Jackson State University will host commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday for graduates of 2021, 2020, 1971

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University will celebrate three commencement ceremonies this week over two days, honoring the 2021 Graduate Class and the Golden Diploma Class of 1971 at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (AAC); the 2021 Undergraduate Class at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium; and the 2020…

HISTORIC HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY “A FIRE WITHIN” DEBUTS IN THE ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL + CREATIVE CONFERENCE ON APRIL 22, DRIVE-IN SCREENING ON APRIL 30

Documentary chronicles three Ethiopian women’s fight for justice in an Atlanta court after surviving torture in Addis Ababa; case handled by Atlanta firm Kilpatrick Towsend (Black PR Wire) ATLANTA, April 16, 2021 – FMRL Media and Above the Clouds today announced their film, A FIRE WITHIN, will make its world premiere at the 45th Atlanta Film Festival…

Mastercard Kicks Off Strivers Initiative Multi-City Educational Road Show and Fearless Fund Grant Effort, Reinforcing Commitment to Black Women-Owned Businesses Across the U.S.

To Celebrate Strivers, GRAMMY® Livestream Concert Event Features Ella Mai, Ari Lennox, and Tierra Whack Performing from Black Women-Owned Businesses March 12, 2021 10:34 AM Eastern Standard Time PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As an extension of its Strivers Initiative, Mastercard kicks off its virtual, multi-city educational road show in partnership with Create & Cultivate, the women’s online…

Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Partners with Google Cloud for Largest Free Virtual HBCU College Fair in the Nation

First-ever virtual HBCU Festival on February 20, 2021 will welcome 70+ iconic institutions (Black PR Wire) Alexandria, VA — The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation is partnering with Google Cloud in presenting the ASBC Foundation’s 19th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Festival, taking place virtually for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.  For nearly…

Black Streaming Service Launches with Original Content from Dormtainment, Nuanse, and DGA Award-Winning Director

BlackOakTV takes off with 3 original series, 15 more expected to debut in 2021 (Black PR Wire) HARLEM, NEW YORK — BlackOakTV, a black-owned video streaming service exclusively featuring black content, has officially launched with a focus on super-serving the underserved black TV viewing audience.  As of February 5th, 2021, viewers can subscribe to the beta subscription at…

Kenan Thompson to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021, Live on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

Nickelodeon Brings Kids on an Orange Blimp Tour Around the World KCA Nominees Announced–Justin Bieber, Millie Bobby Brown, Billie Eilish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, BTS, Chris Pratt, LeBron James, Gal Gadot, Selena Gomez, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Patrick Mahomes and More February 02, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Actor,…

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. to Celebrate 107 Years on January 9, 2021 with a Virtual Global Celebration and Live Conversation from the International Space Station with NASA Astronaut Victor J. Glover, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 5, 2021) Micheal E. Cristal, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., announces 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration. The event will take place Saturday January 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon EST and will be LIVE streamed simultaneously to the Phi Beta Sigma Official Website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms….

Amazon Delivers the Gift of Football to Prime Members—NFL Holiday Blitz on Prime Video Features Vikings-Saints on Christmas Day Followed by Exclusive Coverage of 49ers-Cardinals on Dec. 26

Vikings-Saints kicks off on Dec. 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network; 49ers-Cardinals airs exclusively on Prime Video on Dec. 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET (with additional limited over the air coverage in local team markets and on mobile nationally) Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer, Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, and Joy…

MADDRAMA will present virtual performance of ‘The Colored Museum’

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s Department of Art and Theatre, in conjunction with MADDRAMA Performance Troupe, will present an admission-free virtual performance of “The Colored Museum,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Viewers can watch the event on Facebook at Jackson State University Theatre. Written by George C. Wolfe and directed by Dr. Mark G….

The BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 Return to Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Energy Center on Saturday, October 5, 2019

September 12, 2019 01:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The BET “Hip Hop Awards” will return to the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, and the broadcast premiere is Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:00PM ET/PT. Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum artist, Cardi Bleads this year’s nominations with an impressive 10 nods. Following…

MUSIC & ARTS MASHUP THE RESONATOR FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BROOKLYN FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!

Resonator Festival 2019 (Friday, September 6th, 2019 – New York, NY) – Resonator Founders, Benjamin Chin and Zaven Embree, are back at it with their third annual Resonator Festival taking place at the well renowned National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 5th. The Resonator Festival hosts a variety of music connoisseurs who savor live music and thrive on artist interactions amidst…

ROOTS AND CULTURE REGGAE BAND ROYAL KHAOZ JOINS 9 MILE MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP – LATEST SINGLE “SHOW ME YOUR MOTION” NOW ON TIDAL RISING: REGGAE PLAYLIST

(Monday, February 25 – New York, NY) – Rising roots and culture reggae band, Royal KhaoZ, has officially joined the line up of 9 Mile Music Festival taking place in Miami, Fl on Saturday, March 9. They will be joining the likes of Nas, Julian Marley, Barrington Levy, Shabba, Sizzla, Spice, Capleton, Busy Signal and more. The guys recently opened up for The Skatalites at Brooklyn Bowl in New York…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Season 2 – Episode 2: The Arc of Freedom & Social Justice Foundation Art Festival and Film Screening | Hosted by Fallon Victoria

The Arc of Freedom and Social Justice will be sponsoring their first event at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. This free event will screen the upcoming film “Respect Our Black Dollars” and offer a sneak peek of the film “George Raymond Thirst for Freedom”. CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR FREE TICKET NOW!!! The Arc of…

20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration to Air on BET Networks on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00PM ET/PT

January 23, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Returning to BET Networks for the sixth consecutive year on February 2, 2019, The 20thAnnual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be hosted by National radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley. The annual NFL-Sanctioned event will take place during Super Bowl LIII week, filming in front of a live audience on Thursday,…

ROYCE 5’9” TACKLES ADDICTION WITH NEW VIDEO FOR TRACK “COCAINE”

(January 18, 2019) Royce 5’9” releases the new video for his track “Cocaine,” today. The song will see its TV premiere on BET Jams this Sunday, January 20th. “Cocaine” is a deeply personal song which tackles the subject of addiction in a very thoughtful way. Directed by Safehouse, the video amplifies the heartbreaking yet uplifting…

5-Years of Southern Laced: Always remember why you started.

FROM THE EDITOR Southern Laced was born out of creativity during a very dark time in my life. Over the course of five years, it has slowly revealed itself as a quiet retreat filled with beauty, smiles, and vibrations of uncontainable sparkles and magical moments. Every day, you’ll find me quietly humming as I orbit…

All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute at “Aretha! A GRAMMY® Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” on Jan. 13, 2019

December 27, 2018 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Clive Davis, and CBS will pay tribute to the legendary career of 18-time GRAMMY®winner and 2008 MusiCares® Person of the Year honoree Aretha Franklin by presenting “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul.” Performing songs from her…