The #BlackGirlJoyChallenge was created by Southern Black Girls to introduce the concept of JOY as a vital component of mental health and self-care for young girls. The initiative awards micro- grants to applicants who have compelling and creative ideas to spread joy and positivity within their communities. Previous awardees have organized a plethora of impactful events, including a drive-in movie experience during the pandemic, launched a program addressing period poverty,
implemented a robotics teams for Black girls, hosted salon party to teach proper hair care and cool styling/braiding techniques, held a special “Paint Night” party to find joy through art, gathered support for a park restoration so that children have a clean and safe environment to play in, distributed “Blessing Bags” to unhoused people in need, and so much more!
The Pete and Thomas Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting and assisting women, children, senior citizens, and underserved communities in Houston, Texas and across the world. This partnership marks the second collaboration between the Pete and Thomas Foundation and Southern Black Girls, following their successful Joy is Our Journey Dream
Bus Tour in 2022. This special cycle of the #BlackGirlJoyChallenge, in partnership with the Pete and Thomas Foundation, will focus on mental health and wellness
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New York, NY – November 9, 2023 – Today, ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black television and film from AMC Networks, released the trailer for the highly anticipated sophomore season of provocative drama, Hush. The 8-episode series returns Thursday, December 7th only on ALLBLK.
Hush, produced by husband-and-wife showrunner team Chuck and Bree West of OCTET Productions (Stalked Within, A Wesley Christmas) and created by Angela Burt-Murray (Games People Play), follows the story of top marriage and sex therapist, TV personality and best-selling author, Dr. Draya Logan (Joyful Drake) who finds herself entangled in a web of lies, sex and murder that could cost her everything. This season, Dr. Logan is determined to clear her name and reclaim her fame. She must utilize her pawns to not only to help free her but cover up more than what they promised at whatever costs before the secrets of the penthouse are exposed.
Additional cast includes Caryn Ward Ross (ALLBLK’s Monogamy, CW’s Jane the Virgin), Candiace Dillard Bassett (The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Christmas Lottery), TS Madison (Zola, The TS Madison Experience), Khalilah Joi (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19), Asiahn (The Chi), Rob Gordon (The Christmas Lottery, Holiday Heartbreak), Kevin Savage (Insecure, P Valley), Javier Villamil (Jumanji: Next Level), Lanre Idewu (Sherman’s Showcase), Arron Spears (The Black Hamptons) and more.
Hush is executive produced by Chuck and Bree West of OCTET Productions and Angela Burt-Murray. Joyful Drake and Chazitear serve as co-executive producers. Bree West and Angela Burt Murray serve as writers for the series with Chazitear who directs alongside Donald Welch and Bree West. Brett Dismuke, Head of Content, and Nikki Love, SVP Development & Original Production, Scripted executive produce for ALLBLK.
ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.