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.

THROUGH THE STORM: Fred Hammond
Jan03

THROUGH THE STORM: Fred Hammond

      With all his pioneering success in gospel music—which includes his successes with Commissioned, his forging the advent of praise and worship with Radical For Christ and a string of hit solo CDs that have made him the third best-selling gospel artist of all-time, multiple Dove, Stellar and Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Fred Hammond has had his own unique set of trials and tribulations.

SAVING GRACE: Merle Dandridge
Jan03

SAVING GRACE: Merle Dandridge

The lead actress in a hit television show and Broadway musical, Merle Dandridge began her journey to Hollywood from the Broadway stage. Not just another pretty face, the forty-something actress paid her dues before landing the role of Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Greenleaf, starring opposite the extraordinarily gifted and talented Lynn Whitfield (Lady Mae Greenleaf) and Keith David (Bishop James Greenleaf), who portray her parents. 

One on One With Jo-Issa
Jan03

One on One With Jo-Issa "Issa Rae" Diop

Jo-Issa “Issa Rae” Diop

Hometown: Los Angeles

Big Break: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Current Project: Insecure

Born Jo-Issa Diop to parents Abdiulaye and Delyana Diop, this Los Angeles native has been serving some serious melanin on the Hollywood scene. From producing the YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl” to the hit TV series “Insecure”, Issa has proven to be a force to reckon with, which has landed her a Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series and received the Rising Star Award the American Black Film Festival Honors.

Tavis Smiley: “The Fight of His Life”
Jan03

Tavis Smiley: “The Fight of His Life”

(Smiley Contends That The #MeToo Movement Has Gone Too Far and He Is Not Alone)

On December 13, with a statement that it had hired a law firm to conduct an investigation, PBS said that it had indefinitely suspended Tavis Smiley “after learning of troubling allegations”.

      According to the network, the suspension stemmed from what was characterized as multiple, credible allegations of conduct inconsistent with their values and standards. The move followed its decision a few weeks earlier to end its partnership with talk show host Charlie Rose after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

 Derek Jeter Teams with Jeb Bush For Ownership Stake in Marlins
May24

Derek Jeter Teams with Jeb Bush For Ownership Stake in Marlins

Derek Jeter, who earned over $265 million over his 20-year career with the Yankees with whom he won five world series, will join Magic Johnson as one of the only minority superstar athletes to have an ownership stake in a major league baseball team. The ownership group led by Jeter and and former Florida governor Jeb Bush has won the auction to buy the Miami Marlins.       

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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