BET Executive Jon Marc Sandifer Launching Harlem Hall of Fame

Veteran Black Entertainment Television (BET) programming executive Jon Marc Sandifer (American Gangster: Trap Queens, Ruff Ryders Chronicles, A Thousand Words with Michelle Obama) announces the formation of the Harlem Hall of Fame. The Harlem Hall of Fame will honor the legends and icons that have made significant contributions to Harlem’s iconic and historic reputation around…

THE WOMEN SONGWRITERS OF FAME TO INDUCT FEMALE ICONIC HITMAKERS

The historic awards show will help to culminate Black Music Month 2021 with great & gifted honorees! The Women Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, founded to honor women whose body of work represents the best of the heritage and legacy of modern American music, will pay homage to 10 noteworthy female songwriters on June 25, 2021….

GOURMET BRAND SYMPHONY CHIPS ANNOUNCES NEW BRAND PARTNERSHIP WITHM GRAMMY-NOMINATED R&B SINGER / SONGWRITER STOKLEY

Stokley Releases New “Cascade-LVRS QUARREL MIX” W/ Live Performance Video (Atlanta, GA – April 22, 2021) – Black-owned gourmet brand Symphony Chips is excited to announce their new brand partnership with multi-Grammy nominated R&B star Stokley. Together, Symphony Chips and Stokley will work to inspire chip lovers to choose a healthier snack option.   Symphony Chips has emerged as one…

Cypress Hill’s B-Real Announces Double A-Side Release, Cypress Hill Live Stream Concert and Mr. Cartoon Original Artwork NFT Collaboration with Ark Labs & Blockpartyall for release on 4/20

Music download offered with curated cannabis pre-roll at B-Real’s Dr. Greenthumb stores (April 15, 2021) B-Real, aka Dr. Greenthumb and one of the lead rappers of multi-platinum West Coast Cypress Hill fame, will drop a double A-Side release on 4/20 via eOne. The tracks “Mother Mary” ft. DJ Paul and “Triple OG” ft. Freeway were…

The General® Insurance and Shaquille O’Neal Champion Communities in Need in New Bleacher Report Video Series “Shaq Gives Back”

Basketball Hall of Famer Spotlights Atlanta Communities in Three-Part Series Debuting Tuesday, April 13, on B/R April 13, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The General® Insurance and loyal customer and brand ambassador Shaquille O’Neal have teamed up to surprise and support everyday people with a break from the financial challenges they are facing…

‘OWN SPOTLIGHT: VIOLA DAVIS’ PREMIERES FRIDAY, APRIL 16 ON OWN

Advanced clips of Oprah Winfrey’s conversation with Academy Award-winning Actress Viola Davis on her record-breaking performance in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Los Angeles – OWN announced today “OWN Spotlight: Viola Davis” to air Friday, April 16 at 10 pm ET/PT on OWN. Continuing conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives, Oprah talks to Oscar, Emmy and…

JUICY J RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “SPEND IT” FEAT. LIL BABY AND 2 CHAINZ

The Hustle Continues Extended Versionto be Released in May 2021 Watch “SPEND IT” video here (March 30, 2021) Platinum-selling rapper, producer, legend and Academy Award winner Juicy J releases the new video for his single, “SPEND IT,” feat. Lil Baby and 2 Chainz exclusively via Facebook today. The video was directed by John Tashiro and…

ESSENCE Continues to Pave the Way for Recognition of the Power of Black Creatives, Announcing 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards and 2nd Annual ESSENCE Hollywood House

– Whoopi Goldberg, Cynthia Erivo, Zendaya, Michaela Coel and Andra Day to be Honored during Star-Studded Black Women in Hollywood Event on April 22, Hosted by Laverne Cox – – Red Carpet Festivities Culminate with Hollywood House on April 23, Hosted By Storm Reid and complete with interactive conversations, virtual panels, masterclasses and more –…

BET Partners With Vaseline® and Vaseline® Brand Ambassador, Regina King, to Bring Access to Equitable Skincare for Black and Brown Communities

BET and Vaseline® Present Equitable Skincare for All Content Series Hosted by Tai Beauchamp, Featuring Prominent Doctors, Experts, Skincare Enthusiasts and Special Discussion with Regina King on March 24th March 24, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On March 24 at 3 pm EDT, BET (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC),…

National Geographic and Watch The Bands Host Virtual HBCU Marching Band Competition in Celebration of GENIUS: ARETHA, Honoring the Musical Legacy of Aretha Franklin

‘All Hail The Queen: HBCU Band Tribute’ To Award $5,000 Prize Announced on 3/25 on Nat Geo and Watch The Yard Social Platforms Virtual Marching Band Competition Coincides with GENIUS: ARETHA; Starring Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo, Airing Now on National Geographic through March 24, With Episodes Available Next Day On Hulu March 22, 2021…

WarnerMedia Nabs 30 Nominations for the 27th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards

WarnerMedia’s CNN, HBO, HBO Max, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros. Television and more nominated in 15 categories March 16, 2021 10:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NAMIC announced its nominees for the 27th Annual Vision Awards, which honors inclusive programming mirroring the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color in their diverse viewing audiences….

LOUIS YORK’S “AMERICAN GRIOTS” RELEASES ON VINYL TODAY!

(February 24, 2021) Louis York is excited to update fans that their full-length masterpiece American Griots is currently available on vinyl today on weirdoworkshop.com. Originally released in 2019, the project is a double (2) LP and is a well-crafted theatrical experience starting from the needle dropping on side A until the end on Side D….

The Change Company Welcomes Chris Gardner to its Board

Mr. Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness, brings his passion for inspiring systemic change and expanding access to the American dream February 24, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Change Company, America’s Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”), is proud to announce that Chris Gardner has joined its Board of Directors. “I…

MusiCares® Presents Music on a Mission Virtual Event Honoring the Resilience of the Music Community Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The First of Its Kind, Official GRAMMY Week®Celebration Will Feature New Performances From HAIM, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko and John Legend February 18, 2021 08:56 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MusiCares® announced today it will host Music on a Mission, a virtual fundraiser to honor the resilience of the music community, which has been…

Join Alicia Keys for an Unforgettable Evening at the Keys Soulcare Lounge Ulta Beauty Edition

February 16, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keys Soulcare, the lifestyle beauty brand created with 15-time Grammy-Award winning artist, producer, actress, and New York Times best-selling author Alicia Keys, is now at Ulta Beauty, the nation’s largest beauty retailer. The full collection of clean, cruelty-free offerings shines brightly within all Ulta Beauty…

R&B STAR SEVYN STREETER RELEASED NEW SULTRY, STAR-STUDDED SINGLE “GUILTY “FEAT. CHRIS BROWN & A$AP FERG

SOPHOMORE ALBUM “DRUNKEN WORDZ X SOBER THOUGHTZ”COMING SOON (February 12, 2021) – Today, renowned singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter drops her latest tantalizing single “Guilty” feat. Chris Brown & A$AP Ferg via TStreetz Corp/Groundwērk/eOne. Produced by Chizzy, the track finds the artists reflecting on romantic guilty pleasures. BUY/STREAM “GUILTY” HERE “Guilty” serves as the perfect follow-up to…