In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño’s contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent [...]
CBS will be airing three African American Short Films this weekend. Be sure to set your DVR if you’re not going to be home Date: 5/9/2010 Time: 1:30pm, Station: WCBS-TV CBS Ties That Bind This short film is inspired by the true story of Sandra Daniels, who used abuse to motivate her success. Daniels started [...]
I’ve been having a debate on Twitter about Chris Brown performing at the BET Awards. People are saying that since Michael Jackson had such a major impact on his career that we should ignore his recent conviction and he should be allowed to participate in the tribute. Other say that I’m judging him too harshly [...]
Young poets from across America take the spotlight in the exclusive seven-part HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices. Narrated by Queen Latifah, the show follows six promising teams from around the country as they prepare for a chance to compete at the 2008 Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Slam Championship in Washington, [...]
Based on Alexander McCall Smith’s passionate book series, ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Aided by her highly-efficient secretary Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe investigates cases and helps people solve problems in their lives. Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott stars [...]
Editorâ€™s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio states â€œI believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.Â I love, live, become and support art. Crystal McCrary Anthony, Nathan Hale Williams and Veronica Webb ****** [...]
Urban Cuisine with Marcus Samuelsson is about flavor, spice and everything nice in Harlem: food, lifestyles, music, celebrities, culture — all wrapped up in a dynamic half hour of how to, who did it, what for, and that’s so tasty. Join Marcus as he shines the spotlight on African, Caribbean and American dishes while chatting [...]
Chuck D and D. L. Hughley have a discussion with Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. They discuss Steele’s suggestion for the Republican Party build a relationship with members of the hip hop community to diversify the Republican party.
People from all walks of life flock to New York City, but Harlem attracts the best and brightest of Black America. Some America’s grandest young tastemakers now call the neighborhood home. They work hard and play harder, living life to the fullest while acknowledging the past and claiming the future. The glamorous lives of this [...]
President Barack Obama gave the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder yesterday at a concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of Black History Month. The program was taped and will air tonight on local PBS stations at 8 p.m. The concert features a tribute [...]
Evidence Dance Company ******** BET and BET J will commemorate Black History Month with a lineup of gospel specials, blackÂ film and original programming highlighting the Â accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film,Â and entertainment.
The Chicago Sun Times discusses some changes with one of Oprah fans favorite show — The Holiday Edition of the Oprah’s Favorite Things. “Blame it on the struggling economy if you want, but don’t expect gifts like a $3,800 HDTV refrigerator or a $900 DVD collection to be on Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things [...]