Acclaimed Documentary on Post-Katrina New Orleans Marching Bands “The Whole Gritty City” Released ON VOD

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Ten years after the natural and human-made disaster called Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed New Orleans, an award-winning film focusing on New Orleans children struggling to reach adulthood as they rebuild their lives and the city’s musical culture is being widely released on VOD platforms. THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY, an 89-minute documentary that plunges viewers into [...]

Serious Pimp Records Releases Sons of NWA’s Straight Outta Compton EDM Remix

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Los Angeles, CA – Independent record label, artist management and tour promotion company, Serious Pimp Records has released Sons of NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” EDM Remix, it was announced today by Damian Kutzner, President/CEO of Serious Pimp Records. Sons of NWA, featuring, worked with several Death Row Records affiliates, including Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, along [...]

Journalist and Radio Host Sheilah Belle Locks Down First Movie Role

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Richmond, VA — Sheilah Belle, “The Belle” spreads her wings once again with a new adventure. This time the Richmond Native Inspirational Speaker, Multi-media journalist and Radio host has taken on her first speaking role, in the upcoming film, But Deliver Us from Evil. “You Just NEVER know how God will use you”, says The [...]

Inside Ferguson Author Devin S. James Urges Leaders to Acknowledge Systemic Racism and Listen to the Voice of the Community

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Ferguson, MO – Despite angry protests and national outcry after the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown, Jr., a year ago Aug. 9, the police shootings of Black citizens and ensuing uprisings continue to occur across the country. Diversity expert and author, Devin S. James, warns the tragedies and conflict will continue until government leaders [...]

Recently Released from the Feds Former Playboy TV Producer Ken Francis Inks “Buckwild” YouTube Deal with Fullscreen, Inc.

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Los Angeles – Former Playboy TV producer Ken Francis III has signed a deal with Fullscreen, Inc., one of the largest YouTube multi-channel network operators. Fullscreen, Inc., will promote and monetize Francis’ YouTube channel, “The Buckwild Show,” an archive of exclusive behind-the-scene footage Francis has secured filming, interviewing and documenting the biggest names in hip [...]

Zakiya Hooker, Daughter of Blues Icon John Lee Hooker, Serenades “Live” and “In The Mood” With Jazzy New Music Releases and Video

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Atlanta, GA – Blues legend John Lee Hooker is best remembered for his iconic hits, “Boom, Boom” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” But perhaps his greatest legacy is found in the seductively supple vocal stylings of his daughter, the jazz-inflected, bluesy recording artist, Zakiya Hooker. Zakiya last showcased her brand of the remarkable [...]

The Music Industry Mourns the Loss of Sugarhill Records Executive, Joseph “Joey” Robinson, Jr.

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Englewood N.J., – Sugarhill Records Executive, Joseph Robinson, Jr., most affectionately known to most as Joey, succumbed to Cancer yesterday afternoon at his home in Tenafly, New Jersey. Member of the legendary group, the Sugar Hill Gang known for the multi-platinum single, “Rapper’s Delight,” Joey was also the son of the late legendary Singer/Songwriter, Sylvia [...]

Streaming TV Platform Featuring Stories and Culture of Global Black Community, kweliTV, Launches Beta Site

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Take the word Africa. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Famine? Warlords? AIDS? Without thinking, what comes to mind when you hear the words “Black America”? Welfare? Poverty? Anger? Fatherless? Thug? The black community is all too familiar with these stereotypes. What they also know is that they do not make up [...]

New Music Release Reveals Soulful Songbird Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley Still Believes in Love

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New York – When Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley sings, every ear in the room listens. She has the kind of sultriness that seeps underneath every nook and cranny in the listener and grips with a firm hold. It’s one of the reasons why famed director Tyler Perry has continued to cast her for over a decade [...]

Chandra Currelley Breaks Out in Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse on OWN

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Atlanta – Powerhouse performer Chandra Currelley breaks out in the fifth season on Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” in an expanded role capacity with more laughs, more lines and more wisecracking hilarity as the beloved Ms. V. Ms. V is the down-to-earth housekeeper for the show’s central characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael [...]

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