Octavia Spencer

‘Truth Be Told’ Mychala Lee is a Star

If you enjoy true crime podcasts and murder mysteries, then you’ll love “Truth Be Told” (streaming on Apple TV+). Currently, in its third season, the series follows investigative journalist, Poppy Scoville played by Oscar Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer as she uses her platform to solve crimes, one podcast episode at a time. The plot of season three is extremely relevant as it shows the stark contrasts in law enforcement’s response time as well as the lack of media coverage when Black girls go missing as opposed to when Caucasian girls go missing. This season also tackles the intricacies of human


A physical altercation between safety personnel and members of a South Los Angeles grassroots coalition on February 25 in Leimert Park Village cut short a film production and threatens future filming revenue in an area that has struggled economically, first from construction of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and more recently from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Photo of the Day: Real Life ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 100, Honored with Statue

NSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson with a bronze statue and scholarship dedication on the eve of her 100th birthday. Six of Johnson’s grandchildren revealed the statue during a ceremony Saturday on the West Virginia State campus in Institute. The university also awarded a scholarship in Johnson’s name to two students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. Johnson turned 100 on Sunday. She graduated from the school in 1937 at age 18 with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and French. Johnson and three other women crunched numbers at the NASA Langley Research

Octavia Spencer One Step Closer to Bringing Madam C.J. Walkers’ Story to TV

  Netflix announced over the weekend the new limited series about the life and legacy of  Madam C.J. Walker. The 8 episode series will tell the untold and highly irreverent story of black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America’s first black, self-made female millionaire. Based on the book On Her Own Ground, by A’Lelia Bundles. The series executive producers include Octavia Spencer and LeBron James and will feature Octavia Spencer, who will star as Sarah Breedlove, famously known as Madam CJ Walker.

Octavia Spencer & artworxLA Celebrate the Arts at 25th Annual Gala

Academy Award Winning Actress Octavia Spencer attends artworxLA 25th Annual “Evening of Art” at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood in celebration of service to youth artists. Spencer was honored for her work in the entertainment industry and also helped facilitate fundraising efforts for the evening.

Videographer/Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson