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 [...]

Dick Gregory, Kym Whitley, Luenell, Joe Torry, Shang to Bring the Funny at Hope Flood’s 4th Annual Comics Rock! Convention April 23-26 in Los Angeles

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Hollywood, CA – What do you get when you mix a room full of comedic talent? Comedians that rock, that’s what! Funny lady Hope Flood is taking over the stage once again with her 4th Annual Comics Rock! Convention, April 23 through 26, 2015, in the comedy capital, Los Angeles! The Comics Rock! Convention (CRC) [...]

Mann & Wife is a HIT: Series Premiere of New Sitcom Starring David & Tamela Mann Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

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Atlanta, GA (PR Newswire) – The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife has become the network’s most-watched original to date. The series premiere telecast on Tues. April 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered: 461K Viewers 2+, nearly doubled vs. the prior 4 weeks* 260K Households (+41%) 142K Adults 18-49 (+67%) [...]

Actress Chrystee Pharris Stars in New Faith-Based Indie Film, a POP TV Docu-Series and Launches Film Festival Tour

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Atlanta, GA – Actress Chrystee Pharris has successfully positioned herself as a true ‘queen of drama’ in Hollywood. Not only is she starring in the family faith-based film, “Steps of Faith,” with Ted Lange (“Love Boat”) and Irma P. Hall (“Soul Food”), Pharris will also impact the small screen as part of an all-star cast [...]

Author Dannell Booker Unleashes the “Love Is Painful Sometimes” Urban Erotica Trilogy Series

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Los Angeles – Tall, dark and sublimely handsome, author pens his erotica just like he looks – tall, dark and hands on! With the announcement of his “Love Is Painful Sometimes” trilogy and the release of the novel, “Taking All Our Good Black Men,” the first book from the series, from his publishing house L.I.P.S. [...]

Veteran TV Casting Agent Jacqui Pitman Is Looking for Reality TV’s New African American “It” Couple

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Burbank, CA – Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent [...]

Oscar-Nominated Actress Taraji P. Henson to Serve as ABFF 2015 Ambassador

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Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, has been selected as the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) celebrity ambassador. The 19th annual Festival will be held June 11-14, 2015, in New York City at the New York Hilton, AMC Empire 25 and the historic Ziegfeld Theater. Actress and Producer Taraji P. Henson has a stellar body of [...]

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