Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County Receives $30,000 Grant from Truist Foundation

     Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County recently received a $30,000 grant from Truist Foundation to support the agency’s powerful mission of igniting the power and promise of youth through one-to-one mentoring relationships. The funding from the Truist grant is dedicated to enhancing technology at the nonprofit, strengthening long-term sustainability to continue its mission for years to come. […]


The Harder They Fall

    The setup for this shoot ’em up started with the 2013 short film They Die by Dawn, the brainchild of Jeymes Samuel, aka “The Bullitts.” He’s a British singer-songwriter, producer and writer/director who is also the brother of the Grammy Award-winning musician Seal. In the past, Samuel would make films to accompany his album releases. They Die… fits that pattern and featured Western characters based on real people: Nat Love, played by Michael K. Williams and Stagecoach Mary portrayed by Erykah Badu. Eight years later, after a perfect gestation period, The Harder They Fall comes to theaters and Netflix and its genius is no fluke. It’s been nurtured by Samuel and co-writer Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) who’ve thoughtfully created a wild West tale of biblical proportions with a new cast and additional characters. […]

National News

Poet, Musician and Author Gil Scott-Heron Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as Early Influencer Prophetic Genius Inspired a Generation of Rappers and Musicians with “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

Legendary poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron will be inducted posthumously in the “Early Influencer” category among the 2021 class of inductees at the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held October 30th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio. Scott-Heron, who died in 2011, will be represented by family at the ceremony. “We are thrilled by this honor,” said Rumal Rackley, Scott-Heron’s son and Administrator of his estate. […]

Local News

Ali Cultural Arts Center Presents The Melton Mustafa Orchestra

     Ali Cultural Arts Center is thrilled to welcome The Melton Mustafa Orchestra to the stunning outdoor covered courtyard venue in Pompano Beach. The orchestra, started by the late Grammy® Award-winning artist Melton Mustafa, is now led by his son, Melton Mustafa, Jr., a renowned saxophone player. The orchestra is the only African American-led 18-piece jazz big band in South Florida. The concert is Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at www.pompanobeacharts.org. Food and beverages will also be on sale. […]