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Netflix finally announced its deal with the Obamas to produce a series of high-profile films and series under the former first couple’s own production company.  Although details of the deal are still under wraps, Netflix said that the former couple has signed a multiyear agreement to produce films and series to be made available on the streaming platform to its more than 118 million global subscribers.

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Baron Davis has become a storyteller who champions racial justice and gender equality.  The former NBA star's production companies are putting out provocative film, television and digital projects aimed at increasing the representation of people of color and women in media. One of his documentaries aired as an ESPN 30 for 30, and others have won accolades.

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John Legend is teaming up with WGN America to bring the real life story of “Black Wall Street” to a television near you. ‘Black Wall Street‘ was a wealthy black neighborhood in Greenwood, Tulsa that was attacked in …...

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In August of 2015, Tris Sicignano; a New Orleans native, and Klarque Garrison were two Atlanta neighbors trying to figure things out. With years of experience in the entertainment industry the two teamed up to create a revolutionary new streaming network; Surge Television. Tris, after beginning her career in television at the age of 16 […]...

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Monday, 28 November 2016 07:00

Ford Motor Invests $6M in Motown Museum Expansion

Motown legend Berry Gordy helped create a trailblazing new sound in American music. He formed his musical empire in 1959, overseeing all of its operations from a Detroit house dubbed “Hitsville U.S.A.” He reportedly modeled his business, which became a global hit-making factory, after the Ford Motor Co. assembly line. Today, the famous Hitsville U....

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A U.S. District Court judge moved forward a $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications for alleged discrimination in contracting in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act. The lawsuit on behalf of African American-owned media networks is being spearheaded by Byron Allen, comedian and CEO of Entertainment Studios Networks Inc....

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BET founder Bob Johnson and his entertainment content distribution company RLJ Entertainment have formed a strategic partnership with AMC Networks. The partnership reportedly will build on each company’s long track record of successfully developing high-quality content for targeted audiences and capitalizing on new technology to meet the...

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The iconic HBCU Howard University’s School of Communications is celebrating its 45th anniversary with the speculation of the construction of a new building. But whether or not it is built, the center will be renamed the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, the school’s newspaper The Hilltop reports. It has to do with more than the fa...

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Friday, 12 August 2016 07:00

Golden Era Hip Hop Groups Launch Sneaker Line

Kanye West dropped his wildly popular Yeezy Boost Adidas sneaker line last year, causing consumer frenzy—his kicks, originally priced around $250, resell at markup for as much as $5,000. Other hip-hop artists are now following suit with a unique brand that they expect to take the lifestyle sneaker market by storm. Naughty By Nature, Genius GZA, D...

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The prolific rap artist remains cultural relevant years after his death because of how hard he worked all of his brief life....

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