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Fox Studios Black History Month Key Note Speaker: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

FoxGives is an organization that offers Fox colleagues in Los Angeles opportunities to engage in purpose-driven programs tied to the content they produce and the communities in which they live and operate. Through philanthropic support of non-profit organizations, hands-on volunteering, screenings and discussions, their goal is to positively impact the world around…

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City National Bank: Put the Right People Around You Roundtable Discussions

I was invited to a roundtable discussion of entrepreneurs to discuss what it takes to run your own business. Here are some clips from the conversations. What Kind of Business Advice Do Entrepreneurs Need Most? How Does Social Culture Impact Business Culture? How Do You Vet People To Be On…

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10 Must-Have Black Movie Soundtracks

by Reginald Hudlin When I first came up with the idea of a tribute to Black Movie Soundtracks at the Hollywood Bowl, I made a list of the songs that absolutely had to be in the show. I stopped writing by the time I got to 120 songs. Hopefully we’ll…

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The Director of ’90s Cult Classic House Party Has a Show at the Hollywood Bowl

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016 AT 4:45 A.M. BY JEFF WEISS For a pre-adolescent at the dawn of the ’90s, House Party doubled as a beginner’s guide to hip-hop. Before its release, most cinematic depictions of the genre were cash-ins, eager to capitalize on its swiftly rising stature in urban youth…

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Essential Teen Films: Lena Waithe on HOUSE PARTY

Today, we take it back to 1990: writer/producer/actress Lena Waithe (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, MASTER OF NONE) writes about Reginald Hudlin’s indie smash, HOUSE PARTY, for #EssentialTeenFilms! When most people talk about teen movies the first films that come to mind often come from the narrow mind of John Hughes. They…

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Van Jones Can Empathize With Trump Voters

Interview by ANA MARIE COX AUG. 24, 2016 Jones is the president of Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization, and is a CNN contributor. Age: 47 Occupation: Social entrepreneur Hometown: Jackson, Tenn. His Top 5 Afrofuturist Works: 1. “Sign o’ the Times,” Prince 2. “Octavia’s Brood,” Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah…

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MARCUS MILLER TALKS TWO EXCITING AUGUST NIGHTS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL…

for Jazz Super Band Mega Nova and ‘The Black Movie Soundtracks II’ A. SCOTT GALLOWAY / SPECIAL TO EURWEB x AUGUST 20, 2016 *From songwriter of major sellers for Luther Vandross (“Bad Boy/Having a Party”) and David Sanborn (“Chicago Song”) to producer of Miles Davis’ last classic albums (Tutu and…

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‘Boyz n the Hood’ at 25: A look back at 1991’s black film renaissance

By Craigh Barboza July 2 Director John Singleton was a brash young film student at the University of Southern California in the late 1980s when he saw an advance screening of “Colors,” a drama that purported to give viewers a real glimpse of street life in his native South Central…

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My Conversation With Van Jones

I was invited as a special guest at this year’s San Diego ComiCon. I’ve been doing comics for over ten years now, starting with my graphic novel BIRTH OF A NATION, writing Black Panther and Spider Man comics for Marvel, adapting the screenplay of DJANGO UNCHAINED into a graphic novel,…

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4 Black Comic Book Creators Discuss Diversity And The Future Of The Super Hero

‘I do think pop culture needs to diversify itself and I think that’s already in progress,’ says Brandon Thomas, creator of ‘Miranda Mercury.’ by Danica Davidson, MTV News 2/25/2015 In honor of Black History Month, MTV spoke to four black comic book creators who are not only changing the demographics…

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The Producer of Django Unchained Has Some Thoughts on Hollywood’s Race Problems

By Nate Jones at Vulture.com Reginald Hudlin directed House Party while he was still in his 20s; produced Django Unchained, The Boondocks, and The Bernie Mac Show; and helps put on the NAACP Image Awards. So when he wants to talk about race in Hollywood, you listen. In a new essay…

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