‘Howard High’ Trailer: Chris Stokes’ New Film Features Chrissy Stokes, Marques Houston And Keith Sweat

Niko Rose
– January 18, 2022

Shadow and Act has the exclusive trailer debut for the upcoming Tubi original film, Howard High. The Fox-owned free streamer will premiere the film on Feb. 4.

Howard High takes you on a journey with a high school musical group that have to battle a rival school in order to save their arts program. That is not all the students have to battle, because while trying to save the underfunded program, the students are battling issues within themselves and the dynamics of their group.

According to the official description, “Howard High sheds light on the challenges students and school arts programs face in underfunded neighborhoods.”

The project is based on the 2020 miniseries which will be available on Tubi during Black History Month.

Photo Credit: Tubi

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NBA, BET and the African American Film Critics Association celebrate MLK Day

The NBA is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special PSA titled, Imagine.

The clip begins with three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade saying, “Imagine changing the world by appealing to the hearts and minds of your neighbors, and answering hate with love. Imagine all that power. Now, imagine all that power in you.”

The video shows a classroom of young students watching a video of Dr. King speaking and also includes photos of the Nobel Peace Prize winner leading civil rights marches in the South in the 1960s. The PSA ends with the caption, “Honor the legacy by living it. Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

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Music’s Grammy Awards indefinitely postponed as Omicron spreads

LOS ANGELES, Jan 5 (Reuters) – This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony honoring top performances in music has been postponed indefinitely because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, organizers said on Wednesday.

The show had been scheduled to take place at an arena in downtown Los Angeles and broadcast live on the CBS network on Jan. 31.

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Betty White passes away at 99

Beloved actress, comedian, and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday.

A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest-running career for any woman in TV prior to her death — starring in multiple shows over the past 8 decades, starting way back in 1939.

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Soul Train Awards 2021: See The Celebs Who Hit The Red Carpet In Harlem



Saturday night, celebrities brought the heat to Harlem for the 2021 Soul Train Awards. Held at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City, this year’s award show wasn’t just another ceremony, but a celebration of 50 years of Soul Train.

Maxwell and Ashanti were the guests of honor, with the former being presented with the Legend Award and the latter the Lady of Soul Award. The two took the stage in addition to other performers including Lucky DayeAri LennoxLeon Bridges, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak as Soul Sonic, and BET Amplified artists Elhae and Marzz.

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BET+ Originals | Sacrifice Season 1 Secrets.

Scandal. Sacrifice. Daniella Hernandez (Paula Patton) is back protecting the lives of the rich and famous all while trying to put the pieces of her life back together. All- new episodes streaming November 4, only on BET+.

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Paula Patton Takes the Reins in New BET Plus Series ‘Sacrifice’ -–

See the First Look (Exclusive)


By Mekishana Pierre‍ 9:00 AM PDT, October 12, 2021 – ET ONLINE

Paula Patton is ready to take the reins on her new BET+ series, and she’s looking fierce while doing it!

The Mission Impossible actress leads the streamer’s upcoming series, Sacrifice, playing dangerously cool entertainment lawyer Daniella Hernandez and in ET’s exclusive sneak peek of the first season, fans get their first look at the fascinating cast of characters in her world.

Based on the BET+ original movie of the same name, the series follows Daniella’s life in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles as she mitigates the complex lives of her rich and famous clients. An all-around boss with deft perception skills and cutthroat in her negotiations, Daniella is an X-Factor attorney in high demand with many nefarious clients.

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Colin Powell, first Black secretary of state, dies at 84 from COVID-19 amid cancer battle

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.”General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,” the Powell family wrote on Facebook, noting he was fully vaccinated.A source familiar with the matter said Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body’s immune response. Even if fully vaccinated against Covid-19, those who are immunocompromised are at greater risk from the virus.

SOURCE Devan Cole, CNN – read the full story here https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html

UrbanFlix greenlights new series! Footage Films & Director Christopher B. Stokes Continue To Illuminate The Screen With Brian White In The New Series “Foster Law”

Photo courtesy of Mark Gravender

LOS ANGELES, Sep. 24, 2021 — Footage Films continues to spotlight black excellence in their new Series, Foster Law. The Series stars Brian White as the lead cast member. The highly anticipated seven-episode series is currently in production and will make its debut on UrbanFlix.

Photo courtesy of Mark Gravender

Footage Films continues to be a trendsetter by being one of the first major production companies to drop their projects on new and emerging black streaming networks like BET+, UrbanFlix, and now UMC. Footage Films was founded in 2015 with the intention to pursue stories objectively, executing the highest possible standards artistically, creatively, and technically; to entertain viewers and tell diverse stories. Its mission is to deliver high-quality, multi-cultural, fiction, and non-fiction programming and production for digital audio/visual media, theatrical and broadcast television through all platforms.

Photo courtesy of Mark Gravender

About Footage Films:

Footage Films was founded in 2015 with the intention to pursue stories objectively, executing the highest possible standards artistically, creatively and technically; to entertain viewers; and tell diverse stories. Its mission is to deliver high quality, multi-cultural, fiction and non-fiction programming and production for digital audio/visual media, theatrical and broadcast television through all platforms.

Photo courtesy of Mark Gravender

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