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Oscar-nominated director John Singleton remains hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke, according to numerous media outlets. As such, the 51-year-old director has become part of an alarming health statistic, as Black men are twice as likely to suffer strokes than their White counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in…

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The entertainment world stopped in its tracks after media reports that Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton had been hospitalized. Singleton, the youngest director ever to be nominated for an Oscar for his classic debut film Boyz N the Hood, reportedly suffered a stroke, family members conveyed to TMZ. According to the Associated Press, Singleton family said he suffered a…

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“Snowfall” continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture. John Singleton, best known for the feature films Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice and Baby Boy,  is the show’s creator and one of the series’ directors along with Dave Andron. Singleton and cast members Damson Idris (“Franklin Saint”), Carter Hudson (“Teddy McDonald”)…

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Taraji P. Henson is in “the zone” right now, to borrow a popular sports vernacular. That means this multidimensional movie maven can’t miss these days. Henson is already kicking cabooses in this weekend’s Proud Mary, returning as the face of the ratings phenomenon “Empire” on Fox, and she teamed up with Tyler Perry for a second…

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Today marks a week since rolling out presented its inaugural RIDE Conference 2017 in Atlanta. Though the conference is over, many lessons still linger. Check out the seven most valuable lessons I learned at RIDEcon17. It’s not about who you know, but who knows you It’s safe to say that many people understand the power…

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John Singleton shared his life story and gave words of inspiration during his keynote address at RIDECon 2017 which was held in Atlanta. In a keynote presented by Morgan Stanley, the director of Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, Baby Boy, and creator of the TV series “Snowfall” discussed the importance of owning culture and…

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Award-winning director John Singleton made a stop in Detroit to screen his new FX series, “Snowfall,” an hour-long drama set in the early ’80s in Los Angeles. The series takes place during the infancy of the crack-cocaine epidemic and portrays its radical impact on the culture. During the screening, rolling out spoke with Singleton about…

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John Singleton is back again with another masterpiece, but this time, our attention is drawn to the small screen. In “Snowfall,” his first TV series, Singleton delivers the unfiltered truth about the crack cocaine epidemic in the ’80s in L.A. The series explores the lives taken by the epidemic, the violence it brought, and how…

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On Tuesday, July 11, FX Networks hosted a screening of “Snowfall” for metro Detroit at the Emagine Royal Oak Theatre. Bushman of WJLB kicked off the night with welcome remarks before introducing the episode. Immediately after the screening co-creators John Singleton and Dave Andron along with cast members Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Isaiah…

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Being Mary Jane Costume Designer Janelle Carothers

Relentless hard work, artistry, purpose, and a daily love affair for her work has led costume designer Janelle Carothers to produce du jour moments for major clients. Movie director John Singleton was recently quoted saying, “the looks that Janelle creates will change women’s lives.” She is currently working on Singleton’s new movie project called REBEL airing very soon.…

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Black Hollywood is a term affectionately used to describe actors and actresses who have conquered Hollywood, proved their acting ability, and remain a treasure to the Black community. While White America is often clueless when it comes to acknowledging urban talent, there are several stars who have created illustrious careers focusing mainly on the blockbuster phenomenon that…

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Cocoa Brown is taking control of her life by living out her purpose and helping people through her comedy and acting.  This is just the beginning. — Cocoa Brown has more in store for us all. What inspired you to become an entertainer? I think I was inspired by the need to do something great to touch people’s lives and…

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Earlier this month, director John Singleton was in New York City for the American Black Film Festival and talked about how he came to direct the video for “Remember the Time” for Michael Jackson from his Dangerous album. Singleton recalled being awakened by a phone call at about 3 a.m. He says he answered the phone, and…

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