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WHAT’S STREAMING ON UMC – URBAN MOVIE CHANNEL IN JANUARY 2018:

Los Angeles, CA — Now available to download in the Google Play store for Android users, UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s January slate includes Season 3 of the popular Canadian police drama, 19-2; Jeff Bazile films Making Moves and Love N Success; Jamaican crime drama from Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing, Better Mus’ Come; Fraternity exposé He Ain’t Heavy: Pledging Underground; and David E. Talbert’s classic stage play He Say She Say… But What Does God Say. Available at www.UMC.tv and on various devices, UMC is the first premium subscription streaming service that showcases quality African American and urban entertainment across all genres from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).

19-2, Season 3 – Now Streaming
Absorbing and authentic, this award-winning Canadian police drama follows first responders beyond the crime scenes and into their own messy lives. “A slice of urban and police life carefully observed” (The New York Times), 19-2 reveals its heroes’ fears and failings while celebrating the triumphs and resilience of the human spirit.

Love N Success – Now Streaming
Deion is a well-known and highly paid actor, who left his first love of sports to pursue his career. Deion is ready for true love but finding success has brought lack of trust and loneliness. When Deion returns to his hometown of Atlanta, GA to shoot his next movie, he reunites with childhood friends and family. After visiting a sick nine-year old girl whose one wish is to meet him, he begins to fall for her nurse, envisioning the love life he’s been desiring. But when his college sweetheart comes looking for him, Deion struggles to separate the past from the present.

Making Moves – Now Streaming
Que has a job that provides him with financial security and is in a loving relationship with Angela, his girlfriend of 3 years. It appears the couple is headed for marital bliss until Que announces that he has decided to give up his stable lifestyle to follow his dream. Unable to see the vision, Angela gives him an ultimatum that severs their beautiful union. Leaving behind everything he knows, Que moves to another state in pursuit of his dream. As reality sets in and challenges appear, Que quickly finds out that following his dream isn’t as easy as he once imagined.

Better Mus’ Come – January 19th, 2018
“Riveting” — Billboard Magazine

“The new benchmark in Jamaican film making” — Jamaica Gleaner

“A gorgeous (if at times overripe) melodrama set during the deadly political unrest of late-’70s Jamaica” — Village Voice

Another new addition from Ava DuVernary’s ARRAY library, passion, politics and poverty collide as this stunning love story from Jamaican writer/director Storm Saulter unfolds against a backdrop of political turmoil. Three years in the making, Better Mus’ Come brilliantly captures the deep rooted conflict at the heart of Jamaican politics as seen in violent images in news reports and recent explosive political headlines all over the world in the international manhunt for alleged Jamaican “Don”, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, leaving 76 civilians dead and a government-mandated State of Emergency in its aftermath.

He Ain’t Heavy: Pledging Underground – January 26th, 2018
In this award-winning, genre-bending debut experimental film by Jeff Obafemi Carr, the reality of underground pledging is explored as never before captured on film.

In the spring of 2011, five college students were selected to join a prestigious African-American fraternity. From their first day of initiation, they were hazed with progressive intensity. Weeks into the harrowing process, an early-morning 911 call led Police to a high school football field, where they discovered the body of one of the pledges. Months later, over 40 hours of controversial footage found from a fraternity member’s camera, cell phones, and surveillance equipment has been arranged into a film that exposes the dangerous and brutal world of underground hazing–from the perspective of actual pledging.

Filmed in 2011 yet still relevant today, this film that blurs the line between reality and fiction has inspired a national conversation on hazing in Black fraternities and sororities similar to those explored in films like Burning Sands.

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Film, BETTER MUS’ COME

David E. Talbert’s He Say She Say… But What Does God Say – January 26th, 2018
One of his three earliest titles, He Say She Say… But What Does God Say is another classic throwback title from the David E. Talbert collection.

When the members of a small storefront church called the True Vine find themselves worshiping next to a seedy nightclub called the Twenty Grand, they clash with the thugs who hang out there. But as each group tries to win control of the block and rid the community of an unwanted element, they learn that God may have other plans.

16Jan
Events

The World Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Championship is Happening in Baltimore by Phinesse Demps

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Entrepreneurs

13-YEAR OLD ENTREPRENEUR TURNS EDUCATION ABOUT AFRICAN HERITAGE INTO AN ARTS & CRAFTS BUSINESS

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NewsTechno

ALICIA BOLER DAVIS SELECTED 2018 BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

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12Jan
EventsHealth

(BPRW) AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday at Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country

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12Jan
HBCU SPORTS

HBCU SPORTS: SWAC Track results for January 9th,2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern sprinter Alexis Gray, Alabama A&M sprinter Alex Ward, Alcorn State jumper J’Koven Celestine, and Southern thrower Jamira Russ have been recognized by the...

28Dec
Education

This Private College (and Many Others) Are Allowing Low Income Students to Attend For Free

Many private colleges across the country are experimenting with new programs that will allow more low income students to attend their institutions. One of those is Washington College, a private liberal...

26Dec
HBCU SPORTS

HBCU Sports: FB- DOOLEY NAMED PRAIRIE VIEW A&M HEAD COACH

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22Dec
Indie SoulVideos

Indie Soul Magazine Video Spotlight: Singer-songwriter Claire Mortifee ( Panther Paw)

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20Dec
HBCU SPORTS

HBCU Recaps: Women’s Basketball Recaps: December 19

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