South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a news conference, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in South Bend, Ind., as South Bend Common Council President Tim Scott, left, and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, listen.
(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) The American Black Film Festival has announced the ‘Best of ABFF’ and we have the complete list of winners from the 5-day festival that took over Miami Beach this week. Erica Ash hosted the closing ceremony where the festival’s big winners were revealed on Saturday night, culminating the five-day festival by honoring the winners of the film competitions and talent pipeline programs.
A partnership between Kim Kardashian West and a rideshare giant will potentially help thousands of inmates get back on their feet. During a recent trip to The White House, Kardashian West announced that her partnership with Lyft will enable up to 5,000 soon-to-be released inmates to receive transportation to job interviews. The arrangement could start as early as next month, according to TMZ. Lyft reportedly is committing to transporting thousands of former inmates to their job interviews, work and other places, starting as early as next month. Kardashian West, in partnership with #Cut50, a bipartisan initiative to cut crime and incarceration rates across all states, has been putting in work at the federal and local levels over the past year to both raise awareness of people wrongfully incarcerated and to help formerly incarcerated people with housing and employment once they leave prison.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women’s E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the next steps for her political career. “I am not being coy when I say that I have not decided what I’m going to do next,” said Abrams, the event’s keynote speaker. “I’m not going to make a choice because I feel a sense of urgency from others. I’m going to make a choice because it’s the right thing to do.
Rapper Meek Mill's legal team has blocked recent legal efforts to stop his documentary #freeMeek from moving forward. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) A prominent Philadelphia lawyer lost his lawsuit against Amazon and Roc Nation over an alleged illegal recording of comments he made about his client, who just so happens to be the judge at the center of rapper Meek Mill’s probation violation case.
OJ Simpson joins Twitter with a splash (Photo by Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to the Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it “will be a lot of fun.
Check out the official synopsis: In this coming-of-age drama, a reclusive teenage musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard (Anthony Anderson). United by their mutual love of hip-hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city’s music scene. Directed by Chris Robinson BEATS features Everage in his feature film debut and co-stars Uzo Aduba and Emayatzy Corinealdi. BEATS is the ultimate ode to Chicago’s South Side, and its long history of creating music that forms the city’s beating heart. Set in Chicago, the film directed by Chris Robinson (The New Edition Story) follows August; a teenager traumatized after witnessing a devastating tragedy.
U.S. President Donald Trump has a new director of African American outreach in Nicole Frazier, weirdly right before the 2020 election.
(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR) The American Black Film Festival is going down in Miami and TheGrio is front and center for all the festivities. Tons of famous faces headed down to the beach this week to mix and mingle with fans, creatives, and journalists as they premiered their projects and participated in panels about navigating the entertainment industry.