Terry Crews Knows A Thing or Two About SINGLE MOMS

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NATIONWIDE – When five single moms from varying circumstances find common ground in their children’s’ problems at school, they forge an unlikely alliance, THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB. The new dramedy from filmmaker/producer Tyler Perry stars Nia Long (Best Man Holiday, Showtime’s House of Lies), Wendi McClendon-Covey (TV’s The Goldbergs, Reno 911), Zulay Henao (Takers, Fighting), […]

Acting Legend, Billy Dee Williams on Dancing With The Stars

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SACRAMENTO – Legendary actor Billy Dee Williams admits that although he’s 76-years old and not quite as nimble as he used to be, he’s confident he’ll surprise a lot of people when he makes his debut on “Dancing with the Stars.” The reality dance show returns March 17 at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC TV.  “I still have a little […]

Afrofunk Experience Comes to Sacramento’s Torch Club

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SACRAMENTO – The award-winning Afrofunk Experience band brings its unique style to Sacramento’s Torch Club on Friday, February 21 at 9 p.m. The Afrofunk Experience won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album for “Black President” and an SF Weekly Music Award for Best International Act. Members were the band behind Sila and […]

LA Newscaster Apologizes for Black Actor Mix-Up

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LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles newscaster apologized to Samuel L. Jackson on Monday for confusing him with fellow actor Laurence Fishburne during a live TV interview. KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin was interviewing Jackson on Monday morning about the film “RoboCop” when he asked the actor if he’d gotten a lot of reaction to […]

Essence to Honor African-American Men in Cinema

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LOS ANGELES – Essence is known for honoring Black women, but during Oscar week, it’ll also be lauding the accomplishments of African-American men in film. The magazine is launching its first “Black Men in Hollywood” dinner, an intimate affair that will salute the work of Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Malcolm Lee, and filmmaker Tyler Perry, […]

Terry McMillan Visits Sacramento State University

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SACRAMENTO – She encouraged sistas to exhale and get their groove back. Locals are invited to share An Evening With Terry McMillan, the bestselling author at Sacramento State University on Thursday, February 6. The lecture, being held in celebration of Black History Month, is scheduled to run 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom. McMillan […]

Famous Negro Athletes: An Exhibition of Artwork by Milton 510 Bowens

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SACRAMENTO – The impending Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics have put sports on the forefront and a local gallery is continuing with that “frame” of mind. Framed by Frankie and Bridge the Art present “Famous Negro Athletes: An Exhibition of Artwork by Milton 510 Bowens” from February 1 to February 28. The exhibition will […]

“Wee Pals” Cartoonist Morrie Turner Passes

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SACRAMENTO – Morris “Morrie” Turner, the creator of the Wee Pals comic strip and the first African American artist to have a column syndicated nationally passed away Saturday, Jan. 25 in the presence of family members. Turner, who is also a military veteran, was 90. A spokesman for Turner said the Oakland-born artist died peacefully […]

Kings Release First Round of Renderings For New Downtown Arena

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SACRAMENTO – Today, the Sacramento Kings, the city of Sacramento and AECOM released the first round of renderings for the downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The announcement was first made via an email to season ticket holders. The first set of renderings comes after six months of workshops, open houses, town halls, and focus […]

Raiders Fall To Blazing Broncos, Manning Sets Two NFL Milestones

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OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders organization honored their Super Bowl 18 champions at O.co Coliseum on Dec. 29. But it was basically Peyton Manning Day as he and the Denver Broncos routed the inept Raiders 34-14 to end the regular season. With the victory, Denver (13-3) advances to the playoffs with a bye and the […]