January 2022

San Diego’s Maya’s Cookies Unveil 2022 Black History Month Collection

As Black History Month begins, Black-Owned, Female-Owned and San Diego favorite, Maya’s Cookies has announced and launched the Black History Month Collection. “This year’s Black History collection is a love letter to a few of the icons that have made a major impact on both my family and I through the years. It is important to …

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CW: Airing Tonight Limited Series on Competitive World of HBCU Band Culture

We’re so excited to announce TONIGHT on the CW Network is the premiere of MARCH! This eight-part series explores the passionate and competitive world of HBCU band culture, as it follows The Marching Storm, Prairie View A&M University’s prestigious marching band. MARCH showcases the eclectic and energetic group of college students at Prairie View A&M University—from drum majors and dancers to the flag team and …

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Black History: Speed Skaters Erin Jackson & Maame Biney Ready for Beijing Winter Olympics

As we gear up for the winter olympics, you best believe that Black Girl Magic is going to show up and show out. Two to watch out for is Maame Afua Biney, a 22-year-old, short-track speed skater who is studying psychology at the University of Utah. The other 29-year-old long track speed skater Erin Jackson, …

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ShowTime Presents a Tale of two Americas in new Docs-Series: everything’s gonna be all white

In honor of Black History Month, SHOWTIME Documentary Films is premiering the provocative new three-part docu-series everything’s gonna be all white, which explores the history of race in America from the perspective of people of color. From the ever-shifting classifications of racial identity to the generational effects of racism on housing, education, and healthcare, to the …

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Discovery+ & OWN PRESENT “Profiled: The Black Man” From EP Tina Knowles-Lawson

Discovery+ and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network present “Profiled: The Black Man,” a new four-part docuseries examining the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have permeated society and impacted the lives of Black men in America for centuries. The series will premiere on Saturday, February 12, exclusively on discovery+, with new one-hour episodes available to discovery+ …

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Chuck D To Debut Audible Original ‘Songs That Shook the Planet’

On February 3, Audible’s popular WORDS + MUSIC franchise will release Audible Original Songs That Shook the Planet written and performed by Hip-hop pioneer Chuck D. The legendary lyricist and co-founder of Public Enemy takes listeners on an extraordinary journey through politically and socially conscious music. Part history lesson and part memoir, Songs That Shook the Planet spans genres and decades to call out the brave artists who …

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53rd NAACP Image Award Nominees: Netflix Leads with 52 Nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (January 18, 2022) – Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced in a special virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel hosted by actress and musician Kyla Pratt, “Black-ish” actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe (@naacpimageawards). The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image …

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Interesting Facts: Remembering the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the nation pauses to pay homage to one of our greatest civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., take a look at some little-known facts highlighting the incredible leader, orator, pastor and humanitarian: According to history.com and Insider, President Jimmy Carter was the first to propose a national holiday in MLK’s honor, but the measure did …

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