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A Salute to Black Broadway

Interviews with What's The 411's A Salute to Black Broadway Honorees

What's The 411 Networks held its launch party on Monday, June 4, 2012, to celebrate the re-launch of its website and television show. The launch party's theme, A Salute to Black Broadway, honored Alia Jones-Harvey, Producer, Front Row Productions ("A Street Car Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"); Kevin-Anthony and Sean Hollingsworth, Founders, B2 Productions ("Black 2: Broadway); Marcia Pendelton, Founder and President, Walk Tall Girl Productions; and Jesse Wooden, Jr., Director, The MAAFA Suite, and Black Nativity.
The interviews were conducted by What's The 411 correspondents: Barbara Bullard, Andrew Rosario, Crystal Henderson, and Kizzy Cox.
A Salute to Black Broadway benefited the George H. Murray Preparatory Academy, a small independent K - Grade 8 private school in the heart of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY.

What's The 411: Bertha Lewis on Red Carpet at Barclays Center Opening

 

Bertha Lewis, President, The Black Institute, checked in with Ruth Morrison, CEO, What's The 411 Networks at the opening of the Barclay's Center. Ms. Lewis, excited about the opening of the Barclays Center, expressed her expectations for the ground-breaking of the housing portion of the Atlantic Yards project. Ms. Lewis' young companion was so excited to see Jay-Z, she was almost speechless. However, like many of the adults on the red carpet that night, Ms. Lewis has great admiration of Jay Z's business skills and his rags to riches story, which is emblematic of the American Dream.

 

What’s The 411 Celebrates 20 Years with New Format and New Hosts

What's The 411, a weekly celebrity-driven urban entertainment and lifestyle television show, celebrates its 20th year with a change in format.

What's The 411's leaves behind a straight magazine format and embraces a format of news, commentary, and featured interviews.

The first episode of this new format also sports three new hosts BIANCA PEART, GLENN GILLIAM, and JACINDA MOTTON. A search is on for the fourth host and will join the show in a couple of weeks.

This episode featured a conversation about Hollywood couple ROBIN THICKE and PAULA PATTON'S split; the NAACP Image Awards; NICKI MINAJI'S inappropriate use of a MALCOLM X'S photo; KEVIN HART'S seemingly meteoric rise; BEYONCE'S position of top of the earnings heap; DENZEL WASHINGTON and LATANYA RICHARDSON in the Broadway production of LORRAINE HANSBERRY'S A Raisin in the Sun; MICHAEL B. JORDAN'S upcoming role in the Fantastic Four.

The celebrity-laden red carpet at the NFL's Super Bowl Gospel Celebration founded by MELANIE FEW-HARRISON is the featured interview. What's the 411 reporter CRISTINA TWITTY hosts this video package, which includes gospel sister duo MARY MARY, American Idol Season 12 Winner, CANDICE GLOVER; AJ CALLOWAY, former host of BET's 106th & Park; gospel singer NATALIE GRANT; and members of the NFL Football Players Gospel Choir: JASON AVANT, TRENT SHELTON; and QUINTIN DEMPS.

The NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was hosted by WENDY WILLIAMS and AJ CALLOWAY. R&B songbird PATTI LABELLE was the featured singer.

Check out video of new episode here:

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