ESPN Puts Sacramento Documentary Premiere On Hold

SACRAMENTO — The long-awaited chronicles of how a mid-size city on the west coast saved its only professional sports team will be held up just a little bit longer. Sports Illustrated (SI) reported Oct. 12, that ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary of how the Sacramento Kings were able to remain in the city has been […]

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ tackles the ‘N-word’; felt, not heard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris confiscated his daughter’s phone for a teenage misstep, he was taken aback by one message string he read. “‘Hold on, why is this kid saying the N-word?’” Barris recalled asking his 16-year-old. “And she said, ‘All my friends say it.’” Barris realized that it’s “become for […]

Viola Davis says her story doesn’t end with Emmy win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis made history on Sunday by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy for best drama series actress, but said there is still work that needs to be done in getting more diverse stories on screen. She won for her role as the professor and defense attorney Annalise […]

Ben Vereen promotes Wellness Through the Arts on Sacramento Film Works

SACRAMENTO – Legendary Actor, Entertainer and Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen made a very special visit to Sacramento recently to share his wealth of experience with local film makers and promote the Sacramento launch of his program, Wellness Through the Arts (WTA). Vereen sat down with Sacramento Film Works hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry […]

African Americans well represented in Emmy Nominations

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday’s Emmy nominations include hit series “Empire” and “Black-ish” and their wealth of critically acclaimed Black actors, and “Jane the […]

BET Enters The Boxing Arena With Roc Nation Sports Alliance

NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The Associated Press it has partnered with Roc Nation Sports to air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of […]

Olympic champ Gabby Douglas’ family to get reality show

LOS ANGELES – Olympic women’s gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has […]

NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is […]

United Way Luncheon Features Biggest Loser Trainer Dolvett Quince

SACRAMENTO – Former foster youth and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince will be the keynote speaker at United Way’s 12th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon on Nov. 4 to benefit local foster youth. Tickets are on sale for the luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum and […]

50th Anniversary of March on Washington to Air Live on Aspire

ATLANTA –  ASPiRE today announced it will carry the live broadcast of today’s national “The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony” (#MLKDream50) in Washington, D.C., marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic “I Have a Dream” speech. ASPiRE’s live broadcast will […]