Harlem Globetrotters on “Unsung Hollywood”

the harlem globetrotters posterTV One’s series Unsung Hollywood, which shines a spotlight on prominent African American stars from the world of film like The Harlem Globetrotters movie poster (above), television, comedy and sports, telling the stories that have rarely or never been told. Continue Reading →

Magic Johnson Speaks on Continued AIDS Education at Apollo

58_magic_johnsonLast Sunday was World AIDS Day and who better to speak on the importance of educating oneself on the topic than Magic Johnson.

The NBA Hall of Fame legend was diagnosed as HIV-positive in November 1991 and seems to have never skipped a beat in getting on with his life and living it ever since. Continue Reading →

Jamie Foxx Produces Moving Documentary of Musicians’ Revelry (update)

Jamie Foxx as executive producer presented “Thunder Soul“, a new documentary about a high school band which premiered at the Magic Johnson Theater on Sept. 9th, 2011.

This wasn’t your average high school band despite what you’re thinking. The band was as innovative as any that you might see in high schools today.

The film’s focus is the Kashmere Stage Band of the early 70′s. Omega Psi Psi member and Wiley College graduate, professor Conrad O. Johnson (pictured) was the leader of this elite stage band. Continue Reading →

‘Magic’ Making Moves On Inner City Broadcasting

According to published reports, basketball Hall of Famer, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, is quietly making moves that could result in acquiring controlling interest in Inner City Broadcasting Corp. and its flagship radio stations in New York, WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM. Thedeal.com reported that ICBC’s debt of over $230 million currently held by Goldman Sachs and GE Capital will be changing hands to Magic Johnson Enterprises and Ron Burkle‘s Yucaipa Companies. The pair have already joined forces to make a number of media moves. The MJE and Yucaipa partnership earlier this year purchased controlling interest in Vibe Holdings, which includes Vibe and Uptown magazines, and the Soul Train TV archives and name. Most recently it made moves to buy three FM stations in the Phoenix metro area. Continue Reading →