HBO airs “Southern Rites”, A Film on Race Relations in Southeast Georgia

Southern Rites is an insightful and thought-provoking documentary that tells the story of two neighboring towns in Southeast Georgia entrenched in racial tension. Directed by acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub and executive produced by musician John Legend, Troy Carter and Mike Jackson, the 90-minute film examines race relations, a segregated prom, politics and the killing of an unarmed young black man that will forever bind the residents of these two small towns together. Lucinda Martinez, HBO SVP of Multicultural Marketing said […]

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African Americans and Hispanic Americans: Invisible in the Dean’s Office at America’s Leading Business Schools

African Americans and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to hold the Dean’s chair at America’s leading business schools than they are to serve on the Board of Directors of the major corporations those business schools prepare students to work in, according to a new study by The PhD Project. The PhD Project works to increase minority representation in business school faculty. The study found that among the 1,601 business schools in the U.S., African Americans are Dean of just […]

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HBO Launches ‘Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour’ Event Series to Celebrate Biopic

Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today. The film features Queen […]

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Jazz Vocalist Cheryl Barnes Lands Two Major Music Awards

Michael B. Sutton, President, iMERICA Entertainment, announced that accomplished jazz vocalist Cheryl Barnes has just been awarded two major jazz music awards from the Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Association. Mr. Sutton commented, “What a great moment for Cheryl. Everyone here at iMERICA along with her distribution company GJ Tunes/CPI couldn’t be happier for her. Truly what a great moment for this accomplished lady.” Ms. Barnes received the two prestigious 2015 BWIJA awards earlier this week. She received […]

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