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Charleston Chronicle

Signal Fire to perform at Reggae Nights Concert Series summer debut June 7 at James Island County Park

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission kicks off the summer 2019 Reggae Nights Concert Series on June 7. The first concert of the season will feature Signal Fire at James Island County Park. […read more]

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In addition to music and spirited events, the Culturefest arena also plans to lend its stage to highlight and support many important causes including the New Hope Horizon Foundation and the Lupus Foundation/Color Me Happy Fund.
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Culturefest Connects the Black Diaspora with an International Music Fest

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Scheduled to launch June 8 at the National Harbor, from 1–9 p.m., Culturefest features international artists, including Reggae icons Aidonia; Romain Virgo & The Unit Band; Tanto Metro and Devonte; and SOCA superstars Patrice Roberts; Skinny Fabulous; and Afrobeat legend Timaya and the image band. Culturefest’s Co-founder Freka Scott says, “This one, will be one for the books.” […read more]

After the last Avenger's movie, INFINITY WAR, the surviving members of The Avengers return to thwart Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, and to prevent him from doing any more damage with the glove he possesses with all five infinity stones.
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FILM REVIEW — AVENGERS: END GAME

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The movie, during its three hours run time, pretty much covers every unanswered question from the past and reveals the future for each remaining member of the Marvel Comics Universe, ending with the bang of a fireworks show where Marvel throws up everything they’ve got in their final battle with Thanos. The end result will have you ooooing and ahhing. […read more]

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Entertainment

DC Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

WASHINGTON INFORMER — The DC Jazz Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, announced the schedule for its 2019 “Jazz in the ‘Hoods” lineup. Presented by Events DC, the festival runs from June 7-16 with an array of music ranging from the traditional to the avant garde, in all four quadrants of the nation’s capital, featuring performances at more than 20 neighborhood venues. […read more]

Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, (Photo: Courtesy biowikis.com)
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Black Women Dominate Miss USA Pageant

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The winner and finalists, which also included another woman of color in the top 5, was also a not-so-subtle reminder and rebuke of President Donald Trump, who once owned the pageant but sold it after he ran for office in 2015 and after he famously disparaged immigrants and individuals of color. […read more]

President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama record a message for ABC "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, in the Library of the White House., February 2013. (Photo: Pete Souza / Wikimedia Commons)
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Obamas Go Hollywood, Set to Launch Films with Netflix

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The former president and First Lady have announced seven projects that are scheduled to be developed and released in the years to come. The projects include “American Factory,” a documentary from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that examines the clash of cultures in Ohio when a Chinese billionaire sets up a new factory in the old General Motors plant and hires some 2,000 blue-collar Americans. […read more]

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Art

PURE Theatre to remount critically-acclaimed Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Queen Street Playhouse this 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Festival

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Tuesday, May 28, PURE Theatre will open the remount of 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner, Sweat at the Queen Street Playhouse. Written by two-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, and directed by PURE Theatre Artistic Director, Sharon Graci, Sweat returns by popular request and demand following its Southeastern Regional Premiere at the Dock Street Theatre where it made record attendance for PURE in the 2018 MOJA Arts Festival. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Spoiler Culture; What is Wrong with You?

HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — It varies between movies, television series, and even surprises on musical projects. It appears that no one is safe from spoilers. Stay off social media, they said. Fine. Cool. Then, of course, I innocently turn on a podcast to distract myself from the heinous traffic situation in Houston only to have one of the hosts casually throw in a major spoiler to a film I’d yet to see in a segment UNRELATED TO THE TOPIC AT HAND […read more]

In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight.
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Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …Ice Cube is looking to take the next step in not only raising the profile of his professional basketball brand, but his personal profile as a Black business mogul. In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight. […read more]

Actor Ted Lange praised the 40-year legacy of Blues City Cultural Center (BCCC) and reminded the crowd of just how many other such entities were no longer in existence.
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‘Love Boat’ link helps Blues City Cultural Center turn 40

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Our true mission is art for a better way of life,” said Joyce Cox, Blues City Cultural Center (BCCC) board chair. “When we see the character of women come alive as they are creating the dolls, and we see the effect our work has on the lives of homeless people and women, we know that they are given a little ray of hope. We need some help. Catch the vision. Believe in what we see and what we do.” […read more]

Nowitzki is a 14-time All-Star and a 12-time All-NBA team member. He was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2007 and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2011. Nowitzki brought the Mavs to two NBA Finals, in 2006 and 2011, and won the only championship in franchise history.
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21 Seasons

NNPA NEWSWIRE — GARLAND JOURNAL: “As you guys might expect, this is my last home game,” Dirk Nowitzki told the standing room only audience at American Airlines Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. And with that, the face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise retired from the only team he has known after a record-setting 21 seasons. […read more]

T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, with exciting lives and high stakes careers, this group of loyal friends will continue to support each other as they navigate the complex terrain of balancing family, fame and the hustle.
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VH1’S T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle

NNPA NEWSWIRE — T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle returned with a new season on April 15. In promotion to launch season two of the VH1 reality show hit, I invited Antonia “Toya” Wright and her daughter Reginae Carter to give a peek into season two. Toya is a rapper, businesswoman, and best-selling author of several books: Priceless Inspirations: The Memoir In My Own Words. […read more]

When the trailer for ‘Homecoming,’ her Netflix documentary dropped, the first thing I heard was Dr. Maya Angelou saying: “What I really want to do is be a representative of my race.” As if Queen Bey didn’t already have my heart. (Screen Capture from ‘Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé,’ Netflix/YouTube)
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COMMENTARY: What a Time to Bey

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is a magnificent time to be alive in this, the Beyoncé Era. Yes, she breaks records…all the records. Yes, she took command of Vogue hiring the first Black photographer to shoot a cover—ever. Yes, the first Black woman to headline Coachella dedicated her performance to us through an epic celebration of our culture and beloved HBCUs. Yes, when choosing a partner to relaunch Ivy Park her decision is said to have been made based on corporate diversity, representation, and seats at the decision-making table. Yes, she is all of that and a bag of spicy chips, but when I look at Beyoncé, I see so much more.” […read more]

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Parrish McDonald’s Student-Athlete of the Week

NNPA NEWSWIRE — PJ Washington jumped onto the national basketball scene when he transferred from Frisco High School to the renowned basketball powerhouse, Findlay Prep in 2014. The son of two former college basketball players, Washington appeared a boy amongst men at 6-foot 8-inches. A perineal AAU star, Washington rose to a number 12 national ranking and being named to the McDonald’s All-American Team. […read more]

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FILM REVIEW: The Intruder

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Yes, The Intruder sticks to a recipe, but still, the stalking is creepy. The wife’s willingness to coddle a guy who has obvious emotional problems is unlikely, but intriguing. As the previous owner from hell acts out his worst intentions, you do feel sorry for the couple and want them to prevail. Fights, stabbings, falls and chases ensue. It all leads up to the do-or-die climax. […read more]

Singleton launched the acting careers of several young African Americans on his way to notoriety. They included Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Cuba Gooding, Regina King, Janet Jackson, Taraji P. Henson, and Tyrese Gibson. (Photo: John Singleton / George Pimentel Wikicommons)
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IN MEMORIAM: Remembering the Legacy of Director John Singleton

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Time and time again, John drew upon his unique life experiences as a South Los Angeles native to skillfully showcase the African American experience in his highly acclaimed roster of films, which include ‘Higher Learning,’ ‘Poetic Justice,’ and ‘Baby Boy.’ John forced our country to reckon with the ills of our troubled history with the issue of race in ‘Rosewood,’” wrote Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) who was also a personal friend of Singleton. […read more]

Lorraine Toussant (right) and Frankie Faison star in NBC’s “Brooklyn.” Toussaint is proud to bring this type of relationship to television – one with older black people loving each other and their neighbors unconditionally. Playing Patricia gives her an opportunity to show the complexity of black women. (Photo: NBC)
Charleston Chronicle

Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a motley crew of residents living in a building in Brooklyn with interconnected lives. Filling the time slot of NBC’s mega hit “This Is Us,” “The Village” features an ensemble cast made up of a “who’s who” of television stars (Dominic Chianese, Frankie Faison, Moran Atias, Michaela McManus, Jerod Haynes, Grace Van Dien, Warren Christie and Daren Kagasoff) working together to convey the story of a “family” supporting each other as their lives unfold. […read more]

Singleton launched the acting careers of several young African Americans on his way to notoriety. They included Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Cuba Gooding, Regina King, Janet Jackson, Taraji P. Henson, and Tyrese Gibson. (Photo: John Singleton / George Pimentel Wikicommons)
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IN MEMORIAM: John Singleton Dead at 51

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Singleton was a father to seven children including Justice, Maasai, Hadar, Cleopatra, Selenesol, Isis and Seven Singleton. In addition to Boyz N the Hood, which received two Oscar nominations, Singleton also directed classic films and shows like Poetic Justice, Baby Boy, Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Billions and many others. […read more]

The Mosaic Theatre production of Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Sun, directed by Raymond Caldwell, written by Psalmayene 24 and starring James J. Johnson (left) and Jeremy Hunter (right) runs at Atlas Performing Arts Center on H St N.E. (Courtesy Photo)
Afro

Les Deux Noirs Premieres At Mosaic Theater

THE AFRO — For a dedicated group of audience goers the theater presents that communal experience, and unlike film, offers a unique performance each time the actors step out on stage. Theater offers whoever sits in the plush chairs an opportunity to engage in a larger conversation. And you don’t have to search for people to talk to about the subject, everyone is in the room with you. […read more]

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FILM REVIEW: Avengers: Endgame

NNPA NEWSWIRE — It’s been about a year since Avengers: Infinity War premiered, and Marvel comic fanatics have been waiting for this reckoning ever since. Their anticipation is so strong it would be hard for any well-intentioned film to live up to their expectations. But this new, self-contained episode does. It’s even more riveting than its predecessor as it heaps on the challenges and pushes plotlines forward. If admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery, Tony Stark’s (Iron Man) words mean a lot: “We lost.” […read more]

“I want my music to be an inspiration of individual growth in the economic sector. That is the path I took as I grew up and I want to put it in music. My life is different from when I first came out as a teenager with expressions from the teenage perspective of young men in the streets. Now, as I grew older and became successful in music and business my perspective changed accordingly. And so my art evolved with it.” — Nipsey Hussle
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COMMENTARY: Nipsey’s life: A hussle that motivates, resonates around the globe

THE FINAL CALL — From buying up the block, to creating businesses that employed Black people, aimed to educate them, and give them a space to be creative and help develop and realize their dreams, Nipsey Hussle was a man of the people because he was a man who saw what their needs were and took it upon himself to do what he could to help provide opportunities and a platform for others, because at one point in his life, he was looking for someone to give him the same opportunities and guidance. His death has seemed to galvanize the Black community, and this was evidenced by the recent gang truce that happened in the wake of his death. […read more]

Lorraine Toussant (right) and Frankie Faison star in NBC’s “Brooklyn.” Toussaint is proud to bring this type of relationship to television – one with older black people loving each other and their neighbors unconditionally. Playing Patricia gives her an opportunity to show the complexity of black women. (Photo: NBC)
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Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “You know, there’s a point in your career where you take whatever you can get. And then early on in my career, I realized, oh, I don’t want to do that. I actually want to do certain kinds of roles,” says the Trinidadian born actress. “You then begin to be brave enough to begin to say no to certain things. And then there comes a time, when you reach a point in your career where you intuitively choose certain kinds of work. I’m so pleased to be at that point and that I’m still relevant,” she adds. […read more]

Next day, in a diner, Ruth is befriended by a mysterious man, Bill (Christopher Denham, Argo). He buys her a cup of coffee and offers her a ride. What she doesn’t know is that he’s been tracking her, and he plans to kidnap her. Why?
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FILM REVIEW: Fast Color

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Fast Color crosses too many genres to be good in any specific one and that wreaks havoc on an audience’s attention. There are wondrous sci-fi elements: the skies produce a multitude of colors somewhat like the Northern Lights. Thriller aspects fluctuate: Sometimes Ruth is scared by the number of trackers who follow her, and sometimes not. […read more]

DJ Yasmina (Photo by: Andre H)
El Mundo

DJ Yasmina has rocked the stage across the US and internationally

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. Australian-born Yasmina Angele — known professionally as DJ Yasmina — came to the United States a few years ago to pursue her music career. Rolling out recently caught up with DJ Yasmina to learn more about how she got started and how far music has taken her around the world. […read more]

The Freret Street Festival (Photo by: Kichea S. Burt)
Entertainment

Freret St Fest

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — The Freret Street Festival returned this year to give New Orleanians and visitors eight blocks of fun. The festival, which includes pet adoptions, food courts, various vendors, and a diverse music line-up across three stage, is a can’t-miss event, and Data News Weekly made sure to be there. […read more]

Jin Zhang and Michelle Yeoh in Master Z The IpMan Legacy
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FILM REVIEW: Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

NNPA NEWSWIRE — With Woo-Ping Yuen as the mastermind, the fight scenes are kinetic, wondrous and almost balletic. At times the combat is violent. Other times it’s as if the fighters are involved in highly elaborate and tightly constructed choreography. Imagine West Side Story told with an Asian twist, where the Jets and Sharks gangs go at it kung fu style. Then hold that thought and ponder if Master Z… would make a captivating theater piece. […read more]

You couldn’t tell one story without telling the other, so the two main characters are intertwined. There’s archival footage of the real-life characters as they explain how a love/hate relationship became a true friendship.
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FILM REVIEW: Best of Enemies

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Best of Enemies is based on a true-life story. Taraji P. Henson plays Ann Atwater, a civil rights leader in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. Her rival in the movie is the Exalted Leader of the KKK, C. P. Ellis, a devout racist who spends most of his life spreading hate and separateness between the races. However, with their children in common, the two opposites eventually become friends. […read more]

Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher.
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FILM REVIEW: Little

NNPA NEWSWIRE — … only one artist can take credit for turning a seed of an idea into a bona-fide comedy, and that’s Marsai Martin. When obstacles were placed in front of her, she broke through them. She took on a challenging role and nailed it. The camera catches all of her weird facial expressions and mannerisms. Her comic timing is impeccable. She knows when to clown around, be demure, introspective and direct. This is a big first step in what should be a promising film career. […read more]

Barbara Love is the local organizer for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – but she's better known as "Miss Kitty," pictured here in a TSD file photo with her horse Silver.
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Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo provides rare glimpse at African American cowboys, cowgirls

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The main event – playfully named “The Greatest Show on Dirt” — is the rodeo itself. Thousands of spectators gather to watch black cowboys and cowgirls compete in eight major rodeo events. Among them (abbreviations intact): Bare Back Ridin’, Bull Doggin’, Calf Ropin’, Steer Undecoratin’, Barrel Racin’, Kid’s Calf Scramblin’, Relay Racin’, and Bull Ridin’. “Nobody ever leaves disappointed,” said Barbara “Miss Kitty” Love. […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

Motown in the Moonlight series premieres May 4 at the Mount Pleasant Pier with Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Sway to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson with the stunning sunset views of the Charleston Harbor as your backdrop. Charleston County Parks is excited to introduce Motown in the Moonlight, a new summer dance series. On May 4, the Mount Pleasant Pier will come alive with the “sound that changed America” as this series kicks off with music provided by Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals. […read more]

As Cosby sits in prison pending appeal, unanswered questions remain.
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COMMENTARY: One Year Later Experts Still Concerned Bill Cosby Didn’t Receive Fair Trial

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Specifically, the trial court abused its discretion, erred and materially infringed on Cosby’s constitutional rights to Due Process of Law under the Constitution of the United States. The judge should not have allowed the admittance of five prior ‘bad act witnesses,’” said attorney David Reischer, CEO of LegalAdvice.com. “The witnesses’ allegations were too far remote in time and too dissimilar to the Plaintiff’s allegations.” […read more]

"It has become clear that our only value to Nexstar was diversity optics at the FCC," said MBG president and CEO Pluria Marshall Jr. (pictured) "Ever since the deal was signed, Nexstar has gone to great lengths to constantly interfere, undercut our authority and sabotage our business, with little regard for the agreements in place with us or the FCC."
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Nexstar sued by minority-owned Marshall Broadcasting Group for Sabotage Efforts

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In addition to explaining how Nexstar undermined MBG, the lawsuit outlines MBG’s efforts to work in good faith with Nexstar to try and resolve the behaviors in question and create a strong and prosperous partnership between the two companies. The filing makes clear that the commitment to resolving the issues was not mutual. As such, MBG decided that the only appropriate recourse was through the legal system. […read more]

Lauren Eylise, of Cincinnati, sings the National Anthem to kickoff FC Cincinnati’s first home game in Major League Soccer. (Photo by: Ray Ball)
Cincinnati Herald

Major League Soccer makes historic debut in Cincinnati with a win

CINCINNATI HERALD — Major League Soccer is now a part of the Cincinnati sports venue, following FC Cincinnati’s home opening win of 3-0 over the Portland, Oregon, Timers, Sunday evening at a sold out crowd at Nipper Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus. The  local futbol club, which gained Major League Soccer status  last summer, packed the stadium for its first home game in the majors, defeating the Portland, Oregon, Timberwolves 3-4. […read more]

Tao Zhao in Ash Is Purest White
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FILM REVIEW: Ash Is Purest White

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Jia Zhangke is a consummate storyteller—an artist. He takes his time weaving his magic. His pacing is deliberate (Matthieu Laclau, editor). He drags you into a universe where people on the fringes, who menace each other, are no more than small-time crooks in a very big country. And the duet he’s created between the two scoundrels is filled with pauses and silent moments that give you time to explore them. […read more]

George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic performing at the 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. (Photo by: Wiki Commons)
Entertainment

George Clinton to embark on final tour with Parliament Funkadelic

NASHVILLE PRIDE — Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton is set to embark on his farewell tour with the legendary Parliament Funkadelic before he retires. After joining Red Hot Chili Peppers for a nine-city tour of Australia, George and P-Funk follow up with their own Australian headline tour in April where they will hit the legendary Bluesfest stage in Byron Bay, and a stint in Japan at Billboard Live. […read more]

“Senior Political Correspondent” Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah of The Daily show
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COMMENTARY: White ISIS?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Senior Political Correspondent” Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah of The Daily Show are co-creators. After another man-made catastrophe, Minhaj, an American Muslim and Noah unveiled a name for White terrorists: “White ISIS” or “WISIS.” They pointed to the ugliness of terrorism, which somehow becomes more tolerable when a White male suspect is the perpetrator. […read more]

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Shannon LaNier joins CW39

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Veteran television host, social media influencer and author Shannon LaNier is the new anchor at CW39. LaNier previously co-hosted “Arise Entertainment 360,” a daily culture and entertainment series that aired on Centric. He is also known for his work as a correspondent and senior producer on Black Enterprise’s nationally-syndicated shows “Black Enterprise Business Report” and “Our World With Black Enterprise.” […read more]

Urban One Founder Cathy Hughes (left) with Urban One President and CEO Alfred Liggins III (Center) and Cleo TV “New Soul Kitchen” Star Chef Jernard Wells
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Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I’m excited that this is by us, for us and there’s going to be a lot of great content that reflects our lifestyle,” said Michelle Rice, the general manager at Cleo TV, who joined cast members from various Cleo TV shows, executives from Comcast Afro and others to celebrate the launch of the new channels at the Newseum on Thursday, March 14. […read more]

Brie Larson in Captain Marvel
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FILM REVIEW: Captain Marvel

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Brie Larson, an excellent dramatic actress, injects humanity, doubt and imperfection into her Vers. It’s just enough to make what could have been a cliché character somewhat intriguing. Not much more. Jackson as Fury buddy’s up to the lead and adds comic relief. Jude Law is miscast and too British and reserved for his mentor role. Mendelsohn fares slightly better as the green monster Talos. Other supporting actors don’t get enough screen time to show their real talent: Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto and Djimon Hounsou. […read more]

Company CEO Alfred Liggins III is an equal partner in the journey of this black multimedia and entertainment enterprise.
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Alfred Liggins is the Other Half of Urban One’s Success Story

OMAHA STAR — “Look, my mother has an amazing story from where she came, and she’s always been more of a forefront person. A lot of people tend to think this woman built this company and she made her son the CEO, but they don’t realize how long I’ve been at the company and that it was really a joint effort. They tend to think it’s a traditional family business. But my mother is very good at giving me credit. She did it when we were in Omaha.” […read more]

Dionne Warwick will begin a highly anticipated concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019.
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PRESSROOM: Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick announces, “She’s Back,” first new album in five years

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In addition to ten tracks of new songs as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of Ms. Warwick’s 1998 album, “Dionne Sings Dionne,” which features her greatest hits, remastered for this package. “She’s Back” also includes duets with Kenny Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?”) as well as Bone, Thugs & Harmony’s Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”). […read more]

The location for Black Mother is Allah’s ancestral homeland of Jamaica. The format is a string of images and scenes that tourists don’t see on perfectly curated sightseeing trips.
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FILM REVIEW: Black Mother

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The reward for finding the discipline to sit through Allah’s kaleidoscope of HD video, mini DV, 16mm, Hi8 Tape and Super 8 footage are glimpses of Jamaica that convey harsh realism, history, social dynamics, religion, African heritage, prostitution, birth, families, dying and death. […read more]