Now playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, “Smokey Joe’s Café” is a lesson in Americana, cultural crossovers and legendary music, performers and musicians.
The “Preachers of LA” reality show will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 9 on the Oxygen Network and it is guaranteed to raise some eyebrows; actually it already has.
“Hats Off” to Tanya Kersey who is the founder and executive director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF).
The fall television landscape featuring Black performers is looking up. From the return of Arsenio Hall to late night, to the premiere of Queen Latifah’s new talk show, African Americans are finding their way to network television. And I’m really ...
By the time you read this article Arsenio Hall will be hosting his fourth episode on the Arsenio Hall show. This article reflects my impression of Arsenio’s premiere show on Monday, Sept. 9 at 11 p.m. on KTLA-TV Channel 5.
This is my final look at movies that will be premiering in theaters in the fall. This is a look at December, and in a word as far as Black performers are concerned, it’s pretty disappointing.
As promised, in this article we’ll look at movies starring or prominently featuring Black performers in front of the camera, as well as those behind the camera for the month of November.
There’s a lot happening in Hollywood these days—some good, some sad and some makes you ask “what the heck were they thinking.” Sadly, 29-year-old Lee Thompson Young who starred as Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found ...
August traditionally inspires moviegoers to look forward, not only to television’s new fall season, but to what hot movies are released as well. Nothing excites me more than seeing Black actors and actresses, as well as Blacks behind the camera, ...
I hate to admit this, but several weeks ago I was taken by surprise when I saw a commercial trailer for the movie “The Butler,” now entitled “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
T.D. Jakes is a man of God, plain and simple. In September 2001, Time magazine asked “Is This Man the Next Billy Graham?” Probably not, but it’s clear he’s the first T.D. Jakes.
It appears that BET and TV ONE are turning up the heat when it comes to bringing in not only Black television audiences but general audiences as well. Viewers will be able to look forward to a variety of celebrity- ...
Last week the Internet was rocked by the revelation that cast members of the CBS reality show “Big Brother,” now in its 15th season, were recorded by hidden cameras making racist remarks and homosexual put-downs.
I was saddened to hear the news that actor and martial arts expert Jim Kelly had died of cancer, because back in the day he was one of my cinematic heroes.
For the past 20 years or so, from “Independence Day” (1996) and the “Men in Black” franchise, beginning in 1997 right up to the present, A-list actor Will Smith has been delivering blockbuster summer films at the box office.