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Authentic Empire rap Artist Money Mu Hits the stage With brs kashkash at Rolling Loud Concert in Miami

‘Money Mu’ is making his stage rounds as he recently performed at 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 in Atlanta , Georgia

Money Mu at Rolling Loud

It’a always amazing to see folks from your hometown when attending a concert. But this wasn’t just any concert; fresh out of a year long pandemic with concerts and large music events restricted the “ROLLING LOUD” annual event was able to happen in Miami, FL. This music event brings out the top new artists next to blow along with the artists we have come to know and love who have used platforms just like this to expose and elevate their brand.

Money Mu was no exception, and he showed gratitude as he posted a video clips from the event giving a huge shout out to @BRSKASH for bringing him out on stage to drop some bars on the crowd. This was a stand up move and let’s you know this display of humility lets you know Money Mu is on his way. Look out for his next project.

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CMNTY CULTURE’s DEBUT FILM PROJECT ‘THE LAST PLANTATION’

Photo Credit Jaloni Williams
Photo Credit: Jaloni Williams

BASED ON THE UNTOLD TRUE STORY OF BLACK FARMER JOHN BOYD JR. AND LAWYER JAMES FARRIN WHO WORKED TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE FOR BLACK FARMERS IN AMERICA

Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2021 – Today, CMNTY Culture, a Black-owned entertainment and media enterprise founded by eight-time GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence, announced its first film project, The Last Plantation, via its film/ TV vertical, CMNTY Culture Films. CMNTY Culture will be the lead production company on The Last Plantation, an untold true story chronicling one of the largest civil rights settlements in history. Hunt Lowry(A Time to Kill, Last of the Mohicans) of Roserock Films and Jesse Kennedy (Brooklyn’s Finest, Stolen) are signed on to produce the film, joined by Philip Lawrence, CMNTY Culture Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Legal Officer Miles Cooley, CMNTY Culture CEO Thomas St. John, and main character/ lawyerJames Farrin as executive producers. 

Written by Tyger Williams (Menace II Society, Self Made: Madam C.J. Walker), The Last Plantation follows Black soybean farmer, John Boyd Jr., and white car accident attorney, James Farrin, as they overcome long odds and Washington gridlock to obtain a $1.25 billion settlement for over 18,000 Black farmers who had been discriminated against by the U.S. government. For years, the USDA routinely treated Black farmers unjustly, earning it the unfortunate nickname “the last plantation.”

“With its underlying themes of racial justice and social equity, ‘The Last Plantation’ showcases everything that CMNTY Culture stands for. It’s an important story to tell, not only because of its historical context, but also because it points to how we can come together to address social issues and injustices, even in a polarized world,” said CMNTY Culture Founder and Chairman, Philip Lawrence. “We couldn’t be happier to launch our film/ TV vertical with such an inspiring project and hope that it helps shed some much-overdue light on the often-neglected plight of Black farmers in America.”

The premise of the film aligns closely with CMNTY Culture’s mission of promoting and advancing racial equity, social justice, and diversity/inclusion in all aspects of its business, which includes film/TV, music, music publishing, and real estate. Philip Lawrence founded the company in 2019 alongside a visionary group of accomplished leaders: Thomas St. John, Founder of Thomas St. John Group; Miles Cooley, formerly DLA Piper; Marlena Kaplan, formerly Blackstone; Malik Rasheed, formerly Epic Records; and Chief Johnson, formerly PUMA Group.

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About CMNTY Culture: Launched in 2019, CMNTY Culture is a Black-owned, independent music and media enterprise founded by eight-time GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence in partnership with Thomas St. John, founder of Thomas St. John Group, a leading international accounting and business management firm. The company has several portfolio entertainment verticals in the music, music publishing, film/ TV, and real estate spaces.  CMNTY Culture is dedicated to advocating for and empowering artists across disciplines, as well as promoting and advancing racial equity, social justice, and diversity/inclusion in all aspects of its business. To find out more, you can visit: https://cmntyculture.com/


Media Contacts:

Sunshine Sachs

Paula Witt/ Maggie Faircloth/ Samantha Stephens/ Daniella Colletti – CMNTYCulture@SunshineSachs.com

RUN THE WORLD – Series on StARZ

From the Creator of LIVING SINGLE and the Executive Producer of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

Amber Stevens West (Whitney Greene) right Tosin Morohunfola (Ola Adeyemo)

“Run the World” follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant 30-something Black women – fiercely loyal best friends – who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it’s an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together. The series stars Amber Stevens West (“The Carmichael Show”) as “Whitney,” a perfectionist who almost always plays by the rules; Andrea Bordeaux (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) as “Ella,” an audacious romantic, who is figuring out what she truly wants both personally and professionally; Bresha Webb (“Marlon”) as “Renee,” the vivacious, soon-to-be-divorced diva with a seemingly thriving career; and Corbin Reid (“Valor”) as “Sondi,” an erudite professional who begins to re-evaluate both her career and personal priorities.

Premiere:
Sunday, May 16th @ 8:30pm ET/PT | Genre: Comedy

Showrunner/Executive Producer: 
Yvette Lee Bowser

Creator/Executive Producer:
Leigh Davenport

Run The World- Photo Courtesy of STARZ

Christian Keyes talks Saints and Sinners Judgement Day Movie on Bounce TV 2/14 9pm

Christian Keyes- Photo Courtesy of Bounce TV

Saints & Sinners: Judgment Day  

Some say blood is thicker than water, but in the fictional small town of Cypress, vengeance is bigger than family loyalty. Mayor Ella Johnson is arrested for alledgely killing Malik Thompson whose body was found in her empty pool. 

Things get worse when her mother Leona sweeps in for a power grab and undermines her daughter’s chance at freedom as she plots to take over the city of Cypress and New Hope church.  

Alex (who we all know is gangster) is determined to get to the bottom of what happened , but does he have a motive? Dr Christi definitely is also on board to figure out what really happened, all while managing to keep close watch on her good friend Pastor Levi. Tune in tonight as there are several more pieces to this puzzle.

Last season of Saints and Sinners was the number one most-watched program on television, beating such shows as The $100,000 Pyramid on ABC, What Just Happened? (FOX), Instinct (CBS) and Big Little Lies (HBO), in the delivery of African Americans 18-49 and 25-54 Sunday night between 9-10 p.m.  Each episode reaches 1.3 Million viewers Sunday night, becoming the most-watched program in Bounce history.

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, is gearing up for the worldpremiere of <strong>Saints & Sinners: Judgment Day</strong> movie tonight <strong>Sunday, February 14th</strong> at <strong>9:00 pm ET</strong>.  Will you please tune in?Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, is gearing up for the worldpremiere of Saints & Sinners: Judgment Day movie tonight Sunday, February 14th at 9:00 pm ET.  Will you please tune in?

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel Biopic coming to Lifetime

Screen Shot 2020-01-23 at 10.18.27 PMThe Clark Sisters are taking their act to the big screen and the movie will be super amazing! Just to give you a little taste of what the film will be about :

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel will air Easter on Saturday, April 11th at 8pm eastern and pacific, only on Lifetime.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

From executive producers and Grammy Award winners Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott, comes the authorized musical tale of the incomparable gospel singers, The Clark Sisters.   The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel recounts the story of the highest selling female gospel group in history and of their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark (Aunjanue Ellis).  Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters (Christina Bell as “Twinkie,” Kierra Sheard as “Karen,” Sheléa Frazier as “Dorinda,” Raven Goodwin as “Denise,” Angela Birchett as “Jacky”) overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal, and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry.

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Cynthia Erivo Only Black Female Actress to receive Oscar nomination for Best Actress & Original song for ‘Harriet’

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Cynthia Erivo wearing a custom Thom Browne gown. Photo Courtesy of Essence.com

The public, black twitter and actors were not happy when the 2020 Oscar Nominee list was revealed. It’s seems the #OscarsSoWhite remains #SoWhite as there was still a total lack of diversity not only in the actor/actress categories but also in the Director, Music and Screenplay nominations.

The consensus was the sure way for an African American to be considered for an Oscar nodd would be to star in a film about slavery and storylines that depict the oppression  of Black people. Ironically Cynthia Erivo is not only getting flack for his nomination but she also received alot of flack from the African American Community because of being Brittish and being chosen for the role of Black America’s honored and beloved Harriett Tubman.

Personally, the Producer’s Channel is so proud of Cynthia Erivo for the outstanding acting she displayed in the film Harriet and if anyone of these people criticizing even saw the film they would have to agree that she definitely earned her Oscar nomination and we will be rooting for her all the way to the finish line for the win!

Be sure to tune in to the Academy Awards show Feb 9th as we await Cynthia Erivo walking off that stage with her Oscar in hand! Check your tv guide for local listing and time. Here is the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations: Continue reading Cynthia Erivo Only Black Female Actress to receive Oscar nomination for Best Actress & Original song for ‘Harriet’