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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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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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08 Jan. 2016

New programming platform begins


Celebrate the MLK holiday with “THE LEGACY: 75 YEARS OF BLACKS ON TELEVISION” UNIFY is defined as the only premium online video streaming service providing TV and film entertainment geared towards the African-American audience. Beginning this month, WHUT-TV will air UNIFY’s docu-series, The Legacy: 75 Years of Blacks on Television.   The doc-series takes an in-depth […]

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31 Jul. 2015

The power of one voice brought about change


Nearly 50 years ago, one woman took a bold step that made a forever footprint—Harriet Glickman, a schoolteacher, summoned the courage to write a letter to PEANUTS comic strip creator Charles Schulz to ask if he would add a Negro child to his character lineup. After some deliberation, Schulz took heed and created that character. […]

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27 Jul. 2015

Until August 2nd, Anna Deavere Smith at Berkeley Rep


Kudos to MacArthur Award winner Anna Deavere Smith and her latest theatrical endeavor, paying close attention to the increasing prison population in Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education—The California Chapter, now playing through August 2, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Following in her own footsteps, the Baltimore MD native continues to chronicle cultural pivot […]

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24 Jun. 2015

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake makes history!


Baltimore mayor sworn in as 73rd President of the US Conference of Mayors   Rawlings-Blake Makes History as the First African American Female President of the Organization   The presidential gavel was officially handed to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake by outgoing US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointing her head of […]

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15 Jun. 2015

A. Deavere Smith, school-to-prison pipeline


A one-woman show featuring stories about the nation’s school-to-prison pipeline   The celebrated Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation created, written, and performed by playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith.   Smith garnered a National Humanities Medal from President Obama in […]

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09 Jun. 2015

CHOIR BOY at Marin Theatre Company


Marin Theatre Company closes out its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the celebrated American playwright of the “The Brother/Sister Plays” trilogy and Head of Passes. Kent Gash, who previously directed the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award-winning production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at […]

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04 Jun. 2015

Let the games begin!


 Oakland Museum of California and the Cleveland Museum of Art Directors bet on their home team to win NBA Championship   The Directors of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) have entered into a wager for the NBA Championship. The institutions have agreed to sponsor art experiences for children from their local […]

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01 Jun. 2015

Tina Fey takes to Broadway for foster kids June 29


BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD STARS BRIGHTEN THE WAY FOR FOSTER KIDS WITH “VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS” JUNE 29, ST. JAMES THEATRE ON BROADWAY Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Crow, Antwone Fisher, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Janice Huff, Jane Krakowski, Alec Mapa, Andrea McArdle, Patina Miller, Rosie O’Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Charlene […]

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