June 2018

15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards Honors Sheryl Lee Ralph During ESSENCE Festival

In celebration of the 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards, the company will honor celebrities and everyday heroes who make positive contributions to the community. To date, this year’s roster of remarkable honorees includes popular Political Commentator Symone Sanders, renown actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant and next generation McDonald’s Owner/Operator Monique …

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Sports comedy UNCLE DREW starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish and Shaq in theaters Today

With all that’s going on in the world today, we could all use a good laugh. Lionsgate’s family fun comedy UNCLE DREW starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Erica Ash and more is out in theaters today, Friday, June 29! Without giving too much away, the movie is a spinoff of a series of …

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7 Budget-Friendly Places To Travel This Summer

By Deah Mitchell Berry If you’re like most Americans, you may be suffering in silence from a prevalent disease known as “hustle-itis”. Hustle-itis can strike at any moment, however flareups are most obvious during the summer months. What’s causing this illness? America’s workaholic culture.  How many times have you seen the hashtag #teamnosleep or heard …

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‘Moonlight’ Writer Tarell Alvin McRaney Get’s New Original Drama Series on OWN

Continuing its commitment to creating diverse, elevated original programming from the entertainment industry’s leading talent, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network today announced the ensemble cast — including Emmy nominee Phylicia Rashad — for its new original drama series David Makes Man, the television debut of Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. McCraney …

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Muslim Stand-Up Comic “Preacher Moss” Hosts Live Taping of New Comedy Show

LOS ANGELES – Black. Muslim. Outspoken. Comic Preacher Moss has a lot to say about the Trump Administration. And the comic, lecturer and anti-racism activist plans on getting a lot of stuff off his chest during the live taping of his new comedy show, titled, “ Love Supreme: An Anatomy of Gratitude.” Preacher Moss in …

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors Votes Yes on Southeastern Live Well Center

(San Diego, CA) On June 19, local residents of showed up at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting to publicly raise their voices in support of building a new Live Well Center on 4.06 acres of land in Southeastern San Diego. And because the community made up of those who live, work, worship, …

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Gospel entertainment couple Warryn & Erica Campbell star in new docu-series on TV-One

TV One’s new docu-series WE’RE THE CAMPBELLS, starring gospel music superstar Erica Campbell and mega producer Warryn Campbell premieres Tuesday, June 19th at 8/7C. Watch the trailer here. The nine-episode docu-series gives viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gospel entertainment power couple Warryn and Erica Campbell, as they tackle the everyday struggles that come with balancing family …

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Lena Waithe will serve as keynote during ESSENCE Fest

The ESSENCE Festival® is pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/actor Lena Waithe will give a keynote conversation during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience on Friday, July 6th, during the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, LA. The Chicago-born Waithe has been heralded for her stellar work over the years, including most recently creating and executive producing the …

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