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BET Networks Airing First Miniseries ‘The Book of Negroes’ with Feb. 16 Premiere [Video]

For Black History Month in February, BET is launching its first miniseries, “The Book of Negroes."

The six-part historical drama, done in the tradition of the 1977 ABC-TV miniseries "Roots," is based on Canadian novelist, essayist and memoirist Lawrence Hill’s novel titled "Someone Knows My Name." It premieres Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. EST.

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BET to Stream Legendary Gospel Artist Andrae Crouch’s Funeral Services Live

A celebration of legendary gospel singer, composer and producer Andraé Crouch's life takes place Tuesday and Wednesday in Los Angeles, and BET will be streaming both funeral services, officials announced today.

Crouch, a Grammy and Dove award winner and pastor, died Jan. 8 in Northridge, Calif., after suffering a heart attack. He was 72 years old.

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MTV Broadcasting in Black and White for First Time as Part of Anti-Bias Effort The Talk [Video]

MTV today is kicking off an expansion of its Look Different anti-bias campaign titled The Talk by broadcasting today in black and white.

The 12-hour, multi-platform effort, being launched at 9 a.m. EST today, is to encourage its audience to have candid, confident and color brave conversations on race with family and friends, MTV announced.

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Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin.

Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morning in Caledonia.

Trayvon was fatally shot in February 2012 by a neighborhood watch patrolman.

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Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa Announce Boys of Zummer Tour

Wiz Khalifa is headed out with Fall Out Boy on a 40-plus-city Boys of Zummer co-headlining tour that kicks off June 10.

The special guest is rapper-singer Hoodie Allen, with a July 10 date at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Cast Getting Feted by Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence magazine today announced it will honor the cast of the Netflix series "Orange Is The Black" at the eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon next month.

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Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard and New G Top Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominations

Gospel music superstar and WEtv personality Erica Campbell, of Mary Mary, and Ricky Dillard and New G got 10 nominations apiece for the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, which will be announced in late March in Las Vegas.

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Marvin Sapp Single Featured on ‘Billboard #1 Gospel Hits’ Collection [Video]

Grand Rapids native Marvin Sapp is featured on a new greatest hits gospel album out today.

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) is releasing the greatest hits collection "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits," which features fan favorites from the past five years that hit No. 1 on Billboard's hot gospel songs chart.

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