Hollywood by Choice


Hollywood by Choice

Hollywood has breathed a sigh of relief now that the 68th Emmy Awards have come and gone. Blacks fared well this year, but not in the programing many had expected.

Fall television season underway

The networks’ fall season kicks off this week. And it appears it’s not business as usual. Black actors, male and female are appearing in ‘juicier’ roles. To follow is a brief look at some of the interesting characters Black performers ...

Hollywood by Choice

Hearing The Good Word framed in a Hollywood perspective is simply life altering and amazingly uplifting. That’s exactly what you walked away with at The Merge Summit held recently in Downtown Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Hollywood by Choice

Founder and owner of TV One, Cathy Hughes is taking on the ‘big boys’ — the networks. TV One is coming out with more outstanding programming that plays right into the heart of her target audience, Black Americans who know ...

Hollywood by Choice

It’s not very common for a public rrelations firm to share the headlines with their client, but in this case it makes perfect sense. Edna Sims, owner of ESP Public Relations, recently became the first African American publicist to represent ...

Hollywood By Choice

The 2016 Emmy Nominations are in and Black performers have something to shout about. Twenty-one Black actors and actresses have been nominated in a total of 16 acting categories, from comedies to dramas.

Hollywood by Choice

Is “The Great White Way” seeing things in color these days? If you watched the 70th Annual Tony Awards you’d think so. To begin with, “Hamilton” led the race with 11 awards out of an historic 16 nominations.

Hollywood by Choice

Fall Season 2016 schedule was recently announced. And TV viewers will be answering the question, “should it stay or should it go?” The Black presence is strong in the new season, and Hollywood includes other ethnic performers as well. A ...

Hollywood by Choice

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, History Channel presents “Roots” a four part mini-series based on the novel by Alex Haley, chronicling the history of his family from slavery to freedom. Before you say it’s been done before, please note the ...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar buzz

“I don’t want people to feel like we got lucky,” said Jason Mitchell, the subject of an increasing amount of best supporting actor Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the late hip-hop artist Eazy-E in Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton.” “For ...

Black Latinas straddle color line: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

What’s it like to be Black and Latina in Hollywood? We won’t truly get an idea until somebody makes a movie about it, or creates a television series.

Hollywood’s Black power

The immortal James Brown said it best: “I don’t want nobody to give me nothing, open up the door and I’ll get it myself.”

Hollywood by Choice

“In my mind, I see a line and over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful White women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no ...

‘War Room’: Faith-based power

The faith-based film “War Room” surprised Hollywood observers by coming in second place in the box office race behind the smash hit “Straight Outta Compton” which grossed $13.2 million this past weekend. And in the number three slot, Tom Cruise's ...

Hollywood by Choice

Since the nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards were announced last week, butterflies have filled the stomachs of Hollywood. In the eight years that I’ve reported on the Emmys, this marks the first time I can’t profile all of the ...