• Black Beauty Shop Health Foundation Announces Black-n-Motion 5k Walk Run 4 Life
  • Barbie® Launches Misty Copeland Doll
  • UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents SECOND COMING Exclusive Streaming Premiere Friday, May 6, 2016
  • Drew Child Development Corporation Honors BlackNLA Founder at the Fourth Annual “It Takes A Village” Awards

ABC breaks up Shondaland, shakes up schedule with 9 new shows

Annlee Ellingson Staff Writer L.A. Biz ABC has taken its primetime slate and given it a good shake, surprising the industry with the cancelations of “Castle” and “Nashville” and adding nine new series to its lineup, five of which will debut in the fall. One could argue the Alphabet has to do something, ranking as it does last among the […]

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Twitter, Inc. Appoints Debra L. Lee to the Board of Directors
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Board also appoints Marjorie Scardino as lead independent director PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Twitter, Inc. announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, to serve as a Board member, effective immediately. Ms. Lee will also serve as a member […]

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Rihanna Launches Global Scholarship Program Via Her Clara Lionel Foundation
International superstar, Rihanna, promoting her global scholarship program

— The deadline to apply is June 16, 2016, and awards range from $5,000 to $50,000 — Nationwide — Multi-platinum international superstar Rihanna started the the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Grants funded by the foundation are used to promote global programs in areas that Rihanna is most passionate about […]

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Association of Black Cardiologists Announces New President and Board Chairman
Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD – President, Association of Black Cardiologists

New York, NY — The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, has elected Felix Sogade, MD as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD as President. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Sogade and Dr. Hutchinson to their new leadership roles,” said Malcolm Taylor, MD, chairman […]

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Willie Williams LAPD’s First Political Police Chief (1943-2016)
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PR Newswire WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In commemoration of the passing of former LAPD Chief Willie Williams the Full Disclosure Network (FDN) known as “The News Behind the News”(TM) is re-releasing a (30 min) exclusive 1995 video interview.   In this interview Williams describes the political issues he faced during his first year as head of […]

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