- TALES FROM THE JOINT
My name is Sean Dubois Day; author of the brazenly true-to-life fiction thriller, TALES FROM THE JOINT. Just over one year ago, I was walking out of an Ohio prison, with four manuscripts in my possession, and the audacious goal to avail novels that might entertain the world. My breakthrough to change began one dreary evening inside a cold, graffiti-writhen prison cell. Feeling nothing short of deflated, with tears pouring down my neck, I suddenly cried out in
- FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from was at the core of the first season of the PBS series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., which premiered in 2012 to critical acclaim. This fall, Professor Gates returns to trace the ancestry of 30 influential individuals and uncover the truth hidden within our DNA. FINDING YOUR ROOTS season two premieres on PBS on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8pm ET/PT, and runs for 10 episodes, through Tuesday, November 25th.
- Mom-To-Be Kelly Rowland Seen With Belly Bandit Post Partum Shapewear
Even though early in her pregnancy, mom-to-be Kelly Rowland already has a post baby body plan in tact. Kelly was recently spotted purchasing Belly Bandit shapewear while shopping in Sherman Oaks.
- United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty to promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style.
Pageants typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour. However, the United Nations Pageant hosted in Kingston, Jamaica seeks goodwill ambassadors. The United Nations Pageant is an international event, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the best tourism and ambassadors of humanity. Contestants are scored on inner beauty or how they relate with others, and show support towards community service. Contestants from Africa, South America, India, the United States and the Caribbean converged from July 1st through the 6th, 2014. This was an opportunity for comradery, community service and cultural expression.
- The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet. Oct 3rd- Oct 4th 2014, New York, NY
FOCUS100 is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. This October 3rd-4th in New York City, digitalundivided brings together diverse startups, innovative companies like Facebook, Google, AMEX and Microsoft, and top investors from firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Comcast Ventures, Box Group, Gen Y Capital, Techstars, and more for the most diverse tech conference on the planet.
- Hollywood Sensation Announces New Name, ‘Hair Insanity by Lisha Lee,’ and New Website Featuring ‘Insane Hair Art’ by Avant-Garde Artist, Bethany “Queen B.” Bell
What’s all the rage about in the hair industry? Lisha Lee, the young CEO behind luxury hair retailer, formerly known as Hollywood Sensation, now goes by a new name--Hair Insanity by Lisha Lee. Along with the new brand identity, Lisha Lee has yet another show stopper for the world to see--the fabulous user-friendly website located at: www.hairinsanity.com. -
- Legendary Comedian Joe Torry Appears in New Competition-Based Comedy Television Show “The Next Comedy All-Star" for Centric TV
Show Scheduled to Air on Centric July 18th Following Last Week's Live Premiere at LA Live Nokia Theatre for BET Experience
Los Angeles, CA (July 3, 2014) – In partnership with BET and the BET Awards, Torry has teamed up with Centric TV for its newest show "The Next Comedy All-Star with Joe Torry." The show made its live debut in front of a sold out audience at LA Live Nokia Theatre last week, in conjunction with the BET Experience. With such an impressive reception, Centric has scheduled the show's television premiere for July 18th, 2014.
- TEMPTING FATE
Nicholas Alexander is an up and coming young actor poised to take the African American film community by storm. He makes his feature film debut opposite African Academy Award best actor winner, Ramsey Nouah and WEST OF THUNDER actor/writer Dan Davies. The film, TEMPTING FATE, will make its U. S. premiere July 4, and also internationally in the UK, Ghana and Nigeria. In 2015, it will compete to be included in the first round of Nigerian movies to be eligible for an American Academy Award
- UBN ANNOUNCES “HANGIN’ OUT WITH CLAUDE McKNIGHT”
Tony Sweet, President of UBN (Universal Broadcasting Network), is pleased to announce the addition of “Hangin’ Out with Claude McKnight”, the latest 1 hour podcast on the network, to air Sundays at 2PM beginning June 29th. Sweet said, “I am truly honored to have the talents and experience of Claude McKnight on UBN Radio. It will add a unique flavor of entertainment to our Sunday afternoon programming.”-
- GET ON UP - IN THEATERS AUGUST 1
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
- DEAR WHITE PEOPLE will open in theaters October 17, 2014.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”
- TWENTY-THREE NYC TEENS CELEBRATE RITE OF PASSAGE AT ONE HUNDRED BLACK MEN, INC. OF NEW YORK’S THIRD JUNIOR ONE HUNDRED/PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS BEAUTILLION AND LUNCHEON
The Third Junior One Hundred/Pathways to Success class completes 17-week mentoring program designed to socially and academically transform their lives -
- Community Steeple
- Camping in Color
- Women World Culture
- The One World Doll Project