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ASPIRE TO PREMIER BAMA STATE STYLE

–ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE), the network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture, announced recently that they are the new television home of Bama State Style.

NBC’s ‘The Voice’ 2016 Finalist SA’RAYAH Talks about her future and more

Los Angeles, CA -- Sa’Rayah, NBC’s The Voice 2016 Finalist, sees a big future in the stars for herself. Megastars Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus both lead the blooming artist throughout the six-time Emmy award winning reality show. Cyrus paired ...

STEVE HARVEY RETURNS TO THE APOLLO FOR ‘SHOWTIME’

Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days. The comedian, who is beloved by millions, was recently busy preparing for the reboot of the classic “Showtime at the Apollo” talent contest that aired on Fox December 5 at ...

The Impact Network Will Receive Expanded Distribution on Comcast Cable

The Impact Network, the only independent African American-owned and operated Christian television network in the U.S., will be available in more homes on Comcast’s Xfinity TV. The network features programming on urban ministries and gospel lifestyle entertainment.

Common, Patti LaBelle to Headline Free ‘Keep the Promise’ Concert & March

LOS ANGELES, CA - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), recently announced their Around the Globe in a Day initiative, a series of events across the world to commemorate World AIDS Day and continue to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS.

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation to Chicago Area Schools

Chicago, IL- Toyota and VH1 Save The Music’s national music festival activation and social media campaign #ToyotaGiving came to a close recently as Toyota presented three Chicago area schools each with $10,000 grants that will provide musical instruments and equipment ...

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Adds Hotel, Retail, & Performance Venue

After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame (“HHHOF”) is poised to become “the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century,” as reported in Billboard Magazine.

Iconic Radio Pioneer Herb Kent Dies at 88

Herb Kent, an urban radio pioneer and voice of the community, passed away on Saturday, October 22. He was 88 years old. A living history lesson to many Chicagoans, Herbert Rogers Kent, also known as the Cool Gent, The King ...

UniverSoul Circus Plays Chicago

A big top spectacle of global proportions, the 2016 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances. Hailed as the most interactive circus in ...

FILM REVIEW: THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Finally, a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It’s a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it’s common knowledge to anyone who has taken a Black History course.

Monster High Launches Lady Gaga Doll To Inspire Kindness With Bourn This Way Foundation

Monster High and Born This Way Foundation recently revealed Zomby Gaga, a doll inspired by Lady Gaga to champion kindness, instill bravery, and build a world where young people celebrate their differences.

Thanks, Obama!: Historic First Family Honored with Calendar

African American Expressions knows a little bit about history making careers. As they approach their 25th anniversary in business this black-owned, multi-million dollar company known for its afrocentric cards and gifts has released their new and highly sought after 2017 ...

CI Builds Official APP for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Clearly Innovative (CI), one of the Washington area’s leading digital and business solutions companies, built and launched the official mobile App for the Smithsonian’s’ new National Museum of African- American History and Culture (NMAAHC) that opened Saturday, September 24, 2016. ...

Erica Mott Productions presents Cowboys and Vikings Across Chicago in Calumet as a part of the 2016 Night Out in the Parks

This September 16-17, Erica Mott Productions is thrilled to present their multimedia performance, Trials and Trials, at the Steelworkers Park in Southeast Chicago (87th Street at Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL). Trials and Trails will be staged Friday & Saturday, September ...

Warner Bros. Records to Release Soundtrack to Upcoming Film Deepwater Horizon

(Burbank, CA) — Gary Clark Jr. has written an original new song, “Take Me Down,” which will be featured in the upcoming and highly anticipated film Deepwater Horizon from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label, as well as on the movie’s original ...