TV and Film

Sophia Nahli Allison’s A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA

BlackStar Film Festival to Host Exclusive Screenings of A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA on Anniversary of L.A. Uprisings The 2019 short film by Sophia Nahli Allison will stream for a limited time this weekend, followed by a powerful panel discussion (Philadelphia, PA — April...

‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis Credits Issa Rae for Director Gig

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By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Ellis' popularity thanks to his role as Lawrence on "Insecure" is still going strong as the show marks its fourth season: Check social media on Sunday nights, when the...

Why HBO Max Refuses to Answer Questions About Russell Simmons Documentary

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia On Tuesday, April 21, HBO Max announced it would proceed with airing a controversial documentary, “On the Record,” about alleged sexual misconduct by Def Jam founder Russell Simmons. The network has repeatedly declined...

Beyoncé, Gaga Offer Hope At All-Star Event Fighting COVID-19

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé...

PRESS ROOM: Comcast Launches Xfinity Education Destination for K-12

By BlackPressUSA Comcast has made nearly 2,000 hours of programming and thousands of free titles available to Xfinity video customers to give children and their parents quick and easy access to educational programming by grade level, as part of the...

AFRO Exclusive: Taraji Provides Free Virtual Therapy Sessions

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com In these unprecedented times associated with the novel coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against the inevitable uptick in stress and anxiety, and according to Mental Health America, screenings for clinical...

Issa Rae Balances Busy, Booked Career as ‘Insecure’ Returns

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO hit "Insecure" typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show's...

‘The Last Dance’ Director Talks Project on Jordan’s Bulls

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By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer Jason Hehir was a kid in the stands in Boston Garden on April 20, 1986, the day that Michael Jordan scored a playoff-record 63 points. It was a Christmas gift from his father, who stuck...

Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas

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By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Hip-hop and business mogul Russell Simmons has seen the devastation the novel coronavirus has wreaked on his hometown of Hollis in Queens, N.Y., and the rest of the world. Now, the iconic Def Jam...

Film Review: There’s Something in the Water

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic They’re making a lot of noise up in Nova Scotia. Local activists of African and Native American descent are holding big businesses and the government accountable for polluting their water and causing an...

Oprah on Coronavirus: ‘Playing it as Safe as I Possibly Can’

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and...

(BPRW) Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival...

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(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two weeks ago, we announced plans for the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of CultureTM and indicated that we would continue to evaluate the novel coronavirus crisis using all available resources and intelligence towards ensuring...

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