Tavis Smiley Announces New Slate of Deals
Jan09

Tavis Smiley Announces New Slate of Deals

      Less than one month after PBS indefinitely suspended the long-running nightly talk show, Tavis Smiley, The Smiley Group, Inc., has announced multiple new deals across an assortment of platforms aimed at reaching a broader, younger and more international audience.

      “Every crisis presents us an opportunity,” said the award-winning talk show host. “I look forward to speaking with a louder, clearer voice to even more people. There is just too much going on that demands our immediate attention.”

      The 53-year old broadcaster has signed on to host a new online series called “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” to commence the second quarter 2018. The series— to “celebrate the spirit of resilience and the power to overcome that resides in each of us”— will be distributed over various devices and platforms including: Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, iOS, Android, desktop, notebook, etc., with a total universe of more than 500 million viewers.

      

Inside Hollywood with Neily Dickerson
Jan05

Inside Hollywood with Neily Dickerson

Happy New Year and in the words of the great song, “Baby it’s Cold Outside”, here’s a suggestion of how to stay warm. Let’s pull out our blankets and socks and snuggle up on the couch to enjoy some online streaming entertainment.  

 New Laws for the New Year
Jan05

New Laws for the New Year

Last year, California voters and lawmakers approved a number of laws. Here are some of the laws that are on the books as of this year.

Workplace laws:

Restitution for Wire Fraud Victims?
Jan04

Restitution for Wire Fraud Victims?

We've all seen those emails from Nigerian businessmen who promise millions of dollars in exchange for the use of your bank account to free up money trapped in American banks. However, the issue of wire fee fraud is a serious problem, and up until recently, there was little recourse for people who lost money in these scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said that between 2004-2015, Western Union recorded more than 500,000 complaints and more than $630 million in losses because of wire fraud.

Triedstone Baptist Church Gets New Home With Miracle Move Of God
Jan04

Triedstone Baptist Church Gets New Home With Miracle Move Of God

      Quentin Oden, senior pastor of Triedstone Baptist Church was doing 65 on the 405 Freeway when he says God gave him word that He was about to do something big. Ironically enough, the message came in a song—William Murphy’s “It’s Working”— that Oden wasn’t particularly fond of.

TV One Suspends News One Now
Jan04

TV One Suspends News One Now

     TV One has announced that after four years of award-winning programming and distinguished service to viewers as the only Black daily newscast on television, the network has decided to suspend the production of NewsOne Now as a daily morning news show.

First Ladies High Tea
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