Entertainment

Revelations Entertainment Named as Executive Producers for ‘2 Richards! The African Company’

Revelations Entertainment’s Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary announced that they will be executive producers on director Kamilla Blanche’s upcoming documentary “2 Richards! The African Company.”

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. release video for “Silly Love Songs”

“Silly Love Songs,” the Paul & Linda McCartney classic, has been released by 7-time Grammy Award Winners, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. in a new music video tribute from the couple's bestselling EE1 BMG album, “blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons,” a "Civil Rights are Human Rights" recording project, honoring Black History Month.

REGGAE PIONEER JIMMY CLIFF RELEASES ACOUSTIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HUMAN TOUCH”

LOS ANGELES PRNewswire -- World-renowned musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, humanitarian, and global music legend Jimmy Cliff releases a heart-felt acoustic music video for his latest single, “Human Touch.” The GRAMMY Award winning artist offers the new visual in time to celebrate February’s Black History Month.

REALM PICTURES AIMS TO DISRUPT HOLLYWOOD’S ELITIST BUSINESS MODEL

The power brokers of Hollywood have long been the omnipotent gatekeepers to the entertainment industry. According to Realm Pictures International, it’s time to shatter that stranglehold and open the industry to outstanding undiscovered talent, particularly women and artists of color.

Vision Films Highlights Slate of New Releases Honoring Black History Month

Vision Films’ extensive slate offers a variety of feature length films, across multiple genres, highlighted for Black History Month. All films are available on VOD and on DVD in the US, Canada, and many international territories. Of particular interest for February 2022, Vision Films’ collection includes timeless documentaries, romantic comedies, historical fiction, faith, and family-friendly fare that address cultural perspectives whether through truth-telling, comedy, or fantasy.

ESSENCE CELEBRATES THE POWER OF BLACK LOVE AND BUSINESS

ESSENCE’s January/February 2022 Black History Month issue champions the power of Black love and business by featuring power couple Pinky Cole, CEO and Founder of popular vegan fast food chain Slutty Vegan, and Derrick Hayes, CEO and Owner of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks. In the cover story, Hot in the Kitchen, ESSENCE talks to the business owners about everything from food, community, their love for each other, second chances and how they turned their multimillion-dollar businesses into a family affair.

LINSEY DAVIS TO RELEASE NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK ‘HOW HIGH IS HEAVEN?’

New York – Emmy award-winning ABC News Correspondent, ABC News Live Prime Anchor, World News Tonight weekend anchor and best-selling author Linsey Davis, is announcing the release of her new children’s book How High is Heaven?, hitting shelves and online retailers on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The new release will be her fourth children’s book, following previous best-selling titles The World Is Awake, One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different, and Stay This Way Forever

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Goes Global

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, the best-in-class group boxing and fitness concept developed by undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, is proud to announce the opening of its first international locations in St. Petersburg and Moscow. These are the first of at least 50 new studio locations planned throughout Russia in the next five years

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: King Pleasure© Exhibit set for April 9

The family of Jean-Michel Basquiat recently announced that internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye OBE is the exhibition’s designer. He is the founder of Adjaye Associates, which operates globally, and designed The National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC. The exhibition’s identity has been created by Abbott Miller of visionary design firm Pentagram. He has previously collaborated with cultural clients including the Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum.

30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards to air Jan. 17 Show

Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, will present the 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards -- a night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African American achievements and contributions -- on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. ET.

Author Dr. Cindy Trimm Releases New Book

Internationally acclaimed, bestselling author Dr. Cindy Trimm is set to release a new book, “Unstoppable: Compete With Your Best Self and Win!” Fresh off of her “End Your Year Strong” conference, Dr. Trimm shares tips on shifting your mindset from one of competition with those around you to focusing on the competition with yourself as the key to success.

Warner Bros. Hosts ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ DJ Battle

On Saturday, Warner Bros. sponsored a “Red Pill vs Blue Pill”, Matrix-themed, DJ Battle at Orlando’s Culture Fest in anticipation of the upcoming release of The Matrix Resurrections with thousands in attendance . The battle featured DJ Dr Doom (93.3 Th e Beat) and DJ D Strong of (104.5 The Beat) along with rappers Ayche (Tampa, FL) and Kevy Dat Deal (Tallahassee, FL). The audience danced and sang to the music with a lighthearted happiness filling the air.Team Red Pill, DJ Dr. Doom and Kevy Dat Deal, were crowned as winners of the battle by the end of the night.

Jekalyn Carr Returns To Host The Annual Stellar Tribute To The Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, Stellar TV announces the airing of its holiday special, “Stellar Tribute to the Holidays,” proudly presented by Verizon. Returning host Jekalyn Carr celebrates the magic of the season with heartwarming holiday memories and jovial performances. Among them, Kierra Sheard Kelly soulfully belts out ‘O Come O Come Emannuel,’ Mali Music brings a fresh take to “Little Drummer Boy,” Charles Jenkins introduces his original holidays songs ‘Christmas Music’ and ‘Christmas Hop,’ and Natalie Grant is going to bring some ‘Joy to the World’ with her performance.

Own Sets Premiere Date For New Drama ‘The Kings Of Napa’

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the first look at juicy new drama, “The Kings of Napa” from acclaimed writer and executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois (“Claws,” “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”) and Warner Bros. Television, to premiere on OWN Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Star Karlie Redd Signs Multi-Million Dollar Album Deal

Reality TV ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star Karlie Redd has signed a global multi-million dollar album deal with famed “cryptocurrency label” Legacy Records. To celebrate the partnership, Legacy Records hosted an exclusive red-carpet dinner event Thursday, Nov. 11, at Spice House Restaurant in Atlanta.