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BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry
June 27, 2019
The show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
Own: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Primetime Special
June 7, 2019
The theme for the 2019 Gala is A Journey to the Pride Lands, based on the upcoming Walt Disney feature, "THE LION KING." Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will serve as the Gala's master of ceremonies. TV personality and best-selling author Star Jones returns as the Gala's celebrity auctioneer for the third year. Presenters include Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and author Shaka Senghor.  ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral
March 7, 2019
[Editors note: Warning. Spoilers ahead!] “Perry’s script relies on infidelity, rivalries, bawdy language, lust and the usual dollop of betrayal. In other circumstances, the turmoil would be funny and engaging. Not so much here…” ... read more »
Success in the Cards for Magician Derek Lee
February 21, 2019
A former government employee who decided he wanted to work for himself, the Philadelphia-born DerekLee has turned into a remarkable showman who’s perfected his craft, making him a modern master of his trade. ... read more »
Vic Bulluck Directs Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Produced Play ‘Paradise’
February 13, 2019
Bulluck’s new passion project is his latest play titled “Paradise.” Originally written by Laura Censebella, the play shares the journey between a gifted Yemeni-American and biology teacher’s unlikely relationship. The pair becomes tangled in conflict, religious differences, and test the boundaries of mentorship. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions teamed with American Oasis to bring the play to life. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Vice
January 12, 2019
It was an historic power grab. Not the Republicans taking back the White House after a controversial, razor-thin win by George W. Bush over Al Gore. It was the vice president-elect, Dick Cheney, out-maneuvering George Jr. and becoming the puppet master. ... read more »
Blacktrospective 2018
December 27, 2018
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema ... read more »
Tyler Perry Plays Santa and Pays Off Layaways at Walmart
December 6, 2018
Tyler Perry is bringing folks in Atlanta a lot of “merry” this holiday season. Perry recently announced on Instagram that he has paid off all the layaway plans for 2 Atlanta Walmart stores. ... read more »
Film Review: Nobody’s Fool
November 15, 2018
Classy and Trashy Sisters Square Off in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy ... read more »
Tiffany Haddish Tests Her Hot Streak with ‘Nobody’s Fool’
November 2, 2018
A year after her breakout role in "Girl's Trip,'' Haddish is indeed busy. Up next is the Tyler Perry written-and-directed comedy "Nobody's Fool,'' which pairs her with Tika Sumpter. They play sisters, with Whoopi Goldberg as their mom. Once Haddish's character gets out of jail, they discover that Sumpter's boyfriend is catfishing her. ... read more »
WATCH: Monique Defends Roseanne and Rehashes Old Drama
July 30, 2018
Watch Monique defend Roseanne as she faces backlash regarding derogatory remarks against Valarie Jarrett, former president Barack Obamas senior advisor. Monique also rehashes her frustration with Oprah, ... read more »
Brian White At The TV One Premiere Of “Media”
March 11, 2017
Actor Brian White chats with the Los Angeles Sentinel about his new role in the TV One series "MEDIA" and the importance of showcasing Black people in positions of power and success. Reporter/Videographer: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Peter Parros and Gavin Houston On Their Dynamic Father/Son Roles
March 6, 2017
The duo recently gave us some exclusive insight into their role as father and son on the show, the importance of their unique narrative, and the way in which roles are changing for Black artists. ... read more »
‘Too Close to Home’: Tyler Perry on all-white starring cast
January 5, 2017
Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast ... read more »
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