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Chris Rock on Cover of March Issue of ESSENCE

For the first time ever, ESSENCE’s annual Hollywood March Issue cover features comedy vet and host of the highly anticipated 2016 Oscars Chris Rock—live and unfiltered! In the foreshadowing article, C. Rock—conducted in December 2015 before #OscarsSoWhite reached fever pitch—Rock contemplates the diversity controversy, fatherhood after divorce and fame after reaching “the peak.” The March …

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Academy Releases Statement to significantly increase diversity

In a press release issued today, it was announced that in a unanimous vote on Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse.  The …

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Bounce TV Set to Premiere hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners

ATLANTA (January, 2016) – Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American (AA) audiences and TV’s fastest-growing AA network — is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder …

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ESSENCE’s first-ever “Black Girl Magic” three covers shine

Check this out!  We are lovin’ ESSENCE’s first-ever “Black Girl Magic” February 2016 issue. The magazine presents three covers celebrating young women who embody the spark and shine that exists in every Black girl: activist Johnetta Elzie, Chi-Raq’s leading lady, Teyonah Parris, and black-ish co-star Yara Shahidi. Love it!

San Diego to be the largest American city fully powered by clean energy

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 17, 2015) – On Tuesday the San Diego City Council voted 8-0 to approve a progressive Climate Action Plan, which creates legally binding mandates for reducing levels of greenhouse gases. The plan includes a variety of tactics for the city of San Diego to implement to achieve its goals. Areas of focus include renewable …

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Roland Martin talks Diversity, Chi-Raq with Spike Lee, on News One Now

Los Angeles, CA. – NOV. 19, 2015 – Roland S. Martin, host and managing editor of TV ONE’S News One Now, the only daily news show program targeting Black viewers, will be speaking with Academy Honorary Award winner Spike Lee tomorrow, Friday, Nov.20. During the show’s live broadcast (7-8 a.m. ET), the filmmaker will join News …

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EXCLUSIVE: Kids from black-ish star in Disney's new animated show, "Goldie & Bear."

Disney aims to promote entrepreneurship in culturally diverse children’s television program, in Disney Junior’s new animated show, “Goldie & Bear.”   Scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, November 11, “Goldie & Bear” stars the adorably talented break-out stars of ABC’s hit show black-ish, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin. In the premier episode, Goldie and Bear teach Jack and Jill how to …

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Philanthropist Murray Koppelman '57 Honored at Brooklyn College Koppelman School of Business

(Brooklyn, NY) On Oct. 15, friends and family of Murray Koppelman ’57, along with distinguished guests and members of the Brooklyn College community, gathered in the college’s Woody Tanger Auditorium to formally mark the naming of the Murray Koppelman School of Business. Koppelman’s generous gift of $12.5 million—the largest single donation in the history of …

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