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Aretha Franklin To Hit TheNewsNerd.com with a Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Aretha Franklin To Hit Kato Leonard and TheNewsNerd.com with a Right Hook of Her Own – A Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit
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(April 16, 2014 – Detroit, MI) — Facebook and other social media lit up with the news that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” in attack on the Queen of Soul that reportedly took place at a concert in Atlanta.

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Smoke DZA Talks Getting Arrested w/ French Montana and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Smoke DZA Talks Getting Arrested with French Montana

and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show

Smoke DZA on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv

Smoke DZA on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv

On Friday, April 11, 2014, rapper Smoke DZA stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest inThe Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented byHot 97′s Cipha Sounds andUpright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ teamA Tribe Called YES[Lydia Hensler, Christian Cappazoli, Abra Tabak, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Smoke Dza.

Smoke DZA told a story about how he got arrested outside of Funk Flex’s tunnel party and ended up in the same jail as French Montana, Chinx, and others. Cipha Sounds said, “Since the show is getting so popular I like to use it as a vehicle to showcase underground artists. Smoke dza always has funny stories.”

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Entertainment One Music’s Erica Campbell, James Fortune, and More Continue to Heat Up Billboard and Gospel Radio Charts!

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC CELEBRATES CHART-TOPPING HITS WITH “HELP,” “LIVE THROUGH IT,” “AMAZING,” & “WITHHOLDING NOTHING”  

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Hit Singles and New Albums Continue to Impact Album and Gospel Radio Charts

 

Entertainment One Music (eOne) continues to lead a chart-topping roster of diverse artists, encompassing a wide range of melodies that drive the sounds of Gospel today.  Garnering two Top 5 albums on the latest Billboard Gospel Albums chart, eOne also delivers the hits in Gospel Radio, with four singles in the Top 10 on the latest Gospel Radio chart by Erica Campbell, James Fortune & FIYA, Ricky Dillard & New G, and William McDowell.

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Karen Clark Sheard Hosts International Summit

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

 

 Gospel Music Legend and First Lady Karen Clark Sheard Hosts International Summit for Women in Church Leadership

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Ladies 1st “A Celebration of Women” Inaugural International Summit Will Be Held September 10-13 in Virginia Beach, VA

Confirmed Presenters Include Faith Evans, Erica Campbell,

Dorinda Clark Cole, Vickie Winans,

Jacky Clark Chisholm, and Kierra Sheard

More To Be Confirmed in the Coming Weeks

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The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess Revival Heads To Los Angeles

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

WiLDSEED ARTS COLLECTiVE
Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical
The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess
Revival Heads To Los Angeles

 


The critically acclaimed national tour, starring
Alicia Hall Moran and Nathaniel Stampley,
opens at The Ahmanson Theatre on April 22nd and remains in the City of Angels until June 1st 2014!

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Soca Star Farmer Nappy Launches New Album ‘Big People Party’ in New York City

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

SOCA STAR FARMER NAPPY
LAUNCHES NEW ALBUM
BIG PEOPLE PARTY IN NEW YORK CITY

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April 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Internationally-acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry officially launched his new album Big People Party to a full-capacity crowd at legendary New York City concert venue Sounds Of Brazil (S.O.B.’s), on April 13, 2014. His third, full-length studio effortBig People Party was released worldwide in stores and online on February 25, 2014 from FOX FUSE, but since it was in the midst of Trinidad’s Carnival season, Farmer was only now able to journey to the media capital of the world, New York City, to promote his new album to media and fans there. Presenting a soca showcase and a free event at that, Farmer breaks new ground for soca music and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, as he takes full aim at exposing soca to the masses and capturing his spot in the limelight, in the North American market. Read more…

Dizzy Wright Releasing State of Mind EP on April 15th

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

News: Dizzy Wright Releasing State of Mind EP on April 15th
Dizzy Releases First Leak “Everywhere I Go” and Will Embark on State of Mind Tour Following Release of the Album

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Oprah Winfrey Speaks with Pharrell Williams on “Oprah Prime” This Sunday @ 9pm ET/PT on OWN

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

PHARRELL WILLIAMS JOINS

OPRAH WINFREY ON “OPRAH PRIME”

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13 AT 9PM ET/PT ON OWN

Oprah Winfrey with Pharrell Williams

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(NEW YORK) April 12, 2014- Oprah meets up with seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in music today. On the heels of his chart topping #1 hit “Happy,” which also received an Oscar nomination for “Despicable Me 2,” Oprah and Pharrell discuss his critically acclaimed album “G I R L,” his rise to fame and how his creative vision has propelled him to music superstardom. They also discuss his recent marriage to Helen Williams and fatherhood. Read more…

Comedians Rodney Perry and Melanie Comarcho Set to host the “2014 3rd Female Hip Hop Honors Awards”

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Comedians Rodney Perry and Melanie Comarcho Set to host the “2014 3rd Female Hip Hop Honors Awards”

This year we honor Oaktown’s 3.5.7, DaBrat, Michel’le, Charli Baltimore and Sparky D

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Los Angeles, April 7th — The Underground Girls Of Hip Hop will bring down the house at the “2014 Female Hip Hop Honors, on September 13th at the Warner Grand Theatre in Los Angeles.  This amazing event brings the best of the best in Female hip hop past, present & future together, for one legendary night.

Underground Girls of Hip Hop’s founder and owner, Shylise Simpson, established the Female Hip Hop Honors to recognize the women in this business in an official and symbolic manner, whom she felt did not have the proper platform. She is now proud to say they are now in their 3rd year, and continue to break the rules of convention. Underground Girls of Hip Hop keep their ears to the street every year, for those incredible records released by independent labels and artists. While recognizing the Indie artist, we also continue to honor the ladies of hip hop that paved the way. Read more…

Mathew Knowles Releases Brian Courtney Wilson from Recording Contract with Music World Gospel

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Mathew Knowles Releases Brian Courtney Wilson

from Recording Contract with Music World Gospel

Wilson Moves to Motown Gospel

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(Houston, TX – April 7, 2014) – Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment has released Brian Courtney Wilson from his recording contract with Music World Gospel. Wilson moved to his new label home, Motown Gospel, effective, April 4, 2014.

 

As Knowles restructures Music World Entertainment and its Gospel division, he is making it a priority to help continue the growth of the artists that were signed to the label. “Brian is an exceptionally gifted artist with a unique vocal style,” says Knowles.  “When I first saw him sing at church, I wanted to sign him immediately. I know that Brian will continue to have great success with his music and ministry. And Motown Gospel is a perfect fit for him.”

 

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NYC’s Fashion Elite Gather for the Premiere of OWN’s “Love in the City;” “For Better or Worse” Tonight @ 9pm

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

NYC’s FASHION ELITE GATHER FOR THE PREMIERE OF OWN’s ‘LOVE IN THE CITY’

 

The cast of ‘Love in the City’ and Bethann Hardison are all smiles at the Mondrian Soho in New York

(NEW YORK) April 9, 2014 - Last night, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah WrightBershan ShawChenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collection of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion including legendary model and fashion activist Bethann HardisonChef Roble, model Sessilee Lopez, Elle Varner (recording artist), Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club”), fashion designer Samantha Black, Marvet BrittoUrsula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (Bergdorf Goodman), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Channing Hargrove (Glam Media), Nicole Chapoteau (Allure), Rajni Jacques (Glamour), Nikki Ogunnaike (Glamour.com),  Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Yolanda Sangweni (Essence.com), Marielle Bobo and Ericka Goodman (Ebony), Monique Taylor (The Wendy Show), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas (“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Charreah Jackson (Essence), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature) Rae Holliday (Stuff Fly People Like) and Tai Beauchamp. Also in attendance were “Love in the City” producers Rob Lee and D’Angela Proctor from Core Media as well as OWN reps Jessica Boyer and Terry Danuser. Read more…

2ND ANNUAL EGYPT’S SISTER’S KEEPER SHUT-IN BRINGS WOMEN OF COLOR TOGETHER TO DISPEL STEREOTYPES WHILE ENCOURAGING SISTERHOOD AND EMPOWERMENT

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

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2ND ANNUAL EGYPT’S SISTER’S KEEPER SHUT-IN BRINGS WOMEN OF COLOR TOGETHER TO DISPEL STEREOTYPES WHILE ENCOURAGING SISTERHOOD AND EMPOWERMENT

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Entertainment One Music signs celebrated artist Todd Dulaney; Todd appears on The Word Network tomorrow, Wed. April 9th!

April 8, 2014 Leave a comment

ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC SIGNS TODD DULANEY TO AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL ROSTER

 

New Single Slated for Summer 2014, New Album in 2015

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 8, 2014) – Entertainment One Music has signed celebrated artist, songwriter and worshipper Todd Dulaney to its award-winning Gospel roster.  Joining eOne Music in a new recording deal, the Stellar Award-nominated singer will record and release multiple albums, with the first single slated for release in late Summer this year, off his upcoming new album slated for a first-quarter release in 2015.  He’ll also be appearing on The Word Network, live on Wednesday April 9th, at 8 pm EST.

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Mr. Vegas Shares Virginity Story and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

April 8, 2014 1 comment

Mr. Vegas Shares Virginity Story and More via 

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv   

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show

Take it Personal ft Mr. Vegas

New York, NY, April 8, 2014-  On Friday, April 4, 2014, reggae and dancehall artist Mr. Vegas stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest inThe Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented byHot 97′s Cipha Sounds andUpright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ teamA Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, Christian Cappazoli, Abra tabak, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Mr. Vegas.

 

During the set, Mr. Vegas shared a story about his first attempt to lose his virginity that was to die for as well as his first trip to America.”Hip Hop Improv is not just for rappers. Tonight we had our first reggae artist Mr. Vegas and his stories dun di place! It doesn’t matter where you come from. Great stories are universal,” Said Cipha Sounds.

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Jahna Sebastian Offers Clarity on her Past Relationship with her Daughter’s Father Swizz Beatz

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo Jahna-Sebastian-swizz-beats-the-industry-cosign_zps9dbbd6fd.jpegLondon based singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, Jahna Sebastian offers clarity on her past relationship with her daughter’s father Swizz Beatz in an exclusive interview with Madame Noire. Ms. Sebastian was classically trained on piano and earned her degree in “Music Business” at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music and was a successful reggae artist in Russia before even meeting Swizz.

 

Ms. Sebastian has made headlines ever since it was reported that Swizz Beatz fathered her  daughter Nicole. With those headlines came harsh criticism about her being a gold digger and home wrecker. The songstress chose to interview with Madame Noire not to dwell in the past or harm Swizz Beatz reputation in any way but to answer the questions that she has read about herself in the blogs and provide insight to the situation.

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED MOTOWN GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST ANITA WILSON BRINGS MUSIC FROM HER NEW ALBUM, VINTAGE WORSHIP, TO MUSIC CITY USA

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED MOTOWN GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST ANITA WILSON BRINGS MUSIC FROM HER NEW ALBUM, VINTAGE WORSHIP, TO MUSIC CITY USA

Wilson Unveiled a Full Length Listen of the Album to Industry Tastemakers, Fellow Recording Artists, and More at a Private Listening Session Hosted in Nashville, TN

Event Comes as First of Many Nationwide Appearances of Anita Wilson’s Set for April

Kicked Off by Electric Lead Single, “That’s What He’s Done For Me,”VINTAGE WORSHIP Follows Singer’s Grammy, Stellar, and Dove-nominated Debut Album WORSHIP SOUL

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The TMS In-Salon Tour

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

THE TEXTURE MANAGEABILITY SYSTEM

IN-SALON NATIONAL TOUR

(NEW YORK) – April 7, 2014 – The Beautiful Textures Salon Experience was a huge success! Taking over popular salons in four major cities, the brand aimed to showcase their new product, the Texture Manageability System (TMS) - an innovative new system that presents complete style freedom by allowing natural haired women to go from curly to straight and then back again. Making stops at the LW Salon in Midtown Manhattan, New York (02/09); the Drexina Nelson Salon in Atlanta (02/20); the Christian Fields Style Bar in Chicago (03/09); and The Queen’s Palace Salon in Houston (03/23) the Beautiful Textures Salon Experience was the perfect way to celebrate both women and style! Each stop welcomed guests to a delightful assortment of brunch treats and hors d’oeuvres and featured master stylist, Pam Hogan, as well as master stylist, Tasheara Neshell, who later joined the effort in Chicago. They not only applied the TMS to those attending, but also provided styling options for long-lasting wear and manageability. After they were styled, the guests, who were made up of influential beauty editors, bloggers, media personalities and tastemakers, modeled the final result and provided testimonies about the product. As a send off, they each received an exclusive gift bag chock full of TMS products and other takeaways. Read more…

Jay-Z Gives Back Via Scholarship Program

April 3, 2014 Leave a comment

RAPPER JAY-Z GIVES BACK WITH HIS 2014 SHAWN CARTER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

– The deadline to apply is April 30th. –

Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

Brooklyn, NY (BlackNews.com) — The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation has announced that they are now accepting applications for their 2014 scholarship program. The foundation, established by rapper Jay-Z and his mom Gloria Carter, aims to enhance the lives of young people.

The foundation is unique because it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned only a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0, and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. The students, however, must demonstrate a strong desire to pursue higher education.

In 2013, 176 scholarship recipients were selected and 70% of them had household incomes below $40,000. In addition, 74% of them came from single parent homes, and 58% are first-generation college students. Read more…

International Dancehall Star QQ Releases Hit Filled EP “Kingston 20″

April 3, 2014 Leave a comment

International Dancehall Star QQ Releases Hit Filled EP “Kingston 20″

Jamaica, U.S.A (21st Hapilos Digital) -  Although he is younger than some of his counterparts, reggae and dancehall star QQ is considered a veteran in the music business after having dominated worldwide airwaves with a #1 single in over 17 countries. The international star has also shared stages with Rihanna, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent , Sean Kingston, and Chris Brown to name a few. Read more…

Music World Gospel Releases Le’Andria Johnson from Her Recording Contract…

April 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Music World Gospel Releases Le’Andria Johnson from Her Recording Contract

The Label Was Instrumental in New Signing

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(Houston, TX – April 1, 2014) – Music World Gospel has released Le’Andria Johnson from her recording contract. Effective, April 1, 2014, Johnson was signed to RCA Inspiration Music Group.

 

Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment was instrumental in helping Johnson land the new label deal. “As Music World Gospel continues to move forward, I wanted to ensure that Le’Andria would have the very best opportunity to match her successes and further her talents and gifts as recording artist,” says Knowles. “I am happy that she is with one of the leading companies in the gospel industry. RCA Inspiration Music Group is part of the Sony family of labels, a company that Music World Entertainment has worked successfully with for 20 years. I am also proud of the work we achieved at Music World Gospel and I wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.”

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ATLANTIC RECORDS TO RELEASE “NEIGHBORS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)”;

April 2, 2014 Leave a comment

ATLANTIC RECORDS TO RELEASE “NEIGHBORS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)”;

MUSICAL COMPANION TO UPCOMING UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ COMEDY STARRING SETH ROGEN AND ZAC EFRON INCLUDES NEW SONG FROM FLO RIDA AND HITS FROM MISSY ELLIOT, ICONA POP, KE$HA, THEOPHILUS LONDON & MORE

SOUNDTRACK ARRIVES DIGITALLY ONAPRIL 29TH

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Atlantic Records announced today the release of “NEIGHBORS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK),” the musical companion to Universal Pictures’ upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.  The album arrives at all DSPs on April 29th; Neighbors arrives in theatres nationwide on May 9th.

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AECG and Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg Announce A&E Series “Wahlburgers” Partnership

April 2, 2014 Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

AECG and Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg Announce A&E Series “Wahlburgers” Partnership

AECG to supervise, create and supply music to the hit television series

NEW YORK, NY – (March 31, 2014) – AECG, an evolving community of companies and tastemakers focused on the future of the entertainment industry, is pleased to announce its partnership with A&E Networks’ hit series “Wahlburgers.” The Music Collective, one of AECG’s most successful divisions, will be supervising, creating, and providing music for the series. Executive produced by Mark Wahlburg himself, the show airs on Wednesday nights.

A&ENetwork’s newest original series “Wahlburgers” gives a behind-the-scenes look into one of Boston’s most well-known families, the Wahlbergs. Brothers Mark and Donnie head back to their hometown to join forces with their professed ‘most talented sibling,’ Paul, in their tasty business venture. An homage to their humble beginnings, the hamburger restaurant is home base for the gang from the old neighborhood, including the real Johnny “Drama” and of course their spirited mother Alma. Read more…

Spelman College Women of Color Leadership Conference Celebrates 10th Anniversary May 14-15, Hosted by Alum Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

 

10th ANNIVERSARY SPELMAN COLLEGE WOMEN OF COLOR CONFERENCE BRINGS LEADING FORWARD INTO FOCUS MAY 14-15

 

Conference Participants Include Corporate Trailblazer and Entrepreneur Paula Madison, Major General Marcia Anderson, Civil Rights Icon Roslyn Pope, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, NPR’s Michel Martin, Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Bush and Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson 

 

First installation of the Academy of Game Changers and Special Anniversary Celebration 
 

 

ATLANTA (April 1, 2014) - This May, Spelman College will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its pre-eminent annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference. Themed “21st century Leadership: Leading Forward,” the 2014 conference will explore several essential components vital to leadership success. Featuring groundbreaking women across a variety of fields, conference speakers include retired NBC Universal Chief Diversity Officer and multimillion dollar businesswoman Paula Madison; Major General Marcia Anderson, the first African-American woman Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve; civil rights icon Roslyn Pope; former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Michel Martin; and award-winning journalist, editor, author and Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Bushamong others. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Access Hollywood host Shaun Robinson, the two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 14 -15, 2014.

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The 2014 American Black Film Festival Moves To New York City from June 19-22

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) SELECTS ACTOR MORRIS CHESTNUT AS ITS 2014 CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

AUTHOR AND PRODUCER TONYA LEWIS LEE WILL BE THE NYC HOST COMMITTEE CHAIR FOR THE 2014 ABFF

 

THE 2014 ABFF WEBISODE SELECTION IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS THROUGH APRIL 23, 2014

HBO is accepting stand-up comedy submissions for their highly successful 2nd Annual Comedy Wings Competition to take place during the 2014 American Black Film Festival

–American Black Film Festival Takes Over New York City from June 19, 2014 – June 22, 2014–

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March 24, 2014, New York, New York – Actor Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday, Nurse Jackie, Legends) will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 celebrity ambassador, and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee (The Watsons Go To Birmingham) will chair the New York City Host Committee for the Festival. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City throughout several screening and event venues in Manhattan.

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Miami Heat NBA Scholarships – Deadline April 5th

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

MIAMI HEAT TO GIVE AWAY $25,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL FLORIDA STUDENTS

– The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 5, 2014. –

Miami, FL (BlackNews.com) — The Miami Heat and BankUnited are offering $25,000 in scholarship funds to high school seniors attending Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe or Palm Beach schools. Scholarship applications are available each school year and recipients are awarded in May. Students with financial needs are giving priority.

This will be the eighteenth year that the Miami Heat has offered scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and outstanding community service. Applicants will also be required to submit a 500-word essay.

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HBO LATINO CELEBRATES THE ICONIC MUSICIAN CARLOS SANTANA WITH TWO TELEVISION SPECIALS

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

HBO LATINO® CELEBRATES THE ICONIC MUSICIAN CARLOS SANTANA WITH TWO TELEVISION SPECIALS

HBO LATINO and Carlos Santana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HBO LATINO® CELEBRATES THE ICONIC MUSICIAN
CARLOS SANTANA WITH TWO TELEVISION SPECIALS

INCLUDES COMPELLING HALF-HOUR SPECIAL AND STAR-STUDDED CONCERT WITH PERFORMANCES BY CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA, CHOCQUIBTOWN, LILA DOWNS, GLORIA ESTEFAN, JUANES, MIGUEL, FHER OLVERA OF MANÁ, NIÑA PASTORI, SALVADOR SANTANA, SAMUEL ROSA OF SKANK, ROMEO SANTOS, SOLEDAD AND DIEGO TORRES FILMED IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO

HISTORIC CONCERT EVENT CELEBRATES HIS FIRST-EVER LATIN MUSIC ALBUM ENTITLED CORAZÓN AVAILABLE IN STORES MAY 6TH

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Black Women in the US: Progress Made, But Key Areas Need Attention

March 31, 2014 Leave a comment

 Black Women in the US:

Progress Made, But Key Areas Need Dire

National Attention and Urgent Action

Contributors to Black Women’s Roundtable report, Black Women in the U.S., 2014  stop for a photo during the BWR Summit kick-off at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters. Pictured (L-R):Dr. L. Toni Lewis, SEIU Healthcare; Joycelyn Tate, Telecom Talk;  Melanie L. Campbell, Black Women’s Roundtable; Felicia Davis, Building Green Network;   Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, Incite Unlimited; Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Ph.D.; and Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families. PHOTO CREDIT: CIT-VISUALS
Washington, DC – A report released today by Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), Black Women in the U.S., 2014, found that significant progress has been made since key historical markers however, there are many areas that remain in need of dire national attention and urgent action.  The report was released during a legislative briefing at the historic headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The event kicks off the BWR National Summit taking place over the next three days.

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Sexy New Series “Love In the City” to Premiere April 12 @ 10pm ET/PT on OWN

March 31, 2014 Leave a comment

SEXY NEW SERIES ‘LOVE IN THE CITY’ TO PREMIERE APRIL 12 AT 10PM ON OWN

 

 
The cast of Love In The City

Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc.

(New York) – March 27, 2014 – OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that Saturday, April 12 marks the premiere date of the new docu-series, Love In the City, featuring the fast-paced lives of four fabulous friends living in New York City. 

 

Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than ten years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another. Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist and Clairol Professional Celebrity Spokesperson, is the link who brought the four friends together. New York’s legendary Harlem neighborhood is where the quartet assembles on a regular basis over drinks, lunch, dinners, you name it! Two are married, two are single, and all are strong, fiercely independent women who believe in living out their dreams and not letting anyone or anything get in their way.

 

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BET Networks Launches Its First Ever Brand App – BET NOW

March 29, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo bet-now-launches-the-industry-cosign_zps775f6a45.jpgBET Networks today announced the launch of its first ever brand app: BET NOW. Beginning today, fans can download the new app for free on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. BET NOW is currently available in the App store or Google Play Store.

“Apps are an increasingly important part of the mobile eco-system given the ubiquity of smart phones, the ability to have a direct connection to our consumers, and the growing rate of video consumption on these devices.”

“With BET NOW, users are one download away from consuming some of their favorite BET shows on their tablets and phones” said Brandon Lucas, Vice President and General Manager of BET Mobile. “Apps are an increasingly important part of the mobile eco-system given the ubiquity of smart phones, the ability to have a direct connection to our consumers, and the growing rate of video consumption on these devices.” Read more…

Damien Sneed Receives the Sphinx Medal of Excellence + Performs at Carnegie Hall

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Damien Sneed Receives the 2014 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Honor with Events at the Kennedy Center and

The Supreme Court of the United States

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Sneed Performed at the Historic Carnegie Hall with Lalah Hathaway,

Jimmy Heath and Others

(New York, NY –March 26, 2014) – Conductor, pianist, producer and recording artist Damien L. Sneed recently received the 2014 Sphnix Medal of Excellence honor, alongside Pedrito Martinez and Carla Dirlikov. The annual Sphinx Medals of Excellence honor extraordinary Black and Latino leaders in music who, early in their careers, demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and leadership. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Aspen Institute Arts Program and the Sphinx Organization presented the medals at an exclusive luncheon at the Kennedy Center. Kathy Kruse of the Kennedy Center and Adam Erickson of the Aspen Institute welcomed the guests, and the awards were presented by Sphinx founder, Aaron P. Dworkin, and Sphinx board members Ken Fischer,president of the University Musical Society and Sandra Gibson, consulting advisor to the DeVos Institute for Arts Leadership at the Kennedy Center. In addition, the Sphinx Organization presented each honoree with a $50,000 career grant to further their professional pursuits. Read more…

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