Writer/director/author/producer Kimberly Conner is the founder of Predestined Arts & Entertainment. An honors graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Kim has been a finalist in several screenwriting competitions, including the Hollywood Black Film Festival, the Urban Media Makers Film Festival in Atlanta, and the Screenwriting Program at the University of Southern California. ... read more »
There's been a big change at Calvin's Barbershop since our last visit over a decade ago. The once-sacred male sanctuary has been converted to a unisex salon, and some feisty female employees have brought a new flava to the former man cave, including manager Angie (Regina Hall), flamboyant Draya (Nicki Minaj) and cynical Bree (Margot Bingham). ... read more »
Justin Hires is a very talented actor, comedian, storyteller, dancer, video jockey and writer who will next be seen playing Detective Carter in the CBS-TV action-comedy series "Rush Hour," based on the buddy films co-starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. The versatile entertainer has been an ensemble cast member on the sketch comedy series "Key & Peele," and he's also appeared in the box-office hit 21 Jump Street alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. ... read more »
Terrence Jenkins, aka Terrence J, was born in Queens, New York on April 21, 1982, but raised in Raleigh and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism at North Carolina A&T University where he also worked as a DJ and was served as Student Body President. ... read more »
“America's promise has always rung hollow in the the ears of African-Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency...
Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.'s impassioned response.Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a 'value gap'--with white lives valued more than others...
Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America----and offers thoughts on a better way forward”
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Justin Hires is a very talented actor, comedian, storyteller, dancer, video jockey and writer who will next be seen playing Detective Carter in the CBS-TV action-comedy series "Rush Hour," based on the buddy films co-starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. ... read more »
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Male Frames
African-Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003
by Roland Leander Williams, Jr.
The Face That Changed It All A Memoir
by Beverly Johnson
America The Black Point of View
by Tony Rose
After the Dance My Life with Marvin Gaye
by Jan Gaye
Undivided A Muslim Daughter, ... read more »
Actor Morris Chestnut landed two of his three NAACP Image Award nominations for his unforgettable performances as Lance in The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday. Fans of the franchise will be happy to hear that he is already slated to reprise the role in the franchise's third installment, The Best Man Wedding. His additional credits include The Call with Halle Berry, Kick-Ass 2 with Chloe Grace Moretz, and Identity Thief with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. ... read more »
Enjoying an enviable career that began at an early age, Meagan Good has blossomed into one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses for both big screen and television projects. The accomplished thespian was recently seen in the coming-of-age film that she co-produced, A Girl Like Grace and last year, Megan reprised the role of Mya in Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to Think Like a Man. She also was featured in Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to the blockbuster starring Will Ferrell. ... read more »
Producer Keith Beauchamp is no stranger to the violent and unjust history of Emmett Till.
It was his Emmy-nominated film, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, which prompted the U.S. Justice Department to reopen the case in 2004. Since his production of Untold Keith has worked closely with the FBI, specifically its Civil Rights Cold Case Initiative, producing documentaries on other unsolved civil rights murders as the Executive Producer and Host of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) crime reality series, “The Injustice Files.”
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Robert L. Johnson is the founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns and holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. ... read more »
Life wasn’t always easy for L.A.-based real estate mogul Danisha Danielle Hoston as a child she was raised by parents who were constantly in and out of her life, and in her early 20’s the father of her child was diagnosed with cancer and died ten weeks after their daughter’s birth. Just a couple months later, she was laid off her job and became dependent on welfare. ... read more »
Since his days as a child growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, Stephen Boss was always on the move, which is how he earned the nickname “tWitch.” After studying dance at Southern Union State Community, he made his Hollywood debut in Season 3 of the reality TV series “So You Think You Can Dance” and was runner-up in the Finals in Season 4. ... read more »