When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
The movie, “Girls Trip” opens in theaters July 21.
Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover are just some of the stars who teamed up for the new movie, “Almost Christmas,” which is produced by Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas) and written and directed by David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim).
Glover plays the patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along and spend five days under the same roof during the Christmas holiday.
The all-star cast also includes Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, J.B. Smoove, Jessie Usher and DC Young Fly.
Almost Christmas is due out in theaters on Nov. 11.
Award-winning journalist and talk show host Tavis Smiley will be discussing and signing his latest book, My Journey with Maya Angelou at this year’s South Florida Book Festival July 17-18 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Continue reading →
As lead singer of the funk group the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson enjoyed a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s before losing his musical momentum to drugs and alcohol. After a stint in rehab, Wilson got his career back on track with six solo albums and nine Grammy nominations.
In 2008, Jazmine Sullivan stepped onto the music scene with her debut single Need U Bad, produced by Missy Elliott, which became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. After a three-year hiatus, she is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The recipient of Billboard’s Rising Star Award, Sullivan recently discussed her break from the music industry, writing a hit song for singer Monica and meeting Stevie Wonder.
Writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood of “Love & Basketball” brings another love story to the big screen. This time around, she explores the world of a female artist (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) struggling to cope with her hypersexualized image and the cop (played by Nate Parker) who saves her when she dives off a balcony.
Prince-Bythewood recently discussed her motivation for the movie and her hopes of seeing the reversal of the hypersexualized image of young female artists and its effects on society.