Nadhege Ptah tells AM Wake-Up Call how she uplifts her audience

Nadhege Ptah is an actor, writer, filmmaker and producer who has made it her mission to uplift her audience. Ptah is the founder and CEO of the Harlem-based production company MAAT Films. Ptah stopped by the AM Wake-Up Call to discuss her journey, new projects and more. To watch her full segment, click play above.

Black actresses express self-love at Alfre Woodard’s 11th Sistahs’ Soirée

Sister love and sister power grew in Hollywood each and every moment during Alfre Woodard’s 11th annual Sistahs’ Soirée.  The event demonstrated self-love, self-confidence and the importance of collective sister unity. This year’s event, sponsored by Morgan Stanley, was a collection of the most talented women in Hollywood as they celebrated sisterhood and star power. […]

‘They’ve Gotta Have Us’ highlights Black Hollywood’s achievements

"They've Gotta Have Us"

“They’ve Gotta Have Us,” an in-depth look at Black Hollywood, arrives just in time for Black History Month. Presented by Ava DuVernay’s Array, the three-part documentary series by Simon Frederick begins with the historic win of Moonlight at the 2017 Oscars. From there the series features in-depth interviews and examines Black Hollywood‘s pioneering actors, continuing […]

Nissan unveils the all-new Altima Platinum during the AAFCA Awards

In the midst of the 2020 celebrity awards ceremonies, Nissan rolled out the all-new 2020 Altima Platinum during the 11th annual African American Film Critics Association Awards. The sixth-generation 2020 Altima was front and center, making a bold statement to a captivated audience of the who’s who in Black Hollywood at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. […]

Meet the Cultural Innovators: Our new titans of film, music and television

In the not too distant future, there will be a summit held where historians, journalists, bloggers and other high-profile intellectuals will gather to debate the true significance of 2018. Throughout the course of those discussions, an array of topics will be broached —ranging from the current president’s bear hug embrace of racial rhetoric to Marvel’s […]

Cease & Desist fashion show brings ‘Black Hollywood’ to Atlanta

Fashionistas flocked to southwest Atlanta for the Cease & Desist Spring/Summer 2019 runway show on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, to celebrate a fusion of styles. Created in 2012, Cease & Desist is a clothing brand that combines the grittiness of the street with high-end fashion has grown significantly nationally and internationally and garnered the attention of popular rappers Future and 2 […]

Exclusive: Lee Daniels’ emails reveal how petty he was with Mo’Nique

By now most people have seen the confrontation between Damon Dash and Lee Daniels, where Dash let it be known that Daniels was going to pay him his $2 million or risk another lawsuit and public humiliation. After their confrontation went viral, Daniels went public and agreed he should have repaid Dash’s investment and has made […]

Roland Martin and Kareem Abdul Jabbar discuss Black culture

Roland Martin expressed feeling humbled to hear all the comments from people who thanked him for his contributions to the Black community through his now-canceled “News One” show on TV One. Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Martin chat about how they impacted Black culture.

Best looks from 49th NAACP Image Awards red carpet

Black Hollywood’s biggest night was held Monday, January 15, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in Pasadena, California. The “premiere multicultural awards show” was hosted by TV fave Anthony Anderson and included performances by Common and Andra Day.  The live pre-show from the red carpet was hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika […]

RonReaco Lee is living his best life

Watching the evolution of the Starz network has been fascinating. For many years, it just existed as this throw-in to your cable package that you didn’t really want, but begrudgingly accepted it, because hey, who really turns down free premium channels? (Scans the room, and sees no raised hands.) That paradigm shift by Starz has […]

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin weigh in on Black Lives Matter movement in LA

Recently, Black Hollywood converged in front of the Los Angeles city hall to voice their concern and protest for the Black Lives Matter movement. Among the protesters were Hollywood actress Meagan Good and her husband, DeVon Franklin. Rolling out was on the scene and talked to Good and her husband about their thoughts. Good spoke candidly about […]

Black Hollywood sounds off on Black Lives Matter

Last week, Black Hollywood converged in front of city hall in Los Angles to have a conversation with Black Lives Matter organizers about how they can help bring awareness and raise the volume of the cries of the community under attack. Rolling out got a chance to talk to several of them about their feelings. Read what […]

Kali Hawk gives a major key to starting out in Hollywood

[jwplatform xST9Q4hZ] ’50 Shades of Black’ star Kali Hawk has proven her ability to steadily work her way up the Hollywood food chain. And during her recent cover interview with RO TV host Demi Lobo, she shared an important key to making it big. (Filmed by Konrad Mikey)

Forget water for Oscars, what about water for Flint? Black elite must speak up

The Internet is an interesting space. What we focus on is dependent upon what we find compelling and whatever we find compelling we click on. This essentially becomes our news. We have the ability to filter out what we are not interested in, and as a result we ultimately control our intake. This is a great […]

With ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock finds his voice — and his niche

In “Top Five,” Chris Rock plays Andre Allen; a comedian fighting to be taken seriously as he enters the next phase of his uber-successful Hollywood career. After launching the lucrative “Hammy the Bear” franchise, Allen is now attempting a dramatic epic about a Haitian slave uprising

Quincy Newell of Codeblack Films on breaking into film distribution

[jwplatform N8FAFXd2] Want to get into the entertainment industry, but don’t know where to start? Watch Black Hollywood Live’s episode of “Breaking Into…Film Distribution with Quincy Newell.” Newell uses his journey to offer insight on how to stay ready, tapping into your entrepreneurial spirit (even when you work for others), and what mentorship should look like. […]

Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle dish on race in Hollywood

“Scandal’s” Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle of “Iron Man 3,” are gearing up for the Primetime Emmys. In doing so, the two sat down with Variety for an impromptu interview, where they dished on the affects their race has had on their careers. – ruthie hawkins

Black Hollywood elite gather at the 2013 AAFCA Awards

  The African American Film Critics Association annual awards show attracted A-list celebrities this year, including Danny Glover, Jordin Sparks, Omari Hardwick, Salli Richardson, Reggie Hudlin, Nate Parker, Jesse Williams, Holly Robinson-Peete, and David Oyelowo. The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is the premiere organization of African American film media professionals. Founded in 2003, AAFCA’s […]