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More Inclusiveness at Golden Globes But Still Too Few People of Color

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN)– Women were definitely in the spotlight at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. A powerful speech by Oprah Winfrey that had the crowd up on its feet was bookended by courageous actresses who echoed her call for an end to sexual harassment in the industry. But it was hard to overlook the absence of people of…

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Charleston Rhizome Collective’s conNECKtedTOO receives funding from ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund

Last week, ArtPlace America announced that conNECKtedTOO has been chosen from nearly a thousand applications to receive funding through its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. ArtPlace received 987 applications in 2017, from which 70 finalists were selected and conNECKtedTOO is one of only 23 projects that will receive funding this year.  ArtPlace has a deep…

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NAACP Announces 49th Image Awards Nominees

(NAACP/TriceEdneyWire.com) – The nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced today with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, RCA Records leads with 12 nominations, followed by Capitol Records with 6 nominations and Atlantic Records and Columbia Records both…

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The Chronicle Interviews Nigel Redden, Spoleto Festival USA’s General Director

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    This is Spoleto Festival USA’s forty-first year of operation, and I’ve been covering this gala seventeen day performing arts extravaganza for “The Charleston Chronicle” for almost twenty-eight-years now. I’ve met and interviewed some of the world’s greatest stars and performing artists, and it has been a delightful journalistic ride and an…

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2017 INDIE Grants Call for Submissions Now Open

The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College have announced a Call for Submissions for the 2017-2018 Indie Grants production funding cycle. As the only one of its kind in the nation, the production grant and training program offers incredible opportunities for the state and region’s top filmmakers and crew. “No one else in…

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Black Spirit Group Targets Inequity in Concert Industry

Black Spirit Group (BSG), a professional organization comprised of African American entertainment promoters and businessmen, is poised to begin a national community awareness campaign to educate African American concert goers on their buying power and the inequities in the concert industry that prevent their spending from impacting their communities. Specifically, BSG will highlight the systemic discriminatory practices of…

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“ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala” Primetime Special to Air on OWN Sunday. March 5

The 10th anniversary of Time Inc.’s Essence “Black Women in Hollywood Awards,” will air as a primetime television event on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.  For the past decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries both in front of the camera…

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Q&A with Hidden Figures Director Theodore Melfi

By Edward Henderson (San Diego Voice and Viewpoint/NNPA Member) Imagine being in the running to direct the newest Spiderman film. What kind of script would have to cross your desk to make you drop out of consideration? For me, it would have to be something that moved my soul, told a story that has never…

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Angela Bassett the “Reel” Deal as the American Black Film Institute Pays her Tribute as the People’s Icon at their 2017 Oscar Week Gala

Academy Award nominated actress, Angela Bassett, will be honored with the “Reel Icon” award by the American Black Film Institute, at their annual  “New, Next, Now Legend” Oscar Week gala for her iconic roles and career achievement as one of cinemas all-time favorite actors, in a poll conducted by American Black Film Institute.  The event…

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