<b>HALLE BERRY STARS IN NEW CBS SCI-FI DRAMA "EXTANT"</b>
HALLE BERRY STARS IN CBS THRILLER "EXTANT" JULY 9 AT 9 P.M. (ET).
HALLE BERRY STARS IN NEW CBS SCI-FI DRAMA "EXTANT"

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Since CBS has been heavily promoting Halle Berry’s new sci-fi drama “Extant,” I’m eager to see what it’s all about.

In “Extant,” which debuts July 9 at 9 p.m. (ET) on CBS, Berry plays an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life.

Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

"There's only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen “Extant”...





<b> "THE MARVELOUS MARVELETTES" DEBUTS JULY 18 AT THE BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATRE</b>
"THE STORY OF MOTOWN'S MARVELOUS MARVELETTES" COMES TO THE BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATRE CULTURAL CENTER JULY 18.
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"THE MARVELOUS MARVELETTES" DEBUTS JULY 18 AT THE BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATRE

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical “The Story of The Marvelettes” directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles.

The Story of The Marvelettes will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, located at 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 18-September 7, 2014. The press opening is July 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm....




<b>LIFETIME\'S \"THE LOTTERY\" A REAL WINNER</b>
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER TIMOTHY J. SEXTON, MARLEY SHELTON, MICHAEL GRAZIADEI AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RICK EID.
LIFETIME'S "THE LOTTERY" A REAL WINNER

By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

BURBANK, CALIF-- It appears the Lifetime Network may have a real winner on its hands with the new conspiracy thriller, “The Lottery.” The July 20 premiere episode was riveting, must-see TV and set the stage for a promising series.

“The Lottery,” airs on Lifetime Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and stars Marley Shelton (“Eleventh Hour”), Michael Graziadei (“American Horror Story”), David Alpay (“The Vampire Diaries”), Athena Karkanis (“Low Winter Sun”), Yul Vazquez (“Magic City”), Shelley Conn (“Terra Nova)” and Martin Donovan (“Homeland”).

Timothy J. Sexton (“Children of Men”) serves as writer and executive producer alongside Rick Eid (“Hostages”) and...






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<b>THE JACKSON 5 OF THE EARLY 1970'S DESERVE THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM</b>
KEVIN ANTIONE, JD ASSISTANT VP OF SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER.
THE JACKSON 5 OF THE EARLY 1970'S DESERVE THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

By: KEVIN ANTOINE, BLACKNEWS.COM

My wife and I recently saw "Motown: The Musical” on Broadway. "Motown" wasn't just a musical, however, it connected to the history of America through the sounds of Motown. We loved the show, all the acts and all the songs.

However, we were pleasantly surprised that the greatest and loudest applause both during and after the show was given to the performers performing as the "Jackson...