53rd NAACP Image Awards Will Broadcast Live With In-Person Audience

53rd NAACP Image Awards Will Broadcast Live With In-Person Audience
The NAACP and BET announced that the 53rd NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live as an in-person event in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Nominees for the awards program will be announced on January 11, 2022. The NAACP will also recognize winners in categories from the non-televised Image Awards presentation on February 21st thru-... Read more »

ARC Music Festival Debuts in Chicago, Honoring The Pioneers of House Music

ARC Music Festival Debuts in Chicago, Honoring The Pioneers of House Music
The ARC Music Festival is a first time musical feat that paid homage to Chicago’s well-known history of its house music pioneers and culture, while entertaining thousands on Labor Day Weekend. ARC Music Festival Chicago, Union Park. Sept. 4th & 5th, 2021. Photographer: Kursza. Photo Courtesy, Auris Presents. A collaboration of 60 renowned deejays gathered... Read more »

Motown Museum Celebrates the Life of Legendary Singer Mary Wilson, An Original Member of The Supremes

Motown Museum Celebrates the Life of Legendary Singer Mary Wilson, An Original Member of The Supremes
DETROIT:  In response from the news of Mary Wilson’s passing yesterday on February 8th at the age of 76, Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry reflects on the iconic and groundbreaking Motown artist who was an original member of The Supremes. “In this moment of extreme sadness, the world has lost one of the... Read more »
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‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ Documentary Honors the Chicago Story of the First U.S. African American High School Rowing Team, Premieres on Xfinity July 31st

‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ Documentary Honors the Chicago Story of the First U.S. African American High School Rowing Team, Premieres on Xfinity July 31st
The much anticipated documentary feature A Most Beautiful Thing, chronicles the life of five courageous teenagers who grew up on the West Side of Chicago and earned a place in sports history.   The film details the story of Arshay Cooper, Ray (Pookie) Hawkins, Preston Grandberry, Malcolm Hawkins and Alvin Ross from their teenage years at... Read more »

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ Showcase the ’90s Chicago Bulls with the Power of Hip Hop Music

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’   Showcase the ’90s Chicago Bulls with the Power of Hip Hop Music
For the past three Sunday evenings, over 6.1 million viewers watched The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series broadcast on ESPN featuring the ‘90s NBA Championship team the Chicago Bulls. The series featured the Michael Jordan era and became the highest rated documentary on the network. The Chicago Bulls journey of achieving six NBA championships... Read more »

Motown Fans Worldwide Can Enjoy New & Entertaining Virtual Content During 'Shelter In Place' [VIDEO]

Motown Fans Worldwide Can Enjoy New & Entertaining Virtual Content During 'Shelter In Place' [VIDEO]
DETROIT, April 12, 2020 – Motown Museum is staying connected with Motown fans around the world by releasing a stream of entertaining and educational content on Instagram, FaceBook, YouTube and Instagram TV.  Its part of Motown Museum’s mission to celebrate the legacy and pioneers of Motown Records and to ‘pass on the seeds of inspiration,... Read more »
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Award Winning Filmmaker Debra Martin Chase Discusses Producing ‘Harriet’ and Uplifting the African American Story on Film [VIDEO]

Award Winning Filmmaker Debra Martin Chase Discusses Producing ‘Harriet’ and Uplifting the African American Story on Film [VIDEO]
Two-time Emmy nominated film and television producer Debra Martin Chase, graced the red carpet at the American Black Film Festival Honors on Feb 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. During her red carpet interview with ChicagoNow.com The Art of New Media,  Martin Chase, a Chicago native and a former Advisory Board... Read more »

Sundance 2020: Award Winning Producers Barack and Michelle Obama Win Big in Support of New Emerging Filmmakers

Sundance 2020:  Award Winning Producers Barack and Michelle Obama Win Big in Support of New Emerging Filmmakers
The Sundance Film Festival closed their eleven day film screenings and competition with an award ceremony to present trophies to over 30 filmmakers.  The Director Award: World Cinema Dramatic, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic are just a few of the sponsored awards presented by... Read more »

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of 'Charm City Kings'

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of 'Charm City Kings'
Park City, Utah, January 27, 2020 – The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day of stacked programming on Sunday, January 26, during The Sundance Film Festival 2020. During A Blackhouse Conversation with the Filmmakers and cast of Charm City Kings – cast members including Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Caleeb Pinkett, and William Catlett – discussed their experiences... Read more »
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Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'
Park City, Utah – January 24, 2020:  The Sundance Film Festival 2020 kicked off its eleven day celebration showcasing artists in film, theater and media.  The festival was founded in 1981 by Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist Robert Redford.  This year’s event feature panel conversations,  movie premieres and exhibitions that began Thursday, January  23rd... Read more »