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MAHERSHALA ALI WINS "BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR" OSCAR FOR MOONLIGHT (78 hits)
Mahershala Ali has won best supporting actor at the Oscars for his role in Moonlight. He was nominated alongside Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). ...
Posted Monday, February 27th 2017 at 7:14PM
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VIOLA DAVIS BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO WIN AN OSCAR FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (204 hits)
Viola Davis won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Fences" on Sunday night, her first win after being nominated two previous times, and she didn't downplay her win as she went onstage and gave a moving acceptance speech. "We are th ...
Posted Monday, February 27th 2017 at 4:57PM
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CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES TO OPEN TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (316 hits)
CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES WILL OPEN TRIBECA 2017 AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Via TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL The film screening will be followed by special concert featuring performances by Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & F ...
Posted Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 4:48AM
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BROADWAY POWERHOUSE CYNTHIA ERIVO SET TO TAKE THE STAGE AT OSCAR'S GOVERNORS BALL (445 hits)
LOS ANGELES, CA – Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 26. She will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® wi ...
Posted Thursday, February 16th 2017 at 1:29PM
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"I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" OSCAR NOMINATED DIRECTOR RAOUL PECK TALKS WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT (1454 hits)
Entertainment Correspondent Tanisha LaVerne Grant talks with director Raoul Peck whose critically acclaimed documentary "I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" has been Oscar nominated for "BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE" In 1979, author James Baldwin wrote a 30-page let ...
Posted Thursday, February 2nd 2017 at 11:27PM
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ESSENCE AND THE PALEY CENTER ANNOUNCE "THE POWER OF OUR PRESENCE" (359 hits)
 NEW YORK (February 2, 2017)—Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, and the Paley Center for Media are excited to announce “The Power of Our Presence – An Exhibition Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of th ...
Posted Thursday, February 2nd 2017 at 1:30PM
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OPRAH WINFREY SET TO JOIN CBS 60 MINUTES AS A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT (492 hits)
CBS NEWS- Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed broadcaster, producer, actress and philanthropist, will become a special contributor to “60 Minutes,” the news magazine’s executive producer Jeff Fager announced on Tuesday. Winfrey will make her first appeara ...
Posted Tuesday, January 31st 2017 at 3:52PM
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MOONLIGHT RECEIVES 8 OSCAR NOMINATIONS INCLUDING A HISTORIC NOD FOR FILM EDITING! (346 hits)
The 89th Oscars® nominations were announced this morning and "Moonlight" received the following eight (8) nods: * Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali * Cinematography - James Laxton * Best Original Score - Nicholas Britell * Best Ada ...
Posted Tuesday, January 24th 2017 at 12:26PM
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89th OSCAR NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TODAY WATCH HERE! (692 hits)
Rerr Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards Performance by an actor in a leading role Casey Affleck in "Manchester by the Sea" Andrew Garfield in "Hacksaw Ridge" Ryan Gosling in "La La Land" Viggo Mortensen in ...
Posted Tuesday, January 24th 2017 at 4:48AM
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32ND STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED ITS NOMINEES! (268 hits)
(CHICAGO, IL) - January 17, 2017 - Central City Productions announced today the nominees in 26 categories for the 2017 Stellar Awards. Hailed as an  "epic night in gospel music," this year's Stellar Awards will return tothe Las Vegas Orleans Arena on ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2017 at 8:15PM
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MAHERSHALA ALI, NAOMIE HARRIS, OCTAVIA SPENCER, TARAJI P. HENSON, AMONG PRESENTERS FOR THE 23RD SAG AWARDS (455 hits)
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19, 2016) — Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Taraji P. Henson, Brie Larson, Janelle Monáe, Viggo Mortensen and Octavia Spencer will be presenters at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive P ...
Posted Thursday, January 19th 2017 at 1:29PM
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GOOGLE CELEBRATES MLK DAY WITH DOODLE AND CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART (464 hits)
Google is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr Day with a special doodle and a homepage promotion of a curated collection of Civil Rights photography from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. http://www.google.com/?doodle=32694853&hl=en&source=sh/x/do&n ...
Posted Monday, January 16th 2017 at 1:22PM
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VIOLA DAVIS AND TRACEE ELLIS ROSS CELEBRATE BIG WINS AT GOLDEN GLOBES (443 hits)
What a night for #blackgirlmagic. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross made history at Sunday night's Golden Globes for her "BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES MUSICAL OR COMEDY " win for her role as "Rainbow" on ABC's hit show "BLACKISH". Not since Debbie All ...
Posted Tuesday, January 10th 2017 at 7:23AM
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MAGNOLIA PICTURES RELEASED BRAND NEW TRAILER FOR "I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" (311 hits)
(ATLANTA, GA)  January 5, 2017: Today, Magnolia Pictures released a brand new trailer for their latest documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, which was just recently shortlisted for the Oscars: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/oscars-2017-documentaries-o ...
Posted Thursday, January 5th 2017 at 3:48PM
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SET TO HOST THE "HER LEGACY" CONFERENCE AND GALA JANUARY 20-21, 2017 (1159 hits)
“A space where every woman’s story is worth celebrating.” - Chelsea Miller, Founder & CEO NEW YORK, NY—Columbia University—January 20-21, 2017—Calling all college women for an unforgettable weekend of networking with powerful and successful leader ...
Posted Saturday, December 31st 2016 at 3:07PM
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KELLY PRICE, TWEET and MORE SHOW LOVE FOR THE 2016 RAHEEM DEVAUGHN AND FRIENDS BENEFIT HOLIDAY CONCERT (378 hits)
The Stars Aligned In Washington, DC in support of the 3rd Annual Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Benefit Charity Concert on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at The Historic Howard Theater. Presented by The LoveLife Foundation and AIDS Healthcare Foundatio ...
Posted Friday, December 23rd 2016 at 11:09AM
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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 48TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS (609 hits)
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 13, 2016) – The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced today with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. In the recording categ ...
Posted Tuesday, December 13th 2016 at 12:59PM
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ANIKA NONI ROSE AND CAST TALK HBCUs WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT AT THE PREMIERE OF BET'S "THE QUAD" (1735 hits)
BET'S WORLD PREMIERE OF "THE QUAD" at THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA IN NEW YORK CITY!! IN THIS CLIP TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT INTERVIEWS: Anika Noni Rose, “Dr. Eva Fletcher” Peyton Alex Smith, “Cedric Hobbs” Jasmine Guy, "Ella Grace Caldwell" Rob Har ...
Posted Friday, December 9th 2016 at 9:51AM
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CBS "THIS MORNING CO HOST" GAYLE KING INKS $16.5 MILLION 3 YEAR CONTRACT TO CONTINUE LEADING THE SHOW! (622 hits)
Via "THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King recently hammered out a new long-term deal to stay on the show. The deal — $16.5 million for three years, or $5.5 million a year — was first reported by Page Six. The pact comes ...
Posted Friday, December 9th 2016 at 3:11AM
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THE APOLLO THEATER AND THE KENNEDY CENTER COLLABORATE FOR YASIIN BEY'S FORMERLY "MOS DEF" LAST U.S SHOW (873 hits)
(Harlem, NY- November 22)– The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that they will present the final U.S.  performances of one of hip hop’s most influential artists - yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos ...
Posted Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 at 4:08PM
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TRACY MORGAN, MIKE EPPS, DOUG E FRESH TO JOIN THE TELEVISED RETURN OF "SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO" ON DEC. 5TH (632 hits)
Don’t miss an unforgettable night when comedy icons Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps and Gabriel Iglesias; rappers Doug E. Fresh and Rakim; and classic musical acts Bell Biv DeVoe and En Vogue return home to the Apollo stage on SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO. The two ...
Posted Friday, November 18th 2016 at 9:15PM
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TUNE INTO OWN TOMORROW NOV.18TH AT 9PM EST. FOR A BRAND NEW EPISODE OF "FOR BETTER OR WORSE" (996 hits)
Tune into OWN tomorrow Friday November 18th at 9p EST for brand new episode of the hit series "FOR BETTER OR FOR BETTER OR WORSE when Richard (Kent Faulcon) is perplexed by Keisha's (Kiki Haynes) unusual behavior surrounding a letter from her attorn ...
Posted Thursday, November 17th 2016 at 6:29AM
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JOURNALIST GWEN IFILL DIES AT 61 AFTER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER (1351 hits)
Gwen Ifill has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was a journalist, television newscaster, and author. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHo ...
Posted Monday, November 14th 2016 at 2:28PM
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SNL GETS SERIOUS AND OPENS WITH KATE MCKINNON AS HILLARY CLINTON PAINFULLY BELTING OUT "HALLELUJAH" (957 hits)
After what can potentially be the fall of the United States as a result of the Presidential Election on Tuesday November 8, 2016 when GOP candidate Donald Trump was named the presidential elect after winning 290 shocking electoral college votes the c ...
Posted Sunday, November 13th 2016 at 1:13AM
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RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & WES FELTON PRESENTS THE CROSSRHODES "THE GREAT DEBATE MIXTAPE" (830 hits)
The Revolution Will Not Only Be Televised, But Also Provided In Surround Sound With An Appropriate Soundtrack. On what has been one of most historic presidential elections of our lifetime, Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton, collectively known as Th ...
Posted Wednesday, November 9th 2016 at 10:17PM
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