Bidders from around the world bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour.
The bidding that began Friday on more than 200 items was “unlike anything we’ve ever experienced,” said Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions, which ran the auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Continue reading →
The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System unanimously voted to appoint Frank G. Pogue Grambling State University’s eighth president. UL System President Randy Moffett presented Pogue to the Board as the Grambling Presidential Search Committee’s recommendation. Continue reading →
It sounds like a dream college course description: embark on cultural adventures against the backdrop of the world’s biggest sporting event. No prerequisites, no professor, no syllabus, no books and no tests required. But for 21 students from 12 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), this “dream” is a real once-in-a-lifetime journey to South Africa later this month. Continue reading →
As the founding and premier sponsor of Film Life’s 14th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), HBO will once again have a major presence at the industry retreat, being held in Miami’s South Beach, June 23-26, 2010. ABFF has named Actor Idris Elba the Ambassador of this year’s festival. Continue reading →