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23 Feb. 2016

ABFF and BET celebrate Black Hollywood Black-ish wins top TV show


ABFF Ventures and BET Networks partnered to produce the “ABFF Awards:  A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps celebrating top stars and filmmakers. “Twenty years ago, I created the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to spotlight the rich diversity of talent and achievement. It was born out of my love for […]

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20 Feb. 2016

Senator Cory Booker, he spoke on love


It had been a tough week and an especially challenging day: I received two pieces of news that put me in a bad mood. Though I had committed to covering an event in San Francisco this night, I did not count on the rain—despite welcoming down pours at any other time in our recent drought […]

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13 Feb. 2016

More presenters added to Oscars roster


It appears the Academy Awards committee is putting forth a good game face, expanding the roster of participants to reflect more diversity in its actions and perspective–responding to the call for representative ethic inclusion. As such, Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have announced a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, […]

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01 Feb. 2016

NAACP, Museum of Tolerance, Feb. 3


“Pictures, Power, Progress – Pathways to Inclusion” The 12th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium Wednesday, February 3, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles  NAACP Board and Branches including Chairman Roslyn Brock and President Cornell William Brooks  NAACP Image Awards’ Committee Television Academy Members Local universities and colleges (film […]

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01 Feb. 2016

Oscars add more presenters, push for diversity continues


Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC. The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are:      Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra,  Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Olivia Munn, Julianne Moore, Margot Robbie, […]

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31 Jan. 2016

Congratulations to SAG winners!


A list of winners from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / “THE REVENANT” Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role BRIE LARSON / “ROOM”   Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role IDRIS ELBA / “BEASTS […]

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24 Jan. 2016

Sundance 2016, Talk2SV reports


Gina Lewis, Talk2SV’s correspondent at Sundance Film Festival 2016, caught up with the cast and creative team of UNDERGROUND, the new dramatic series from WGN America Network.  Her recap follows– Bold…change…fresh…the consistent thread of words spoken by the actors, writers and producers of the upcoming television series, UNDERGROUND–the story of slaves on a Georgia plantation […]

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22 Jan. 2016

1st look at new Underground Railroad series


The first look at “Underground” will air during the season one premiere of WGN America’s newest original drama “Outsiders,” premiering January 26 (9:00pm ET/PT). In WGN America’s “Underground,” a courageous blacksmith Noah (Aldis Hodge) covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles […]

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16 Dec. 2015

OWN’s 2016


OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network rolls out new programming and returning series. The January 2016 slate includes: IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S MEN Series Premiere Saturday, January 23 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) “It’s Not You, It’s Men” features international movie star and platinum recording artist, Tyrese Gibson, and hip-hop icon and reality star, Rev […]

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28 Nov. 2015

LaChanze on “If/Then” tour and one woman show


Broadway sensation, Tony award winning LaChanze discusses career and If/Then performance Runs through December 6 at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre; opens December 8 at Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles If/Then is described as a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New […]

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