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‘Uncorked’: A review

April 15, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine When it comes to the world of wine, we don’t see Black people represented as often as they should be.  The Netflix original film “Uncorked” gives audiences a view into the world of wine and does so through the lens of a young Black man.  The film tells the story of Elijah,…

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TV One celebrates Easter weekend with faith-based programming

April 9, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Shirley Caesar SILVER SPRING, MD – TV One continues to comfort and entertain viewers during this unprecedented time with a special Easter lineup of faith-based programming on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12. The jubilant weekend slate includes original films, Sinners Wanted,” “Hear No Evil,” “For the Love of Ruth,” ,…

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Some over-the-air TV frequencies are changing

April 9, 2020

FAMILY FEATURES If you rely on a rooftop or indoor antenna for your TV viewing, changes that may affect your local channels are happening.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is making more airwaves available for new high-speed wireless services and, as a result, some over-the-air TV broadcast frequencies will change. “Some TV stations across the…

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HBO documentary sheds new light on ‘Atlanta Child Murders’

April 9, 2020

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago. Terrell hopes new light can be shed nationwide on the murders that terrorized…

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BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark

April 8, 2020

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. TV NETWORK BET…

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Earl Graves Sr., Founder of Black Enterprise Magazine passes away at 85

April 7, 2020

Above Photo: Publisher and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine Earl G. Graves, author of “How To Succeed In Business Without Being White, ” poses for a portrait in Times Square in New York, Thursday April 17, 1997. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Black Enterprise Magazine announced on Twitter that Earl Graves Sr. passed away. “It is with…

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Iconic singer Bill Withers passes away from heart complications at 81

April 4, 2020

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award…

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Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

April 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Ellis Marsalis  (AP Photo/Sophia Germer, File) Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus By Janet McConnaughey and Rebecca Santana associated press NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the…

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Rosario Dawson relishes being the lead on new TV drama

April 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rosario Dawson, as Allegra Dill, from her new series “Briarpatch.” Dawson plays a fashionable political fixer who returns home to her Texas border town following the bombing death of her police officer sister.  (Ursula Coyote/USA Network via AP) With Gary Gerard Hamilton ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Rosario Dawson has graced both the…

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Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

April 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: SpongeBob SquarePants demonstrating effective hand washing in a video to be shown on Nickelodeon’s cable and digital platforms. Nickelodeon is airing a special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said last Friday.  (Nickelodeon via AP) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED…

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