Starz Acquires Datari Turner Productions’ “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream” Starring Omari Hardwick & Meagan Good

Posted by - June 29, 2019

Starz has announced its acquisition of Datari Turner Productions’ critically-acclaimed film A Boy. A Girl. A Dream, starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good. The Sundance Film Festival selection, directed by Qasim Basir and produced by prolific film/television producer Datari Turner, will make its television debut on Starz on Tuesday, August 6.   A Boy. A Girl.

The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival® Brings the 90’s Heat with Special Performances of the Hottest Albums Celebrating 25 Years

Posted by - June 29, 2019

The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the top albums of the decade. The Festival also just announced the official night-by-night performance line

Rickey Smiley Set to Debut New Urban AC Morning Show Beginning January 2nd

Posted by - June 28, 2019

Today on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Tom introduced listener favorite Rickey Smiley as the successor to the morning anchor position established by Tom over the course of 25 years. Joyner, who is retiring at the end of the year, acknowledged that Smiley has established himself as a trusted leader on-air and in the community with

Black Girls Ride: Women of Color Blaze New Trails in Motorsports

Posted by - June 27, 2019

Two hundred twenty-five unapologetic, fearless and trend-setting female bikers, brought together by Black Girls Ride (BGR), will ride nearly 200,000 miles, collectively, from more than 5 states for the largest African-American music and entertainment celebration in New Orleans July 5-7. The rides, powered by Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot© represent the growing emergence of African-American and female motorcyclists in the U.S. “This

Family Reunion” Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Loretta Devine

Posted by - June 27, 2019

When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, the transition is like being a catfish out of water. From 3 hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs of Family Reunion are real, memorable, toe tapping, heart

Mary J. Blige Signs TV Deal with Lions Gate!

Posted by - June 27, 2019

Grammy® winner and Oscar® nominated megastar Mary J. Blige has signed an exclusive first-look television deal with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) to develop and produce television series under her newly-launched Blue Butterfly productions. The multifaceted singer-songwriter-actress will also have the opportunity to create content across Lionsgate’s array of business platforms. Multi-platinum record selling artist and Academy Award® nominee, Mary

New Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Macy’s, Inc. Over Criminal History Screening Policy

Posted by - June 27, 2019

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP (O&G), and Youth Represent (YR) filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New Yorkagainst Macy’s, Inc. (Macy’s), challenging its use of an unnecessarily punitive criminal history screening policy. According to the lawsuit, the policy disproportionately disqualifies Black and

Ford to “Paint the Future Proud” at 25th Anniversary of Essence Festival with Sydney G. James, Shantell Martin, Melissa Mitchell and Test Drives in Latest Vehicle Lineup

Posted by - June 27, 2019

Ford Motor Company returns to New Orleans this July 4 as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Essence Festival for the 11th consecutive year. In marking the 25th anniversary of this celebration of African American arts and culture, Ford will “Paint the Future Proud,” showcasing the work of African American female visual artists and celebrating art in its many

Letter From The Michael Jackson Estate On The 10th Anniversary Of His Passing

Posted by - June 26, 2019

Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. The entire global community joined in grieving during a powerful and emotional memorial service witnessed by more people than had ever viewed a live event before. Messages of condolences from Nelson Mandela and others were read as was a poem written for

John Legend Dedicates New Love Song “Oh PITERA™”

Posted by - June 25, 2019

The “Legend” of Pitera™ literally comes to life with “Oh PITERA™”, an original love song and music video that is dedicated to none other than SK-II’s iconic bestseller—PITERA™ Essence by award winning singer, songwriter John Legend. This is John Legend’s first collaboration with global prestige skincare brand SK-II as part of “PITERA™ Masterclass”, the latest installment of its beauty entertainment web series “Bare Skin Chat” that amassed 200 million views since it launched in