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(L-R) JESSIE T. USHER as John "JJ" Shaft, SAMUEL L. JACKSON as John Shaft and RICHARD ROUNDTREE as John Shaft, Sr. in New Line Cinema's action comedy "SHAFT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

What happens when you combine the star power of one of the highest grossing actors of all time (Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson), the brand of Shaft, (originally released in 1971 and rebooted in 2000 with Jackson), intelligent humor (with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris as writer) and a mix of newer and established talent (Alexandra Shipp,…

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Business partners Jessie T. Usher (“Survivor’s Remorse,” Independence Day: Resurgence, Son of Shaft) and Kellon Akeem hosted a private game-night-inspired mix and mingle on Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate the launch of their production company, Mansa Productions. Held at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta’s Northyards Business Park, the event served as the perfect playground and networking mixer…

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