Arts & Entertainment

BHERC Announces the Complete Program for the 26 th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

The event features 140 films from 18 countries, 10 panels and special events, the virtual online premiere of the Films With a Purpose funded “I’m Not Special” from emerging filmmaker Larry Ulrich and  star filled tribute to prolific stage/film and television Director Michael Schultz.              (Hollywood, CA) – The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center…

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Ice Cube Video Discusses His Interactions with Both Parties

LOS ANGELES/PRNewswire/ — Fresh off working with Governor Gavin Newsom on the passage and signing of AB3121 and joining him for the historic bill signing, Ice Cube reveals his discussions and thoughts following conversations with both Presidential campaigns in his latest video. Below are highlights from a Contract with Black America: As citizens and lawmakers both, we are joining to…

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BHERC To Honor Prolific Film/TV Director Michael Schultz and Commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Ground-Breaking Film “Cooley High”

Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC)    announced today the dedication of the 26th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSFS) in honor of TV and film director Michael Schultz (Cooley High, Black Lightning). AAFM SEMSFS will take place online on BHERC.TV October 23, thru Sunday, November 29, 2020.  Mr.…

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Black History: The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba. I am the Queen of Sheba, more famous than others, and attractive: I am beautiful and chaste. There is a mirror in my chest, In which young men may behold whatever they wish. While one of them views it, he pulls a rope, the bellows are compressed, And darkness suddenly bursts forth…

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The California Towns Where Blacks Feared Sundown

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media In the Aug. 16 premiere of the HBO show “Lovecraft Country,” created by Misha Green and based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the main characters drive past a sign that reads “[N-word]s, don’t let the sun set on you here. Understand?” Towns that banned African Americans in the mid-20th century would, either formally or informally, put…

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Is It Really Racism?

By Billy Mitchell   A few years ago I approached some of the major foundations and enquired as to why they did not fund black programs. The program I began in 2001 had been serving hundreds of youngsters each year, providing free after school music instruction. But each year our program was passed over by…

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Rep. Maxine Waters, Janelle Monae, Jidenna, Angela Rye, Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza Distribute 10,000 Meals at Inglewood “Wondalunch”

LOS ANGELES – More than 10,000 pre-packed meals were provided to families in Inglewood and the surrounding communities during the “Wondalunch” in Inglewood event that was hosted by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Janelle Monae, Jidenna, Angela Rye, Wondaland, and Inglewood Unified School District Board President Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza on Friday, May 29. “Wondalunch” in Inglewood was…

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