June 2017

Academy Welcomes 774 New Members: Barry Jenkins, Donald Glover, Leslie Jones and more!

  Pictured: Writer-Director Barry Jenkins, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Sreenwriter Theodore Witcher prior to a 20th Anniversary screening of “Love Jones” presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. In a push for diversity and inclusion, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is welcoming …

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ESSENCE Fest: Halle Berry To Open Empowerment Stage

  (New York, NY) June 28, 2017 – Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE today announced that Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry will open the Empowerment Experience Stage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, presented by Coca-Cola, on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:30am, which will kick off the Festival’s weekend slate of daytime programming …

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ESSENCE FEST Empowerment Experience 2017 Kicks off THIS Friday

Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® kicks off Friday, with a line-up of the nation’s leading speakers, influencers and artists at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30-July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Attendees will be inspired and empowered to affect change in their communities while experiencing powerful content across four different …

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Twitter Hires Black Woman as VP of Inclusion and Diversity

Twitter has welcomed Candi Castleberry-Singleton into its fold as vice president of inclusion and diversity as the social media platform steps up its game to better represent the demographic of its influential users. “Im so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity efforts for employees and the Twitter community,” Castleberry-Singleton said in a statement. …

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OWN’s Hit Series “Greenleaf,” Returns in August with 2-night Premiere

  OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s acclaimed original drama series, “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”), will return with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, August 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after a new episode of Tyler Perry’s “The …

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California Vibes: Catalina Island, Napa, San Diego Jazz at The Creek & More…

  Summer’s here!  And, you know what that means—time to take advantage of three months of clear blue skies, longer days, sunshine, and getting out to enjoy those California Vibes.  As for me and my family, we’ve decided to spend time close to home, in sunny California.  I say this with extreme pride, it’s so …

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TV ONE Season 11 Premiere of UNSUNG Airs on a New Night with a Double Feature

Photo: Courtesy of Jagged Edge TV ONE Celebrates Black Music Month with a powerful new season of the award-winning series, UNSUNG on a new night, Sunday July 9, beginning at 9 PM. ET. Iconic show moves to Sunday nights and will spotlight the music of  Wyclef, Marvin Sapp, Jagged Edge, Shanice, Ice-T, The Dramatics and, Switch. “From Classic R&B …

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Trailer: Watch Chadwick Boseman’s as Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall the country’s first African-American supreme court justice, is coming to the big screen and will be portrayed by non other than, Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick Boseman is known for his stirring portrayals of Jackie Robinson (42) and James Brown in Get on Up, we’re all award worthy performances.The film focuses on the years before the infamous Brown …

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