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    One United Bank and the African American Film Critics Assoc. Host ‘Money on My Mind: Film & TV Industry’

    *LOS ANGELES – OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, and the prestigious African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) present “Money On My Mind: Film & TV Industry,” on Saturday, Jan. 31st from 4:00p.m.-7:30 p.m., at OneUnited Bank (3863 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016). The event, scheduled to coincide with the Association’s 6th Annual […]

    Robert Ladd Executed by Texas for 1996 Strangling, Beating Death

    *(Via MSN News) – A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening. Robert Ladd, 57, received lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. […]

    Nischelle Turner – Entertainment Tonight Correspondent – to Host the 6th Annual AAFCA Awards Ceremony on February 4

    *(Los Angeles) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the premiere organization of black film journalists, is launching its first ever AAFCA Awards Weekend of events, featuring an entertainment industry career panel and an exclusive, invitation-only dinner leading up to its signature AAFCA Awards ceremony, which honors the best in film and television content, […]

    Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep in Danger of Losing its Charter

    *The school that Deion Sanders founded in 2012 is in danger of losing its charter. Prime Prep Academy is said to be in serious financial crisis, according to members of the former administration. According to The Dallas Morning News, it’s not certain if the school can survive until the end of this school year. The […]

    LAPD Rushes to Home of Diddy’s Kids in Probable ‘Swatting’ Prank

    *LAPD rushed to the Los Angeles-area home of Diddy’s baby mama Kim Porter in response to a death threat and gunfire call, but it may just be another incident of “swatting,” reports TMZ. According to law enforcement sources, cops got a call early Thursday that a disturbing letter threatening to kill everybody in the house […]

    Marshawn Lynch Lectures Media, Shouts Out ‘Real Africans’ (Watch)

    *Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took a different approach to his non-answers today during his mandatory Super Bowl media availability. Instead of choosing a line to repeat as the answer to every question, he opened up his five minutes by chastising the press for gathering to interview him every day, when they know he […]

    Nicki MInaj, Drake to Headline Wireless Festival in Britain

    *Nicki Minaj, Avicii and Drake are set to headline the Wireless Festival this year. Minaj will take top billing at the annual three-day British music event this summer. It will be her first return to the festival since appearing on the bill in 2012, while Drake had to pull out of headlining Wireless last year […]

    The High School ‘Uptown Funk’ Video that Made Bruno Mars Cry

    *No, it’s not a scene from the final season of “Glee.” These are the students of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas and their theater teacher, Scot Pankey, in a one-take video for the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk.” Pankey tells the Dallas Morning News that it was done as one of the […]

    Teen Life Fills the Big Screen in ‘At the Top of the Pyramid’

    *Los Angeles – Oh, the teen angst of those high school years! No matter how old you are, memories of high school, whether good or bad, seem to always linger. Well, “Bring It On” meets “Friday Night Lights” in the new flick “At the Top of the Pyramid” by Slamgate Productions in conjunction with the […]