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Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS
by TV News Desk - January 19, 2017

Bounce will world premiere the 25 th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET.... (more...)
CBS Sports to Celebrate Black History Month with Premiere of THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969 CBS Sports to Celebrate Black History Month with Premiere of THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969
by TV News Desk - January 18, 2017

CBS Sports Network presents THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969, the story of 14 African-American University of Wyoming football players who were dismissed from the team in 1969 due to their desire to protest racial injustices.... (more...)
PBS to Present Civil Rights Documentary JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, 2/10 PBS to Present Civil Rights Documentary JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, 2/10
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced today that JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, will premiere Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET... (more...)
Tyler Perry to Receive 5th Annual PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Humanitarian Tyler Perry to Receive 5th Annual PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Humanitarian
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

CBS and The People's Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, during the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017... (more...)
PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience... (more...)
Bayard Rustin Documentary BAYARD & ME to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival Bayard Rustin Documentary BAYARD & ME to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2017

BAYARD & ME, a short documentary about gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin who adopted his partner for legal rights, will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival... (more...)
Rep. John Lewis Reacts to Donald Trump's Comments on NBC's News MEET THE PRESS Rep. John Lewis Reacts to Donald Trump's Comments on NBC's News MEET THE PRESS
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2017

“I would not invite him to come,” civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) exclusively told NBC News MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD moderator Chuck Todd when asked if he would take President-elect Donald Trump to Selma, Ala.... (more...)
BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in S... (more...)
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017 HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017... (more...)
Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963 Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963: Love Has to Win will be free to stream on Prime Video in the US beginning today... (more...)
Jelani Cobb To Receive Writers Guild's Inaugural Walter Bernstein Award Jelani Cobb To Receive Writers Guild's Inaugural Walter Bernstein Award
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, East is proud to announce the creation of the Walter Bernstein Award, which will be presented for the first time at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York's Edison Ballroom on February 19, 2017.... (more...)
HBO to Premiere Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA Documentary, 3/13 HBO to Premiere Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA Documentary, 3/13
by TV News Desk - January 10, 2017

HBO has acquired U.S. TV rights to the searing documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA, by Oscar® nominee Evgeny Afineevsky, ahead of its world premiere in the Documentary Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22.... (more...)
UPDATE: A&E Announces Cancellation of Previously Reported KKK Documentary Series UPDATE: A&E Announces Cancellation of Previously Reported KKK Documentary Series
by TV News Desk - December 27, 2016

Building upon the pre-existing partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the country's oldest and largest Jewish civil rights organization, A&E Network has announced an expansion of their commitment to exposing hate through new and enhanced relationships with some of the country's leading c... (more...)
Episode Descriptions Revealed for Smithsonian Channel's THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING Episode Descriptions Revealed for Smithsonian Channel's THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2016

THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING premieres Sunday, January 8th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.... (more...)
VIDEO: Casey Affleck On Making His Acting Debut In Front of Rosa Parks VIDEO: Casey Affleck On Making His Acting Debut In Front of Rosa Parks
by TV News Desk - December 16, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Casey Affleck chatted about hosting NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and explains how he made his acting debut in front of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.... (more...)
Smithsonian Channel to Premiere New Series THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING, 1/8 Smithsonian Channel to Premiere New Series THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING, 1/8
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2016

A new Smithsonian Channel four-part series provides an inside look into the men and women who re-invented the advertising industry from post-WWII America through the 1980s.... (more...)
FilmRise Acquires WW Rights to Award-Winning Documentary FINDING OSCAR FilmRise Acquires WW Rights to Award-Winning Documentary FINDING OSCAR
by Movies News Desk - December 07, 2016

FilmRise has announced that is has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Ryan Suffern's award-winning documentary Finding Oscar.... (more...)
HBO to Premiere Documentary BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, 1/30 HBO to Premiere Documentary BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, 1/30
by TV News Desk - December 07, 2016

With unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life, BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world.... (more...)
Sophia Bush and Common to Announce the 23rd SAG Awards Nominations 12/14 Sophia Bush and Common to Announce the 23rd SAG Awards Nominations 12/14
by TV News Desk - November 14, 2016

Sophia Bush (Chicago P.D., One Tree Hill) and Common (Suicide Squad, Selma) will announce the nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood... (more...)
Production Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus Features Production Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus Features
by Movies News Desk - November 02, 2016

Production has begun in Louisiana on writer/director Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED, which reteams the filmmaker with Focus Features.... (more...)
48th NAACP Image Awards Announces Submissions Deadline 48th NAACP Image Awards Announces Submissions Deadline
by TV News Desk - October 28, 2016

Submissions for the 48th NAACP Image Awards closes on Monday, October 31, 2016. All entries must be submitted online at www.naacpimageawards.net.... (more...)
Investigation Discovery Launches Advocacy Campaign 'Stop Hate In Your State' Investigation Discovery Launches Advocacy Campaign 'Stop Hate In Your State'
by TV News Desk - October 28, 2016

Building on the success of Investigation Discovery's (ID) acclaimed documentary series HATE IN AMERICA, the network announced, today on the anniversary of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act being signed into law - the launch of a new advocacy campaign, 'Stop Hate in Your State'... (more...)
Equality Forum Showcases 3 Stories on Comcast's Xfinity LGBT Film & TV Collection Equality Forum Showcases 3 Stories on Comcast's Xfinity LGBT Film & TV Collection
by TV News Desk - October 20, 2016

Equality Forum, coordinator of LGBT History Month, as well as a producer of documentary films and convener of the international LGBT civil rights summit held annually in Philadelphia, today announced that all three of its award-winning documentaries will be available on Xfinity On Demand in the LGBT... (more...)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s PBS Documentary Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise to Premiere 11/15 Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s PBS Documentary Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise to Premiere 11/15
by TV News Desk - October 17, 2016

At an evening reception and screening hosted by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation at the Times Center in Midtown Manhattan last night, major civic and civil rights figures celebrated the newest PBS series by Emmy and Peabody-award winning Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Black America... (more...)
National Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, Today National Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, Today
by TV News Desk - October 06, 2016

In RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, viewers will get a different perspective into his notorious legacy that extends beyond this rebellion. From executive producer Nate Parker, the one-hour documentary premieres on today, Oct. 7, at 10/9c on National Geographic Channel... (more...)