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    (BPRW) New Web Series "Griot’s Lament" Honors the King of Pop’s Legacy by Premiering Part II of their Web-Series on Michael Jackson’s Birthday, 8/29/14


     Griot’s Lament



    (BLACK PR WIRE) – “GRIOT’S LAMENT" applies Michael Jackson’s lyrics to the artist’s ongoing exploration of metamorphosis as a threshold of change, and as medium for identifying political and social injustices. "An innocent eighteen year old black man was killed, and we are that injustice," sang Michael alongside his sister Janet in the song SCREAM. I use "recontexualization" of these lyrics to revisit the killings of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Mike Brown, and the countless number of innocent youths that have fallen prey to violence in Southwest Chicago.

    "They don’t care about us" was shouted as a veiled response to the Rodney King beating, but could it have also been a foretelling or foreshadowing of the tragic humanitarian failures incurred during Hurricane Katrina? One violent scene in the film will be staged to replicate the horrific Rodney King beating. The film asks the question, as Michael did repeatedly via his music: How culpable are WE... when society cannot fully function in the realm of justice?

    The character "Griot" is the conduit for Michael’s often overlooked and under recognized political orientation, a perspective that is often over shadowed by the glow and power of his popular music and larger than life persona. "Griot", pictured here and played by actor Brandon Hirsch, is a one man Greek chorus; "A broken ear witness to unspeakable crimes."

    To view "Griot’s Lament" webisode 1, visit https://vimeo.com/99349490. To view "Griot’s Lament" webisode II, visit https://vimeo.com/104690610.


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    Thousands Accuse Ridley Scott of Racist Casting in New Petition

    Care2 Activists Outraged Over Racist Casting in Ridley Scott’s New Film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Urge Sensitivity in the Future

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/664/448/866/tell-ridley-scott-to-stop-racist-casting/?z00m=21437422


    CALIFORNIA — The casting of Ridley Scott’s new film Exodus: Gods and Kings has left thousands outraged over what they see as racist casting. The film tells the story of the Biblical Moses, yet all the Egyptian main characters are played by white actors, and nearly all of the film’s Egyptian villains and servants are played by black actors. A Care2 petition urges Scott to be accurate and racially sensitive when casting for future films; it has over 15,000 signatures.

    VIEW THE PETITION HERE: http://www.care2.com/go/z/RScott

    The Care2 petition argues Exodus: Gods and Kings, which will be released this December, is neglectful of the race of biblical African and Middle Eastern characters. It portrays a false message that these figures were in fact Caucasian, while black actors are reserved for more minor roles.

    “In his new version of Moses' battle to save his people from slavery, Scott has played into the worst, most outdated assumptions that the heroes of Judaism and Christianity were Caucasian,” the Care2 petition reads.

    The IMBD cast list shows a stark contrast between the main and supporting actors. It includes Christian Bale as Moses, Aaron Paul as Joshua, and Sigourney Weaver as Tuya. By contrast, it features Adrian Palmer as “Egyptian thief,” David Olawale Ayinde as an uncredited “Egyptian Civilian Lower Class,” and Emeka Sesay as “Rhamses Royal Servant.”

    Activists say casting black male actors as villains shamelessly reinforces racial stereotypes and sends a harmful message to viewers.

    The Care2 petition echoes past efforts by Care2 members to raise awareness of racial inconsistencies in Hollywood casting. In March, after it was announced Rooney Mara would play Tiger Lily (a Native American character) in an adaptation of Peter Pan, a Care2 petition demanding Warner Bros. stop casting white actors to play people of color gathered more than 22,000 signatures.

    Care2 (www.Care2.com) is a community of 25 million standing together for good. People are making world-changing impact with Care2, starting petitions and supporting each other’s campaigns to help individuals, animals and the environment. A pioneer of online advocacy since 1998, Care2 is a B Corporation, or social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good.


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    “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” PREMIERES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 WITH MULTI-TALENTED NEW HOST TERRY CREWS AT THE HELM

    Crews Infuses the Long-Running Franchise with His High-Energy Personality and Contagious Enthusiasm Exciting New Lifeline and Two New Mini-Games are Incorporated into Iconic Game Play


    (Burbank, CA, August 18, 2014) – Actor, author, fitness enthusiast, Old Spice pitchman and former NFL player Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Expendables 3”) will make his debut as the new host of the nationally-syndicated version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” when the iconic game show launches its 13th season in national syndication on Monday, September 8, 2014. Crews will infuse his contagious enthusiasm, larger-than-life personality and boundless energy into the long-running franchise as each contestant sets out to win $1 million. Go to MillionaireTV.com for time and channel.

    TERRY CREWS



    As America’s richest game show, “Millionaire” continues to be the only show to offer a $1 million prize to each and every contestant. Since “Millionaire” debuted in syndication in 2002, contestants have won nearly $90 million. The show features contestants from all over the country and all walks of life, and remains a game in which anyone can win big. Featuring cleverly-written trivia questions that reveal fun and entertaining facts, the game offers a playful learning experience combined with dramatic suspense that keeps contestants and viewers alike on the edge of their seats.

    This season will see the debut of a new lifeline called “Plus One,” in which the contestant’s companion seated in the audience can be asked by the contestant to come down to the stage and help answer the question at hand. This lifeline marks the first time that companions have the opportunity to join in the game and help out his or her contestant by talking through and hopefully answering the answer correctly together.

    The popular “Thousandaire” game, in which an audience member comes on stage to answer one question for $1,000, returns this season, and it's now joined by two new mini-games -- “Fastest Feet” and “Team Millionaire” -- giving the audience even more ways to win! “Fastest Feet” harkens back to primetime “Millionaire’s” “Fastest Finger” game; it’s a challenge in which four audience members are given themed cards and are tasked with physically putting them into the right order to split a $1,000 prize. And “Team Millionaire” partners two audience members with each other to win up to $1,000.

    HOW TO PLAY “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE”
    In every show, contestants on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” are given the extraordinary chance to win life-changing money by answering 14 entertaining pop culture and general knowledge trivia questions.

    Contestants are given three lifelines in case they need help or get stuck on a question with the goal of reaching the top prize on the show -- “Ask the Audience” (the contestant polls the audience to get their opinion on the correct answer to a question); “Jump the Question” (the contestant can skip or “jump” a question, but forfeits the money attached to the question); and the new “Plus One” lifeline.

    The game is divided into two rounds. In the first round (questions 1-10), questions are shuffled and the monetary values behind the questions are randomized and hidden. Contestants do not find out the monetary value of each question until after they correctly answer it. With dollar values ranging from $100 to $25,000 in the first round, contestants can answer an easy question and be rewarded as much as $25,000, while a relatively hard question might only land them $100. Money earned from each correct answer is added to the contestant’s “Millionaire Bank.” Contestants who walk away from the game in the first round are able to take home half of their accumulated Millionaire Bank. Contestants leave with $1,000 if they answer incorrectly on a question at any point in the first round of the game.

    In the second round (questions 11 – 14), contestants play “Classic Millionaire,” with only four questions remaining – valued at $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 and finally, $1 million. In “Classic Millionaire,” the questions get progressively harder. If a contestant walks away from the game in the second round, he or she is able to take home their entire accumulated Millionaire Bank. Even if the contestant answers incorrectly during the second round, they will still walk away with $25,000 in winnings.

    About “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”
    “Millionaire” airs across the country weekdays in national syndication. Go to MillionaireTV.com for time and channel. “Millionaire” is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. James Rowley serves as executive producer of “Millionaire,” which is taped at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

    Millionaire Social Media:
    Website: MillionaireTV.com
    Facebook: Facebook.com/MillionaireTV
    Twitter: Twitter.com/MillionaireTV
    You Tube: YouTube.com/MillionaireTV
    Instagram: Instagram.com/MillionaireTV


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    (BPRW) Reality Roundup: BET Networks Picks up Three New Original Unscripted Series

    Music Stars Keyshia Cole and Nelly, and Powerhouse Couple David and Tamela Mann Give Audiences a Glimpse at the Real Life Behind Their Fame BET Teams up with Leading Independent Studio Entertainment One (eOne) to Bring Nelly and Tamela Mann to the Small Screen


    BET Networks Picks up Three New Original Unscripted Series


    (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From R&B to hip hop to gospel, BET ramps up its reality slate with new original docu-series from three music superstars: Keyshia Cole, Nelly and Tamela Mann. Each project will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted lives of these successful artists, as they strive to strike the perfect chord between career, family and love.

    The lineup kicks off with multi-platinum selling singer, Keyshia Cole, who returns for a third chapter in her fascinating life. With two top-rated series under her belt at BET Networks, “THE UNTITLED KEYSHIA COLE PROJECT” chronicles Keyshia’s ongoing emotional journey as she confronts real-life issues including her unstable marriage to NBA baller Daniel Gibson, her evolving career, motherhood, and family struggles. Joining Keyshia in the balancing act is hip-hop icon and star of “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD,” Nelly. “THE UNTITLED NELLY PROJECT” will take viewers along for the ride as he juggles his music and acting careers, growing business empire, and raises his children, while starting a buzz worthy new friendship. Finally, David and Tamela Mann give viewers a real life introduction to couple behind “MEET THE BROWNS,” as they showcase their light-hearted humor, real-life issues, and unique family dynamic.

    SERIES LINEUP
    “THE UNTITLED KEYSHIA COLE PROJECT”: When BET audiences were first introduced to Keyshia Cole in “The Way It Is,” her life was complicated with family strife, hard won musical success and rocky romantic relationships. Eventually, Keyshia found her would-be happy ending with husband and NBA star, Daniel Gibson, in “Family First.” However, just as Keyshia settled into her role of wife and mother, she soon realized that “blood makes you relatives, but loyalty makes you family.” “THE UNTITLED KEYSHIA COLE PROJECT” is a docu-series that reveals her continued struggles with the real-life issues that face all of us including career complications, marital strife, motherhood challenges, and jealousy from siblings. Laced with humor, drama and a hefty dose of love, the series will document Keyshia’s painful setbacks and personal victories as she continues to defy her critics. The series will consist of six 30-minute episodes.

    James DuBose serves as Executive Producer for DuBose Entertainment, alongside Executive Producer Manny Halley for Imani Entertainment Group, Inc. Keyshia Cole will also Executive Produce the series with co-Executive Producer Kai Bowe.

    “THE UNTITLED NELLY PROJECT” is a docu-series following Nelly, as he navigates his busy career as a hip-hop icon, successful entrepreneur, loving father to his biological children and his deceased sister’s children - all while nurturing a blossoming friendship with “Miss Jackson,” the ex-girlfriend of a world famous boxer, Floyd Mayweather. Jr. Known as an iconic, multi-platinum recording artist and one of the most notable figures in modern pop culture, Nelly has also been dominating the business world with his fashion line, Apple Bottoms, and as co-owner of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats. Despite his soaring career, Nelly’s crowning achievement is being a devoted father, friend, and mentor. This unprecedented series will grant viewers an all-access pass to Nelly’s unique life in eight thrilling one-hour episodes.

    Nelly serves as Executive Producer alongside Tara Long, John Morayniss, Howie Miller, David Shaye, Shanta Conic, and Kim McKoy as well as co-executive producer J Erving. The series is produced by eOne.

    “THE UNTITLED MANNS PROJECT”: Internationally famous for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela Mann (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion, Sparkle) and David Mann (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail) have become household names for their starring turn in “MEET THE BROWNS.” “THE UNTITLED MANNS PROJECT” will take a peek behind their celebrity on-screen personas, exclusive events, and famous friends, to the down home lives of the real David and Tamela Mann. In eight 30-minute episodes, viewers will get a taste of their careful balancing act among being celebrities, entrepreneurs, and parents to four adult children – all while maintaining their 26-year old marriage. Viewers may have met the Browns, but this show introduces the The Manns like you’ve never seen them before!

    In partnership with eOne, the series is executive produced by David and Tamela Mann along with Tara Long, Howie Miller, Kim McKoy, Roger Bobb, and Phil Thornton.

    For more information on BET Networks programming, please visit www.betpressroom.com.

    About BET Networks
    BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

    Follow us on Twitter: @BET_PR
    Source: BET Networks


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    AFFIRM FILMS TO RELEASE THE REMAINING IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

    CASEY LA SCALA DIRECTS THE SUPERNATURAL THRILLER


    Releasing in theaters on September 5, 2014, The Remaining is an action-packed, supernatural thriller based on biblical accounts of the end times, in the aftermath of the Rapture. As a close-knit group of friends are celebrating a wedding, a series of catastrophic events turns the party into a life-and-death struggle. The young group desperately scrambles for refuge and self-preservation while a horrifying enemy unleashes its wrath against those remaining. They must figure out what is happening around them, and find a way to survive together in a terrifying new world of death and destruction.

     The Remaining movie



    Directed by Casey La Scala and written by La Scala and Chris Dowling, the film stars Alexa Vega (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D), Shaun Sipos (Texas Chainsaw 3D, TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Johnny Pacar (Flight 29 Down), Italia Ricci (TVs “Chasing Life”), Bryan Dechart (Step Up 3D) and newcomer Liz E. Morgan. The Remaining is produced by Brad Luff (Urban Legends), Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal) and La Scala. Rounding out La Scala’s team are cinematographer Doug Emmett (Paranormal Activity 4), production designer Brian Stultz (Iron Man 3) and editor Paul Covington (30 Days of Night).

    Director Casey La Scala describes events that led him to write the script, “A couple of things happened at the same time. When my father passed a lot of things ran through my mind. One being to love the one you’re with before it’s too late, because things could end in the blink of an eye. When I had begun writingAmityville, I thought about what it would look like to have global paranormal activity. The same thoughts occurred when I was involved with the production of A Walk to Remember. Writer Nicholas Sparks has a faith-based, very family-oriented voice, which led to me think, what if I put the two ideas together? I wanted to create a story that would capture the imagination of everyone, mainstream and faith-based audiences. The Remaining captures both by centering on the extreme and horrific circumstances surrounding the biblical accounts of the end times. When the audience sees the movie they will feel like they are there.”

     The Remaining movie



    Producer Brad Luff adds, “The Remaining is a compelling story that is meant to entertain a broad audience while also connecting strongly with those seeking spiritually-rich content.” In order for the filmmakers to ensure the film would seamlessly speak to faith-based audiences while appealing to the mainstream, they took the script to several pastors and youth leaders around the country for their critique and input.

    Early response to the film amongst Christians has been very positive. "There are few movies that provide an opportunity for evangelism, where a youth pastor can do an altar call as the credits roll. The Remainingis that movie, an important message and outreach opportunity for churches,” according to Lifeway Films’ General Manager Scott Mills.

    Adds AFFIRM Films Senior VP Rich Peluso, “The Remaining is a ground-breaking venture for AFFIRM Films, exploring the thriller/horror genre to bring to life a character-driven end-of-days story that is a glimpse of what life might be like as the world we know comes to an end. The filmmakers and cast built and delivered excellent characters that pull the audience into the human journey in the midst of supernatural events.”

    Alexa Vega is cast in the leading role of Skylar, the bride who is from a very religious family and, surrounded by turmoil, comes to the realization of what being a Christian is truly about. “I think it’s an incredibly beautiful story . . . Even though her family is extremely religious, she practices but was not necessarily a believer. It was amazing to play this girl that makes this transition and finds herself and her faith despite the things going on around her,” she states.

     The Remaining movie



    Tyndale House Publishers will be partnering with Sony in the publication of The Remaining, a novelization by critically acclaimed novelist Travis Thrasher that will release in September 2014. Readers can get a sneak peek by downloading the free e-book prologue, The Foreboding, in August (www.tyndale.com). Kingstone Comics brings top horror artist Kyle Hotz to the graphic novel adaptation of The Remaining, which is set for a mid-August release on ComiXology, at retail and on all digital platforms. Kingstone is the largest publisher of Christian comic books and Biblical worldview graphic novels worldwide, sold and distributed in 95 countries.

    The Remaining is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror, violence and destruction throughout, and thematic elements. Running time is 87 min.

    SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE REMAINING:
    “There has never been a more critical time for the soul of a human being than the times we are facing. This film forces one to ask determinative questions about faith and eternity, life and everlasting life, relationship and religion. The Remaining is a life-changing movie that will literally jolt you into the reality of Heaven vs. Hell.” - Bishop Neil C Ellis

    “The Remaining dives, unapologetically, into the tough question: When the world reaches it's end, will I remain? In a powerful and sterilizing way, it scares you into the realization that we all have a choice. What choice have I made? How can I influence the right choice? It is an incredible movie that will change lives across the world.” - Bishop George Bloomer

    “The Remaining is an epic contemporary dramatization of apocalyptic events. Its compelling realism thrusts the audience into an involuntarily self-examination and reassessment of personal life priorities. Movies are created to entertain you, this one will challenge or change you!” - Dr. Leonard N. Smith, Senior Minister, Mount Zion Baptist Church of Arlington, VA, and Chancellor of Richmond Virginia Seminary, Richmond, VA

    Teaser Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEYj9rF8qrA
    Facebook - facebook.com/TheRemaining
    Instagram - instagram.com/theremainingmovie
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheRemaining

     The Remaining movie



    About AFFIRM Films www.AFFIRMFilms.com
    Affirm Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films which inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.


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    Philadelphia Native, Raelia Lewis, Lands Coveted Spot to Appear as a Finalist on America’s Next Top Model Guys/Girls Cycle 21, Premiering on August 18th


    Philadelphia Native, Raelia Lewis
    Photo Credit- Marcus Palmer


    August 13, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA)- Philadelphia bred beauty, Raelia Lewis announced today that she was selected as one among fourteen finalists to appear on America’s Next Top Model Guys and Girls cycle 21, hosted by the legendary, Tyra Banks. At a staggering six feet tall (without heels), this vivacious glamazon will show the world why she is a top model as viewers will get to witness Raelia’s captivating personality first hand as she vies for a spot to earn the prestigious title of America’s Next Top Model.

    Raelia Lewis always knew she was destined for success. With her bold, global beauty and intellect, Raelia dreamt of letting her stardom shine in the modeling world and using her gifts to help and empower others. Her wish will finally come true this summer as she will debut as a contestant on cycle 21 of America's Next Top Model, premiering on Monday, August 18, (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.)

    With her eyes on the prize of icon, 22 year old Raelia Lewis will earnestly compete to win a coveted package that includes a $100,00 cash prize from GUESS, a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine and a modeling contract with Next Model Management.

    “Being selected as a finalist for America’s Next Top Model Guys/Girls is an amazing accomplishment for me,” says Raelia. “I always knew I was destined for greatness because I always believed that God had a plan for me. Landing a spot on America’s Next Top Model is a testament for others--you can aspire for more regardless of what life has dealt you.”

    Growing up, Raelia witnessed the struggles of others around her and saw their constant fight to try to ensure their security while falling victim to the system. Raelia's drive to succeed wouldn't allow her to accept that that was all there was to life. She kept herself busy by pursuing modeling gigs all while enrolled at the Community College of Philadelphia. Her exotic face has been seen on campaigns for Garnier and New York Fashion Week.

    As a contestant of America’s Next Top Model Guys/Girls, cycle 21 Raelia Lewis promises to ‘be the life of the party.’ “I’m definitely not the type of girl to be quiet, sitting in the corner,” Raelia laughs. “I like to be me and have fun. I definitely think viewers will get to know me, and learn some very interesting, yet surprising things about me as well.”

    Determined to break the cycle of becoming a product of the environment she grew up in, Raelia is a woman of many talents-- with her hands in the developmental stages of launching a #TeamRaeliafashion empire, and empowering young women to walk in the power and authority of healthy self-esteem, Raelia promises to hold true and proud to her humble origins, as she struts the catwalk like she owns it.

    On August 18, 2014 join Raelia Lewis of AMNT21 for her exclusive THE SHOW |THE LAUNCH at7pm at Whitney Thomas Studio located at 1080 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19125. Powered by Divine Influence PR and GIOGlobal Management, THE LAUNCH will feature tunes spun by DJ Nitro & Yo Astro, along with media sponsor: DPTV Networks. Open bar provided by Exclusiv Vodka, appetizers by Sassy Sisters, along with VIP Specialty Treats provided by Mama G. Sweets. Swag Bags provided by Stilettos & Master Jay Studios.

    Philadelphia Native, Raelia Lewis
    Photo Credit- Marcus Palmer


    ABOUT RAELIA LEWIS
    Raelia Lewis dreamt of letting her stardom shine in the modeling world and using her gifts to help and empower others. Her wish will come true this summer as she will debut as a contestant on cycle 21 of America's Next Top Model. Lewis, a native of Philadelphia, PA who stands at six feet tall, stands taller after the struggles she both endured and witnessed. She and her five siblings watched others struggle to ensure security while falling victim to the system. Raelia's drive to succeed wouldn't allow her to accept that that was all there was to life. She kept herself busy by pursuing modeling gigs all while enrolled at the Community College of Philadelphia. As she worked towards her degree in mass communications as a struggling artist, she kept her faith in God as she journeys toward her road to success. While she holds true and proud to her humble origins, she knows it has made her the strong, fierce woman that she is today. A lover of art, photography and fashion, Raelia's portfolio can be described as bold, beautiful, and ready to strut the catwalk like she owns it. Her promotional modeling work includes Garnier and NYC Fashion Week in addition to a featured spot on Talk Philly's leg segment. Helping those in need, empowering women, and taking the fashion world by storm, are some of the plans Miss Lewis has on her agenda for the near future.

    Website: www.raelialewis.com
    Instagram: @raelialewis
    Twitter: @raelia_lewis
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaeliaLewis21

    ABOUT AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
    America’s Next Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series. Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.


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    BEYOND THE LIGHTS

    Synopsis:
    BEYOND THE LIGHTS is the story of Noni Jean, a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?


    BEYOND THE LIGHTS


    Release: November 14, 2014
    Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Richard Colson Baker (“MGK”) and Danny Glover
    Producers: Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire
    Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley, Matt Alvarez
    Rating: PG-13

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    (BPRW) Award Winning Director Alex Munoz’s “Griot’s Lament” Uses Michael Jackson’s Song Lyrics as Dialogue

    Released on the fifth year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Griot’s Lament has surpassed 500,000 views in two weeks


    Griot’s Lament


    (BLACK PR WIRE) –“GRIOT’S LAMENT" applies Michael Jackson’s lyrics to the artist’s ongoing exploration of metamorphosis as a threshold of change, and as medium for identifying political and social injustices. "An innocent black man was killed, and we are that injustice," sang Michael alongside his sister Janet in the song SCREAM. I use "recontexualization" of these lyrics to revisit the killings of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and the countless number of innocent youths that have fallen prey to violence in Southwest Chicago.

    "They don’t care about us" was shouted as a veiled response to the Rodney King beating, but could it have also been a foretelling or foreshadowing of the tragic humanitarian failures incurred during Hurricane Katrina? One violent scene in the film will be staged to replicate the horrific Rodney King beating. The film asks the question, as Michael did repeatedly via his music: How culpable are WE... when society cannot fully function in the realm of justice?

    The character "Griot" is the conduit for Michael’s often overlooked and under recognized political orientation, a perspective that is often over shadowed by the glow and power of his popular music and larger than life persona. "Griot", pictured here and played by actor Brandon Hirsch, is a one man Greek chorus; "A broken ear witness to unspeakable crimes."

    I am blessed and grateful to have an amazing crew and unbelievably talented cast whose creative currency will super charge every pixel of every single frame. As a team of artists, we are especially excited about hiring (with the help of our partners) local youth from Inglewood and South Central Los Angeles to work on the film, so that they can benefit from the experience of participating in a local professional film production.

    Formerly incarcerated youth from my non profit FYI FILMS Films by Youth Inside, which empowers incarcerated youth via story telling and digital film making, worked as both talent and crew. I began writing Griot’s Lament the night that Michael left us. In my heart, it is my sincere hope that Griot’s Lament is a fitting tribute to the King of Pop, whose music is the soundtrack to much of my life.


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    BEYOND THE LIGHTS

    Hits theaters nationwide on November 14th.


    BEYOND THE LIGHTS


    BEYOND THE LIGHTS is the story of Noni Jean, a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems,and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

    Release: November 14, 2014
    Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Richard Colson Baker (“MGK”) and Danny Glover
    Producers: Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire
    Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley, Matt Alvarez

    Learn more about BEYOND THE LIGHTS on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheLightsMovie
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeyondTheLights
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/BeyondTheLightsMovie
    Hashtag: #BeyondTheLights


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    INTO THE STORM

    In theaters AUGUST 8

    (New Line Cinema/Village Roadshow Pictures)


    INTO THE STORM


    Director: Steven Quale
    Writer: John Swetnam
    Producer: Todd Garner

    Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, Bruce Berman

    Cast: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep, Scott Lawrence

    Action Thriller. From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Zookeeper,” “Knight and Day”).

    In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

    Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

    On August 8th, Go #IntoTheStorm!
    YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/xBH25XxM-7g


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    GET ON UP

    IN THEATERS AUGUST 1


     GET ON UP


    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. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

    Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd

    Directed by: Tate Taylor

    Writers: Steve Baigelman, Jez Butterworth & John Butterworth, Tate Taylor

    Produced by: Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Erica Huggins, Tate Taylor

    Executive Producers: Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris, Anna Culp


    Visit all GET ON UP websites - #GetOnUp

    Visit the official website
    Like Get on Up on Facebook
    Follow on Twitter
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    THE JUDGE

    In Theaters October 10
    (Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures)


     THE JUDGE


    *NEW* Official Trailer

    YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/ZBvK6ni97W8

    Robert Downey Jr. Tweet: http://bit.ly/TheJudgeTweet

    FILM SYNOPSIS
    Director: David Dobkin

    Writers: Screenplay By Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, story by David Dobkin and Nick Schenk.

    Producers: Susan Downey, David Dobkin, and David Gambino,

    Executive Producers: Herbert W. Gains, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kleeman and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O'Hare

    From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes “The Judge,” which pairs two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. (“Chaplin,” “Tropic Thunder”) and Oscar winner Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies,” “Crazy Heart”), starring together for the first time on the big screen. The film also stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”) and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade,” “Friday Night Lights”), and is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).

    In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

    The film also features a stellar supporting cast, including Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Jeremy Strong (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln”), Dax Shepard (TV’s “Parenthood”), Oscar winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Prisoners”), Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Ken Howard (“J. Edgar,” “Michael Clayton”), Emma Tremblay (“Elysium”), Balthazar Getty (TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”), David Krumholtz (“This Is the End”), Sarah Lancaster (TV’s “Chuck”), Grace Zabriskie (TV’s “Big Love”) and Denis O’Hare (TV’s “True Blood”).

    “The Judge” is being produced by Susan Downey (the “Sherlock Holmes” films), David Dobkin, and David Gambino (“The Brave One”), with Herbert W. Gains, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kleeman and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Nick Schenk (“Gran Torino”) and Bill Dubuque, story by Dobkin & Schenk.

    Dobkin’s behind the scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Lincoln”), production designer Mark Ricker (“The Way Way Back,” “The Help”), editor Mark Livolsi (“The Blind Side”) and costume designer Marlene Stewart (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Tropic Thunder”). The music is by 12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (“Saving Mr. Banks”).

    A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Big Kid Pictures/Team Downey production, a film by David Dobkin, “The Judge” is scheduled for release on October 10, 2014, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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    DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

    will open in theaters October 17, 2014.


     DEAR WHITE PEOPLE


    Presented by Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions

    Written and Directed by Justin Simien

    Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson, and Dennis Haysbert

    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.”

    Dear White People stars rising talents Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris,” Peeples), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, “Veronica Mars”), Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men,” They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (“Hollywood Heights”), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, CBGB), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran (“Chicago Fire”), Marque Richardson (“The Newsroom”) and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Far From Heaven).

    For more info:
    http://dearwhitepeoplemovie.com
    http://facebook.com/dearwhitepeople
    http://twitter.com/dearwhitepeople
    http://youtube.com/dearwhitepeople
    http://instagram.com/dearwhitepeople
    http://dear-white-people.tumblr.com
    #DEARWHITEPEOPLE
    http://www.roadsideattractions.com/
    Twitter: @roadsidetweets


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    ADDICTED

    Every woman needs an escape…


     ADDICTED


    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:
    Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, ADDICTED is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.

    ADDICTED opens in theaters nationwide on OCTOBER 10th, 2014!

    DIRECTED BY: Bille Woodruff
    CAST: Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tyson Beckford, Kat Graham, and William Levy
    SCREENPLAY BY: Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash

    ADDICTED Official Socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/Addicted
    https://twitter.com/Addicted


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    HOME!




    HOME
    Animation
    Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D
    Director: Tim Johnson
    Screenplay by: TBD, based upon the novel The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

    Producers: Chris Jenkins, Suzanne Buirgy
    Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

    SYNOPSIS
    When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

    HOME Official Socials
    http://www.MeetTheBoov.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Boov

    DreamWorks Animation Official Socials
    http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksAnimation
    https://twitter.com/DWAnimation
    http://instagram.com/dreamworksanimation

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    KILL THE MESSENGER hits theaters on OCTOBER 10th, 2014!


     KILL THE MESSENGER


    Story: Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

    Director: Michael Cuesta (“Homeland”)

    Writers: Peter Landesman, based upon the books Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb, and Kill the Messenger, by Nick Schou

    Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia

    KILL THE MESSENGER Official Social Pages:
    Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/KillTheMessengerMovie
    Official Twitter Page: @FocusFeatures
    Official Instagram: @KillTheMessengerMovie
    #KilltheMessenger


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    KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE hits theaters everywhere on October 24, 2014!


     KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE


    KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
    Release: October 24, 2014
    Action-Thriller
    Director: Matthew Vaughn
    Screenplay: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons
    Producers: Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling
    Cast: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson

    SYNOPSIS
    Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

    KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Official Socials

    KingsmanMovie.com

    facebook.com/KingmanMovie

    twitter.com/KingsmanMovie

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111648987618586254496/about
    #Kingsman


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    http://dagreasyguide.blogspot.com/

  32. David Lee Entertainment ...
    The site consist of music, entertainment, blogs and I have a monthly podcast show where we talk about issues facing the black community. i.e. single dad's healthcare.
    http://www.davidleeshow.net

  33. Digital Guestlist ...
    Going Out Is Easy, Knowing Where to Go Isn't.
    http://www.digitalguestlist.com/

  34. D Underbelly ...
    D Underbelly Dance Company & Performance Art. Underground network of independent artists of color invested in interdisciplinary exploration, based in Brooklyn, New York. Baraka de Soleil, Curator.
    http://www.dunderbelly.com/

  35. Ebony Lifestyles ...
    Your online urban nightlife, events and entertainment guide.
    http://www.ebonylifestyles.com

  36. EH Presents ...
    A full production and promotion company with events from art, dance, concerts,comedy, and special entertainment in the heart of California
    http://www.ehpresents.com/

  37. eJams ...
    eJams is a hip-hop and r&b music web site that features chat rooms, contests, freebies, music video and audio links, music charts, news and more.
    http://www.ejams.com

  38. FAM Entertainment Theater Company ...
    FAM Entertainment Theater Company, NFP of Chicago focuses on achievement and motivation through entertainment.
    http://www.fament.org/

  39. Inside Black Hollywood Magazine ...
    Inside Black Hollywood Magazine is a weekly web based magazine that shines the spotlight on the African American entertainment industry.
    http://insideblackhollywood.com/

  40. I Rize ...
    I Rize offers entertainment, fashion enterprise, culture music, aspiring artists, and fashion designers.
    http://www.irize.com/

  41. i10 Media ...
    i10media.com has successfully fashioned Houston, Texas networking atmosphere into a social phenomenon.
    http://www.i10media.com

  42. Keeping It Real With Shannon ...
    A talk and entertainment show hosted and produced by Lottie Dobson-Shannon.
    http://www.keepingitshannon.com/

  43. Keith Knows ...
    Know Who to see, Know What to Do, KNow Where to Go in Atlanta Atlanta's Social Scene, list of events. What's Buzzworthy in the ATL.
    http://www.keithknows.net

  44. Lightyear Entertainment ...
    Lightyear Entertainment website.
    http://www.lightyear.com/

  45. Mack & Bowen Entertainment ...
    Bringing classical and quality entertainment to the African American community and beyond, through theatre, film, television and the arts as a whole.
    http://www.mackbowenent.com/home.cf

  46. Mama Foundation for the Arts ...
    Mama Foundation for the Arts brings gospel, blues, jazz and the R&B arts to Harlem, New York City and the world through musical theatre, recordings and education.
    http://www.mamafoundation.org/

  47. Model's Voice ...
    Model's Voice is a community website focused on matching talent with projects in the entertainment and advertising industry.
    http://www.modelsvoice.com/

  48. Mosomix ...
    Mosomix is an entertainment and communication platform where you will find Artists, musicians and brands from various genres and industries.
    http://mosomix.com/

  49. MyUrbanEvents ...
    Chicago’s African American Entertainment Guide. Your one-stop local entertainment guide on where to go, what to do, from the hottest restaurants and bars, to the latest in music, movies, entertainment. Browse or search hundreds of listings for Chicago restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, theater, other events.
    http://www.myurbanevents.com/

  50. National Black Theatre Festival ...
    Purpose is to unite Black theatre companies in United States and to ensure the survival of the genre into the next millennium.
    http://www.nbtf.org/

  51. Neo Soul Cafe ...
    Music & entertainment site with podcasts of the video and radio show. Two 24 hour players Soul & Hip Hop.
    http://www.neosoulcafe.com/

  52. New Black Music ...
    R&B HipHop Soul Jazz Funk Neo soul Reggae Gospel Rap Slow Jams.
    http://www.newblackmusic.net/

  53. Niyae.com ...
    Great deals and Bargain prices on Tyler Perry Black Gospel Stage Plays DVD's and African American Television Shows on DVD.
    http://www.niyae.com/

  54. N M Studios ...
    Founders Tim and Daphne Reid.
    http://www.nmstudios.com/

  55. Nugrotto Entertainment ...
    Restaurant,Bar,Nite club, stars pictures,Cuisine and good music.Visit us and see how we are redefining entertainment in Nigeria.We are awarded the best bar/Nite club in West Africa for 2009/2010.We render the best service delivery in our region.
    http://www.nugrotto.blogspot.com/

  56. Old School Saturday ...
    ALL old school music. ALL night. ALL that.
    http://www.oldschoolsaturday.com/

  57. Robin Marshall Voice Talent ...
    Currently on the air at CD101.9 in NYC, Robin is also busy recording in her own studio a tremendous amount of radio and tv voice-overs, Imaging, Narration's, Jingles and writing syndicated shows, and depending upon the client, she can be a southern bell, a British movie star, or a stay at home mom. All product goes out via mp3 or wave files.
    http://www.robinmarshall.com/

  58. Rhymes With Snitch ...
    News From The Bathroom Wall, Fresh Celebrity Dirt Shoveled Daily.
    http://www.rhymeswithsnitch.com/

  59. Sandra Rose ...
    News, Style, Fashion, Photos, Politics.
    http://www.sandrarose.com/

  60. Silky Soul Entertainment ...
    Silky Soul Entertainment, a unique, quality karaoke and DJ service specializing in R&B music.
    http://www.silkysoul.com/

  61. Selah Promotions ...
    I design, create and construct jewelry - and I am management for Dorian Paul Williams A'cappella gospel music.
    http://www.selahpromotions.com/

  62. Sitchaassdown ...
    Sitchaassdown is a provocative, character-driven one-woman satire on life. A breakthrough comedy combining Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Soca and Dance by Kanene Holder.
    http://www.sitchaassdown.com

  63. Sophisticated Nites & Entertainment >...
    Creating a fun filled evening that will allow women to let their hair down and have some good old fashion girl talk.
    http://www.sophisticatednites.com/

  64. Soul Train ...
    Soul Train has provided a service to the Black community for years and continues to do so.
    http://www.soultrain.com/

  65. SoulVisionTV.com ...
    SoulVisionTV.com features movies produced by The Video Factory. The Video Factory produces Entertainment movies that are available online and on DVD. The website contains information about the movies along with video clips.
    http://www.soulvisiontv.com/

  66. stupidDOPE.com ...
    Updated multiple times a day, stupidDOPE.com offers a wide selection of content on music, culture, fashion, arts and more!
    http://stupiddope.com/

  67. SweetPea Producers, Inc. ...
    SweetPea Producers, Inc. is a non-profit company designed to provide a haven where artists of the African Diaspora can work to enhance their art.
    http://www.sweetpeaproducers.com

  68. Tananna Entertainment >...
    Tananna Entertainment is a production company established in 1989 by accomplished actor, director, producer, and writer Nate Osborne.
    http://www.tananna.com/

  69. TDA Entertainment ...
    Production company owned by writer, producer, and director Terri Dawn Arnold.
    http://www.tdaentertainment.com/

  70. Terri Dawn Arnold's Blog ...
    Provides insights on movies, especially independent movies, and television shows.
    http://www.terridawnarnold.blogspot.com/

  71. That's Black Entertainment ...
    Directed by William Greaves, G. William Jones. With Billie Allen, Albert Ammons, Louis Armstrong.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100768/

  72. The Basha Riddick Empowerment Show ...
    Unlimited Celebrity Entertainment, Enlightenment, Education and Empowerment” Change Your Life Television.
    http://www.thebashariddickshow.4t.com/

  73. The Black Box Office ...
    Gossip-free entertainment news, reviews, original online video, trailers, and community for independent and major studio Black and multicultural talent.
    http://theblackboxoffice.com/

  74. The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center ...
    The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television.
    http://www.bherc.org/

  75. The Cocoa Lounge ...
    The Cocoa Lounge is a tribute to Black Women in arts and entertainment. Site includes, news, information and message board.
    http://cocoalounge.com/

  76. The Flow Online ...
    Promoting the arts of music, theater, cinema, comedy and dance influenced by Hip Hop and Urban Lifestyle.
    http://www.theflowonline.com

  77. The Ghetto Fashionista ...
    Fashion, Shopping, Beauty, Style, Culture, Entertainment.
    http://theghettofashionista.blogspot.com/

  78. The IDEA Performing Arts Center ...
    The Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) was founded in 1996 to serve as a healing presence in the lives of the City’s adolescents, 46 percent of whom live in poverty. IDEA is a creative learning organization that exists to create better futures for youth in Camden and throughout Southern New Jersey, by tapping into their creative spirit in order to inspire and give power to their dreams and aspirations through arts education.
    http://www.idea-arts.org/

  79. The Paul Ernest Show ...
    Paul Ernest Show Blog entertainment.
    http://www.paulernestshow.com/

  80. The Richard Brown Show ...
    A weekly TV and radio show where we discuss, explore and change issues that are affecting our African American community.
    http://www.richardbrownshow.com/

  81. The Urban Daily ...
    Black Music, Movies, Urban News, Celebrity & Hip-Hop.
    http://theurbandaily.com

  82. The Video Factory ...
    'What We Had Is What We Had', written by Steve Miller is the sexy, sensual story of two former lovers.
    http://www.soulvisiontv.com/

  83. Tru Playaz ...
    Tru Playaz - The best of Hip Hop & R&B music.
    http://www.trudivaz.com/

  84. T-Tyme Entertainment ...
    T-Tyme Entertainment Disc Jockey & Kareoke Service. Serving Pa. NJ. Del.. We do all types of events. So for the right TYME It's T-Tyme.
    http://www.ttymeentertainment.net/

  85. TV One ...
    Video, TV Shows, Celebrities, News, Entertainment - TVONE.TV
    http://tvone.tv

  86. Universoul Circus ...
    Universoul Circus official website.
    http://www.universoulcircus.com/

  87. Urban Celebrity News.com ...
    Urban Celebrity News is an Entertainment News Agency that focuses on African-American Celebrities in Television, Movies, and Music.
    http://www.urbancelebritynews.com

  88. UrbanClout ...
    The Internet’s only subscription-based service for TV shows and movies targeting urban audiences, subscribers can instantly stream content directly to their televisions, computers, and mobile devices, both domestically and internationally.
    http://www.urbanclout.com/

  89. UrbanFilmPremiere.com ...
    Independent Film Reviews - Short Films - UFP Weekly.
    http://www.urbanfilmpremiere.com/

  90. Urban Musical Tours, LLC ...
    UMT has identified this as a major niche market and has positioned itself to bring a holistic and superior approach to edutainment, good and services, ranging from Broadway quality musical stage productions, consumer products, exhibits, lectures and conferences to these targeted markets.
    http://www.umtlive.webs.com

  91. Urban SLAM ClubPremiere ...
    Club Premiere presents original short films in DVD-quality wide screen.
    http://www.urbanslam.com/ClubPremiere

  92. Urban Winter ...
    A multimedia production, headed by D. Channsin Berry. Mr. Berry's goal was to combine his talents and passion for directing, producing, writing, and music into one entity.
    http://www.urbanwinter.com/

  93. What's the 411? ...
    What's the 411? an urban entertainment television news magazine that brings you the 411? on what's hot and what's not in the entertainment world.
    http://www.whatsthe411.com

  94. Winceyco Inc ...
    New Jersey, New York, music, education, training, African, entertainers, Negro Spiritual & Contemporary Gospel.
    http://www.winceyco.com/


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