Samuel L. Jackson to receive an honorary Oscar

Samuel L. Jackson will receive an honorary Oscar in 2022. The 72-year-old actor will be handed the accolade next year, after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed on Thursday, June 24, 2021, that the Governors Awards will be returning. The awards were absent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re […]

Marsai Martin and Jemele Hill to host Black ABC news series ‘Soul of a Nation’

Jemele Hill and Marsai Martin will be guest hosts on ABC’s new six-episode news series showcasing Black life in America called “Soul of a Nation.” Topics discussed will include spirituality, Black joy and activism in sports, as well as the death of George Floyd. The episodes will feature reporting from ABC News anchors and correspondents […]

Oprah Winfrey sells majority stake in OWN

Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey just sold most of her shares in her Oprah Winfrey Network to its majority owner, Discovery Inc. According to Bloomberg, Winfrey’s company, Harpo Inc., filed to sell half of the 1.34 million shares and will receive $36 million in stock. Winfrey will remain CEO of OWN but now has a […]

Danny Glover, Angela Davis, activists sign letter supporting Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett is not alone.  A number of celebrities and dignitaries are standing in solidarity with the beleaguered “Empire” star and against the twin social evils of police brutality and White nationalism that have reared their heads in 2020. A prominent group of supporters has formed a protective wall around Smollett, who faces felony charges […]

Danny Glover to star in new movie, ‘Almost Christmas’

Almost Christmas is a new comedy presented by producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man, This Christmas) who has joined forces with writer-director David E Talbert (Baggage Claim) for this project. The film  stars Danny Glover and co-stars Oscar winner Mo’Nique and was shot in Atlanta. Rolling out got a chance to visit […]

LaKeith Stanfield talks filming FX’s ‘Atlanta’

LaKeith Stanfield’s budding career is definitely taking off to the next level. He’s now traversing between film and TV. In Selma, he played civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson, rapper Snoop in the box office hit Straight Outta Compton, and he’s now doing one thing this writer is thrilled about. He jumps right into the next […]

Exclusive: Danny Glover reveals a chilling dark side in ‘Supremacy’

[jwplatform QShLTAvy] In the thriller Supremacy, Tully (Joe Anderson, A Single Shot, Hercules), a white supremacist, is recently-paroled. After killing a police officer, his first night out could be his last. And no one’s gonna listen to an ex-con with the Aryan Nation. His leader (Anson Mount) just cut him loose, and as the police close in, Tully […]

Young Thug says 'anyone can rap'; gets co-signs from Birdman and T.I.

Whether anyone likes it or not, Young Thug matters in today’s rap scene. The 23-year-old rapper has gone from virtual unknown to appearances alongside T.I., touring with Cash Money’s Birdman, and even a feature in Rolling Stone. Among other things discussed in the article, Thug, born Jeffrey Williams, tells Rolling Stone about his difficult up […]

Pan African Film Festival seeks film submissions

The Pan African Film Festival is open for film submissions for Feb. 12-22, 2015, in Los Angeles . The Pan African Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious black film festival in the U.S. The festival will last for eleven days and attracts more than 40,000 attendees, and screens more than 150 films from countries around the world such […]

Lisa Stroud hosts The Atlanta Celeb Fest Weekend Extravaganza this August

“I wanted to do something that was upscale and showcase celebrities who are giving back,” says Lisa Stroud, organizer of The Atlanta Celeb Fest Weekend taking place August 15-17, 2014. “There are really a lot of African American celebrities who are doing great things that should be acknowledged.” An end-of-the-summer extravaganza, Atlanta Celeb Fest is […]

Why Danny Glover continues to support Venezuela

You can’t tell, Danny Glover who he can talk to. That’s the gist of what the critically acclaimed actor said during an interview at Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre’s 44th anniversary gala in New York City this past weekend. Glover has continued to support the Venezuelan government despite the country’s tense relationship with the […]

Is Nicki Minaj planning to dominate the rap game in 2014?

The first lady of Young Money is back and apparently she plans to flood the streets in 2014 so that everyone gets the message. On the just released remix to Young Thug’s street banger “Danny Glover”, Nicki Minaj opens the track with the warning “Week and a half, I’m gonna be in that a**. It’s […]

Lil Mama tapped to be celebrity host of Pan African Film Fest event

Lil Mama is definitely taking advantage of the momentum gained with her jaw dropping turn as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1’s biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. The rapper/actress has parlayed that career defining role into a part time gig with the real TLC, and just now has been tapped to host the Spoken Word […]