- T.D. Jakes, a globally renowned businessman, faith leader and philanthropist, recently held the final Woman, Thou Art Loosed! (WTAL) conference, the global women’s empowerment movement that has spanned two decades. In honor of the final WTAL Conference, Jakes also released a new album, Finally Loosed, which debuted as the #1 Christian/Gospel album on iTunes. The album, released on September 20, combines gospel, inspirational and secular music and features some of the hottest artists in entertainment, including Timbaland, Sheila E., Tamar Braxton, Israel Houghton, Fred Jerkins, Maranda Curtis, and Jessica Reedy, among others.

Rapper Tia P. Wins Grand Prize in Unsigned Only Music Competition

The Unsigned Only Music Competition is pleased to announce its 2022 winners. It is with great pleasure that Unsigned Only bestows its highest honor, the overall Grand Prize, to the Inglewood, CA rapper Tia P. for the song “That Action.” The Grand Prize winner is awarded a prize package totaling $50,000, including $20,000 in cash (US) and more in merchandise and services.

MAKE EVERYDAY EXTRA HAWWT WITH THE SHEIN X JORDYN WOODS COLLECTION

SHEIN, a global online retailer of fashion, beauty and lifestyle products, has partnered with American model Jordyn Woods who has curated a collection of her favorite pieces from the brand. The SHEIN x Jordyn Woods collection highlights her glamorous, cool-girl aesthetic with looks inspired by the French glamour of the Moulin Rouge. Showcasing daring daytime looks and adding edge to evening chic, styles include chic mid- and mini-dresses, bralette tops, shackets, bodycon dresses, bodysuits, matching sets and more.

Mars And Lil Nas X Debut M&M’S® Pack Collaboration

M&M’S®, proudly part of Mars, announced the next phase of its partnership with music megastar and cultural trailblazer, Lil Nas X. Mars and Lil Nas X will unveil limited-edition M&M’S Packs inspired by their shared mission to bring people together through colorful fun and music.

LOUIS WISHES YOU A COOL YULE’ SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 28th

Much like Santa Claus himself, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong devoted his life to “the cause of happiness,” as he once put it, bringing joy to audiences around the globe every time he put his trumpet to his lips or crooned with his instantly-recognizable, gravelly voice. Yet, while Satchmo’s holiday recordings have become standard yuletide fare, he never released a Christmas album during his lifetime. Now, for the very first time, Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule – out October 28th via Verve Records/ UMe, presents Armstrong’s holiday recordings as a cohesive body of work, marking his first-ever official Christmas album.

The Return of the Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic Produces a Positive Impact

MIAMI, PRNewswire -- Nearly 40,000 fans congregated at Hard Rock Stadium for the sophomore return of Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic, Presented by Ready Life (DOBC), Sunday, Sept. 4, for the much-anticipated rematch between HBCU powerhouses Florida A&M (FAMU) and Jackson State University (JSU)

New Manga about Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule highlights his creative roots

The Vilcek Foundation has published a new manga biography celebrating the creative roots of Ghanaian-born artist Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule. A musician, visual artist, filmmaker, and novelist, Bazawule received the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music in 2013. The Vilcek Foundation Prizes recognize outstanding immigrants and honor immigrants’ contributions to the arts, culture, and society in the United States.

American Girl Celebrates Literary Heritage & Harlem Renaissance With Best-Selling Novelist Brit Bennett

American Girl, a cornerstone in the Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) portfolio of purposeful brands, welcomes a new historical character—Claudie Wells—to its flagship line of dolls and books that give fans an understanding of important times in America’s past. Growing up in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1922, Claudie™ and her family are living in a profound period of cultural growth that would become known as the Harlem Renaissance, the most influential movement of African American artistic and cultural expression in U.S. history. In her first foray into middle-grade fiction, New York Times best-selling author and childhood AmericanGirl fan Brit Bennett wrote Claudie’s story and takes readers on a journey to this extraordinary moment of Black artistic joy and expression, while also deftly exploring the challenges of the times.

THE JACKSONS RETURN TO TORONTO AFTER FIVE YEARS TO HEADLINE STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT CHARITY GALA

On Friday, Sept. 9th, Toronto’s waterfront will welcome the popular gourmet charity gala, Strangers In The Night Toronto. The event, which has celebrated 18 years of success in Montreal, will be headlined by pop royalty, The Jacksons, and benefit four Canadian charities: Children Believe, Believe to Achieve Organization, Canadian Health Champions, and Your Support Foundation. These meaningful organizations work to create a future of hope for children, families and communities overcoming poverty and injustice locally and around the world.