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Barry Jenkins is set to direct an Alvin Ailey biopic. The 39-year-old filmmaker — who is best known for his work on critically acclaimed LGBT-themed drama Moonlight in 2016 and Oscar-nominated 2018 film If Beale Street Could Talk — has signed on to helm the upcoming film about the iconic choreographer for Fox Searchlight. The project, which…

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Recently, rolling out had a conversation with actor, family man, fitness enthusiast and actor Michael Beach. He spoke about his new leading role, opposite Octavia Spencer, in Apple’s highly anticipated upcoming series, “Are You Sleeping?” and more. Your colleague, Regina King, just walked away with the Best Supporting Actress award. How did it feel to gain recognition for…

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KiKi Layne doesn’t think she’s famous. The 27-year-old actress stars in the acclaimed romantic-drama movie If Beale Street Could Talk, but Layne has insisted she’s been unaffected by her recent success. She explained: “My friends are like: ‘How does it feel to be famous?’ And I’m like: ‘I am not famous. Don’t nobody know who I…

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Black folks are once again ravenous for big screen fare that depicts characters in empowering, dynamic and uplifting ways. Rest assured, your appetites will be whet in 2018. Long gone are the days when (as Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers know all too well) Black actors played the usual assortment of easily forgettable and throw-away…

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