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Hollywood Equality: New Report Finds that Across 800 films, Representation of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT Status, Disability Still Lags Behind Population Norms

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Los Angeles, CA – Though the conversation on inequality in Hollywood is now at peak volume, a new report reveals that little has changed on screen or behind the camera. Authored by Professor Stacy L. Smith and the Media, Diversity & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the study […]

Tyler Perry: “Spike Lee Can Go to Hell”

CBCF To Honor Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick with Lifetime Achievement Awards at 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts

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Washington, DC -The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. The awards ceremony, which will take place Sept. 14 at the Sidney […]

CBCF Statement on This Week’s Shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

Video of 4th Graders from Watkins Elementary School Reciting Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

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This video is old but relevant on the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech” and we have Republicans and Democrats fighting like foreigners. The bigotry and race-baiting needs to stop. Once upon a time people in the same family were Republican, Democrat, and Independent. Now, people with different […]

The Miseducation of an American Treasure – By Carl D. West

NABJ Mourns the Passing of Longtime Black Press Advocate George E. Curry

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Washington, DC – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of longtime black press champion and editor, George E. Curry. He died Saturday at 69. “I am heartbroken to learn that Mr. George Curry has passed. He has been a beacon for so many and a pivotal voice among black publishers. His […]

NABJ Awards USC Annenberg’s Eric Burse Student Journalist of the Year

Don’t Get It “Twisted” Marcus Darc’s New R&B Release

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Los Angeles, CA – Multi-platinum songwriter, producer and R&B charmer Marcus Darc has been droppin drawers and making panties wet since the 80’s when he formed his first group in Chicago, R-Kelly & MGM. As one of the original new school sexy soul singers, his signature sound has ‘erected’ a body of work that has […]

Demetria McKinney Featuring Kandi “Unnecessary Trouble”

Actress, Singer and Talk Show Host Keke Palmer Announced as Spokesperson For Respect My Vote! Campaign

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Los Angeles, CA – The Respect My Vote! campaign today announced multifaceted entertainer Keke Palmer as the latest celebrity spokesperson. An accomplished actress, singer, and television host, Keke started her film career at the age of 11 in the critically acclaimed ‘Akeelah & the Bee’. She has since led a groundbreaking career with starring roles […]

Video shows white teens driving over, killing black man, says DA

Miguel Núñez Jr., April Reign, Gil Robertson and Fran Harris Among Featured Guests at Capital City Black Film Festival

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Austin, TX – – The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) recently announced its first slate of panels, sessions and guest appearances for its 2016 Film Festival, taking place August 25th – 28th at the Austin Convention Center. Actor, writer and producer Miguel A. Núñez Jr. (Juwanna Mann, Belle’s) makes his first appearance at CCBFF, […]

Bounce TV to Air Baton Rouge Town Hall Meeting “Where Do We Go From Here?” Live and Commercial-Free Tues. Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET

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Atlanta, GA – Bounce TV, the first and only over-the-air broadcast network for African Americans, will bring Where Do We Go From Here? — the Baton Rouge town hall meeting being produced by Bounce TV affiliate WAFB-TV on the heels of the recent racially-related violence and police shootings — to viewers nationwide when it carries […]

In Largest Multicast Network Distribution Launch in History, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Mission Broadcasting, Inc. And White Knight Broadcasting, Inc. to Roll Out Escape, Grit, Laff and Bounce TV