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Pharrell Reunites w/ Chad For New Track “Letter to My Godfather”

Posted by Dimas Sanfiorenzo Pharrell drops a new a smooth new track. On Friday, June 7th, Netflix released The Black Godfather, a new documentary about the life and times of influential music executive Clarence Avant. WATCH: Pharrell Discuss The Stigma Around Rap Music In Trailer For Black Thought & Questlove’s New Documentary Series…

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BILLBOARD – June 4, 2019 – “Clarence Avant Documentary ‘The Black Godfather’ Draws Star-Studded Audience to LA Premiere” by Gail Mitchell.

6/4/2019 by Gail Mitchell Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Kimmel & more attend screening of Netflix documentary, which debuts Friday. Industry audiences can often be a tough crowd. But if the overwhelmingly thumbs-up reaction to Netflix’s world premiere of The Black Godfather on Monday night is any indication, the documentary will have…

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KCRW – June 3, 2019 – Reginald Hudlin on ‘The Black Godfather’ & black filmmakers breaking through

You may have never heard of Clarence Avant, but this enigmatic manager, producer and record executive has touched the lives of a wide array of people you have heard of: Bill Withers, Hank Aaron, Barack Obama. In his new Netflix documentary ‘The Black Godfather,’ director Reginald Hudlin lines up all…

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LA Times – June 6, 2019 – Review: ‘The Black Godfather’ Clarence Avant and the art of wielding power with honor review: ‘The Black Godfather’ Clarence Avant and the art of wielding power with honor

By ROBERT ABELE JUN 06, 2019 | 8:40 AM If your currency as a documentary subject lay in the number of heavyweights taking time to sing your praises on camera with twinkles in each one’s eyes, then music industry executive Clarence Avant may be, like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the…

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Variety – June 4, 2019 – Film Review: ‘The Black Godfather’

Reginald Hudlin’s doc is an affectionate introduction to music power-broker Clarence Avant. By Andrew Barker With: Clarence Avant, Quincy Jones, Barack Obama, Sean Combs, Berry Gordy, Clive Davis, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Bill Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Lalo Schifrin, Kamala Harris, Jacqueline Avant, Nicole Avant, Alex Avant, Jerry…

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Jamie Foxx, Laura Dern & Chadwick Boseman Support ‘The Black Godfather’ Premiere!

Just Jared Jamie Foxx keeps it cool as he hits the carpet at the premiere of Netflix’s new documentary The Black Godfather held at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on Monday (June 3) in Hollywood. The 51-year-old actor was joined at the event by Chadwick Boseman, Laura Dern, Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney, Cedric the…

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THE PARAMOUNT THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD

This group of friends is just a sample of power players in attendance from Wall Street to Hollywood, everyone in this photo matters, whether you know their faces or not.

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REGGIE HUDLIN AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM

THE BLACK GODFATHER FEATURING A POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR REGINALD HUDLIN AND PRODUCER NICOLE AVANT Grammy Museum LA800 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015Jun 25, 2019Doors: 6:30 pm; Show: 7 pm$20 For decades, entertainers, athletes, and political figures have turned to a single man for advice during the most…

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CHRISTOPHER HUDLIN PROFILE IN I AM ESL MAGAZINE!

Glad to see my brother Christopher get some press for his work as a businessman and a community activist in our home town of East St. Louis. In addition to growing my father’s business, keeping it alive and thriving since it’s founding in 1953, he also works with the local…

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‘I Am East St. Louis’ founder Charmaine Savage dies after long battle with cancer

BY KAVAHN MANSOURI JANUARY 14, 2019 01:54 PM, UPDATED JANUARY 17, 2019 11:12 AM The founder and editor of “I Am East St. Louis,” Charmaine (Bell) Savage, died Sunday, Jan. 13, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51. BY CARA ANTHONY Savage, a retired U.S. Naval Commander,…

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‘The Bridge to Opportunity’: Netflix Honors Music Executive Clarence Avant in New Documentary The Black Godfather

Tonja Renée Stidhum The Black Godfather Official Trailer / Netflix (YouTube) “He wasn’t there, but he was right there.” These days, when you hear the term “influencer,” one may think of perfectly placed and filtered sponsored ads on Instagram racking up hundreds of thousands of likes within minutes. Well, when…

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