It’s positive news only on this Friday eve. Whether you love the kids or Queen Sugar, today’s Quick Read is for you!
Today anchor Tamron Hall has inked a development deal with Disney/ABC for a daytime talk show. Hall, who left NBC News in February of 2017 as the show was restructuring for Megyn Kelly’s segment, has recently been the host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on Investigation Discovery. “I’m so thrilled to partner with Disney|ABC to create a daytime television show that’s unconventional, fun, intimate and sometimes even raw,” she said. The show could premiere as soon as 2019. (Variety)
Kevin Hart and his Help From The Hart charity has teamed up with Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and the United Negro College Fund to give $600,000 in scholarships to 18 students to attend HBCUs. The students, from eight different cities, all attended KIPP schools and will be attending 11 different colleges across the country. (The Washington Post)
The National Park Service has issued a permit to D.C. United Against Hate, a coalition of 18 protester groups who will be countering the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Washington, D.C. Participants representing Black Lives Matter, Shut It Down D.C and more will be apart of the counter protests and plan to “protest against the white pride march.” (The Hill)
The Oscars are making some changes to their upcoming annual event. According to a tweet, the Academy is introducing a new category around “achievement in popular film.” Additionally, February 9, an earlier air date, has been set for 2020 and plans for a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast are underway. (Twitter)
Queen Sugar has been renewed for a fourth season on OWN ahead of its Aug. 22 finale. In the new season, co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take over as showrunner. “We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers, and crew,” OWN president Erik Logan said in the press release. “Can’t wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four.” (Shadow And Act)