Sunday, March 7, 2021
Or is it Tekashi Snitch 9ine? By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine” is a documentary series that profiles the hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine’s epic rise to notoriety and spectacular fall to convicted criminal. He came on the scene in 2012 and more prominently in late 2017....
Preserving and Persevering: featuring special collaborations with GRAMMY Award winners - Ms. Lisa Fischer, Ranky Tanky and Peter CottonTale Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.  Choir founded in direct response to Civil Rights Movement in 1956 Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC), a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “America needed to see what we were struggling with as a people of color. Art without content is not art. My job was to bring the best that Black America had to offer”—Harry Belafonte Normally, during February, which is Black History Month, people all across America...
In case you missed it during our 20th anniversary celebration (The HistoryMakers 20@2020) or if you saw it and want to see it again, TUNE IN TO our YouTube Channel today to view: Tributes by Angela Davis about 2002 when she interviewed Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and Rickey Smiley talking about (2003), and...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The award-winning documentary “The Prison Within” is available on Amazon Prime!  “The Prison Within” team is led by former Los Angeles Public Defender, volunteer prison college instructor and director Katherin Hervey; formerly incarcerated documentary subject and cinematographer Troy Williams; former attorney-turned-producer Erin Kenway and narrator Hill Harper (“The Good Doctor,” “Homeland,” “CSI: NY” and “Covert Affairs”),...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “We offer ourselves up as service to the people. He didn’t pass away, he was assassinated.”---Cultural Expert Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. In early 1989, William O’Neal participated in a taping for the civil rights television series “Eyes on the Prize II." During the episode, O’Neal...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) officially opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in mid-January. The museum hosted a socially distant ribbon-cutting ceremony with museum board members, staff, elected officials and community leaders at the entrance to the museum located at...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The series, which was just picked up for a sixth season ahead of the season five return, has been lauded for its powerful portrayal of an African-American family in the Deep South and for Ava DuVernay’s continued hiring of women directors. Season five was helmed...
Apple TV+ recently unveiled the new trailer for the upcoming film, “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry.” Watch the official trailer here: tinyurl.com/y4ydng7x. https://youtu.be/7JUQvUv7QxY "Billie Eilish: The World ’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler,...
PREMIERING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET & BET HER BET, in partnership with CBS News, announces a new exclusive special with comedian Chris Rock, “No Joke:Chris Rock and Gayle King,” premiering Thursday, February 4 at 10pmET/PT on BET and BET Her. The program will feature extended...