Category: Entertainment

Mahomes’ Magical Comeback: Chiefs Triumph in Super Bowl OT Thriller After Usher’s Star-Studded Halftime Show

Maybe it was Usher’s star-studded halftime show that inspired the Kansas City Chiefs and their superstar quarterback Pat Mahomes in the second half to win their third Super Bowl in four years with a thrilling 25-22 OT victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas. Or, perhaps, it was just inevitable that Mahomes, a Black quarterback was inspired by the pregame singing of “Lift Every Voice,” and the bold “End Racism” sign painted at each end zone. Or could it have been a combination of all of the above along with the specter of playing a 49ers team where Colin Kaepernick took a stand for Black Lives Matter that’s cost him a football career?

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PAFF Partnered with IKEA to Present ‘All Artists Have a Seat at the Table’ Exhibit

The non-profit organization, Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with the global brand IKEA. The two came together to amplify the creative brilliance of Black artists from around the world as they unveil the 3rd installment of “All Artists Have a Seat at the Table” a unique campaign that not only shines a light on fine Black Art but also inspires collaboration in unlikely places while showcasing artists behind the work. The 2024 campaign launched February 8, at 6:00 pm with a red carpet opening and reception at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 2nd floor, inside the Museum of African American Art. This glamorous event marked the official unveiling of the “All Artists Have a Seat at the Table” furniture presented by IKEA including a panel discussion by some of its featured artists. The annual event boasts an array of art lovers, film enthusiasts, and some of Hollywood’s top A-listers observing the beautiful artwork, and shopping for unique pieces to add to their collections.

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Black Music Action Coalition Host Series of Events During GRAMMY Week Where Equity Took Center Stage

The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), an advocacy organization founded in 2020 during the height of the pandemic and the surge of systemic racism, arranged a series of thought-provoking events leading up to GRAMMY weekend. These curated events laid the groundwork for essential conversations, aiming to advance equity for Black creatives beyond the typical glitz and glamor associated with one of the music industry’s most notable nights.

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Killer Mike’s Arresting Grammy Night and Jay-Z’s Quest for Validation

This year’s Grammy Awards included powerful performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Fantasia, Joni Mitchell and more, and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was honored with the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award.  Though it was a celebratory, talent-filled celebration, there were behind-the-scenes drama and onstage moments that have people still talking after what is known as “music’s biggest night.”

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The 21st Season of Glorya Kaufman Dance at The Music Center

The Music Center continues its 21st Season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, with a major presentation and dance residency, co-produced by the Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadler’s Wells, of two dance works choreographed by women-Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring and Los Angeles premiere of common ground{s}. Germaine Acogny, founder of École des Sables and Malou Airaudo, an original member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, choreographed common ground{s}.

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Dave Hollister Talks ‘Matters of the Heart’ with City Winery Tour

Some voices define an era within the confines of R&B, and Dave Hollister is undoubtedly one of them. Hollister’s soulful voice has left an indelible mark on the music industry, from his roots in the platinum-selling R&B quartet Blackstreet to a flourishing solo career. Hits like “My Favorite Girl” and “One Woman Man” resonate with audiences, making him a timeless figure in music.

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Jay-Z Day and the Erosion of Political Substance

In the hallowed chambers of New York City’s legislative realm, a proposal has surfaced that could forever alter the way we perceive civic celebration. Farah Louis and other council members have proposed legislation to declare December 4 as “Jay-Z Day” in honor of Shawn Carter, the man who would later become a global phenomenon. While the intent is to honor Jay-Z’s cultural contributions, it forces us to confront a disconcerting trend that has seeped into the very fabric of our political landscape—the fervent embrace of celebrity culture.

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