Documentary ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Is Now Streaming on Netflix – Prior to Her Death Last Year, We Spoke to the Film’s Star

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For twenty years, soul singer Sharon Jones cultivated a world-wide audience with her sensational albums, performances and stunning voice. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have been heard in everything from FitBit commercials, to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street”… Continue Reading

‘To Sir, With Love’ Author E.R. Braithwaite Dead at 104 (BBC Commissions New Film Adaptation of the Book)

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The New York Times is reporting this evening that E.R. (Edward Ricardo) Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie… Continue Reading

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Dies at 79; Julie Dash Is Making a Film on Her Life – ‘Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl’

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Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, a writer and National Public Radio (NPR) commentator who taught the world about the Gullah food and culture of coastal South Carolina, died on Saturday in the Bronx, NPR reports. She was 79. Grosvenor first gained attention with… Continue Reading

Bounce TV, BET + TV One Will Each Air Live Coverage of Muhammad Ali Memorial Service on Friday, June 10

Bounce TV will carry Muhammad Ali's farewell procession through the streets of Louisville and his memorial service live, uninterrupted and commercial-free this Friday, June 10. Bounce TV's coverage will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET with the procession, which will take Ali on a final journey through his beloved hometown of Louisville, passing memorable landmarks in his life. Bounce TV will also air the memorial service scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET. Between the procession and the service, Bounce TV will present The Greatest, the 1977 movie starring Ali as himself. (PRNewsFoto/Bounce TV)

Black TV networks Bounce TV, BET and TV One all announced today that they will each carry Muhammad Ali’s memorial service live, this Friday, June 10. Bounce TV’s coverage (in partnership with its Louisville affiliate WAVE-TV), which will be uninterrupted and commercial-free,… Continue Reading