Arts & Entertainment

Celebrities Make News on BlackPressUSA’s #FIYAH! Livestreams

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia BlackPressUSA’s livestreams have become as anticipated as any broadcast on the internet – at least that’s what some heavy hitters are saying. “You guys are absolutely killing it,” Denver Public Radio Program Director Willobee Carlan proclaimed. “I’m always wondering who’s going to come on next.” Novice…

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Ava DuVernay Moves Into Non-Scripted With NBC Family Social Experiment ‘Home Sweet Home’

Ava DuVernay has built her first primetime unscripted series – a ten-part social experiment for NBC. The When They See Us filmmaker created Home Sweet Home and she will produce via her production company Array Filmworks with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Each episode of the series follows two families who lead very different lives for a life-changing experience. It explores what it’s…

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Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Iconic Grammy and American Music Award winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. On her social media pages, she often sends shoutouts to “talented Black men” and “Black Queens.” She observed Black Out Day and Juneteenth. With one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music, the…

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National Museum of African American Music Announces the Appointment of Its Music Industry Relations Committee

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) have announced the appointment of the museum’s first Music Industry Relations Committee (MIRC) of the Board of Directors. Eighteen individuals representing all avenues of the music industry have been selected to lead this committee including: artists, record label executives, talent managers, media executives, media personalities, entertainment attorneys,…

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African American High School Music Group Releases Groundbreaking Animated Video Addressing Current Social Issues

The Paragon Project, a revolving collective of nationally-recognized high school artists, found a unique way to release its fourth album as schools shut down and live performances stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full project will be released as an illustrated lyric video on July 10, 2020, via YouTube. The album features songs with Truck North of The Grammy award…

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