Arts & Entertainment

Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios Partner to Produce Brand-New Kids and Family Series Starring Young Dylan

Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios have entered into a content partnership to jointly develop and produce a new kids and family live-action series with 10-year-old rapper Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer). The news was revealed this fall on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Written by Perry, the project tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down…

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Black News Channel In ‘The Red Zone’ Ready for Launch

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As the historic launch on January 6, 2020, of the Black News Channel (BNC) approaches, officials can count members of Congress among those eagerly anticipating the new platform. Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the chair of…

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Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. to celebrates 24th year with production of “Miss Dessa”

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc., the premiere African-American Theater Company in the Lowcountry, celebrates its 24th year of telling the African-American’s stories on the stages of the Lowcountry with its production of “Miss Dessa,” back by popular demand after a wonderful run during the 2019 MOJA Arts Festival. “Miss Dessa” is a delightful comedy…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Issa Rae

Issa Rae is an iconic actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator. She first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series, Awkward Black Girl. Rae is a graduate of Stanford University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in African and African-American Studies. As a college student, she made music…

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prAna Awards $100K to Software Engineer Turned Poet in Dream Job Promotion

prAna, creator of the Clothing for Positive Change movement and leader in sustainable, outdoor fashion, announced November 14 the winner of their $100,000 Dream Job Promotion. Queena Bergen was selected from more than 2,400 entries with a dream of quitting her software engineer job and embarking on a national poetry tour to motivate and inspire others. Her story was both original and…

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Film Review: Queen & Slim

It’s lyrical. Like an extended poem with waves of emotion, heady rumination, love proclamations and lost souls gathering around a common issue. Some will recollect the true-life story of Bonnie and Clyde, but they gained fame for crimes and robbing banks. A closer comparison is Thelma & Louise, two feminist icons who were pushed into rebellion.…

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‘Rondo: Beyond the Pavement’ shines a light on the intentional destruction of a thriving Black community

By Josh Cobb, Twin Cities Association of Black Journalists /Insight News Intern In the early to mid-20th century, Minnesota’s state capital was the epicenter of a thriving, local Black community; the Rondo neighborhood. It was an essential gathering place, as it was home to businesses, political organizations such as the Urban League and the National…

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