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Grammy Winner Bassist Christian McBride Embraces 2021 With 'The Movement Revisited' Performance
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Grammy Winner Bassist Christian McBride Embraces 2021 With ‘The Movement Revisited’ Performance

Six-time Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride has kicked off 2021 in grand musical style. From his newly formed label imprint, Brother Mister on Mack Avenue Records; saluted as DownBeat Jazz Artist-of-the-Year (2020); and a historical digital musical performance sponsored by the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) on January 18, 4–5:30 […]

New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right -- 'Ku Klux Klan: An American Story'
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New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right — ‘Ku Klux Klan: An American Story’

Winston Churchill wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” MagellanTV is now showcasing a new documentary, “Ku Klux Klan: An American Story,” and providing it free of charge to anyone who wants to watch it on the MagellanTV platform—through the end of January 2021. Why is MagellanTV highlighting such […]

Beth Turner, Publisher of Black Masks Magazine, Honored At New Federal Theatre at 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, January 17
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Beth Turner, Publisher of Black Masks Magazine, Honored At New Federal Theatre at 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, January 17

Queens native Dr. Beth Turner, playwright, professor and the publisher of Black Masks Magazine, will be honored by Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) for her impact on covering Black theatre at the NFT 50th Anniversary Gala virtual event on January 17, 2021.  The Gala will be accessible to the public from the theatre’s website.   Dr. Turner […]

Isis King: Trailblazing LGBTQ+ Activist On HBO's 'Equal'
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Isis King: Trailblazing LGBTQ+ Activist On HBO’s ‘Equal’

Fashion model, designer and motivational speaker, Isis King is widely known for being the first trans woman to compete on both the 11 and 17 cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” thus becoming one of the most visible transgender people on television. She, along with Laverne Cox, was one of the first openly trans women […]

Lisa Yaro: Grammy-Nominated, Nigerian-Born Songstress Takes On New Music & 2021 Projects
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Lisa Yaro: Grammy-Nominated, Nigerian-Born Songstress Takes On New Music & 2021 Projects

Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer, producer, actor, and model Lisa Yaro is poised to make 2021 her year with the release of multiple projects, including new music, a feature film, and more original content for her popular YouTube channel. The Nigerian-born entertainer to discuss all of her new projects, her inspirational success story having already worked with […]

'W.A.P.: Women and Protest' Highlights Black Female Artists and Media Moguls Who are Standing Up For Social Justice
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‘W.A.P.: Women and Protest’ Highlights Black Female Artists and Media Moguls Who are Standing Up For Social Justice

In a continuing commitment to amplify the voices of social justice philanthropists of color and disrupt the philanthropy sector, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) is publishing the second position paper in its new series called The Iconic Impact Initiative. The newest paper, “W.A.P.: Women And Protest,” highlights 12 Black women who are leveraging their celebrity, platforms, […]

Academy Award Nominee  Chiwetel Ejiofor And Academy Award Winner Anne Hathaway Team Up For HBO Max's New Original Feature Film 'Locked Down'
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Academy Award Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor And Academy Award Winner Anne Hathaway Team Up For HBO Max’s New Original Feature Film ‘Locked Down’

HBO Max recently debuted the first trailer for “Locked Down,” the new original feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and AGC Studios. Doug Liman directed the movie which stars Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. Also starring are Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, with Ben […]

Geffen Playhouse's Premiere Of 'Bollywood Kitchen,' A Virtual Cooking Experience
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Geffen Playhouse’s Premiere Of ‘Bollywood Kitchen,’ A Virtual Cooking Experience

Geffen Playhouse, in association with Hypokrit Theatre Company, is launching filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao’s “Bollywood Kitchen” this month. The latest show is part of a new lineup of live, virtual, and interactive productions from the Los Angeles-based theater’s Geffen Stayhouse banner. Previews begin January 15, with opening night taking place on Jan.23. The […]

The Legacy of Ecstasy of Whodini
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The Legacy of Ecstasy of Whodini

By Jay Quan John Fletcher, best known as Ecstasy from the pioneering rap group Whodini, died Dec. 23 at the age of 56. Whodini is one of the most distinctive and original tandems in rap music. Hitting the scene in 1982 with a dedication to the late Mr. Magic – a legend who is credited […]

'The Trend' Podcast Debuting 2021 With Host Justin A. Williams
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‘The Trend’ Podcast Debuting 2021 With Host Justin A. Williams

The new year, 2021, Justin A Williams will mark the launch of “The Trend with Justin A Williams Podcast.” As an extension of the historic NY Trend Newspaper and NY Trend Online, “The Trend with Justin A Williams” continues the legacy of engaging content that covers a variety of issues that permeate culture! Always professional […]

Star-Studded 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala For Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre
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Star-Studded 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala For Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre

New Federal Theatre, which has produced more works by minority playwrights and women than any other organization in the history of New York theater, will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration as a virtual event January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  The Gala will be accessible from the theater’s website, and will […]

TBS’ “Go-Big Show” Presents Snoop Dogg’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Special
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TBS’ “Go-Big Show” Presents Snoop Dogg’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Special

Presented by TBS’ “Go-Big Show,” which premieres on January 7, hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg goes BIG on New Year’s Eve with a one-of-a-kind live virtual celebration from his Compound. Fans are invited to join Snoop, Bert Kreischer, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, and AEW’s Cody Rhodes as they roast 2020 and dance into the new year, […]

Meet The First Black Female 'Dancing With The Stars' Pro
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Meet The First Black Female ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Pro

Professional dancer Britt Stewart is the newly minted and first Black female Pro on this season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Stewart is working to bring ballroom dancing to underprivileged communities — a population lacking opportunity and representation in the professional dance world. Stewart is no stranger to dancing with the stars, having toured and […]

J.D. And the Great Barber Battle -- A Fun And Funny New Chapter Book Series
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J.D. And the Great Barber Battle — A Fun And Funny New Chapter Book Series

Here’s a new book many kids will probably find interesting. Given that we’re all stuck in quarantine, desperate times call for desperate measures and I’m sure you’ve thought about taking some clippers to your hair. Hopefully, you talked yourself out of it before a bad haircut but unfortunately for J.D—the protagonist of the incredible new […]

Starz Premiers “In The Long Run” Season 3 Starring Idris Elba
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Starz Premiers “In The Long Run” Season 3 Starring Idris Elba

The highly-anticipated season 3 of “In the Long Run” starring award-winning actor Idris Elba premieres exclusively on Starz on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 9:08 PM ET/PT following the “Power Book II: Ghost” finale with new episodes airing week-to-week every Sunday at 9 PM ET/PM and 12:01 AM ET/PT on the Starz App. It’s 1989, […]