New Kid’s Book: I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy

- By Bossip Staff

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…Yet even in the booming multi-billion dollar children’s book market, with sales up almost 13 percent in 2015, only roughly 10 percent of all children’s books over the past two decades contain multicultural content. And with African-American spending power estimated at $1.1 trillion dollars, conventional logic dictates that Black children are an underserved demographic in this realm – a reality that stands to have a devastating impact over time. With this sizable lack of affirming messaging and positive imagery aimed at African-American children in books, PaperUp Publishing presents I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy! – a new book that is poised to fill a void in a unique way that will have a lasting impact on the genre at large…
[MadameNoire]

Get It Girl: Pearlena Igbokwe Named President Of Universal Television

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Earlier this year, when I wrote about Channing Dungey being named the president of ABC, I closed the article by writing, “May many more follow her.” Well, from my fingertips to God’s ears because according to Shadow and Act, Pearlena Igbokwe was recently named the President of Universal Television. President of NBC, Jennifer Salke, who oversees the studio made the announcement saying: “Pearlena’s remarkable track record in drama programming at NBC over the last few years made it clear that she was the ideal choice to lead the studio into its next phase of growth,” said Salke. “Her leadership, vision and taste have resulted in an impressive string of drama successes…”
[MadameNoire]

Eddie Murphy To Star In Netflix Comedy About Hip Hop Sampling

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Netflix is in negotiations to air a new mockumentary about Hip Hop artists sampling 1960s musicians starring Eddie Murphy. Sounds like gold. Deadline is reporting that the streaming giant is in talks to bring Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story to the small screen. Soul Soul Soul will be a fake documentary about a 1960s soul singer named Murray Murray who puts his old band back together and sets out on a mission against the entire genre of Hip-Hop after he finds out that a rapper has scored a hit from sampling one of his records. The idea should work because they have plenty of real-life examples to pull from…
[HipHopWired]


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