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(BET) – Bob Marley profoundly impacted the global music scene with his reggae rhythms and messages of love, peace, and unity. Despite his untimely death at 36, Marley’s influence remains pervasive, with his image symbolizing his enduring message. Set for release on February 14th, his life is celebrated in the biopic “One Love,” starring Kingsley […]

Rochester, N.Y. – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has announced the opening of the online application portal for Community Festival Funding, marking the second year of financial support for local events. The 2024 Monroe County Budget has earmarked at least $250,000, a $50,000 increase from the previous year, to bolster community festivals. Applications for festivals […]

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will celebrate Black History Month with its annual event, BAM! (Black Artists in Music), featuring performances on February 16th in Savannah and February 23rd in Atlanta. This event will showcase an array of talent, including SCAD’s elite vocal ensemble, the Bee Sharps, and notable alums such as […]

(BET) – Daniel Croix, known for his role as the chaotic Jason in Tyler Perry’s “The Oval,” contrasts his on-screen persona with a peaceful, arts-rich real life. Raised in a diverse family environment, Croix credits his grandmother, Clarita Delk-Henderson, for introducing him to the arts. A graduate of SUNY Purchase Conservatory, Croix’s journey in acting […]

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February 5, 2024

(NPR) – Taylor Swift emerged as a dominant figure at the 2024 Grammy Awards, winning Album of the Year for “Midnights,” marking her fourth (and record-breaking) win in this category. She surprised fans by announcing a new album, “The Tortured Poets Department, ” that will come out in April.” Women won in all nine categories […]

Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) – The Community Justice Initiative launched its Black Business Marketplace series in Rochester, NY, on Sunday, February 4th. The Black Business Marketplace featured over 20 businesses, raffle prizes, testimonials, and music performances. The series aims to promote Black-owned businesses to foster economic stability within the Black community. This initiative encourages more business […]

(BET) — Mavin Records, the Nigerian entertainment company founded by Don Jazzy in 2012, has emerged as a powerhouse in the Afrobeats scene, nurturing stars like Tiwa Savage, Rema, and Ayra Starr. Tega Oghenejobo, the COO with a marketing and business development background, has played a pivotal role in the label’s success. He began his […]

To educate young readers about Black history, experts recommend literature as a valuable resource. Books can engage children in the nuanced aspects of Black history, fostering curiosity and understanding. During Black History Month, figures like Meg Medina, the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, highlight the importance of providing children with rich texts that respect […]

(Ebony) — Following a year of memorable performances, including sold-out shows by Drake and 21 Savage, 2024 promises more exhilarating live music experiences by Black artists. The upcoming year’s lineup includes notable tours from Janet Jackson (Together Again Summer 2024 with Nelly), André 3000 (New Blue Sun Live), Busta Rhymes (Blockbusta Tour 2024), Drake & […]

(NPR) – The White House hosted its first-ever summit on arts and culture, titled “Healing, Bridging, Thriving,” in Washington, D.C. The event, organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), brought together policymakers, arts advocates, community leaders, and artists to explore the multifaceted role of the arts […]


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