Celebration of Black Culture

Food Network Star Hosts the Christmas Cookie Challenge

Since winning Season 11 of Food Network Star Chef Eddie Jackson has been busy with all things food. His latest endeavor comes with the premiere of Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge.
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“Insecure” Actor Jay Ellis to Serve as 2018 American Black Film Festival Celebrity Ambassador; Submissions Open Until February

The 22nd American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will include an exciting lineup of film screenings, events and innovative programming, and will return to Miami from June 13-17, 2018. The week will include several new experiences, including Smartphone movie screenings, a ...
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Oprah Winfrey to Receive 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at 75th Annual Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey will be honored with the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes.
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Executive Produced by Jordan Peele Gets Greenlight at CBS

“The Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access has officially been ordered to series, the streaming service announced Wednesday.
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Celebrity Hair Care Professional Vonda Kennedy-Young

Amirakal Marketing has once again expanded its clientele to include Houston, TX-based celebrity hairstylist Elvonda Kennedy-Young.
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Music Legend Sonny Rollins Endows “Sonny Scholars” Jazz Ensemble at Oberlin College

Sonny Rollins, the legendary jazz saxophonist, has made a generous contribution to establish the Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble Fund at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.
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Oprah Signs New $70 Million Deal With Discovery Networks -- Will Continue as CEO of OWN Until 2025

Discovery Communications has completed an agreement with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc. to increase its ownership stake in its successful OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network joint venture.
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12-Year Old Who Died From Prevotella Oris Inspires Black-Owned Fragrance Line, 6Tween

Belinda Baker, star of the day time talk show, “Changing Steps,” has announced the launch of her new fragrance line, “Kiya 12.” Earlier this year Ms. Baker’s granddaughter Chakiya died at the age of 12 from prevotella oris a cancerous ...
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Feature Film to Reveal Untold Story of Stepin Fetchit and Hollywood's First Black Movie Star, Lincoln Perry

Stepin Fetchit, known as the laziest man in the world, grew from a widely famous character on the big screen of the 1930s to a modern day slur akin to Uncle Tom.
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Courtney B. Vance Drama Series ‘Heist 88’ in the Works at FX

FX is developing “Heist 88,” a crime drama from executive producers Courtney B. Vance and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran. Under the script development deal between FX and the producers, Emmy-winner Vance is set to star in the project should it be picked ...
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PBS Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun playwright) Documentary Premieres

One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.
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“Encyclopedia of Black Comics” by Sheena C. Howard, foreword by Henry louis Gates, Jr., afterword by Christopher Priest

“Draw, Sheriff.” Oh, how you loved to do that. It started with spider-legged people and crooked houses. As you got better, you replicated and created worlds, invented characters, and expanded your tool use. Even today, with sharp pencil or fine ...
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Forbes Names Beyonce Highest Paid Female Musician…Are You Surprised?

Earning $105 million pretax, Beyonce tops Forbes highest paid women in music list. It was also thank to her bat swinging, yellow dress wearing Lemonade, which was her sixth number one solo.
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The Most Diverse Grammys Ever

Shut out. For years that is how urban, R&B, and hip-hop artists felt at the Grammys. Their talents were going unrecognized. And the few times that they were given a Grammy nod, they would lose to white artists. The most ...
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Congrats to Miss South Africa, But Here’s Why Miss Jamaica Should Have Won the Miss Universe Title!

Miss South Africa, 22-year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was the winner of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, but many people feel that Miss Jamaica, 23-year old Davina Bennett, was the one who really deserved the title.
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