“9-1-1” on Fox actress and executive producer Angela Bassett recently breezed into the Big Apple from Los Angeles, taking the entire city over, as she promoted her new film, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which hits theaters Nov. 11. The Oscar nominee was also honored at Glamour’s 2022 Women of the Year Awards on Nov. 1 at The Grill & The Pool in midtown Manhattan while in NYC, and did the rounds on talk shows which included “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Good Day New York” and “The Tamron Hall Show,” clad in one fabulous outfit after another.
Scripps Network announced a slate of five new original holiday motion pictures to premiere on ION and Bounce. This year’s new original movies feature familiar faces, including Vivica A. Fox, Jackee Harry, Billy Baldwin and Tom Arnold. Fox guest stars as the chairwoman of the board of the design company where long suffering Emily (Sara Ball) works in the film “Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays,” which premieres Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET. The movie centers around an egotistical social media influencer’s dog being kidnapped and Emily teaming up with local vet Jonathan (Noah Fearnley) to find the puppy before Christmas.
After working with a variety of community services over the past 25 years, the Queens, N.Y. based non-profit org 1 World Fest Global’s Co-Founder Kamel Ellis set out to be a part of the solution when he started the organization five years ago, born out of a need to serve multicultural communities year-round by providing awareness, assistance, and critical access to resources. Faced with the challenge of addressing the issue and creating a more unified world, 1 World Fest Global seeks to discuss the critical problems and offer real solutions to close cultural and racial gags by hosting a series of panel discussions and media presentations, culminating with a Unity Concert on Nov. 13 at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in Jamaica, Queens, entitled Worldfest: The War For Peace. Admission to the event is free. The event features an art installation showcasing the work of photographer Jamel Shabazz, pieces from artist Steven Cogle, an outdoor food court, live music sets and a concert.
Huff Post is reporting that more than 40 Black leaders have sent a letter to MSNBC President Rasheda Jones in protest of the cable network’s show “The Cross Connection With Tiffany Cross” being canceled. The leaders are demanding to meet with Jones to “discuss a path forward that is restorative to the reputation and dignity of” Cross. The letter was signed by various heads of not-for-profit organizations and civil rights leaders who included Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP; sports journalist Jemele Hill and journalist Roland Martin.