Bounce TV to Add Second Original Series: Uptown Comic


ATLANTA – Bounce TV , the nation’s first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will launch a second new original comedy series Uptown Comic on June 18 immediately after the series premiere of the just-announced sitcom Family Time, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz . Uptown Comic will be […]

Urban Victory Launches Online Platform For Global Black Film

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LOS ANGELES- Urban Victory Network Inc.(UVN) today launched a new online delivery platform for global black film at Michael Eastman, CEO of Urban Victory, believes the movie industry is long overdue for a black film revolution leveraging the latest online technologies. “Many excellent films that premiere at regional and international black film festivals never […]

INTERVIEW: Michael Ealy Talks Life, His New TV Series, and “Think Like A Man”


NATIONWIDE – Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 3, 1973, Michael Ealy majored in English at the University of Maryland before heading to New York City where he performed in several stage productions, including the off-Broadway hits Joe Fearless and Whoa Jack. After finding his breakout screen role as Ricky Nash in Barbershop and […]

Black-Owned Business Helps Major Media Companies Deliver Positive Programming

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WASHINGTON – By now you may have seen PBS’s dynamic new program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which premiered in late March. But you may not know that a small, minority business enterprise based in Washington, D.C., is a genetic force helping media powerhouses deliver ground-breaking genealogy programming. Starting with African American […]

“What Black Men Think,” Part of Black Documentary Cinema in May 2012


NASHVILLE – Documentary Channel (DOC) is proud to announce the US television premiere of director Janks Morton’s award-winning documentary film “What Black Men Think” on Tuesday, May 29 (8p ET/PT), part of Black Documentary Cinema.   The film will also be made simultaneously available for online streaming at  A searing examination of the role that myths, […]

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Set to Launch ASPIRE, A New African-American Network


LOS ANGELES – Entrepreneur and NBA Hall Of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson is set to launch ASPIRE, a new African-American network designed to entertain, inform and inspire through a diverse slate of original and acquired programming in the categories of movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts and faith and inspirational programs. […]

Bring Black History Month Home With A Click


With the rich history of contributions to this country by African Americans, it’s fitting that opportunities to celebrate Black History Month are taking a 21stcentury turn. For example, digital cable subscribers can access educational, entertaining and inspirational programming whenever they want just by clicking the On Demand button on their remote control. Programs and movies […]

Will Smith Tapped to Host Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards


SANTA MONICA – World-renowned actor, producer and recording artist Will Smith (I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness and the upcoming Men in Black III) will host Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards , airing live on Saturday, March 31, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast) from the Galen Center at USC in […]

Soledad O’Brien Becomes a New Anchor for CNN

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(NNPA) – On Jan. 2, Soledad O’Brien’s new program aired on CNN entitled, “Starting Point.” Her new show fills in the 7-9 a.m. slot left after the demise of the American Morning Block. CNN has referred to the shows as being a “conversational ensemble” with O’Brien at the center. This change comes after CNN announced […]