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20 Jun. 2016

COURTING JUSTICE with Tavis Smiley on PBS


Beginning June 22, PBS’ Tavis Smiley to broadcast COURTING JUSTICE, in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts, exploring the U.S. judicial system Series of unprecedented televised town hall meetings to address court reform with judges and advocates from around the country Tavis Smiley, host of the late night television talk show Tavis Smiley […]

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17 May. 2016

Twitter, Inc. names BET’s Debra Lee to Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of Twitter, Inc. has appointed Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, to serve as a Board member, effective immediately. Ms. Lee will also serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and, effective following Twitter’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, as chairperson of […]

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25 Apr. 2016

Harlem dining on film


Harlem on My Plate, a documentary short film that explores the history of Harlem’s food renaissance, has been accepted to participate in competition in the Narrative Short Films category at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which runs April 25 – 29, 2016, and in the Short Films category at the NYC Indie […]

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22 Apr. 2016

Education Announcement: City Year deadline is April 30


City Year is accepting applications. Deadline for 2016 is April 30. Young people 18-24 who want to accelerate their careers can acquire marketable professional skills by serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member for a year before, during or after college. City Year is an AmeriCorps program that helps elementary, middle and high school students […]

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26 Mar. 2016

Annual Black Male Summit 2016


The University of Akron will host its ninth annual Black Male Summit April 8-9 at the John S. Knight Center and on campus. The national conference is open to all high school and college students as well as educators, administrators, community members, families and those committed to supporting, encouraging and celebrating black male success. Black […]

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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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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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03 Nov. 2015

The 33, new movie based on true story


In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as […]

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