Uptown Magazine to Honor Charles D. King, Founder & CEO of MACRO, at Annual ‘Uptown Honors Hollywood’ Pre-Oscar Gala


Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of UPTOWN Magazine, today announced that they will honor MACRO Founder & CEO, Charles D. King at its annual exclusive, invitation-only “Uptown Honors Hollywood” pre-Oscar gala on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The dinner and… Continue Reading

Isaiah Washington Named 2017 Toronto Black Film Festival Ambassador (Fest Runs Feb. 15-19)

Isaiah Washington

The Fifth Annual Toronto Black Film Festival (#TBFF17) has announced that Isaiah Washington will be the Ambassador of the 2017 installment of the Canadian festival. Washington will kick off the festival as Guest Speaker during its Opening Night celebration on February 15 at… Continue Reading

Pan-African Multi-Platform Network IrokoX Signs Exclusive Partnership with Award-Winning Producers MTA Interactive


IrokoX, the pan-African Multi-Platform Network (MPN), has signed a one-year exclusive partnership deal with MTA Productions, the award-winning TV producers of Pan African hit TV show, “Meet the Adebanjos.” Planned for release in February are two new shows – “Olabella… Continue Reading

You Should Watch: SAG-AFTRA ‘Conversations with Audra McDonald’ – A Career Retrospective

Conversations with Audra McDonald

A wonderful 60-minute conversation with Audra McDonald, moderated by Richard Ridge of BroadwayWorld.com’s “Backstage with Richard Ridge,” courtesy of SAG-AFTRA and its long-form “Conversations” talk series, which took place just yesterday, January 12 and is now online in full. In this… Continue Reading

Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Announces SVOD Channels (UMC & Acorn) More Than Double Subscribers in 2016


BET founder and former CEO Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Inc. today announced that its proprietary digital channels, the SVOD services Urban Movie Channel (UMC) and Acorn TV, realized subscriber growth that exceeded 2016 year-end expectations. Acorn TV is the premier… Continue Reading

Watch All the Informative Panels from the Schomburg Center’s 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival


Over the weekend, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City held the 5th installment of its annual Black Comic Book Festival, which was expanded to 2 full days this year, an indication that it’s growing.… Continue Reading