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Dominic Santana stars as Suge Knight in ‘All Eyez On Me’
June 24, 2017
Santana knew that in landing the role, the pressure to “get it right” would only grow. ... read more »
The Black Association Of Documentary Filmmakers (‘Badwest’) Presents Its 11th Annual ‘Day of Black Docs’
June 23, 2017
It has, unfortunately, been in the interest of a white supremacy to continually denigrate our reality and portray us in a negative light. ... read more »
Rayven Ferrell as Sekyiwa Shakur “All Eyez on Me”
June 22, 2017
Directed by Benny Boom and starring new comer Demetrius Shipp Jr., as Shakur, the film—which opens nation wide on June 16, the late rapper's 46th birthday—is already no stranger to controversy with lengthy legal battles on “who and who does not” have the right to tell the slain rapper/actor/activist story. ... read more »
“Raising Bertie” Filmmaker Margaret Byrne look at rural life for three Black Men
June 22, 2017
This is not entertainment. It should not have that title of entertainment. It’s a wake-up call and despite all of the calls to wake up, community activist Vivian Saunders reminds them of the close proximity of the filled prisons. ... read more »
Courtney Kemp is “Power”
June 22, 2017
Kemp makes money for the Starz network and “Power,” which revolves around a pair of drug kings desperately trying to balance legit business with street business in gritty, contemporary New York City, could be an artistic metaphor of how the Hollywood game actually works. ... read more »
Judge in Quincy Jones/ Michael Jackson Case not Familiar with Jackson’s Work
June 22, 2017
A judge said Wednesday that videos to be played during the upcoming trial of producer Quincy Jones' multimillion-dollar breach-of- contract lawsuit against one of Michael Jackson's companies will be his introduction to some of the late singer's biggest hits. ... read more »
Off The Shelf
June 22, 2017
An unsung hero, Susan Burton is a formerly incarcerated woman who understands the challenges people, especially women face when leaving prison. ... read more »
SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Rashida Jones with Its Actors Inspiration Award
June 22, 2017
Jones is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, musician and activist. Her philanthropy includes work with the International Rescue Committee, traveling around the world as an advocate for the nonprofit which delivers lifesaving care to people fleeing conflict and natural disaster; serving on the board and as a celebrity ambassador for Peace First, a youth organization that encourages the development of the world’s next generation of peacemakers; and supporting Oceana in its mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. In addition, she lends her voice to several other important charities including Amnesty International, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Trevor Project. ... read more »
Karl Kani Talks Life, Fashion, and the late Tupac Shakur Repping His Brand
June 22, 2017
I caught up with Karl Kani on Fathers’ Day having just finished viewing the Netflix documentary “Fresh Dressed” to chat about the new film “All Eyez All Me” in which his clothing is prominently featured. ... read more »
Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Wins Bid on Harlem Building & Development Site
June 22, 2017
The HHHOF Harlem building is well positioned in a high volume traffic corridor next to a major transportation through way where an estimated 15+ million tourists and commuters pass by and travel annually. Tourism is expected to see a continual rise in New York City over the next 7-10 years, cited by a recent NYC Mayor's government report. ... read more »
UNESCO And The Pan African Federation Of Filmmakers Sign Agreement To Restore African Films
June 22, 2017
Martin Scorsese, founder and chair of The Film Foundation, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Aboubakar Sanogo, the North American Regional Secretary of the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) joined together Wednesday, June 7 to sign a letter of agreement formalizing their partnership on the African Film Heritage Project, a new initiative to preserve African cinema. ... read more »
Masterful Master P giving back in New Orleans
June 22, 2017
Team Hope NOLA, a foundation started by Hip Hop Mogul Master P which benefits New Orleans youth through basketball and community driven events. ... read more »
Reel Talk: 6.22.17
June 22, 2017
All new episodes of “The Haves and the Have Nots” feature Hanna (Crystal R. Fox), the moral conscience, being tested like never before. ... read more / view gallery »
Senator Harris Releases Spotify Playlist to Commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month
June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released a Spotify playlist today comprised of some of her favorite African-American artists that encompass a wide range of genres including rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, rap, soul, pop, reggae, and funk. This month recognizes that American music and African-American music are inextricably linked, reflecting the diversity of the American cultural experience. ... read more »
Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Receives Mixed Reviews
June 22, 2017
Producer L.T. Hutton says he used the “Holy Trinity” concept to develop the film, including scenes that displayed “who 2Pac was, who he wanted to be, and who he had to be in order to survive the world he was introduced into”, he said. ... read more »
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