Malcolm D. Lee Talks ‘The Best Man: Final Chapters’ Without Monica Calhoun

The director touches on the actress’ possible return and his passion for telling Black stories through the upcoming limited series. The Best Man: Final Chapters is finally making a return to the small screen. Its first official teaser is out, and the beloved Black cinema franchise will premiere this winter. Malcolm D. Lee has returned… Read More Malcolm D. Lee Talks ‘The Best Man: Final Chapters’ Without Monica Calhoun

Ludacris Teams With Google For “Buying All Black” Campaign Video Featuring Flo Milli: Watch

“I’ma buy all Black, I’ma buy all Black!” Three-time Grammy-winning multifaceted rapper Ludacris has partnered with Google to bring forth his new single and interactive video “Buying All Black” featuring Flo Milli and 70 Black-owned businesses. The musical effort was released to promote the third annual “Black-owned Friday” nationwide campaign. Luda raps: “Ok I’m buying all black,… Read More Ludacris Teams With Google For “Buying All Black” Campaign Video Featuring Flo Milli: Watch

‘Inspection’ director calls new Marine film the ‘Black, gay Rocky’ 

By Sarah Sicard Elegance Bratton is an expert in fiction. Throughout his career in the U.S. Marine Corps, he learned how to pretend to be things he wasn’t. It was how he survived as a Black gay man during the era of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. It comes as no surprise, then, that Bratton… Read More ‘Inspection’ director calls new Marine film the ‘Black, gay Rocky’ 

Nipsey Hustle Documentary Teaser #HussleDoc

LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Films is joining forces with Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Films for a docuseries about the late rapper, Deadline reports. The first teaser the untitled documentary was released on Tuesday. The docuseries will include never-before-seen footage of Nip, as well as interviews with more than 50 collaborators including Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, and Nipsey’s longtime… Read More Nipsey Hustle Documentary Teaser #HussleDoc

Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Grabs 9 With Kendrick Lamar Right Behind Her

The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 65th annual Grammy Awards, with Beyoncé taking the lead.  The Carters are now the two most Grammy-nominated artists after Beyoncé earned herself nine nominations this year, bringing her to a total of 88 nominations in her career and matching with her music mogul husband’s number of… Read More Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Grabs 9 With Kendrick Lamar Right Behind Her

Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, Oregon remove slavery loopholes from constitutions, Louisiana does not

Voters in Vermont, Tennessee, Oregon, and Alabama voted Tuesday to end constitutional clauses that allow slavery or indentured servitude as a form of punishment. Ratified in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in America, but it provided leeway for the practice as punishment for individuals convicted of a… Read More Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, Oregon remove slavery loopholes from constitutions, Louisiana does not

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review: A sumptuous elegy for a king

Where can a superhero story that has lost its superhero go? Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (in theaters Friday) ultimately finds a new path forward, though director Ryan Coogler‘s grand, somber requiem makes it clear in nearly every scene that the late Chadwick Boseman is irreplaceable, both on and off screen.  This is a movie very much in mourning… Read More Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review: A sumptuous elegy for a king