Thursday, October 22, 2020

Entertainment

The KUDZUKIAN network will host a week of live podcasts covering a range of interests beginning Sept. 21 through Sept. 26 and airing nightly at 7 p.m. Politics, business, Black women and blerds (Black nerds) are among the topics. Each...
Patricia Wilson Aden, whose background includes having guided the African American Museum in Philadelphia as president/CEO, is headed to Memphis as president/CEO of The Blues Foundation. “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in...
by Franklin G. Berger -- theconversation.com --  The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 following a four-year battle against colorectal cancer underscores two important public health concerns. First, the incidence of colorectal cancer has risen dramatically among adults under age 50...
by Jay Conner -- Much like the rest of the entertainment industry, despite all of the money and resources being thrown around, the wonderful world of podcasts is still very much a game of have and have nots – especially...
Forced to the bench by concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, The Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx is about to get back in the game, so to speak. During what is dubbed the “REWIND,” Tennessee State University and Jackson State...
by Hazel Trice Edney -- (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis, former NAACP executive director and current president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), will become host of a weekly Black-oriented public affairs talk show on PBS...
by Ishena Robinson -- Chadwick Boseman, the award-winning leading man from Howard who portrayed inspiring Black figures in movies like Marshall, 42, Get On Up, and the culture shifting Black Panther, has died from colon cancer at 43 years old. Boseman’s death was announced on his official...
Helen Jones Woods, a founding member of the first integrated, all-women swing orchestra, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, died of COVID-19 at the age of 96 on July 25. Woods was the daughter of Dr. Laurence Clifton Jones, founder of the historic Piney Woods...
Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. -- the 20th Surgeon General of the United States -- will be the guest on Monday (July 27) in a segment of Fireside Chats with America's Black Press (#FIYAH). The livestream will...
by Tracy Sow -- Nearly everyone has heard the triple platinum collaborations with hip-hop and country or rock. The collaborations have launched, saved, or revised musical careers. Much of the nation strolled down the “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus and...
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