March 2022

President Joe Biden Appoints Taraji P. Henson and NBA’s Chris Paul to HBCU Advisory Board

President Joe Biden is naming actor Taraji P. Henson and the NBA’s Chris Paul to a presidential advisory board on historically Black colleges and universities.  They are among nine men and nine women Biden is appointing to the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCU’s, the White House announced Thursday. The board is tasked with advancing the goal of the of …

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 Filmmaker Jessica Sarowitz Re-defining the landscape of LA’s Creative Community with Stocker Street Creative

LOS ANGELES – And just like that! Jessica Sarowitz is  the woman re-defining the landscape of LA’s creative community through philanthropy, filmmaking and social impact investing. She’s a mother, wife, executive producer, entrepreneur, social impact investor and founder of 4S Bay Partners LLC, based in Chicago. More importantly, she’s changing the scenery of  South  Los Angeles and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw …

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Rhymes with Reason Teams Up with the Detroit Pistons to Reward Students for Educational Excellence

San Diego, CA, (March 30, 2022) — Rhymes with Reason, an Educational Technology company that aims to democratize English language literacy through music, is proudly launching an initiative with the Detroit Pistons and SAY Detroit that started in January 2022, and allows Detroit area students (who attend SAY Detroit) to cash in learning badges earned on …

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Tucson: National Women’s History Month – Celebrating and Thanking Sheroes in our Midst Past & Present

By DL White The late god-father of Soul, James Brown sang in one of his hits, “It’s a man’s world, it’s a man’s world, but it would be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.”  Brown was right women are the healers of society and make things better and often right. Welcome to National …

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Celebrating Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s OSCAR Win

Prior to his Oscar win, on Saturday, March 26th Disney’s Onyx Collective hosted a brunch in celebration of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Summer of Soul.   The Oscar nominated documentary is the first title from Onyx Collective, the new content brand dedicated to empowering artists of color and telling globally entertaining stories from a culturally specific point of …

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Beyoncé Will Perform “Be Alive” from “King Richard” on the 94th Oscars®

Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra will perform this year’s nominated songs on the 94th Oscars®, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced today.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. This year’s Original Song nominees and performers are as follows …

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Ashanti Makes History as First Female Artist to Co-Found a Web3 Company

Still celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth Ashanti is making history through a new medium as her famous eponymous first album approaches its 20th anniversary! The importance of ownership has been highlighted in Ashanti’s most recent stages of her career. Her most recent announcement is by her strategy, as she is the first Black woman to co-find a Web3 company. “I’m …

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DJ Khaled, H.E.R. & Tiffany Haddish to present at 94 OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA – Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced the next wave of presenters to take the stage at the 94th Oscars®.  The star lineup includes Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, …

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Oscars All-Star Band will feature, Sheila E., Robert Glasper and DJ D-Nice will perform

LOS ANGELES, CA — Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced special musical performers for the 94th Oscars®, airing live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Taking the Oscars stage will be an All-Star Band featuring the show’s music director Adam Blackstone, blink-182 …

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Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier and Tamela Mann Join cast of “The Color Purple”

Casting updates for Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming film, The Color Purple,  has added a few familiar faces to the lineup. Louis Gossett Jr. has been cast as Ol’ Mister, David Alan Grier as Reverend Avery, and Tamela Mann as the First Lady. Phylicia Mpasi will join as Young Celie, Deon Cole as Alfonso, and Stephen Hill as Buster.  Additional casting and film information is listed below:  Grammy …

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