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Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston Coming to Grammy Museum

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 24, 2012 4:24 PM
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The Grammy's in conjunction with the Houston family has announced Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston will be coming to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
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Sneak Peak at Tyler James Williams in new NBC Series 'Go On'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 24, 2012 3:37 PM
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It was announced previously that Everybody Hates Chris star Tyler James Williams will be a series regular on the new NBC Series Go On.  Playing a a character named Owen,"whose brother has been in a coma following a skiing accident." 

Groundbreaking Doc Uncovers Truths Behind Egypt's Exemplary Black Leaders

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 3:00 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2012 -- Chosen By God: The Great Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty sets out to reinstate the powerful black leaders of the Old Testament to Biblical history, scholarship and cultural discourse. This groundbreaking documentary, based on archeological evidence and historical authentication, tells the story of Egypt's dynamic black Pharaohs. Although an integral part of the Biblical Books of Isaiah and 2 Kings, these figures remain among the most under-celebrated examples of African heroism and hope.

Bounce TV Announces Movie Licensing Agreements w/ Walt Disney, Miramax, Sony, MGM

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 2:37 PM
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ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired the television rights to four packages of African American-skewing motion pictures in individual, multi-year licensing agreements with The Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, Sony Pictures Television and MGM Domestic Television Distribution, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.

Watch Season2/Episode 5 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Commit Suicide')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 1:10 PM
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Created by director/producer Angela Tucker, we featured season 1 of this series last year; fans will be pleased to know that season 2 is in full swing, with episode 5 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Commit Suicide.
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Aurora, Colorado - Seeing Red

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • July 24, 2012 12:56 PM
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There have been many moments that stood out for me with respect to the Aurora massacre. One, was a young black male getting ready to go off to his first year in college. He was in the theater during the shooting. He said, "this was not like a movie or a video game, it's real." I witnessed his stillness and fear, in that moment, as reality and the fantasy of what he thought violence was - converged.

Oprah In Hot Water Over India Special

  • By Sergio
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  • July 24, 2012 12:38 PM
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It's been a while since Oprah Winfrey found herself embroiled in a controversy and now this time it looks like she has a whole country upset with her.

Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Jordin Sparks Sing 'Something He Can Feel' ('Sparkle' Soundtrack)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 12:27 PM
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The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 17, but before that, on July 31, Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for purchase from RCA Records.
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Viola Davis On What To Expect From Barbara Jordan Biopic + What Critics Of Black Actors Don't Understand

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 12:02 PM
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One of a few new projects Viola Davis is developing via her recently-formed (with her husband) JuVee production company, first announced in March of this year, but I've yet to hear anything further about it... until today.

'Venus And Serena' A Feature Documentary To World Premiere At Toronto International Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 11:29 AM
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I had no idea a feature doc on the Williams sisters was in production; then again, it  really shouldn't be much of a surprise. They ARE the world-famous Williams sisters.

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