TIME Reveals Inaugural 'The Closers' List of Extraordinary Leaders Working to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

TIME reveals 'The Closers,' a new list recognizing 18 Black leaders working to close the racial wealth gap.

Filmmaker Sedrick Savoy Unveils "The Cleaners 2" on Leading Streaming Platforms After Chart-Topping Success of Predecessors

Sedrick Savoy, the visionary Louisiana filmmaker behind the cinematic triumphs "The Cleaners 1" and "When Country Meets The City," is set to enthrall audiences once again with the highly anticipated release of "The Cleaners 2." Savoy's journey from humble beginnings to a celebrated figure in the entertainment industry has been nothing short of extraordinary, marked by groundbreaking visuals and storytelling that have earned him numerous awards, including RIAA gold and platinum certifications.

TIAA, Wyclef Jean, and Hip-Hop Stars Launch New Track, "Paper Right," to Spotlight Gaps in Retirement Savings and Generational Wealth

Too many Americans are not on track to reach a financially secure retirement. This is especially true for younger generations preparing to enter the workforce or who are starting their careers. In fact, 41% of young adults between ages 24 and 35 do not take advantage of or contribute to their employer sponsored retirement plan. Yet many remain unaware of the extent of the problem–until now. To get people listening, TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements, teamed up with some of hip-hop's biggest names to create an anthem that spotlights savings and retirement gaps while also combatting them.

Kwame Alexander's The Crossover Wins Emmy® Award for Outstanding Young Teen Series

The Crossover Disney+ series, based on the Newbery-Medal winning novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Young Teen Series. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Children's & Family Emmy Awards on Sunday, December 17, 2023, during ceremonies held at the historic Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles and aired live on The Emmys® apps.

MasterClass Announces First-of-a-Kind Class With Ava DuVernay on Reframing Your Thinking

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best, today announced that award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay will teach a class on directing the life you want to lead. Exclusively for MasterClass, DuVernay will take members on the actual set and through the post-production process of her newest film, ORIGIN.


Urban One revealed the honorees for “URBAN ONE HONORS,” set to tape on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA. This year’s two-hour telecast theme is “Best in Black” and premieres during Black History Month on Sunday, Feb. 25, on TV One and simulcast on CLEO TV.

will.i.am Brings First-Ever AI-Themed Series to SiriusXM Platform with Launch of Exclusive New SiriusXM Show

SiriusXM announced that will.i.am, global music artist, producer, TV star/host, Futurist, future-caster, creative innovator, popthropologist, philanthropist and STEAM education activist, will launch an exclusive SiriusXM show, will.i.am Presents the FYI Show. The show is set to launch in this month on SiriusXM’s The 10s Spot (channel 11), available to listeners in their cars and on the SiriusXM app.

Chicago Jeff Award Winner Darryl Maximilian Robinson Celebrates 50th Anniversary As An American Stage Performer!

This month marks a special achievement for veteran theatre artist Darryl Maximilian Robinson, Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial chamber theater known as The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago.

The Otis Redding Foundation Remembers Legendary Singer 56 Years After His Passing

Nicknamed the "King of Soul," Otis Redding is regarded as one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music, rhythm and blues," stated Otis' wife, Zelma Redding.

ANNOUNCING THE 2024 YOUNGARTS AWARD WINNERS The Most Accomplished Young Artists from Across the United States Honored for Excellence in Visual, Literary and Performing Arts

YoungArts announces the 2024 YoungArts award winners— nearly 700 of the most accomplished young visual, literary and performing artists from across the country, heralding the next generation of artists to watch. YoungArts award winners are selected through a highly competitive application, which is reviewed by panels of esteemed, discipline-specific artists in a rigorous adjudication process. 2024 YoungArts award winners join a distinguished community of artists who are offered creative and professional development support throughout their careers. A complete list of the 2024 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at youngarts.org/winners.

Afro Unicorn Holiday Deluxe is presented by Afro Unicorn Ent. and distributed by Connect Music.

Afro Unicorn®, the beloved character brand founded by visionary entrepreneur April Showers, announces the release of its second annual holiday EP, An Afro Unicorn Holiday Deluxe. Presented by Afro Unicorn Entertainment and distributed by Connect Music, this festive masterpiece encapsulates the season's spirit and underscores the brand's commitment to empowering and celebrating children of color.


Rising R&B powerhouse CANDIACE refreshes her fan-favorite “Fine Whine” with an official re-release of the single. It graces her acclaimed 2022 full-length album, Deep Space (Deluxe Editon).


Milk, as in real dairy milk, proudly returned to New York bringing back the '26.2 You're Gonna Need Milk for That' campaign in an effort to support and sponsor every woman running the marathon over the weekend.


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announces the launch of the Bruno Mars Stratocaster®, a limited-edition celebration of the chart-topping artist, multi-instrumentalist, performer, songwriter and producer Bruno Mars. The Bruno Mars Stratocaster® guitar pays tribute to his trailblazing career, dazzling showmanship, and mastery of genre through the power of guitar. Bruno Mars' catalog is defined by air tight songwriting, stunning musicianship and a fearlessness in the face of genre and at the foundation of this iconic body of work is a fundamental appreciation of versatile musicality. The Bruno Mars Signature Stratocaster® has classic appeal with highly optimized features that keep the modern player in mind. Mars envisioned an instrument with class that could still appeal to the most technically driven shredders—and this signature guitar is just that.

will.i.am Honored with the 2023 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award by The Tech Interactive Sixth Annual Tech for Global Good Celebration to Recognize Innovative Organizations Advancing Health E

The Tech Interactive honored global music artist, tech entrepreneur, and philanthropist will.i.am with the 2023 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., at its sixth annual Tech for Global Good celebration on Saturday, Nov. 4. That night, The Tech Interactive's newest class of Tech for Global Good laureates – innovative organizations that use technology to significantly advance health equity and improve lives – were also honored and celebrated.