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Actress/Producer La La Anthony Will Serve as the 2019 American Black Film Festival Ambassador

ABFF Ventures recently announced actress, producer, author and entrepreneur La La Anthony will serve as the 2019 American Black Film Festival’s Ambassador, to be held in Miami Beach, June 12-16.

The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival® Kicks Off on July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA

The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the ...

McDonald’s gospel tour includes Chicago singer

This week, the 13th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour by McDonald’s kicks off its national tour in Chicago and includes South Side native Sir the Baptist.

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES FIRST ORIGINAL AFRICAN ANIMATED SERIES MAMA K'S TEAM 4

Johannesburg, ZA and Hollywood, Calif. - April 16 2019 - Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, today announced its first original African animated series, Mama K’s Team 4, produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and leading London-based kids’ ...

McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Announces 13th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour and Talent Lineup

McDonald's announced the return of one of its staple events, the 13th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The longest-running, brand-owned gospel music tour is back with an award-winning talent line-up sure to please fans nationwide. This free concert tour begins ...

Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick announces, ‘She’s Back,’ first new album in five years

Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on May 10th. Produced by her son Damon Elliot, the album will be released via his Kind Music and Entertainment One (eOne).

MGM Resorts Celebrates Women’s History Month with Lioness Logo Transformation

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) temporarily transforms the company’s iconic Leo the lion logo into Leona the lioness to recognize Women’s History Month, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world throughout the month ...

34th Chicago Gospel Music Festival May 31 & June 1, 2019

Celebrating the great influence of the music genre born in this city more than 80 years ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival will present the top gospel artists in the country.

Coach Introduces ‘Words Matter’

Coach recently announced the release of “Words Matter,” a Short Film directed by Spike Lee, starring global face of Coach menswear, actor/producer Michael B. Jordan.

Snoop Dogg To Headline Illinois State Fair

Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, August 16 on the Grandstand stage.

Grammy-Winning Best Country Duo Dan + Shay To Headline Grandstand Stage

They just won their first Grammy, now country duo Dan + Shay are coming to play at the 2019 Illinois State Fair.

Mayor Fischer celebrates decision to rename Louisville airport to honor Muhammad Ali

Mayor Greg Fischer said he is pleased and proud of a recent decision by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board to rename the city’s airport for its native son, Muhammad Ali. The new name is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. ...

James Brown's Complete, Expanded 'Motherlode' Rarities Collection Makes Vinyl Debut

James Brown's complete, expanded Motherlode rarities collection will make its vinyl release debut on March 8. The classic collection's new 2LP vinyl release (Polydor/UMe) also puts three vital tracks on wax for the first time ever: "I Got Ants In ...

iHeartMedia Names James Howard Senior Vice President of Programming for the Chicago Region and Program Director for 103.5 KISS FM

iHeartMedia recently announced that James Howard has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Chicago Region and Program Director for 103.5 KISS FM, Chicago’s #1 Hit Music Station, effective January 16.

Timeline Theatre Company Purchases Uptown Property To Be Site for Its Future Home

TimeLine Theatre Company recently announced that it has completed the purchase of property located at 5033–5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The property, which encompasses a five-story, 45,120-square-foot warehouse building plus a vacant lot near the corner of ...

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