On May 21, the Empire State Building will light up in red and white and feature a crown spinning along its mast in honor of Biggie’s multi-platinum debut Ready To Die. Barclays Center in his home borough of Brooklyn will also celebrate the rap star’s legacy with a massive broadcast above the arena’s entrance that will include a montage of some of Biggie’s most prolific records.
DJ Khaled has officially received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and had his family and close friends celebrating him and his honor.
According to TMZ, Khaled got commemorated for his industry accomplishments on Monday (Apr. 11). Jay-Z, Diddy, Fat Joe, and more were all in attendance for the unveiling of the famed star.
“I want to say God is great. God, I love you, I appreciate you,” Khaled said, beginning his acceptance speech. “I want to thank my wife and my two beautiful boys. Without my kids and my wife … man, I love them so much.”
Acts 8:1, 5
Jehovah knows how to get you out of your comfort zone. He opened the door; He can close the door. That closed door is Jehovah pushing you. Maybe you’ve been pushed out of Jerusalem, so to speak, through a bad break, a disappointment, a betrayal. Don’t be discouraged. If it weren’t going to work for your good, Jehovah wouldn’t have allowed it. Jerusalem may have closed, but Samaria is about to open. Jehovah wouldn’t be pushing you if He didn’t already have a door open.
Father, thank You that You know what’s best for me, and You’re pushing and stretching me out of my comfort zone and into my purpose. Thank You for closed doors as well as open doors. I believe that You have something better, something more rewarding up in front of me. @chrisstokes1969#Chrisstokes 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Johnny Brown, an actor and comedian best known for his role on the iconic Norman Lear-created sitcom Good Times, reportedly passed away on March 2. He was 84.
Brown’s daughter, Sharon Catherine Brown, announced the news of his death via Instagram on Friday (March 4). It’s unclear how Brown died, however his daughter revealed in the IG post that it came as a “shock” to his family.
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Los Angeles – Cue the dance moves and singing: Tubi is honoring Black History Month with an all-new original musical drama “Howard High.”
The movie, which will premieres on FOX’s free streaming service Feb. 4, is a modern-age “Bring It On” and follows a high school musical group that must compete against a rival school in order to save their arts program, while also battling issues from the inside.Stars of the cast Marques Houston and Chrissy Stokes told FOX Television Stations Group “Howard High” was originally a TV series, but made into a movie for Tubi audiences.
WATCH: “Howard High,” the series
“I think we really accomplished something really great here,” said Houston, known for being in the R&B group Immature. “From the music to the dancers to the actors, It’s just incredible to see it all come together, and I’m so excited about it.”
“Howard High” is part of Tubi’s Black History Month programming and sheds light on the challenges students and school arts programs face in underfunded neighborhoods.
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CHICAGO – Just in time for Black History Month, the free streaming platform Tubi is adding two new original films to its expansive collection of Black cinema.
The new music documentary “Pass the Mic” and the musical teen drama “Howard High” join the more than 1,400 Black cinema titles that will be available on Tubi throughout Black History Month. Starting Feb. 2, Tubi will also be the exclusive free streaming home of the first season of the Yaya DaCosta-led FOX drama, “Our Kind of People.”
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Paige Strout – January 20, 2022
This February, Tubi will celebrate Black History Month with over a thousand Black film and TV titles available to stream for free, along with the new Tubi original movie Howard High and the documentary Pass the Mic.
“As home to the largest free collection of Black Cinema, Tubi is dedicated to empowering and elevating Black voices and stories year-round,” said Tubi’s Chief Content Officer, Adam Lewinson. “We’re honored to celebrate Black History Month with a super-charged offering of premium programming, including two exciting new Tubi Originals — the high-energy musical drama Howard High and the inspiring documentary Pass the Mic.”
Howard High, Movie Premiere, Friday, February 4, Tubi
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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.
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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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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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