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The Cast of “Greenleaf” Celebrate Season 2 Premiere in Atlanta

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network celebrated the second season of the hit series “Greenleaf” with a screening and after-party in Atlanta. Over 200 local influencers previewed the premiere episode at SCADShow and were then treated to a lively post-screening reception at the W Atlanta Midtown. Attending from the cast were Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge,…

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Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds & More Attend “Shots Fired” D.C. Screening

    Last night, FOX continued its promotional tour for the new series “Shots Fired” with a screening in Washington, D.C. Over 500 locals flocked to the Newseum to preview the highly-anticipated show created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Cast members in attendance were Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Richard Dreyfuss along with creator/executive…

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“ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD AWARDS & GALA” PRIMETIME SPECIAL TO AIR ON OWN SUNDAY, MARCH 5

Star-Studded 10TH Anniversary Event Celebrates Hollywood’s “Next Generation,” Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi  Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Janelle Monáe and Yara Shahidi arrive at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Los Angeles – The 10th anniversary of Time Inc.’s Essence “Black Women in…

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Issa Rae Presented with “Trailblazer Award” at The Hollywood Confidential

Insecure’s Golden Globe Nominee Issa Rae Presented with “Trailblazer Award” at The Hollywood Confidential (Issa Rae) Credit: Getty Images / Desiree Stone   An open forum for aspiring actors, producers, writers and directors to gain insight on the inner workings of the industry.   Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event creator, Steve Jones, moderated…

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Twitter Stories Reach a Whole New Popularity with #BlerdDating

Twitter Stories Reach a Whole New Popularity with #BlerdDating – A Weekly Twitter Stories/Chat-Mashup on Dating, from a Blerd Perspective Black Nerds and their Dating Lives are the focus of a new series that features weekly confessions, hilarious audience reactions and celebrity guests as an antidote to #BadDates #BlerdDating every Monday, 9pm (EST) on Twitter. To join, just…

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Pole-Date Or Soul-Mate: Esther’s Story Volume One by Antreina E. Stone

Esther’s Story began when her husband Daniel asked her to join him for dinner.  What an awesome jester, she thought. While dining a stranger approached and asked if her name was Esther? “Yes,” she replied. Daniel excused himself from the table and never returned.   How could he? As she unfolded the papers, the stranger…

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AAMBC Hosts Author Talk Series with Sheree Whitfield, Gocha & DJ Fadelf

Media Recap Atlanta, GA – This weekend, Atlanta’s literary enthusiasts packed the house at Cocktails and Conversations to engage in the first installment of the African Americans on the Move Bookclub’s (AAMBC) author talk series featuring Sheree Whitfield, Gocha Hawkins, and Dj Fadelf Jackson. The sold-out event featured an intimate experience with some of Atlanta’s…

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OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of “GREENLEAF”

  Oprah Winfrey Network debuted today the season two trailer for its acclaimed original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) and Oprah Winfrey. The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March…

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Goapele’s debut film #WhereIsBeauty screens at 25th annual Pan African Film Festival

​ LOS ANGELES, CA  –  Singer-Songwriter, Goapele delivers in a breath of fresh air performance with independent film, #WhereIsBeauty.  Officially selected to premiere at the 25th anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival, the female-dominated film serves as “Chicken Soup for the Soul” for millennial women of color defining their beauty on social media.  The…

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Barry Jenkins Quietly Makes History With Oscar Nomination Trifecta

Barry Jenkins, the writer and director behind “Moonlight,” could become the biggest story of awards season should he nab Best Director at the 89th Academy Awards next month. His win would mark the first time a black man had ever done so. But when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, Jenkins quietly made a little history…

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