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In The Mix LA presents TASTE IT! Organic Spirits Tasting in DTLA
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TASTE IT! Organic Tasting & Mixer November 14, 2017 6:30 – 9:00 pm Greenbar Distillery 2459 East 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 Tickets and info visit: inthemixlamixology.eventbrite.com This experience will be all about the TASTE — an opportunity to experience 6 Organic Spirits at LA’s Distillery GreenBar. We are excited to present this fun way to learn about craft […]

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27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Announces Nominations
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Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year’s nominee roster is overwhelmingly filled with multiple EMMY, Tony and previous NAACP Theatre award winners throughout all 31 categories. To honor such outstanding examples of black excellence in theatre, an extravagant dinner show will be held on […]

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Beauty-n-Motion 2017 Women of Color Walk 4 Wellness
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Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness was created to raise awareness of preventable health diseases and to encourage women and their families to get screened and know their status. Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness is the only National Walk/Run event focused on Women of Color overall health and wellness.  The Walk was also designed to encourage African American women organizations to work together and […]

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles will Host it’s 11th Walk to End Epilepsy on Nov. 5th
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With the number of Americans with epilepsy on the rise, the Foundation aims to increase awareness about seizures and help families seeking treatment   LOS ANGELES, October 9, 2017 — The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles — which offers a range of services and programs for children and adults with epilepsy and their loved ones — will host its […]

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Hit Podcast 2 Dope Queens, from Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, Comes to HBO for a series of hour-long specials
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Contact Information @HBOPR (BPRW) HIT PODCAST 2 DOPE QUEENS, FROM JESSICA WILLIAMS AND PHOEBE ROBINSON, COMES TO HBO FOR A SERIES OF HOUR-LONG SPECIALS (Black PR Wire) The hit comedy podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS, featuring Jessica Williams (“The Incredible Jessica James”) and Phoebe Robinson (“Broad City”), will come to HBO next year for a series of four hour-long specials, it […]

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Walmart Foundation Grants $500K to UNCF to Strengthen HBCUs
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Contact Information Monique LeNoir UNCF Communications monique.lenoir@uncf.org 202.810.0231 (BPRW) Walmart Foundation Grants $500K to UNCF to Strengthen HBCUs Funds will provide technical assistance to support institutional accreditation efforts (Black PR Wire) NCF recently announced a $500,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation that will provide funding and technical assistance to selected UNCF-member institutions. This grant will help these institutions with accreditation efforts […]

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STEM Summer Day Camp to Support Latino and African American Girls in Southern California
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USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Tata Consultancy Services Prepare Middle School Girls for 21st Century Careers Aug 7, 2017, 9:57am EDT LOS ANGELES and MUMBAI, India, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Institute of Engineering, Community and Cultural Competence (IEC3), and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and […]

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Discovery Communications And Universal Pictures Join With Producer Will Packer To Form Will Packer Media
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Discovery Investment Creates Unique Programming Relationship for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Will Packer Media Also Announces Acquisition of Award-Winning Creative Agency, Narrative_, Plus Key Leadership Appointments Jul 25, 2017, 11:30am EDT LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Hollywood producer Will Packer has partnered with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures to form Will Packer Media, a […]

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Matchmaker Recruiting Men & Women for High-Profile Clients
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OPEN CALL For single Black professionals Reply by July 24th to: Gladis@lovebyjd.com Rules: Submit two recent photos, a brief description of your dating story and what you’re looking for in your next relationship, along with your contact information.  

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SNOWFALL – The Experience June 23rd – June 25th Los Angeles
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  Take a Trip Back to the 80s to Welcome FX’s New Series Snowfall Immersive 80s experience open to public June 23-25 at the Hudson Loft, downtown L.A. The early 1980s are returning to Los Angeles this weekend as FX opens an immersive throwback experience ahead of the premiere of the new drama series Snowfall. Set in the early 1980s, […]

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33rd Annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
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Looking for a new amazing experience? 33rd Annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Saturday, July 15th 7:00PM and Sunday, July 16th 3:30PM Some of the nation’s most skilled and entertaining Black cowboys and cowgirls will ride into your city to compete in the nation’s only touring Black rodeo competition.  BPIR will proudly showcase its athletes performing and competing in thrilling Calf […]

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5th Annual “It Takes a Village” Community Awards

Drew Child Development Corporation is proud to be able to recognize the efforts of seven exemplary community leaders: L to R: Dr. Ferol Mennen (Professor USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck, School of Social Work), Sheryl L. Spiller (Director of Department of Public Social Services), Rafael Lòpez (Former Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families ), David Ono (KABC Channel 7 Anchor), Michelle King (Superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District ), Chief Phillip Tingirides(Commanding […]

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Top 2017 African-American, Minority and Diversity Summer Internship Programs
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Nationwide — Many companies and organizations are already announcing that they are accepting applications for their upcoming internship programs. Here’s a list of the top 2017 summer internship programs for African Americans: #1 – The NBA Internship Program offers college students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/nba-internship-program.html […]

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Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern CA Black Business Expo
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Larger Than Ever — The 2017 Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo to Take Place Under One Roof Los Angeles, CA — Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under one roof in Carson, California, a Los […]

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Motown the Musical returns to Los Angeles with a run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Shows are daily until Sunday, Feb. 12.
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Review: Motown the Musical @ The Pantages Theater By: Amber Wilson Motown the Musical returns to Los Angeles with a run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Shows are daily (except for Monday, Feb. 6) until Sunday, Feb. 12.  Motown the Musical serves as the biography of Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of Motown, the record label that literally shaped […]

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Get Fit with Coach LaLa V.
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Coach LaLA V’s motto “Strive for Progress, Not Perfection” LaLa, has a vision to empower and equip everyone, with the ability to take better care of  themselves, through proper nutrition and fitness. You don’t have be gym person to be healthy and get fit. Coach LaLa can offer a program designed specifically for you, based on your ability and your […]

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PBS Unveils Black History Month Programming, 30+ Documentaries and Specials Available
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To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection. New offerings include programs that reflect on the contributions of icons like […]

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THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month
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First feature documentary on the author/activist features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, […]

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Winter dineL.A. January 13-27, 2017 with Over 300 Participating Restaurants

This year, Winter dineL.A. kicks off for 15 days, encompassing two weekends—including the Martin Luther King holiday—with specially-priced menus. Taking place January 13-27, 2017, Winter dineL.A. celebrates the city’s rich, culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles from newcomers such as, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Georgie, Plan See Do’s Paley, and Tony Esnault’s Spring, to timeless spots including […]

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Win Tickets For MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
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Enter today to win 2 tickets for  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Hollywood Pantages  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring more than 40 […]

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Thank you for your support of BlackNLA’s 2016 Toy Drive
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BlackNLA’s 2016 13th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Thank you for your support!! We want to THANK YOU for helping us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season. . The 2016 Toy Drive will benefit the following non-profit organizations: Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, non-profit organization located in South Central Los […]

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Keep the Promise March and Free Concert is coming to Los Angeles
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        On November 30th in Los Angeles our fight to KEEP the PROMISE on AIDS coupled with the commemoration of World AIDS Day, we push to accelerate the fight against HIV/AIDS. Special performances by Patti LaBelle, COMMON, and a huge honor will be recognized for singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist Harry Belafonte. Come join the movement […]

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Participation Needed for the 13th Annual Toy Drive
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BlackNLA 13th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Looking For Business and Community Participation Learn how we’re helping children this upcoming season, and how you can too! It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 13th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over the Los Angeles Metro area. We want YOU […]

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Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy and Nadine Velazquez Star in Romantic Comedy ‘The Bounce Back’ Set to Release in Theaters Nationwide on December 9
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  Los Angeles, CA ( October 31, 2016 ) – Believe in finding the courage to love after love has let you down again as  Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds/ The Young And The Restless/ The Brothers/ Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Bill Bellamy (MTV/ Love Jones/ How To Be A Player/ The Brothers) and Nadine Velazquez (Flight/ The League/ […]

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Two Seasoned Animators of the Original Soul Train, Scooby Doo and Fat Albert Team Up to Bring Life to AfroKids.com
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— Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman have teamed up to bring to produce AfroKids.com, an interactive website that empowers families in building children’s self-esteem and cultural heritage  — Los Angeles, CA — It’s a rare thing, particularly in the entertainment industry, to behold friendships that are both long-lasting and fruitful… and that continue to be productive into the 21st Century. […]

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“We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America
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Contact Information Lincoln Financial Foundation Camille Hutchinson, 484-583-6629 camille.hutchinson@lfg.com (BPRW) “We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America Audio Anthology of Songs and Stories Features Contributions from Julian Bond, Franklin McCain, Shirley Franklin and Other Leaders, Artists and Visionaries (Black PR Wire) RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic […]

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Easily One of the Funniest Plays of the Year…BARBEQUE at the Geffen Playhouse
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Barbecue West Coast Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse Now through October 16 Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 “Barbecuehas to be one of the funniest plays you will see this year thanks to the talented direction by Tony nominee Colman Domingo and his talented cast.” – BroadwayWorld.com “It’s a perfect comedy […]

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Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan and More Attends the When The Bough Breaks Red …
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Red Carpet Screening Premiere & After Party Powered by MOTIONS This past weekend, Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall were joined by celebrities and influencers attending the exclusive When The Bough Breaks red carpet premiere screening and after party in Los Angeles powered by the MOTIONS hair care. Influencers previewed the film, enjoyed the interactive Bosco photo booth along with complimentary speciality “MOTIONS Mojito” cocktails. […]

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Win Tickets Black Movie Soundtrack II
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Back at the Hollywood Bowl 2016! THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK II HOLLYWOOD BOWL – AUG 31 Rated by BlackNLA as one of the best events of 2014, we are excited to see The Black Movie Soundtrack return to the Hollywood bowl this summer. In 2014 we enjoyed a night of classic black movie clips from the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s […]

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POWER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON’ IN STORES TOMORROW, JUNE 14th, ON BLU-RAY AND DVD
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POWER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON LANDS JUNE 14TH ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD 3-DISC SET TO INCLUDE OVER 30 MINUTES OF IN-DEPTH BONUS FEATURES AND FEATURETTES AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW AT ALL MAJOR ONLINE RETAILERS Photo Credit // Courtesy of Starz Entertainment, LLC.   New York, NY – June 13, 2016 – ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT gears up for the much-anticipated release […]

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Black Couple Engaged After Meeting on MELD Dating App
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Black Couple Engaged After Meeting on MELD Dating App — MELD dating app is a niche dating app designed for Black professionals — Nationwide — In early April, Monica proudly announced on twitter that she said an emphatic “yes” to a wedding proposal from Rodney whom she met on the MELD dating app some time ago. In a world proliferated […]

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AffordableSchools.net Releases Its Student Population Size Ranking of Historically Black Colleges/ Universities
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AffordableSchools.net Releases Its Student Population Size Ranking of Historically Black Colleges/ Universities PR Newswire SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25, 2016 SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AffordableSchools.net (http://www.affordableschools.net) — a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs — announced today that it had released its newest college rankings list, featuring the 25 Largest HBCU Bachelor’s Colleges by […]

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Black Beauty Shop Health Foundation Announces Black-n-Motion 5k Walk Run 4 Life
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Health Ambassador Actress, Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph of The Diva Foundation Joins the Initiative. WHAT: Beauty-n-Motion” 5k Walk Run 4 Life WHEN: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 LOCATION: Exposition Park INFORMATION / CREATE A TEAM: http://bit.ly/BlackBeautyShopHealth http://bit.ly/BlackBeautyNMotion MEDIA: KimiRhochelle of KRPR May 3, 2016, Los Angeles: The Black BeautyShop Health Foundation is a National grassroots organization that seeks to train and […]

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Barbie® Launches Misty Copeland Doll
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Doll Launch Embodies You Can Be Anything Message and Continues the Brand’s Legacy of Honoring Female Heroes PR Newswire EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 2, 2016 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Today Barbie® is honoring Misty Copeland by unveiling a doll in her likeness to continue to show girls they can be anything.  Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), has […]

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UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents SECOND COMING Exclusive Streaming Premiere Friday, May 6, 2016
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“Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall excel in Debbie Tucker Green’s oblique, engrossing psychodrama” – Variety “Debbie Tucker Green’s dreamy, ambiguous urban parable is rooted in utterly believable performances” – The Guardian “An impressive slice-of-life drama that’s tinged with unease and strangeness” – Time Out “An enigmatic and quietly impressive piece of storytelling” – The Times PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, May […]

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Win 2 Tickets Tank @ El Rey Theatre April 28th

Goldenvoice Presents TANK Sex Love and Pain II Tour with Trevor Jackson & 12Til Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM @ The El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 R&B singer Tank has followed up his influential 2007 LP, Sex, Love & Pain, with a new sequel album, Sex, Love & Pain II (aka SLP2).  He’s […]

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UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents #LUCKY NUMBER
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Streaming Exclusively From Friday, March 18, 2016 PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2016 LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Just in time for March Madness, RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the laugh-out-loud buddy comedy, #Lucky Number, premiering on March 18, 2016. In the film, an aspiring New York City sportscaster’s life is on the slow track, until […]

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Win Passes for the Advance Screening BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT
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Here is your chance to win passes for 2 to the advance screening BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT Downtown, LA – Wednesday, March 23rd Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are reunited in Barbershop: The Next Cut, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man films, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins). It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at […]

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Drew Child Development Corporation Honors BlackNLA Founder at the Fourth Annual “It Takes A Village” Awards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Contact: Veronica Aguilar, Office of the President and CEO Office: (323) 249-2950 ext. 123 Email: vaguilar@drewcdc.org DREW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL “IT TAKES A VILLAGE” AWARDS Seven Southern California Leaders will be recognized for their advocacy and philanthropy. LOS ANGELES – The Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC) is […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Los Angeles Restaurants
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Los Angeles Restaurants Love is in the air, and restaurants across Los Angeles are offering special Valentine’s Day menus for an unforgettable romantic night out. From lavish prix fixe dinners to vegan and aphrodisiac-inspired menus, read on for more than two dozen L.A. restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Special menus are only available on Sunday, Feb. […]

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dineL.A. Restaurant Week January 18-31, 2016 Menus Starting at $20
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Restaurant Week  Menus Starting at $20 dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event that takes place in over 300 restaurants throughout L.A. county, offering specially priced lunch and dinner menus. This season, dineL.A. is partnering with OpenTable to donate $1 of every seated reservation that’s booked through our website to The Midnight Mission, a vital nonprofit organization that provides […]

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Los Angeles Rams Touchdown in South Bay
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Los Angeles Rams Touchdown in South Bay MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The Los Angeles Rams have announced their relocation back to Los Angeles from St. Louis. With this relocation follows a conglomeration of plans and logistics both for the team and the players making the cross country move. Ed Kaminsky, President of SportStar Relocation has been moving […]

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Thousands of Ava DuVernay Limited Edition Barbie Dolls Sold Out in Just 17 Minutes
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Nationwide — Mattel has officially released an Ava DuVernay Barbie doll, which DuVernay says is a celebration of the image of Black women. Unfortunately though, the doll, which is a part of the Platinum Label collector’s edition, sold out in less than 20 minutes after being released on TheBarbieCollection.com and Amazon.com. She told USA Today, “The only reason I (let […]

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Toastmasters International Lists 7 Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Whether it was David Letterman signing off on the Late Show for the final time or Caitlyn Jenner accepting an award recognizing her courage, the most discussed and shared presentations of the year were thought-provoking, emotional and inspiring. After viewing hundreds of contenders, Toastmasters International considers the following seven speeches the […]

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Where to Be Merry: Bruno Mars @ A Private T-Mobile Concert
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Check out the latest on an exclusive event at the Shrine in Downtown LA. Where to Be Merry: Bruno Mars @ A Private T-Mobile Concert Last Tuesday, Nov. 10, T-Mobile took over The Shrine in downtown L.A. to throw a free concert featuring Bruno Mars, in celebration of their newest launch: Un-carrier X, which offers the ability to stream 24 […]

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Where To Be Merry: A Press & VIP Screening of Rosewood @ Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14
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ROSEWOOD starring Morris Chestnut – Wednesdays FOX Last Wednesday, Sept. 16, I attended a VIP & Press Screening of Rosewood, a new Fox show that debuts this Wednesday, Sept. 23, right before the season two opener of Empire. The screening took place at downtown’s Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14 complex, right across from the LA Live entertainment center.After guests received […]

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Win 2 Tickets for Guy Torry’s PHAT TUESDAYS @ Club Nokia
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 Guy Torry’s PHAT TUESDAYS w/ Guy Torry, Tommy Davidson, Lavell Crawford, Tony Rock, Joe Torry, Luenell  Tuesday, September 1 – 8:00 pm @ Club Nokia Come see one of the hottest comedy shows in Los Angeles. Phat Tuesdays was the legendary comedy night that started a movement. September 1 we will celebrate 20 years since it first started. Will a […]

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Wilson’s Where to Guide: Janelle Monáe and Wondaland Present The Eephus Tour
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Where To Be Merry: Janelle Monáe and Wondaland Present The Eephus Tour, Powered by Toyota @ The Fonda Theatre On Friday, Aug. 21, Janelle Monáe and her Wondaland label crew held a free performance at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood as part of their seven-city EEPHUS Tour.The event was super secret, where even an RSVP didn’t guarantee entry (I received […]

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Official 2015 HBCU Homecoming & Football Classics Schedules Now Available Online
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Columbus, OH — HBCUConnect.com has once again published a complete listing of Homecoming dates and Football classics for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A tradition that has gone back now for over 100 years, Black College homecomings draw thousands of professional African Americans to their alma-maters to enjoy tailgating, college football, and reconnecting with old classmates. […]

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Where to be Merry: “5 Years on Melrose” @ The Parlor
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The Merriment: An invite-only affair celebrating The Parlor’s 5-year anniversary, a new menu launch and a recently remodeled patio The Location: Hollywood The Vibes: Casual Good for: Large groups When-To-Go: Weekdays, starting at 4 p.m.; weekends, starting at 9 a.m. The Names behind the scenes: Chef Ulises Pineda-Alfaro (Plan Check, Escala, Asap Phorage) and Mixologist Oakason Hoffman (SBE, SLS Bar […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Opens its Doors …
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Opens its Doors Following Successful Completion of Accreditation Process Welcomes patients for emergency care, labor and delivery, and general medicine and surgical services Brand-new facility will serve 1.35-million residents of South Los Angeles, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay LOS ANGELES – July 6, 2015 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital […]

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Mini Cinema The Short Film Experience – July 15th at Regal Cinemas LA Live

Mini Cinema is the ultimate Short Film Experience for everyday moviegoers. Their unique brand of entertainment attracts a mainstream movie-going audience with each screening consisting of several critically acclaimed shorts. Wednesday, July 15, 2015- 8:00 pm MINI CINEMA Presents The Short Film Experience. Join us on Wednesday July 15th at the Regal Cinema LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Hosted […]

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Black PR Wire to publish a Black Resource Directory
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  (BPRW) Black PR Wire to publish a Black Resource Directory Product to feature top businesses; set to unveil during National Black Business Month (Black PR Wire) – In recognition of National Black Business Month in August, Black PR Wire will release its second edition of the Black Resource Directory. The directory will provide a comprehensive list of Black-owned businesses […]

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L.A.’s First Male Nail Salon, HAMMER & NAILS Announces…
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L.A.’s First Male Nail Salon, HAMMER & NAILS Announces Franchise Expansion Plans As More And More Men Add Manicures and Pedicures to Their Grooming Routine, the Groundbreaking Brand and Concept Featured On the Television Show “Shark Tank” Finds Success with an Undeserved Market LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Award-winning Hollywood scribe Michael Elliot has found new success in the […]

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Mini Cinema The Short Film Experience – May 13th at Regal Cinemas LA Live
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Mini Cinema is the ultimate Short Film Experience for everyday moviegoers. Their unique brand of entertainment attracts a mainstream movie-going audience with each screening consisting of several critically acclaimed shorts. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 8:00 pm MINI CINEMA Presents The Short Film Experience. Join us on Wednesday May 13th at the Regal Cinema LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. […]

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Motown The Musical at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre April 28th – June 7th
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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Direct from Broadway April 28th – June 7th Hollywood Pantages Theatre 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Julius Thomas III and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Jesse Nager will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and […]

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BlackNLA & Friends Monthly After Work Networking Mixer
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BlackNLA’s Mix & Mingle Join BlackNLA, for a monthly mixer that brings together LA’s Urban Professionals to unwind, socialize and network. We work with LA’s most elcectic, chique, and decadent Lounges. Looking for a social atmosphere that is different but enticing? then us at our next BlackNLA Event. When: Friday, April 24, 2015 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: […]

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Codeblack promotes diversity through endowment …
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CODEBLACK FILMS, A LIONSGATE COMPANY, ESTABLISHES STUDENT SUPPORT FUND AND SCREENWRITING CONTEST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS PR Newswire SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2015 Codeblack promotes diversity through endowment to support emerging screenwriters showing great promise and financial need SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Codeblack Films, a […]

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Loyola High School Celebrates 150th Anniversary w/ Citywide Day Of Service…
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Loyola High School Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Citywide Day Of Service On April 11; 1000 Volunteers At 100 Community Projects To Give Back To Los Angeles Area Catholic High Schools Join Loyola Students, Parents, Alumni and Faculty to Take Part in Singular Community Service Outreach PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Loyola High […]

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See Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and more at the BET Experience at L.A. Live June 25-28th!

    ERYKAH BADU, NE-YO, SCHOOLBOY Q & RAE SREMMURD ADDED TO STAPLES CENTER AND CLUB NOKIA ROSTER OF PERFORMERS DURING BET EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA AT L.A. LIVE JUNE 25-28   THESE NEW ARTISTS JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED KEVIN HART, NICKI MINAJ, KENDRICK LAMAR, ICE CUBE, SNOOP DOGG, MIGUEL, THE ROOTS AND BELL BIV DEVOE   TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! […]

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Partner with Star of LA Hair -Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, Derek Blanks and TAMU Artist Agency for…
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Partner with Star of LA Hair -Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, Derek Blanks and TAMU Artist Agency for “Kiss ASPS CANCER Goodbye!” A Star-Studded Charity Event to Raise Funds for an Extraordinary Cause Star of WEtv’sLA Hair -Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, celebrity Photographer and fellow Humanitarian Derek Blanks and TAMU Artist Agency have teamed together to present the Kiss ASPS Cancer […]

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Wilson’s Guide to GRAMMY Week
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Where to be Merry: GRAMMY Week This past Sunday was the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Ever since I can remember, it’s been on my bucket list to attend the GRAMMY Awards, but since my invite clearly keeps getting lost in the mail, in the meantime, I just have to resort to attending all the unofficial and official events leading up […]

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Special Offer: $40 Tickets to THE WHIPPING MAN at The Pasadena Playhouse!
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THE WHIPPING MAN By Matthew Lopez Directed by Martin Benson Presented in Association with South Coast Repertory February 3 – March 1, 2015 The Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 Stage and television star Charlie Robinson (NBC’s “Night Court”) plays Simon in this Obie Award-winning drama The New York Times proclaimed “haunting” and “powerful.” The production […]

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Where to Eat: dineL.A. Restaurant Week @ Acabar
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The Eats: A three-course dinner, designed especially for dineL.A. Restaurant Week The Location: West Hollywood The Vibes: An intimate Middle Eastern oasis Good for: A culinary experience that’s out of the norm When-To-Go: Two weeks during dineL.A.; Tuesday, Jan. 20 – Saturday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 – Saturday, Jan. 31 The $ Factor: $40 for dinner The Names […]

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The 23rd Annual PAFF To Take Place in Los Angeles February 5-16, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Huff Elliott michelle@huffent.com HUFF Events & PR 917-405-3453 The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Triangle-Going to America and The Man in 3B Selected as Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night Films Film Screenings, Panel Discussions, Sponsored Events and More During the Largest Gathering of Creative African and African American Artists Los Angeles, CA – January […]

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Covered CA Family Health & Enrollment Fair at the California African American Museum
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS FAMILY HEALTH & ENROLLMENT FAIR Saturday, January 31, 2015 10AM – 3PM California African American Museum 600 State Drive – Exposition Park Los Angeles, CA CAAM parking is FREE – Just Mention This Event Free refreshments, music, children’s activities and healthy fun for the entire family. Free eye screenings, flu shots and other free screenings available. […]

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THE MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS: H’SAO

 Celebrate the new year and the MLK holiday with these beautiful songs of freedom. THE MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS: H’SAO Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 8:00 PM Eva & Marc Stern Grand Hall at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion H’Sao, a Montreal-based band originally from Chad, has traveled the world delivering electrifying performances and developing a musical signature that spans several genres. […]

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MINI CINEMA partners with the Regal Cinema L.A. Live for 2015 Screenings
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 MINI CINEMA Presents The Short Film Experience. January 28th at the Regal Cinema LA Live Mini Cinema is excited to announce it’s official partnership deal with Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE to host it’s entire 2015 Mini Cinema Screening Season. We are honored to have secured a Wednesday 8pm slot for all 6 of our 2015 screenings and looking forward to […]

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EMPIRE Takes Over Wednesday, January 7th on FOX
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About EMPIRE:Hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, has always ruled unchallenged, but a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years, which prompts the sharks to circle.Without further damaging his family, he must decide which of his three sons will take over. His favorite, young Hakeem, is a gifted musician but values fame over hard […]

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UNCF and Ad Council join Paramount Pictures to produce new PSA campaign, featuring footage from the soon-to-be-released film SELMA
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UNCF and Ad Council join Paramount Pictures to produce new PSA campaign, featuring footage from the soon-to-be-released film SELMA, reminding Americans that investing in young people can change the world The television PSA features new music from artists Common and John Legend New York, December 4, 2014 / PR Newswire / — UNCF and the Ad Council are joining Paramount […]

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Join the #30DayLUV Challenge

Join the #30DayLUV Challenge that is launching January 1st, 2015. This is virtual challenge so YES you can sign up no matter what state or country you live in. Everyday a new workout video will be delivered to your email along with tips on how to live a healthy active lifestyle. Cost: $30 Wow what a deal!!! It’s like spending […]

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The Sound Edition: Vibrations | Libations | Celebrations
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InTheMixLA Presents The Sound Edition Vibrations | Libations | Celebrations Friday, December 19, 2014 Happy Hour: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Band starts: 9:00pm Monthly Music Series Featuring Live Music, Special Performances and Guest DJs Ebanos Crossing 200 South Hill Street, Los Angeles CA 90012 Corner of Hill and 2nd Street – Downtown LA www.ebanoscrossing.com .. .. RSVP: RSVP@inthemixla.com Free […]

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Business and Community Participation Needed 11th Annual Toy Drive
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It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over Los Angeles Metro area. The latest data show that 37 million Americans are living in poverty. As a matter of fact, a greater portion of families and children live in poverty in America today […]

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Chris Brown, Jodeci, Jeremih And More Confirmed To Take The Stage During SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014
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NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CENTRIC today announced a lineup of hit-making performers and presenters for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014. Leading the charge for his first SOUL TRAIN AWARDS performance is the multi-talented GRAMMY Award winner, Chris Brown, who leads the show with seven nominations. In addition, the reunion we’ve all been waiting for is going down as the platinum selling […]

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Review: Choir Boy @ The Geffen Playhouse – By Amber Wilson
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Review: Choir Boy @ The Geffen Playhouse By Amber Wilson This fall, Choir Boy comes to the West Coast for the first time at The Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, after originally premiering at London’s Royal Court Theatre and making its American debut at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York last year. Directed by Trip […]

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ASPiRE Expands Its HBCU Football Coverage this Season with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group: 11 College Football Games
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For Immediate Release September 06, 2014 Contact Information Chelsye J. Burrows 770.692.4559 cburrows@UPtv.com David Gardner 770.692.9939 dgardner@UPtv.com Kadida Kenner/USEG 704.451.9511 kkenner@urbansportsgroup.net (BPRW) ASPiRE EXPANDS ITS HBCU FOOTBALL COVERAGE THIS SEASON WITH URBAN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP: 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES, PLUS THE RETURN OF WEEKLY COLLEGE SPORTS SERIES “INSIDE THE GAME” – Inaugural Classic – Alabama State vs. Tennessee State […]

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New Web Series “Griot’s Lament” Honors the King of Pop’s Legacy by Premiering Part II of their Web-Series on Michael Jackson’s Birthday, 8/29/14
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For Immediate Release August 29, 2014 Contact Information Alex Munoz munoz.assistant@gmail.com (BPRW) New Web Series “Griot’s Lament” Honors the King of Pop’s Legacy by Premiering Part II of their Web-Series on Michael Jackson’s Birthday, 8/29/14 (BLACK PR WIRE) – “GRIOT’S LAMENT” applies Michael Jackson’s lyrics to the artist’s ongoing exploration of metamorphosis as a threshold of change, and as medium […]

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Want to Be in the Movies? Find out how you can be a part of the NWA Film
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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is currently filming in Los Angeles – Join the cast on the Film Set! This will be a fun day of Movie Making Experiences You’ll Never Forget “STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON” tells the astonishing story of N.W.A.’s meteoric rise and fall and the five young men who revolutionized music and pop culture forever. The scenes being filmed with […]

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Mini Cinema: Short Film Experience
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Mini Cinema: Short Film Experience MINI CINEMA Presents The Short Film Experience. Join us for the FINAL Screening of the 2014 Season on Sunday July 20th at the Laemmle Royal Theater in Los Angeles. GET TIX: MiniCinema.tv/Events VIP Admission: $5 General Admission: FREE (Limited Seating) Event starts at 11AM • Newly Renovated Theater • NO Rush Hour Traffic • FREE […]

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Reality Roundup: BET Networks Picks up Three New Original Unscripted Series
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For Immediate Release August 11, 2014 Contact Information “KEYSHIA COLE: BUILT TO LAST” Robert Avery, 212-205-3159 Robert.Avery@bet.net or Giovanna Desselle, 310-481-3872 Giovanna.Desselle@bet.net or “THE UNTITLED NELLY PROJECT” LeToya Glenn-Bacon, 212-205-3158 LeToya.Glenn@bet.net or Giovanna Desselle, 310-481-3872 Giovanna.Desselle@bet.net or “THE UNTITLED MANNS PROJECT” LeToya Glenn-Bacon, 212-205-3158 LeToya.Glenn@bet.net or Robert Avery, 212-205-3159 Robert.Avery@bet.net (BPRW) Reality Roundup: BET Networks Picks up Three New Original […]

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FREE Movie Screening of THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING and post film Q&A
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BlackNLA Members register for a free screening THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING Special Introduction by Queen Mary’s Paranormal Investigator Matt Schulz THURSDAY, AUGUST 7th, 2014 @ 8 PM POST FILM Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DAVID JUNG AND TALENT SHANE JOHNSON New Beverly Cinema 7165 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn’t believe in God or The Devil. […]

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Exploring the Diverse Mental Health Needs of the African-American Family
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Pacific Oaks College Information Session Exploring the Diverse Mental Health Needs of the African-American Family Wednesday, July 9th | 7-8:30 PM Join Pacific Oaks’ Dr. Bree Davis in a discussion on how Pacific Oaks College is working to empower communities and train clinicians to think about healing and wellness for the whole person. Virtual Information Session:Connect from the convenience of […]

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4th Annual Angel City Derby: Day At The Races – Saturday June 21st at the Santa Anita Park

4th Annual Angel City Derby: Day At The Races Saturday, on the 21st day of June, BlackNLA cordially invite you to Santa Anita Race track for CLIMB’s 4th annual spring fundraiser offering, the Angel City Derby: Day at the Races. All guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, snacks, picnic baskets, etc! Reserved lawn tables available, seats 8. Contact CLIMB […]

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2nd Annual SoCal HBCU Reunion – July 12th in Altadena CA
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2014 2ND ANNUAL SOCAL HBCU REUNION Sponsored by: The California HBCU Alliance & Stepping In The Right Direction   That’ right, IT’S ON! The 2nd Annual SoCal HBCU Reunion, which promises to be all that and more! With food trucks, vendors, HBCU Games, Tailgating and so much more, you won’t want to miss this year’s […]

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Flypoet Brings its Internationally Renowned Spoken Word & Music Showcase Under the Stars for its 4th Annual Summer Classic Blowout at the Ford Amphitheatre
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4327 Motor Avenue • Culver City, CA 90232 • 310-559-1670 Press contact: Mackenzie Woods 310-689-9331 or mackenziew@aol.com “This is NOT Your Neighborhood Open Mic … Prepare to be SEVERELY Entertained!” Flypoet Brings its Internationally Renowned Spoken Word & Music Showcase Under the Stars for its 4th Annual Summer Classic Blowout at the Ford Amphitheatre (Hollywood, CA) May 10, 2014 – […]

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Diversity Inc Top 50 Heralds the Greatest Achievements in Diversity for 2014
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NEW YORK, NY — DiversityInc announced the results for its 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings before a gathering of more than 750 attendees last evening at Cipriani Wall Street. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation jumped from a sixth-place finish in 2013 to claim […]

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#‎FREE‬ Advance Screening of BELLE Thursday April 24th The Landmark
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BlackNLA we are excited to offer this opportunity to see an advance screening of the upcoming film BELLE BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords […]

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Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals to Host 4th Annual TO THE NINES
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2014 Contact: Sharíck LaMay, 510.557.5818 press@laulyp.com Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals to host 4th annual To The Nines After Party (LOS ANGELES) – The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP), the volunteer auxiliary of the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL), will host the 4th Edition of the “To The Nines” after-party On Friday, […]

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Dorothy A. Campbell’s First Book “PEARL: a Journey of a Lifetime” is a Well-Crafted Tale of Enlightenment Filled With the Good, the Bad, and the Wisdom Gained from It All
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New book “PEARL: A Journey of a Lifetime” from Page Publishing author Dorothy A. Campbell is moving, humorous, educational, insightful, and serves as both a personal history of a woman and a nation. This is a story which spans decades and deals with life, death, love, redemption and every human emotion in between. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Dorothy A. Campbell, […]

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Inspire Your Fire at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books April 12- 13th
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Inspire Your Fire at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books April 12- 13th LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Times today announced the inspiring lineup of authors and performers set to participate in the Festival of Books’ annual celebration of ideas, creativity, and the written word April 12-13 at USC. Held in the heart of one of […]

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Black Business Association Salute to Black Women
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BlackNLA is pleased to announce that Cherice Calhoun Founder of BlackNLA will receive The Black Business Association’s (BBA) Community Based Business of the Year Award at their 2014 Annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference, Vendor Faire & Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel-downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. Click Here to Learn More About […]

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MINI CINEMA: Short Film Experience
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The 7th MINI CINEMA Short Film Experience Thursday March 27th at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills. General Admission is FREE (RSVP) VIP Admission: $5 Event starts at 8PM Hosted by: Leo Breckenridge                             Laemmle Music Hall Theater 9036 Wilshire Boulevard  Beverly Hills, CA 90211 […]

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Snack, Chat & ACT on OBAMACARE – FREE Community Event
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“Snack, Chat & ACT on OBAMACARE” A Community Q & A and Enrollment Event presented by Ward EDC, Comerica Bank & The AME Ministerial Alliance of Southern California Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM The Savoy Entertainment Center 218 La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301 FREE COMMUNITY EVENT RSVP Required click here Hosted by: Comedian – Angel […]

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2014 HANDBAGS for HOPE presented by Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Long Beach Chapter
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Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Long Beach Chapter presents 2014 HANDBAGS for HOPE Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:30 AM Registration 11:00 PM – 3:00 PM Auction & Luncheon Tickets: $75 www.LBCJackandJill.com | To purchase tickets click here

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Uche Human Hair & Wigs for ladies suffering from chemotherapy, medical & hair loss
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Uche custom made Wigs for chemotherapy patients and regular clients are guaranteed up to 5 years if properly taken care of. UCHE HUMAN HAIR & WIGS  has achieved significant acclaim and a reputation for excellence throughout the industry and is one of the largest importers of indian, European and Brazilian hair world-wide. From star powered salons, Celebrities , to Being on National Televisions ie VH1, […]

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ASPiRE Kicks Off 2014 with Four New Episodes of its Original Weekly Series “The Root 100″
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For Immediate Release     January 07, 2014 Contact Information Chelsye J. Burrows 770.692.4559 cburrows@UPtv.com David Gardner 770.692.9939 dgardner@UPtv.com (BPRW) ASPiRE KICKS OFF 2014 WITH FOUR NEW EPISODES OF ITS ORIGINAL WEEKLY SERIES “THE ROOT 100” – EPISODES FEATURE INTERVIEWS WITH ACTRESS CONDOLA RASHAD (BROADWAY’S “ROMEO & JULIET”), FORMER NAACP CEO BEN JEALOUS, SOCIO-POLITICAL COMEDIAN W. KAMAU BELL, WHITE HOUSE […]

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Special Offer: World Premiere of Above the Fold starring Taraji P. Henson at Pasadena Playhouse Jan. 28th
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World Premiere ABOVE THE FOLD By Bernard Weinraub Directed by Steven Robman Starring Academy Award-Nominee Taraji P. Henson The Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 January 28 – February 23, 2014 Save 20%* On Tickets! Use Code: BNLA20 ABOVE THE FOLD tells the story of Jane, an African-American newspaper reporter from New York, who flies to […]

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Minorities in Commercial Real Estate – REAP LA is back! Real Estate Associate Program
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Applications Now Open for the REAP Los Angeles program starting in March, 2014 Access the application here. Once on the application site, be sure to fill out the application in full and remember to upload your resume. Applications close Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm pacific time. All applicants must have a four year degree from an accredited institution […]

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Reservations Are Now Being Accepted at Over 300 Los Angeles Eateries for dineLA’s Restaurant Week: January 20-31, 2014
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Reservations Are Now Being Accepted at Over 300 Los Angeles Eateries for dineLA’s Restaurant Week: January 20-31, 2014 Updated on December 26, 2013 Book now to experience Los Angeles’ most popular bi-annual dining event and be among the first to try new $85 experiential tasting menus LOS ANGELES (December 19, 2013) – Starting today, diners can prepare to eat their hearts […]

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BlackNLA’s 10th Annual Toy Drive – Community Participation Needed
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Looking For Business and Community Participation 10th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children www.BlackNLA.com/ToyDrive It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 10th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over Los Angeles Metro area. The latest data show that 37 million Americans are living in poverty. As a matter of fact, […]

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