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]

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FILM REVIEW: The Upside

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Kevin Hart fans may think that this role of an underling is beneath their favorite comedy actor. Instead they should view it as an opportunity to see him show more than his class-clown approach to performing. Thrown into the deep-sea depths of a dramedy, Mr. Hart proves he can swim just fine. […read more]

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Movie Review: Ride Along 2

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Too soon. As the opening credits start to roll, you wonder why the producers didn’t’ give moviegoers a real break between “Ride Along” (2014) and “Ride Along 2” (2016). Two years is not enough time to make Read More

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Film Review: ‘Get Hard’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Pairing Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is like mixing gasoline and fire. You know there’s going to be an uncontrollable explosion. Though Get Hard’s paint-by-numbers script is merely serviceable, and screen writer/turned director Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) hasn’t a Read More

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Movie Review: Top Five

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would Read More

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Film Review: About Last Night

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “All’s far in love and war.”  But these two couples are taking that too far. They can’t stop loving. Can’t stop bickering.  Will they ever learn how to be content?  Watching their journey of self-discovery may make you chuckle. Read More

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Film Review: Ride Along by Dwight Brown

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Kevin Hart is becoming the crown prince of comedy. These days, he’s the little, impish comedian who serves up big, huge laughs. In fact, his comic chops are often one of the most redeeming qualities in the films he Read More

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World Premiere of “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” to Close 17th Annual American Black Film Festival as Part of Festival’s Overall Official Line-Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                     CONTACT: HUFF Events & PR Michelle Huff, michelle@huffent.com  Kelley Jackson, kelley@huffent.com 212.239.1732         WORLD PREMIERE OF KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN TO CLOSE 17th ANNUAL AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AS PART OF FESTIVAL’S OVERALL OFFICIAL LINE-UP “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” Co-Executive Read More

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The 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces Finalists in the Comedy Wings Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                      CONTACT: HUFF Events & PR Michelle Huff, michelle@huffent.com Kelley Jackson, kelley@huffent.com THE 17TH ANNUAL AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN THE COMEDY WINGS COMPETITION FOUR EMERGING COMEDIANS WILL COMPETE FOR TOP SPOT AT ABFF IN JUNE New York, NY (April 22, 2013) Read More