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Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle Present Sherman’s Showcase – Comedy with a Musical Edge; Pure Excellence!
July 31, 2019
At first glance, IFC’s “Sherman’s Showcase” created by comedy duo Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, might seem like a traditional sketch comedy show but it’s much more.  At its core is extraordinary music which makes sense since John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and RadicalMedia serve as executive producers. This is best-in-show and if you like to laugh then “Sherman’s Showcase” is going to bring you buckets and buckets of mirth.  ... read more »
Single fatherhood pushed ‘The Chi’ star Curtiss Cook to achieve acting goals
May 30, 2019
Cook discusses his journey into acting, being a single father of three children, and the significant role “The Chi” plays for the Black community ... read more »
Kim Kardashian West Isn’t the Only Celebrity Speaking Out for Prison Reform
May 25, 2019
Nipsey Hussle and Meek Mill (courtesy photo) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn’t the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It’s a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, ... read more »
WATCH: Common on Book, Fatherhood, attending an HBCU and Finding Love
May 7, 2019
The musician, actor and author of “Let Love Have the Last Word” opens up about his relationship with his daughter and what advice Michelle Obama gave him about relationships, ... read more / watch video »
Che “Rhymefest” Smith—A Man With a Mission
April 12, 2019
In 2015, I interviewed Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith about “In My Father’s House”—a heart -wrenching documentary about his search to find his estranged father.  What he uncovered shocked him to his core. His father had been living on the streets and in and out of homeless shelters for years,  fighting alcoholism, just miles away from him the entire time.  ... read more »
Common, Sherri Shepherd, Xzibit Premiere Films in LA on Pan African Film and Arts Festival Final Day
March 26, 2019
Stars Common, Sherri Shepherd and Dante Brown (lead actor) hosted a red carpet screening of the short film "HATS" at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival on February 18. Shortly after, multi-platinum rapper and actor Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner hosted the Los Angeles premiere of his upcoming film "BROKEN GROUND" starring James "Jayo Felony" Savage. America's largest international Black film festival screened over 190 films, and exhibited over 100 fine artists and unique crafts at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza from February 7 to February 18. ... read more »
#ImWithKap Social Media Protest Ignites Super Bowl LIII Boycott  
February 7, 2019
A contingent of celebrities, athletes, fans, and activists boycotted Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, in support of former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who has been blackballed by the league according to multiple reports.   ... read more »
Blacktrospective 2018
December 27, 2018
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema ... read more »
The Hate You Give Film Review: Amandla Stenberg Stars in Adaptation of Searing, Inner City Saga 
October 18, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) straddles two different worlds which never intersect, one, black and poor, the other, white and privileged. That’s because she lives in the ghetto in Garden Heights, ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
October 4, 2018
For movies opening October 5, 2018. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
September 28, 2018
For movies opening September 28, 2018. ... read more »
Black Women of Los Angeles Represent at this Year’s Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C
September 20, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) recently held its 48thConference in Washington DC. For the first time in the foundation’s history, two senators — Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (California) served as honorary co-chairs for the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Historically, co-chairs have been members of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... read more »
Mark Ruffalo and Common Call Trump Administration’s Failure to Reunify Families at the Border a “Humanitarian Crisis”
July 27, 2018
We Stand United released a new video featuring Mark Ruffalo and Common about the ongoing humanitarian crisis of family separation and abuses at the border. The Trump Administration failed to meet a court order to reunify families they separated at the border by July 26. Many families have not been brought back together. Children are still being kept in cages and abuses continue. The short video features distraught parents and children at the U.S. border, humanitarian workers describing the conditions they are facing, and also includes moving footage of a mother being reunited with her child. ... read more / watch video »
Jazz Series Honors Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
May 25, 2018
Parkside EDC will present an evening of the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson on June 27 as part of its Jazz Cool Down series in Leimert Park. The series, held at LA Third Church, benefits college scholarships for students from Dorsey and Crenshaw High Schools and features LA jazz luminaries such as Barbara Morrison, Ernie Watts and Roy Gaines. ... read more »
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