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Russell Simmons Talks Fatherhood, Spirituality With Oprah Winfrey

Season finale of Super Soul Sunday airs Father's Day

Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritualist Russell Simmons, who shares the secret to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Viola Davis Narrates Lion King at Harambe Nights

Viola Davis Leads Off Disney’s Harambe Nights

The Tony award-winning actress is the first celebrity narrator for the 20th anniversary production The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

Viola Davis narrates the premiere of The Lion King: Concert in the Wild at…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Facts About Elise Neal

African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Elise Neal

What do you really know about the actress?

She made her Broadway debut in the short-lived, all-black revival of the Gershwin musical “Oh,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The New Black 2

Documentary ‘The New Black’ To Premier On PBS

Race and religion intersect in the battle for same-sex marriage and equality

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Love Thy Neighbor Returns June 25th

Tyler Perry Comedy ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Returns June 25

The series makes the rounds back at The Love Train Diner

The show is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Packer Facts

Hollywood Insider #2

Will Packer is staying busy and find out which two new Bille Woodruff projects are coming to screen

What does it really take to successfully release a black film overseas?

By Gil Robertson

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Baltimore African American Festival Performer: Aaron Fresh

'Performing at the 15 city Teen Island Tour alongside Justin Beiber, My World Tour was an exciting experience'

In the future, expect to see Aaron Fresh on the World Stage singing, acting and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Charles Malik Whitfield

Cast Announced for New Tyler Perry Show

The name of the new series is “If Loving You is Wrong”

The new series, premiering September 2014, follows the relationships of a group of husbands and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

Halle Berry to Pay $16,000 Monthly in Child Support

Actress ordered to pay ex-model beau

A Los Angeles court has stated that the actress must pay Aubry $16,000 a month…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kevin Roper Was Up 24 Hours before Tracy Morgan accident

Driver Charged in Tracy Morgan Crash Was Awake for 24 Hours

Morgan still listed in critical condition

Kevin Roper, the Wal-Mart driver responsible for the crash that involved comedian, Tracey Morgan, hadn’t…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Lives Matter

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

Actress wins her 6th Tony Award creating milestone

Last night’s win was the 6th time Audra McDonald’s name was called to receive the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton


The 18th ABFF Releases Official Screening Schedule for This Year’s Festival

Think Like A Man Too and Da’ Sweet Blood of Jesus are the opening and closing films

The multifaceted themes of the roster of films are reflective of ABFF’s new backdrop, New…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Yaya Dacosta Will Play Whitney Houston

Yaya DaCosta Cast As Whitney Houston In Lifetime Movie

Angela Bassett on board to direct her first film

The movie is due to debut in 2015

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Review: Postcards From Cookie By Caroline Clarke

Unsought revelations about the author's adoption triggers a joyful and challenging expansion of the definition and experience of family.

Unsought revelations about the author’s adoption—including her connection to a legendary entertainer—triggers a joyful and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Produce Americanah

Will turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel into a feature film

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Media

Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Multimedia

'This is a revolutionary model for audiences to be able to communicate with their favorite artists.'

Ryan Leslie has developed a direct artist-to-fan platform

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sandals Foundation Celebrates 5 Years, Announces Partnership with Dwyane Wade

Will launch programs and initiatives to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and Miami.

Together, The Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation will launch programs and initiatives to benefit…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Smith May Star As a Forensic Neuropathologist

If he signs on, he will play Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith is in talks to star in a drama based on the GQ article,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Revolt TV 2014 Upfront Presentation

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Revolt TV

Almost a year later, we spotlight some unique aspects of the company.

On October 21, 2013, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Keith Clinkscales fulfilled their dream of bringing…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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