San Ramon, CA -- Is "Q" the Graphic Novel the Next African American Super Hero?
Raising $29,000 in 30 days for what may be the next Big Super Hero Graphic novel is no small feat, but a local San Franciscan has created something that just might go beyond his wildest dreams.
Odis Chenault of Kelon Productions (www.kelonproductions.com) has created what some are calling the next; forget Black Super Hero, but possibly the next Super Hero franchise period.
More than just an average Graphic Novel, "Q", not only grabs readers attention with the jaw dropping art by the Award Winning Artist and Colorist at 133art Studio, but the story itself takes readers on a non-stop thrill ride through the Milky Way.
NEW YORK -- Rappers talking about oppressive, unfair record deals, the false trappings of capitalism and the prison industrial complex is not new to hip hop, but it’s usually the underground, unsigned and/or activists, artists who talk about it.
But well-known artists, including Kanye West and rising star J. Cole, have raised these topics in recent music. Kanye and J. Cole had CDs released on the same date, June 18, the day before the annual Juneteenth celebrations in the Black community. Could this be a new trend with more artists unafraid, fed up and/or frustrated enough to confront and analyze more complex, relevant social topics in their music?
Wilmington, N.C. -- Wave Communications is pleased to announce that the documentary, Racial Taboo, will be highlighted at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, each Saturday, during the month of July.
The continuous screenings start at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m.
Each month a different thought provoking documentary serves as the focus for inquiry into some civil or human rights issue in societies around the world. Racial Taboo
NORTH CAROLINA -- More than more 72% of African American children grow up without a father in their household according to a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
A group of Charlotte filmmakers are on a mission to change that sobering statistic.
One Day in June is an independently financed feature film about one father’s journey to find and reconnect with the children he abandoned. Charlotte film director Narcel Reedus and producers Charles Easley, Angela Washington plan to begin production by the end of 2013 and release the movie on Father’s Day 2014.
NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time
since 1990 and the fourth time in its history, Southern University’s
“Human Jukebox” Marching Band will display its talents before a Super
Bowl crowd Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The nationally renowned
band will perform a 6-minute, three-song performance accompanied by the
Dancing Dolls dance team during pregame festivities before the
Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers square off in Super Bowl XLVII.
The band will cap its performance with a second-line parade off the field.
Atlanta -- Just in time for Black History month, DreamCatcher Productions soars into its sixth season with the critically acclaimed, "Black Man-O-logues," a true expose of black men’s perspective on love.
Performances commence on Saturday, February 9th - 4:00pm & 8:00 pm and continue through Sunday, February 10th, 4:00pm at the Woodruff Arts’ 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta.
This show will be hosted by BET comic and nationally renowned comedian PREACHERMAN.
Maplewood, N.J. -- Ms. Boss Films is a subsidy of Ms. Boss International which is owned Audrey Bell-Kearney.
Audrey, who is producing a new film titled Self-Made: Inspired By The Life And Times Of Madame C.J. Walker, is using the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to help raise the funds for the film.
The film is a full feature film that brings viewers the riveting story of Madame C.J. Walker who was born free of slavery, then orphaned and how she became the first female self-made millionaire in America to the silver screen.
NEW YORK -- What is that ‘best’ Christmas Gift for the ‘ultimate’ football fan?
DMG Travel International believes it should be a trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans at Mardi Gras Time.
Mardi Gras festivities will already be in full swing, when Super Bowl Fans arrive. Mardi Gras Time consists of music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement and one big holiday in New Orleans for several days!
Everyone wears Mardi Gras colors which are purple, green, and gold, and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats in the colorful Mardi Gras parades.
NEW YORK -- Bobby
Mardis, a native Hammond, Indiana filmmaker, now based in Los Angeles
will be screening the first in a series of projects calledPeace on the Streetsat the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF).
This music video features
various Bay Area artists who have joined in the fight against violence
on the streets that have plagued not only their neighborhoods, but also
most major metropolitan cities around the country.
The HBFF searches,
acquires and programs the best films that stand out from the pack, in a
week-long event which features African American filmmakers.
NEW YORK -- With schools all over the country about to open, it is very important to make it a point to showBreak The Chainsto your class.
This film deals with issues that affect teachers,
families, administrators and students.
It not only touches on bullying
but child abuse, child homelessness and student teacher relations as
Break The Chainsis a story that will allow us to teach, learn
and start a healing process with indivisuals and families.
The film is a
voice for those who have no voice and a wake-up call to those who
refuse to listen to the cries of our young people.
CINCINNATI -- In
its first-ever international choral competition, Oakwood’s Aeolians
Choir won three gold medals in its three competing categories, at the
Cincinnati-hosted 7th World Choir Games, July 4-14.
Director Jason Max Ferdinand explained, "In The Music of the Religions,
Musica Contemporanea and The Spirituals, we won gold in each."
category, which was new this time, we got the CHAMPIONSHIP rank. (As
in... the sporting Olympics, no one can win outright per se.
that attempts to address the needs of the entire worship experience.
Gospel music has always been an integral part of worship in the black
church, ranging from the deep soulful sounds of the spirituals and
hymns, to the rich and upbeat selections of the contemporaries.
provoke deep, emotional and inspiring praise and worship, which has led
African Americans as a people down through the years.
It is "the music
that sets the tone and cultivates a fertile ground for God's spoken word
to be received.
Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
By theCNN Wire Staff
Los Angeles (CNN)-- Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, officials said. She was 48.
The entertainer, whose incredible talent was discovered at an early age, was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton hotel despite resuscitation efforts, a police spokesman said.
Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent" and that the cause of her death is being investigated.
Beyonce graces the March issue ofL'Officiel Paris
, but it's a
controversial photo of the superstar inside the French fashion magazine that's
getting the most attention.
The glossy is celebrating its 90th
anniversary, and Beyonce marks the occasion with an homage to Nigerian
musician and humanitarian Fela Kuti; Beyonce's husband,Jay-Z
, is a producer on the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fela!
," based on the icon's life, music and courageous defiance against government corruption.
In a statement (
"They have a lot in common and are taking things slowly," a source close to the pair told Us at the time of Richards and Sixx, who have been neighbors for years.
After news of a split surfaced late Saturday, a Richards insider confirmed her romance with the rocker was never that serious to begin with.