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The Jim Henson Company Taps Seasoned Animation Producer Sidney Clifton As Senior Vice President, Animation And Mixed-Media

Sidney Clifton is joining The Jim Henson Company as Senior Vice President, Animation and Mixed Media, overseeing the development and production of the Company’s animated and live-action television content, including hybrid projects and formats that use the Company’s proprietary Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. Clifton will step into the role in January 2021. The announcement was…

Black Film Space and kweliTV Launch Film Contest to Amplify Black Creatives

Black-owned streaming service kweliTV and the non-profit film collective Black Film Space have joined forces to create a film contest for black creatives. The contest, held four times throughout 2021, will give Black film creators, enthusiasts, and fans the opportunity to showcase their work. To enter, you must first be a member of Black Film…

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

By Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber Photo by @hakannural Black Americans are receiving Covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis. About 3% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far. But in 16 states that have…

Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs Skyrockets in the Black Community, With Four Million Black Children Without the Access to Afterschool Their Parents Want

Satisfaction with afterschool programs has reached a new high among African American parents, but unmanageable costs and limited access are preventing many Black students from participating. The result is tremendous unmet demand for afterschool in the Black community. In fact, for every Black child in an afterschool program today, three more are waiting to get…

Fathom Celebrates Black History Month With First Film Series This February

This February, Fathom Events will launch the company’s first Black History Month film series, Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month, in cinemas across the U.S. Movie-goers will have the opportunity to delve into the diverse lives, historic accomplishments and award-winning filmmaking of some of the most influential African American entertainers in modern history. The five-film…

Michele Ghee named CEO of EBONY & JET MAGAZINE

Bridgeman Sports & Media has installed Michele Ghee as CEO of iconic brands EBONY & JET. This historically rooted brand celebrates 75 years of chronicling Black life in America. With that, it now embarks on its future with Ghee boldly holding the reigns. A brand known for unapologetically documenting the courageous contribution of Blackness to…

Motown Celebrates MARVIN GAYE’S WHAT’S GOING ON With Three Digital Releases

Motown’s “Prince Of Soul,” Marvin Gaye, was already a hit artist for nearly a decade when, in 1971, he reached new heights with his album What’s Going On. An immediate landmark recording, it was the first of Gaye’s albums to break the top ten of Billboard’s Top LPs, and quickly became Motown’s best-selling record. To…

Cayman Kelly Shares His Top Five Tips for Working Toward Your Dream in 2021

Author and radio personality Cayman Kelly recently outlined his top tips for planning and achieving personal goals, to help his fans usher in a beneficially transformative New Year. Author of the #1 Bestselling Amazon memoir, “From $6 an Hour to a Million Dollar Dream,” Cayman has long served as a role model who helps people…

Association of Black Cardiologists Advocates for Vaccinations in Communities of Color

Our nation has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: over 400,000 Americans have died from complications of the coronavirus. Black Americans are 3.7 times as likely as white Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and 2.8 times as likely to die. Blacks and people of color are not inherently more susceptible to COVID-19…

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

By Nina Feldman, WHYY When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a few suburban Philadelphia hospitals. For weeks, most of her usual procedures and patient visits were canceled. So she…

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