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Shonda Rhimes Moves From ABC To Netflix

By Tonya Pendleton Shonda Rhimes is on her way to become the most powerful woman in TV, if she’s not already, although a woman named Oprah might have her beat a little. Rhimes, the woman behind the ABC hit shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder has just left her longtime deal with ABC Studios and signed on to Netflix in what is another sign of the increasingly fragility of broadcast n ...

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MC Lyte Talks About Finding Her Soulmate Online

By Diannah Watson MC Lyte is married and still on her honeymoon with her man! She called in from Jamaica to share all the juicy details! The two met online, which can seem a little intimidating and scary for most people. MC Lyte explained, “It can literally change your life. The first time I set my profile up I put a picture of my eye up.” However, when she became more comfortable she uploaded a full pictur ...

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‘New Edition Story’s’ Algee Smith Joins Amandla Stenberg In ‘The Hate U Give’

“Detroit” actor Algee Smith has joined “The Hate U Give,” Fox 2000’s adaptation of the Black Lives Matter YA novel of the same name from first-time author Angela Thomas. The story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different wo ...

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LAPD Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man Justified, Says Panel

By Michael Balsamo LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police officers acted within department policy when they fatally shot an 18-year-old man last year, whose death sparked a series of protests across the city, the police department’s civilian oversight panel ruled. The determination from the Los Angeles Police Commission found the officers involved in the October 2016 shooting death of Carnell Snell Jr. were justi ...

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Congresswoman Lee, Quad Caucus Demand Removal of Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller from White House

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee and leadership of the Congressional Quad-Caucus – which is composed of chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) – sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling for the immediate removal of Steve Bannon, Sebastian ...

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Treasurer John Chiang Releases Statement on Wells Fargo Board of Directors Changes

SACRAMENTO –  “I am encouraged by these latest steps taken by Wells Fargo and hope they will prove helpful in beginning to put the wheels back on the bank’s trademark stagecoach.” “For months I have been calling for a total reboot of this California-based bank with its storied history reaching back to the Gold Rush. Today, at last, we may be seeing that occurring. In April, I called for the ouster of seven ...

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CBC Chairman Talks HBCUs, Impeachment and #RootOutRacism

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” about impeachment by the CBC when Cong ...

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Steve Bannon’s Run at the White House Ends

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Civil rights leaders and members of Congress praised the dismissal of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon from the White House; Bannon’s exit is just the latest departure from the chaotic Trump Administration, that has yet to win a major legislative victory.Bannon seemed to be in good spirits after the White House announced that he would be leaving the coveted ...

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