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THE ACADEMY TO HONOR TYLER PERRY AND THE MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION FUND WITH JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

Featured Photo/The Television Academy: The Academy that its Board of Governors voted to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards to filmmaker Tyler Perry and to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).  The Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the 93rd Oscars®, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “There has been […]

MTV DOCUMENTARY FILMS TO OFFER ACCLAIMED DOC “76 DAYS” FOR FREE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 23RD

 MTV Documentary Films announced a first-of-its-kind initiative to make the award-winning documentary 76 DAYS available for free via virtual cinema to patrons in over 300 North American theaters on January 23rd, the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China. The goal is to commemorate this historical date and support art […]

PBS SOCAL AND KCET CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A SLATE OF POWERFUL FILMS

Local and National Virtual Events Planned for Upcoming Two-Part PBS SeriesTHE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONGFrom Executive Producer/Writer/Host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.With Goal of Increasing Community’s Historic Awareness and Celebrating Gospel Music PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS organizations for new PBS program premieres as well as award-winning, original content, […]

ANGELA BASSETT REFLECTS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING’S JR. MAGNIFICENT LEGACY ON “THE TALK”

Hosts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Angela Bassett Reflects on His ‘magnificent’ Legacy + Says She’s ‘absolutely’ Up For ‘Waiting to Exhale’ Series Role Monday, “The Talk” hosts reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and his daughter, Dr. Bernice King reacting to the recent Capitol riots. Sheryl Underwood says, “It’s an awakening. It’s a […]

NEW TRAILER FOR LIFETIME’S “DEATH SAVED MY LIFE” STARRING MEAGAN GOOD, LA’MIYA GOOD & CHIKE OKONKWO AVAILABLE NOW

Death Saved My Life Premieres Saturday, February 13 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime On the surface, it seems Jade (Meagan Good) has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her life is far from idyllic. Her husband Ed […]

LIFY WELLNESS LAUNCHES THE NEW “DIY CONSUMER HEALTH” SOLUTION AT CES 2021

Recently nominated as one of “11 Innovative Wellness Startups To Watch In 2020” and the most promising investment opportunities, Lify Wellness is a multiple-award-winning wellness beverage solution, helping busy city dwellers achieve different wellness goals with ease. Answering the rising demand for superfood and traditional medicinal products in a more approachable and enjoyable format, Lify […]

IN ‘MY LITTLE SISTER’ FAMILY COMES FIRST

A ONCE SUCCESSFUL PLAYWRIGHT SACRIFICES HER LIFE/CAREERFOR HER DYING BROTHER IN SWITZERLAND’SOFFICIAL OSCAR® ENTRY FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM VIA VIRTUAL CINEMA ON JANUARY 15, 2021 Reviewed by Me’Chele Sevanesian: I want to talk about this movie forever, and I mean that with every dramatized syllable in the words that make up this sentence. This was […]

IN ‘AMERICAN SKIN’ JUSTICE IS FINALLY ON TRIAL

AMERICAN SKIN releases January 15, 2021, on Digital Platforms Reviewed by Thyronne Millaud-Director/Writer/Actor Nate Parker’s timely follow-up to his 2013 socially conscious THE BIRTH OF A NATION is the tense, timely thoughtful piece, AMERICA SKIN.  Although both films are edgy instruments Parker uses to focus a magnifying glass on issues of racism and identity, which are exponentially […]

COOLPAD RELEASES TWO NEW 5G SMARTPHONES AT CES 2021

One premium ultra-wideband 5G model  and one entry-level, both built with innovative technology and fair price points as Coolpad continues to build quality family products Global consumer electronics company Coolpad, today announced the company’s first ultra-wideband 5G smartphone, the CP3917 which offers ultrafast 5G connectivity with outstanding multimedia performance, exceptional audio and visual quality, and […]

AMERICAN SKIN CAST INTERVIEW WITH VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY AND SHANE PAUL MCGHIE

AMERICAN SKIN releases January 15, 2021, on Digital Platforms Written and Directed by Nate Parker AMERICAN SKIN weaves a layered story in the tradition of Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon, that follows a Black Iraqi War Vet, who after being denied a fair trial following the shooting death of his teenage son (and only child) by a white […]

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