THE COLOR OF STEM – debuts on Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET. This docuseries explores how access to STEM programs has impacted the lives of Black students across the country by creating opportunities for students to secure jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and to compete in the global marketplace. Each episode will introduce HBCUs graduates and highlight their road to success as a way to empower viewers, shatter stereotypes and share “how-tos.” The series celebrates and amplifies the unique journey of Black students who have skillfully navigated STEM-related career paths. Additionally, the program explores how attending an HBCUs impacted their lives and their careers. THE COLOR OF STEM episode airing June 23rd will feature Music Notes, an educational music company founded by Jimmy Pascascio and LaMar Queen, two middle school math teachers in South Central Los Angeles. Mr. QUE and Mr. D combine their love of hip hop with their passion for teaching to create STEM songs that are sure to have viewers nodding their heads and rapping along. The episode also highlights Lisette Titre-Montgomery of gameheads, whose passion is being a diversity advocate for the game industry. She speaks publicly about how game-based curriculums are the key to engaging today’s youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (Steam), and careers. gameheads is a Game Development Accelerator program for Oakland youth, establishing art curriculums and recruiting industry professionals to mentor students of color to become the next generation of developers.
SPADE TO SPADE – debuts on Thursday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The first episode of SPADE TO SPADEin celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, which gave equal access to sports for women, will feature Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-Rossthe first female African-American position coach in NFL history, Jennifer Kingand Shakira Austin of WNBA‘s Washington Mystics – 2022’s third overall draft pick in the WNBA. SPADE TO SPADE is a 30-minute round-table talk show hosted by notable influencer King Flexxa. SPADE TO SPADE features teams of students, entertainers, athletes, and their select partners in a classic neighborhood game of trash talk and real conversation about key issues of the day. Each week, three guests will play for a winner-takes-all game and bragging rights. For those who know and love the game, SPADE TO SPADE offers fans a chance to get in the heart of the action and play for fun while rooting for their favorite team’s charity. Additional celebrity guests for the season include David Banner, Robert Covington, Quinn CookK.Michelle, Yandy SmithJess Hilarious, and John Wall, among others. The first season will include a five-episode run featuring such kitchen table topics as mental health, the state of HBCUss, and other riveting cultural conversations.
These new shows are executive produced by HBCU GO‘s Curt Simmons and Karrington Symonds. With more than 40 years of collective television and film experience, the HBCU GO team has garnered five Emmyssix Telly Awardsa PeabodyAwardand three NAACP Image Award nominations for their documentaries, unscripted series, and live shows.
THE COLOR OF STEM and SPADE TO SPADE are being supported by Procter & Gamblewhich through its Widen the Screen initiative is fueling more expansive portrayals of the Black experience in film, television, and media through partnerships and programming with Black creators and Black-owned and Black-operated media companies. Procter & Gamble brands (including My Black is Beautiful, Hello, Old Spice, pantheneand Secret) will provide advertising support as part of Procter & Gamble‘s collective efforts to serve the HBCUs community.
“HBCUs are the heart and soul of Black America. The free-streaming service HBCU GO is simply here to amplify the excellence of these extraordinary institutions of higher learning,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Allen Media Group is 100-percent committed to bringing original and inspirational content to this platform, and we genuinely appreciate Procter & Gamble for their continued sponsorship and commitment in working with us to achieve this very important goal.”
“HBCU GO is pleased to amplify the voice of Black excellence to students, alumni, and our community during the summer and throughout the whole year,” said HBCU GO President curtis symonds. “From documentaries, movies, sports, talk, and lifestyle programming, we’re opening new doors for content creators to share their stories and to shine a light on our unique cultural experience. HBCU GO is the ultimate destination for free, quality content. ”
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About HBCU GO
HBCU GO is a cultural lifestyle destination and leading sports media provider that embraces and represents the voice of Black Excellence every day of the year through an all-new platform that captures the rich history, diversity, perspectives, and cultural experiences at HBCUss (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The network also provides a platform for emerging creatives in media production, branding, and broadcasting. We offer our viewers the best in live sports, original series, documentaries, films, comedy, and edutainment programming produced by leading African American producers, directors, and students from select HBCUsyes
Launched in 2012, the free-streaming service HBCU GO was purchased by Byron Allen in 2021 and is part of Byron Allen’s Allen Middle Group (AMG). AMG is headquartered in The Angels with offices in New York, Chicago, Atlantaand Charleston, SC. AMG owns 27 ABC–NBC–CBS–FOX network affiliate broadcast television stations in 21 US markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 220 million subscribers: EL CANAL DEL CLIMA, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN SPANISH, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO.TV, THIS TVand PATTERN. AMG also owns the streaming platforms HBCU GO, THE GRIO STREAMING APP, SPORTS.TV, THE WEATHER CHANNEL STREAMING APPand LOCAL NOW–the free-streaming AVOD service powered by EL CANAL DEL CLIMA and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. For more information, visit www.entertainmentstudios.com
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