via FirstLadyB: Yolanda Adams will again lend her powerhouse vocals to the PBS “A Capitol Fourth” celebration. During previous years, Yolanda Adams performed “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “My Country Tis Of Thee,” no word yet on what she will sing this year. Actor John Stamos returns as host of the event which is in […]

via FirstLadyB: Yolanda Adams and her vocals stay booked and busy! The Gospel music powerhouse has once again lended her voice to honor a legend.  This time she will sing for Neil Diamond  during the Grammy’s Salute To Music Legends.  According to a press release, Adams will perform a rendition of ‘Holly Holy.’  Yolanda has double duties, she is also […]

via FirstLadyB: As the world prepares to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, PBS will air a five-part nightly series ‘Royal Wedding Watch’ starting May 14th. Leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19th, PBS presents ROYAL WEDDING WATCH a 5-part series that will air Monday – Friday, […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Last week , Variety reported that PBS suspended Tavis Smiley from his half-hour interview program due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Tavis was accused of sexual relations with “multiple subordinates” and “some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley.” Tavis was also accused of creating a […]

via Halles: The legendary trio, The Rance Allen Group, will perform songs from its 25th album, Live From San Francisco (Tyscot Records), on the Friday, October 6th edition of PBS’ “Tavis Smiley” television program. The show airs at 11:30 PM PT in Los Angeles and 12:00 AM ET in New York City. All other cites and times, are listed […]

The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year. The […]

“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” the first feature documentary on the prolific life of Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) will premiere on PBS’ American Masters series nationwide tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). PBS Distribution will also release the film on DVD the same day, with additional bonus features, […]

As we make ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, there’s an upcoming program African-Americans are getting excited about. American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first documentary about the life of the singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS. PBS Distribution […]

At an evening reception and screening hosted by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation at the Times Center in Midtown Manhattan last night, major civic and civil rights figures celebrated the newest PBS series by Emmy and Peabody-award winning Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” “Black America […]

The church ushers are more than just doorkeepers.  An inside look at the spirit and discipline of some highly trained ushers. Religion and Ethics provide an inside look at the spirit and discipline of some highly trained ushers who are much more than church doorkeepers. The men and women who serve as ushers at Hemingway […]

Watch Roland Martin and Stanley Nelson discuss the upcoming documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution in the video clip above. Don't miss the premiere of the film tonight on PBS.

Director Nelson George gives viewers a peek into the incredible life of Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer of New York’s American Ballet Theatre … or of any ballet company, period. “A Ballerina’s Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copeland,” airing tonight on PBS, moves quickly through the the prima ballerina’s unstable upbringing in San Pedro, […]