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What Was Up With That Mess Called The Grammys?


The results from the 56th Annual Grammy Awards are in and rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made a statement on the whitening of urban/black music in America. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best rap album for th

Who’s Gettin’ a Grammy? Who’s Gettin’ a Dis?


The 56th Grammy awards might give us a glimpse into the future of award shows regarding diverse thought or leaving us stuck in a past where winners rarely known outside the music world take home the most prestigious award in the business

45th NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced


The 45th annual NAACP Image Award nominees have been announced. And the list is no surprise. Always an assortment of the best and brightest of Black America, the image awards pays tribute to the works of African Americans spanning from film and TV

Grammy Nominees Named with Concert Kick Off on CBS


Friday night TV featured the nomination concert for the 56th Grammy Awards. A yearly CBS event, broadcasting live, the concert was hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J and six-time Grammy winner Keith Urban. Featuring some of t



Years ago, DJ Beverly Bond preferred to hide. She’d slip behind turntables, tilting her head low, staring at records while mixing and scratching. Bond never dared to grab the mic. She never wanted to m

George Tillman, Jr. Won’t Be Defeated


With a long resume directing a slew of films including Soul Food, Men of Honor, Faster and Notorious, director George Tillman, Jr. had two key wake-up calls that changed the trajectory of his professional life. The

7 Must See Films From The Urbanworld Film Festival


After 300 submissions, 60 movies were screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Since most of these are lacking in the distribution department, and will travel the film festival circuit seeking financial support, The Shadow League is giving you sev

The Urbanworld Film Festival Seeks To Save Black Films


Before this year, black films seemed to be a dying breed. Countless filmmakers of color were hemorrhaging from cuts to wrists, unable to wiggle around industry blocks that barred access to seeing written or produced projects distributed and transfe

Draft Night Trades Had Rising All-Stars and First Ballot Hall of Famers Kicking Rocks


The annual NBA Draft night supposedly belongs to youthful players and the NBA’s destitute franchises, however, it's also casino night for NBA general managers. Draft night is an excuse to put on their rented tuxes, gulp down a 4