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Congrats will soon be in order for top Black ballerina Misty Copeland and her finacé Olu Evans. The longtime couple is set to wed this summer, a source to the New York Post. As previously reported, Copeland confirmed her engagement to Evans in the September issue of Essence last year when Evans, who’s Taye Diggs’ cousin, popped…

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Percy Romeo Miller Jr., also known as Lil Romeo, is an rapper, actor, basketball player, entrepreneur and model. One look at his sexy body and it’s easy to understand why he’s in demand as a model and actor, and why the ladies are mesmerized by him. Romeo launched his clothing line, “College Boyys,” in 2010. The brand has been promoted by…

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What’s better than one fine leading man? How about a cast full of super sexy chiseled men? In anticipation of Baggage Claim and it’s sexy cast including Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songs, Derek Luke and more, we’re breaking down some of Hollywood’s hottest blockbuster’s with the sexiest cast members around. Click to continue for all the…

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Black films hosts predominantly Black casts but have found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide. Check out a few blockbusters with black casts. Notice any actors or actresses who have found success in multiple movies on this list? –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above, Lee Daniels: The Butler is the latest feature from the Weinstein company. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding,…

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Angela Evelyn Bassett, born Aug. 16 1958, is arguably one of the most respected black actresses in Hollywood. Renowned for her biographical roles portraying famous African American women, including Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, as well as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X, Bassett has snagged roles in more than 50…

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This has been a blockbuster year for movie executive DeVon Franklin. First he released his first book, Produced by Faith: Enjoying Real Success Without Losing Your True Self, and  lands an interview with the Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey to share his story. Then, he married his soul mate actress Meagan Good. Just when we thought…

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Words by: Amir Shaw Images by: DeWayne Rogers Styling by: Chris Mannor Grooming by: Carlos Amaro Too often there seems to be a curse on former child stars. We’ve all heard countless stories of former child stars who find it difficult to adjust to life once adulthood arrives and their cuteness wears off. Beyond the obvious…

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Words by DeWayne Rogers Photos by Michael BarR for Steed Media Service On Aug. 8, 2011, something happened. On that day that actress Meagan Good acknowledged that something had been taking shape in her life for close to a year. She experienced her epiphany, ironically, while blowing out the candles on her 30th birthday cake.…

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Just behind the movie adaptation of the superhero comic book Thor and the latest installation of the The Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five, the wedding romance comedy Jumping the Broom came in at a commendable third. “We are ecstatic with the performance of ‘Jumping the Broom,’” said DeVon Franklin, vice president of production, Sony…

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Recently, I had the complete pleasure of getting a sneak peek of the most anticipated movie of the summer, Jumping the Broom. Directed by “The Game” director Salim Akil, I’ve seen this movie promoted everywhere and couldn’t wait to check it out. The star-studded cast includes Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso, Paula Patton, Loretta Devine, Tasha Smith,…

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Love is all we need. It’s a mantra that many abide by — myself included. It also lies at the core of Sony Pictures’ latest romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom. Starring Laz Alonso as Jason Taylor, Paula Patton as Sabrina Watson, and a host of other Hollywood favorites, the film focuses on the ability of…

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After a multiple episode stint on the BET record-breaking ratings giant “The Game,” actress Meagan Good seems to be continuing her small screen hot streak, joining the cast of the upcoming season of Showtime’s hit comedy-drama series “Californication.” According to deadline.com, Good will play a substantial role in the show’s upcoming fifth season, being cast…

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Being the best you can be starts with you realizing your identity and knowing exactly who you are. Will you shine so you believe that you really and truly are a star? Are you willing to put in the work so that your dreams and ideas will carry you far? The evolution of someone great…

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When word got out that my latest film, Jumping the Broom, was a romantic comedy, people asked me, “Why this genre of film — why a comedy?” I understand the question given that my first film, Woman Thou Art Loosed virtually sealed my reputation for dealing with serious matters. While there’s a modicum of truth…

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Yesterday evening, rolling out was invited to a media dinner with Meagan Good and Pooch Hall. They were in Atlanta to promote the hot new film, Jumping the Broom, which hits theaters Mother’s Day weekend. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Meagan Good previously, but it was my first time meeting heartthrob Pooch Hall.…

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American Airlines, through BlackAtlas.com, the first online travel community for people interested in Black culture, is hosting a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the Los Angeles Red Carpet movie premiere of Sony Pictures’ new comedy “Jumping the Broom.”

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