“I got through two episodes of the Lifetime series documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” before I was in distress and completely revolted. That’s all.” — Joy Doss, Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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COMMENTARY: Surviving R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby… and who else?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Our collective cultural conscience has been assaulted. It feels like a gut punch. Like everything we thought we knew now makes no sense. The world has gone mad I tell ya! It’s probably fair to say that many of us feel violated too, though obviously in a verrrry different, metaphorical way. […read more]

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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]

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Russell Simmons Inks Overall Deal with HBO

Elizabeth Wagmeister, VARIETY   (Variety) — Russell Simmons has inked an overall first-look production and development deal with HBO, the premium cabler announced Thursday. Under the pact with Simmons’ new-media company All Def Digital, he and his team will create and develop television projects for the network. Simmons Read More

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Wendell Pierce Set as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’ (Exclusive)

  (The Hollywood Reporter) – HBO has found its Clarence Thomas. Treme and The Odd Couple‘s Wendell Pierce has been tapped to play the Supreme Court justice in Confirmation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Confirmation, from HBO Films, details the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings (at which Anita Hill testified), that brought the country to Read More