Black Filmmaker, Shirah Dedman, Produces New Documentary Exposing the Truth About Gentrification

  Oakland, CA — A new documentary exploring displacement of African-Americans out of major U.S. cities will release on YouTube on October 25, 2017. YOU A NOMAD is a short film set in Oakland, California, where in the past generation almost 40 percent of the Black population has been displaced. The film uses a unique cross-section of African-American voices to unfold the systemic issues underl...Read More

Founder of Denver’s First Black Woman-Owned Coffeehouse to Host Art & Soul Music Showcase to Benefit Children in Sierra Leone, West Africa

(left to right) Artist Donte Jana and Lynn Baker. founder of Good Mornings Coffeehouse Denver, CO — Good Mornings Coffeehouse, founded by Lynn Baker, by is bringing art back to the community in their upcoming event Passion4arts Art & Soul Music Showcase to be held on Thursday, August 17th from 5pm to 9pm at the Soiled Dove Underground at 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado. This event will host е...Read More

Commanding Documentary About Workplace Discrimination To Screen At Hollywood Black Film Festival

Oakland, CA — Head Not The Tail Productions (HNTT Productions) is delighted to announce that its powerful and inspiring documentary Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America has been accepted for screening at the 2017 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF). The influential film, skillfully directed by Melody Shere’a and executive produced by her talented sibling Monica Simmons, is th...Read More

Venus And Serena Open Center To Fight Gun Violence in Compton

The world is used to athletic greatness from Serena and Venus Williams, but the sisters are now demonstrating their greatness as humanitarians and community builders. The Williams have opened the Yetunde Price Resource Center in their hometown Compton, California. The community service center is named after their older sister who was killed by gun violence in 2003. It is the first endeavor under t...Read More

Michael Baisden Makes Epic Return To Radio

Atlanta, GA — Renowned radio personality Michael Baisden announced to his 4 million fans on his Facebook page this morning that he will return to radio soon.  The departure of Michael Baisden left a huge void in urban radio. Recognized as one of the most influential men in radio, Michael Baisden hosted, produced, and programmed the top rated and most listened to urban afternoon drive radio program...Read More

T.I. Donates $35,000 to Education & Entrepreneurship Programs Benefitting Minority Youth

T.I.’s TIDAL x Money Talk & Education challenge has paid off in a huge and inspiring way for youth across the globe. The initiative, which was first announced in May, encouraged young people to submit proposals detailing their plans to promote educational awareness within their communities through on and offline education-based fundraising efforts. The contest ran from May 4 through June...Read More

Meet ‘Empire”s New Cast: A Teenage Lucious Lyon & Cookie

Season 3 of “Empire” will include several flashbacks to Cookie and Lucious Lyon as teenagers, Ajiona Alexus and Jeremy Carver taking on the roles, respectively, They’ll recur in the Fox series, along with musician-actor Ezri Walker, reports Deadline Hollywood. Alexus, as young Cookie, will be seen as a beautiful, innocent teenager, whose Catholic school uniform can’t hide “the Cookie spark.” Carve...Read More

Serena Williams To Give Back To Compton Neighborhood Where She Lived

Serena Williams is one of dozens of celebrities who are donating to public schools through the crowdfunding nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. The tennis superstar plans to help students in Compton, the Los Angeles neighborhood where she lived and attended school, PEOPLE reports. According to the magazine, 50 celebrities will donate more than $12 million to classrooms throughout the nation. The stars rec...Read More

Pooch Hall’s Daughter Beats The Odds By Graduating From High School With Cerebral Palsy

Doctors told the family she might not live long enough to see this day. Most of you know Pooch Hall as Derwin Davis, the loving, pro-footballer boyfriend on the hit show The Game, but did you know in real life he’s a huge family man? The 39-year-old actor shares four children with his wife, Linda Baptista, and the couple recently celebrated their 18-year-old daughter Djanai’s graduation from high ...Read More

Beyonce Helps Raise Over $82,000 For Flint Residents

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Beyonce has helped raise more than $82,000 for Flint residents who continue to deal with the city’s lead-tainted water supply. The singer’s representatives announced her entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment, presented the United Way of Genesee County with a check for $82,234 on Monday. The Detroit News reports the funds were raised by Beyonce fans who op...Read More

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