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Retro Tech, YouTube Originals, Vox Media Studios
Featured guests include Bill Gates, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Michael Ian Black, Chris Gethard, Dulcé Sloan And YouTube Creators Gameranx, Austin Evans, Vsauce2, Schmoyoho, and more “Retro Tech” Season Two premieres April 13 on Marques Brownlee’s Official YouTube Channel WHAT: YouTube Originals announced the premiere date for season two of the Emmy-nominated series...
The Brokenwood Mysteries
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. After transferring from a big city to the quiet, little, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland) uncover more murderous rivalries and lethal grudges with each new series. With six feature-length, standalone mysteries, Season 7...
Gary native Mia Neal, hairstylist
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Black women’s hair and hairstyles have been at the forefront in news stories during the past few years. A few years ago, a Chicago native and former football player Matthew Cherry won an Oscar for his film titled “Hair Love.” It’s a 2019 animated short...
The African Diaspora International Film Festival, Women’s History Month Film Series,
The African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates Women’s History Month virtually nationwide from March 26 to 29 with a selection of 18 films directed by women of color from 10 different countries. The film industry is a male dominated industry worldwide. The selection of films in ADIFF Women’s History Month...
James Jordan, Michael Jordan
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. IMDb TV recently announced the April 2 premiere date for the original true-crime docu-series “Moment of Truth,” directed by Matthew Perniciaro and Clay Johnson. “Moment of Truth” tells the never-before-seen story behind the 1993 murder of beloved husband and father, James Jordan, in Robeson County,...
Kris Bowers
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Short Subject Documentary Contender from The New York Times Op-Docs “A Concerto Is A Conversation” Co-directed by rising Black Hollywood composer Kris Bowers (“Green Book,” “Bridgerton” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”). A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow...
March on Washington Film Festival (MOWFF) is thrilled to support the launch of the Obsidian Theatre Festival, a new and exciting celebration of Black stories featuring the work of emerging Black voices and illuminating the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African Diaspora in America. The three-day festival will...
Bloodlands, ACORN TV
BAFTA-Nominated Actor James Nesbitt Stars in Four-Part BBC Drama  Starring award-winning Irish actor James Nesbitt (“The Missing” and “Cold Feet”), the intense Irish crime thriller “Bloodlands” made its exclusive U.S. and Canada debut on Monday, March 15, on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specializing in British and international...
Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Cynthia Erivo, National Geographic
National Geographic presents award winning Cynthia Erivo in anthology series “Genius: Aretha” By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The late Aretha Louise Franklin was crowned the “Queen of Soul” during a concert in Chicago in the late 60s, but she was often disrespected and not treated as a QUEEN. Aretha had a...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #METOO movement, and race in America. “Test Pattern” follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the...