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Star-Studded Film Directed by the Late Tommy Ford, "Switching Lanes," Now Available on UMC - Urban Movie Channel

Switching Lanes

— Also Coming to UMC this Month: “Light Girls,” Counterpart to the Compelling Bill Duke Documentary “Dark Girls” and more — Los Angeles, CA — A star-studded portrayal of racism […]

"Beautiful Me Day" Premier Event to Celebrate, Empower and Uplift Black Girls and Women in Pennsylvania

Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty

The Lancaster – Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty Lancaster, PA –For Black Girls presents Beautiful Me Day: The Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty. This free event […]

New Website, MyAncestorsDidDat.com, Motivating Black Youth Towards Greatness

Myancestorsdiddat

New York, NY — Black youth looking for a dose of inspiration now have a new ally following the recent launch of the website MyAncestorsDidDat.com.

Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, to Speak at the 16th Sister to Sister Fitness Festival

Deshauna Barber

— The 16th Annual Sister to Sister (5K) Fitness Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 East Parkerville […]

Dennis Williams' Original Stage Play, "Love & Therapy Gone Wrong," Coming to Howard University

Dennis Williams' Love and Therapy Gone Wrong

— The hit stage play will be showing on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7pm — Washington, DC — Dennis Williams’ 4-time sold out hit stage play, Love & Therapy […]

8th Annual African American Authors & Empowerment Expo to Be Held on Saturday, October 7th

African American Authors & Empowerment Expo

— One of the largest expos for African American authors is coming to Morgan State University — Nationwide — The African American Authors & Empowerment Expo (AAAEE) is holding its 8th […]

11-Year Old Designer Becomes the Youngest Fashion Designer Ever to Present at New York Fashion Week

Kheris Rogers

Kheris Rogers, an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Los Angeles, has made history at New York Fashion Week as the youngest fashion designer ever to present. Kheris became an internet sensation earlier […]

Black Actor, Singer, Songwriter Barachi Electrifies Las Vegas

Barachi

— GMUSIC Brings Black Artist’s Live Performances to Area’s Hottest Venues Ahead of 2018 Album Release. — Las Vegas, NV — Miami-based singer/ songwriter/ actor/ producer Barachi sparked electricity and […]

Major Black-Owned Hair Care Brand Launches New "Heavenly Halo" Collection

The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Collection

New York, NY — Hydrated hair is soft! The Mane Choice launched their newest collection, Heavenly Halo, in partnership with Target Stores. Amongst many other benefits, Heavenly Halo makes hydrating […]

20-Year Entertainment Executive, Lindsay Guion, Appointed CEO of Major Supported Boutique Music and Technology Company

Lindsay Guion, CEO of GMUSIC

— CEO Lindsay Guion helm of GMUSIC comes with a resume tailored to create global, multi-platform solutions. — New York, NY — Music executive Lindsay Guion, recently appointed CEO of […]

Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Depression, Alcohol Abuse, and Other Bad Choices That Nearly Killed Her

Mary J. Blige

Superstar Mary J. Blige appears to have it all together. She is a singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress who started her career in music by singing background on […]

Bill Cosby Told Steve Harvey to Stay Away From Him -- But Not Because of What You May Be Thinking!

Bill Cosby and Steve Harvey

Nationwide — When Steve Harvey first heard about the allegations against Bill Cosby, he says he immediately reached out to him to lend a hand of support. Cosby took his […]

Black-Themed School Supplies Company Pitches in to Help Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

Black-themed school supplies

Columbus, GA — Georgia-based, Black-themed school supplies company, Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc., have embarked on a mission to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims.

Returning to NYC, Powerful One-Woman Show Tells the Story About the Original Black Panther Party From a Female’s Perspective

Qurell Amani, star of Panther Woman - the one woman show

New York, NY — sKribble sKratch Productions will present Panther Woman, performed by Qurell-Amani, for a six-day run October 16th -21st at the Playroom Theater, 151 W 46th St, 8th […]

10 Black-Owned Online Art Galleries and Collections

Artist Corey Barksdale

You don’t have to travel far to visit some of the finest art galleries. These 10 Black-owned online art galleries and collections represent some of the finest art works from […]

Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts -- Gives $250K to Joel Olsteen's Church

Tyler Perry and Joel Olsteen

Nationwide — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has released a video on his Facebook page announcing that he will be donating $1 million to various organizations that are helping victims […]

Mother of Four Launches Multi-Million Dollar Curly Wig Empire

Tiffini Gatlin, founder of Latched and Hooked

When you’re a mother of four, you have no time to waste. Tiffini Gatlin, a native of Atlanta, is an entrepreneur that left her job as a corporate banking executive […]

Master P's New Orleans Gators Just Got Bigger -- Signing Big Baby Glen Davis, Stromile Swift, and Tyrus Thomas

New Orleans Gators

Nationwide — The New Orleans Gators have signed the Louisiana Connection, all former LSU Tigers and ex-NBA stars with plenty more pro-basketball left in their game: Big Baby Glen Davis, […]

Master P's New Orleans Gators Sign WNBA Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie to Coach

Lisa Leslie signed to GMGB Basketball League

New Orleans, LA — Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, has signed on as head coach of The New Orleans […]

Global Mixed Gender Basketball League Has Named Christopher 2X Ambassador of Public Relations

Christopher 2X

New York, NY — GMGB Professional Basketball League is about equality and giving back to the community. “Balling For A Cause” is GMGB’s motto. The GMGB HELPS Organization is about […]

The New Orleans Gators Sign Metta World Peace Formerly Known as Ron Artest

Ron Artest Signs With New Orleans Gators

New Orleans, LA — The New Orleans Gators have signed Metta World Peace formerly known as Ron Artest. It was announced today by team owner Percy “Master P” Miller. Per […]

African-American "Star Trek" Hero Headlines UFO Conspiracy Thriller with Diverse Cast

DDX Department of Disclosure Docudrama

— “DDX” Explores Extraterrestrial Presence in Found Footage Docudrama — Los Angeles, CA — Filmmakers Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter) and Ramon Govea (Ancient Tomorrow) are proud to announce the […]

African American Personality, Tracy Moore, to Host "Cityline" Syndicated Talk Show Premiering on September 11, 2017

Tracy Moore, host of CityLine

Nationwide — CityLine, the lifestyle talk series featuring Tracy Moore, makes its broadcast debut on local TV stations on Monday, September 11. CityLine engages, entertains and informs consumers in a […]

New Orleans Gators Pro-Basketball Team Signs the Gonzalez Twins

NOLA Gators Basketball Team

New Orleans, LA — The New Orleans Gators have signed guards Dakota Gonzalez and Dylan Gonzalez, team owner Percy Miller aka Master P announced today. Per GMGB league policy, contract details […]

Orchestra Noir, Atlanta's Premiere African-American Orchestra, Celebrates Season Opening With a Gala at the Ritz Carlton

Orchestra Noir

— The trendsetting orchestra kicks off their concert season with glamorous black-tie gala event on September 16th — Atlanta, GA — Orchestra Noir, the trendsetting orchestra that took Atlanta by […]

New Book From Black Author Helps Build Confidence to Combat Childhood Bullying

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo, author of Chisom the Champ

Dallas, TX — Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika is a children’s advocate and mental health professional. She is well aware of what it feels like to be a child, mistreated, taunted, and […]

Former Manager of D'Angelo and Ginuwine Signs on as Executive Producer for the Visual Album, Motion Picture and Soundtrack "Therapy" that Introduces Barachi

Lindsay Guion and Barachi

Nationwide — Meet Lindsay Guion: a talent representative, personal manager, and global advisor dedicating his life to working with Grammy award-winning artists, songwriters, and producers. Guion leveraged his years of […]

RLJ Shareholders and FelCor Stockholders Approve Merger

Robert L. Johnson

Bethesda, MD and Irving, TX — RLJ Lodging Trust (“RLJ”) (NYSE:RLJ) and FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (“FelCor”) (NYSE:FCH) today announced that at special meetings held earlier today shareholders of RLJ […]

Multi-Grammy Nominated R&B Superstar Johnny Gill Treats Fans to a Live Stream Concert, September 1, 2017 on GFNTV.com

Johnny Gill

Los Angeles, CA — Fans are especially important to Platinum selling R&B icon Johnny Gill, who has garnered high acclaim from “Game Changer”, his latest album. That’s why he is […]

TV and Film Producer, Louis Arriola, Strikes Gold Again With Indie Wire Series Fest Winner "Up North"

A scene from Louis Arriola's Up North

— “Up North is a dramatic powerhouse centered around an innocent teenager being trapped in the New York prison system” — Los Angeles, CA — Telecommunications titan and tv/film producer […]

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Expands Partnership With USA Swimming

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Partners With USA Swimming

Historic, Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement for FINA World Junior Swimming Championships/i> Cary, NC — Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming to sponsor the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) […]

Why So Silent? A&E Refuses to Acknowledge "Akil The Fugitive" Cancellation -- Fuels Rumors of Racially Charged Decision

Akil The Fugitive Hunter

New York, NY — A fan-favorite show has been killed off by the A&E network – with no explanation whatsoever. Coming from A&E, this is no longer a surprise, and […]

Playwright, Garrett Davis, Using the Performing Arts Theater as a Platform to Bring Awareness to Minority Health and Health Care Issues

Playwright Garrett Davis

New Orleans, LA — How do you teach the mind, touch the body, reach the soul of a man, woman or child? With a reflection of themselves, not in the […]

UMC – Urban Movie Channel Picks Up “Hard Medicine” – A New Web Series From HBO’s “Insecure” Star Jay Ellis

Hard Medicine on Urban Movie Channel

— New Episodes Premiere Exclusively on UMC Beginning August 16, 2017; First Two Episodes to Air on Ellis’ Facebook Page — Los Angeles, CA — Building off of its robust […]

Capital City Black Film Festival Announces Film Spotlights, Conscious Entertainment Panel, and Pitch Perfect Sessions

Capital City Black Film Festival

— Candice Wilson, Mercedes Cooper, April Reign, Jalene Mack, Tragil Wade and Jacquelyn Aluotto Among Guests — Austin, TX — The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) today announced the […]

In Just 12 Years, This Black-Owned Company Has Produced 300 Films and TV Specials -- and Made $750 Million in Revenue!

Jeff Clanagan, founder of CodeBlack Entertainment

Films targeting African-American audiences are making a big name for themselves. At the top of the list is CodeBlack Entertainment. It is the first independent, vertically integrated film studio owned […]

The Top Ten Dumb Moves That Daters Make With Smartphones

African American couple using smartphones

By Eric Stevens of the Victory Unlimited Show Nationwide — Television, radio, and the Internet have been buzzing nonstop for years now about how the advent of Smartphones would change […]

UMC – Urban Movie Channel Continues Fall Out Friday Slate With More Original Comedy Series

Fall Out Fridays on Urban Movie Channel

— Flex Alexander Hosted Comedy Series “Lawd Have Mercy”; Second Season of Stand-up Comedy Show, “The Comedy Underground Series”, Hosted by Red Grant — Los Angeles, CA — Following the […]

Master P to Release "I Had a Dream" Documentary About His Life and Struggles -- From the Projects to Forbes!

Master P I Had a Dream Documentary

Nationwide — Percy Miller aka Master P has been riding out a general high in the last year from from TV to films, music, food products, merchandising and video games. […]

3-Time Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster, CBS Sports/NFL Today Host, James “JB” Brown to Headline Men’s One-Day Conference

Jamess Brown, host of NFL Today

With Alfred Street Baptist Church’s Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, DJ Quick Silva of WKYS’ “The Fam In The Morning” Show — Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia to host […]

TV and Film Producer Louis Arriola Inks Netflix Deal For Romantic Drama "Boy Bye" Starring Wendy Raquel Robinson

Boy Bye Film starring Boy Bye" is a romantic drama that teaches every hopeless romantic that they can find true love starring Wendy Raquel Robinson

— “Boy Bye” is a romantic drama that teaches every hopeless romantic that they can find true love starring Black Hollywood starlet Wendy Raquel Robinson and “Empire’s” pop princess V. […]

Comedian and Actress Loni Love Traces Her African Roots to Nigeria With AfricanAncestry.com

Loni Love and Raj Register with Gina Paige of AfricanAncestry.com

Washington, DC — Comedian and Actress Loni Love traced her African roots using DNA to Nigeria along with Raj Register, Multicultural Communications Manager of Ford and Lincoln Motor Company, whose […]

Family Members of South Carolina Church Shooting Support Independent Film "Broken"

Broken the Movie by La Trycee Fowler

Los Angeles, CA — Surviving family members of victims from the Emanuel AME South Carolina Church shooting have spoken out in support of a short independent film entitled “Broken” produced […]

R&B Crooner Tay Bell's "2 Dozen Roses" Available Now on Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify and More

Tay Bell's New Single, Two Dozen Roses

Nationwide — Singer and songwriter Tay Bell is R&B’s rising star. Though, Bell has already had success penning for artists such as Ashanti, Mario, Jamie Foxx and more, he is […]

Black Entrepreneur Went From Buying Name Brand High-Priced Sneakers... to Designing His Own Sneakers!

Javaris Neely, founder of Tiki Clothing Company and the WaveRunner sneakers

Now He Has a Warehouse Full of His Own Affordable Sneakers West Palm Beach, FL — After years of collecting sneakers and a desire to do mission work, rising entrepreneur […]

Barack Obama Look-Alike Says He is Constantly Being Mistaken as the Former U.S. President

Jose Oliveira, Barack Obama Look Alike

Nationwide — It’s been said that everyone has a twin, and that may just be true. One man, Jose Oliveira, says he can’t leave his house without people thinking that […]

Travel Blogger, Cultured Black Pearl, Empowers Women of Color to Travel Abroad -- Bridges Diversity Gap in Travel & Tourism Sector

Cultured Black Pearl

New York, NY — Cultured Black Pearl (CulturedBlackPearl.com) is a travel and lifestyle blog featuring musings from abroad by a woman of color. The digital platform encourages and inspires women, […]

Tyler Perry to Split From Oprah's OWN -- Signs Major TV/Film Deal With Viacom and BET

Oprah and Tyler Perry Feud

Writer, director, producer, playwright and actor Tyler Perry has recently signed a long-term deal with Viacom that is certain to make the media conglomerate a strong and very competitive network […]