Larenz Tate kicks off season 3 of TV One’s ‘Uncensored’

Grab the remote and get ready. TV One’s popular series “Uncensored” is coming back for a third season. The docuseries is known for exploring the private lives of some of today’s most notable stars. Season three premieres Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, with actor Larenz Tate. Tate’s acting career took off after his role in the […]

Zonnique talks fame, new music, and stepping out of her parents’ shadow

When Zonnique arrived for her exclusive photo shoot with rolling out, the artist-reality star appeared to be at ease despite being in the throes of an extremely pivotal juncture in her life. Not only was she set to embark on a highly publicized solo musical career, but she was also girding her loins to step […]

Chrisette Michele talks touring and being on stage in ‘Love Jones The Musical’

The ’90s classic movie Love Jones‘ has been adapted for the stage starring some of the hottest music artists today. Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele stars in the play as Nina Mosley — a gifted photographer who recently ended a bad relationship only to find herself falling for another man. Rolling out spoke to Michele to […]

Melvin Childs tells the backstory of ‘Love Jones The Musical’

Love Jones, the 1997 romantic comedy about Black, love has been adapted for the stage. This musical features music artists Chrisette Michele (who plays Nina Mosley), Raheem DeVaughn, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Dave Hollister, Musiq Soulchild, and actor Tony Grant (who plays Darius Lovehall). The creative mind behind it all, Melvin Childs, sat down with […]

Raheem DeVaughn says ‘Love Jones The Musical’ takes theater to new heights

Photo credit: Montez Miller/TheMontezGroup.com Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, known for albums such as The Love Experience and Love Sex Passion and songs like “Woman” and “Customer” is now hitting the stage in a new and major way. The singing sensation is now hitting high notes in the theatrical musical, Love Jones, a romantic comedy which […]

MC Lyte tours with ‘Love Jones The Musical,’ talks community work and music

Photo Courtesy MC Lyte

MC Lyte is currently on tour with Love Jones The Musical along with Raheem DeVaughn, Musiq Soulchild and Marsha Ambrosius. The nationwide tour just wrapped its Detroit leg this past weekend. The musical is definitely making waves in the markets it’s already been to, and will soon to be in a city near you. However, Lyte […]

‘Love Jones The Musical’ brings Black love to Detroit

Detroit has a loves jones for plays, so the lavish Fox Theatre in Detroit was the perfect venue for two nights of Love Jones The Musical. Headed by a star-studded cast, it’s inspired by Theodore Witcher‘s romantic black film, Love Jones.  Twenty years later the groundbreaking classic remains a fan favorite and a reflection of how real love conquers all. […]

R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn talks new music and remaining true to his art

R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn has one of the most recognizable voices from the early 2000s. His classic hits include the big bass, jazzy-soul single “Guess Who Loves You More,” his “Bulletproof” collab with Ludacris, the fan favorite “Customer” and of course the ever-popular ode to women, “Woman.” Last year, DeVaughn dropped his fifth studio album, […]

Raheem DeVaughn talks starring in ‘Love Jones the Musical,’ and new music

Raheem DeVaughn (Photo Credit: Chad Griffith)

Raheem DeVaughn will be joining the cast of Love Jones the Musical, which is set to embark on a national tour this fall. He will be in great company too as the star-studded musical boasts an all-star cast of R&B music’s biggest names, including Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister and MC Lyte. The […]

MC Lyte to star in ‘Love Jones the Musical’ stage adaptation of ’90s film

Love Jones the movie is nearing its 20 year anniversary and in commemoration of the romantic comedy’s milestone, the critically acclaimed film has now been adapted for the stage, in Love Jones the Musical. The stage adaptation of the film takes the essence of the film and tells its story through music. The musical is […]

Sunday Funday Live offers unique party experience at Chicago’s Bar 10 Doors

Chicagoans looking to cap off their weekends with either a day party or live music or both can look no further than the weekly Sunday Funday Live event at the Bar 10 Doors in the University Village neighborhood. Hosted by Craig Elliott and Kevin “KB” Burns aka The Spin Doctors, the event started with the […]

Larenz Tate faces lawsuit

In yet another case of a celeb’s business manager not properly managing their business … or their accountant not accurately accounting, actor Larenz Tate looks to be in a bit of hot water with American Express. The Chicago native, who currently stars as Dr. Alex Burke on the USA network’s show “Rush,” is being sued for […]

Worst Oscar snubs of black movies and actors

While urban Americans were pleased that 12 Years a Slave took home three Oscar awards, most particularly breakout star Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress, many took note of the conspicuous dearth of other black actors who were heralded for delivering riveting performances. There were pockets of protests where several other critically acclaimed black films, […]

7 romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re, boo’d up, living the single life, kicking it with your girlfriends, or hanging out with the kids, these classic romantic films will meet everyone’s fancy. Grab your snuggie, Kleenex and ice cream ladies, these seven romantic movies are what every girl needs on Valentine’s Day. –ruthie hawkins

Nia Long talks motherhood and balancing her movie career

The Best Man Holiday premiered this weekend and one of the stars, Nia Long, recently opened up about balancing filming, parenting duties and much-needed “me” time. Long is the mother of two boys, Kez, 2 and Massai, 13, and says she wouldn’t trade not one day of her life. Long shows all working mothers that balancing career and […]

10 films every black woman should watch

There’s nothing quite as good as good losing yourself in a great movie. They make us laugh, cry, and at times, rediscover ourselves. As Black History Month comes to close, take a look at 10 memorable films that brilliantly highlight black culture. Enjoy! –ruthie hawkins

10 black films that never won Oscars but are cult classics

Let’s face it, the Academy Awards have a history of ignoring black films and black actors who turned in noteworthy performances. Spike Lee’s Malcom X, Do The Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boys N The Hood all deserved Oscar Awards, but were snubbed. But  while yearly awards can provide insight on how a project faired […]

10 romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re single, boo’d up, with your girlfriends, or hanging out with the kids, these epic romantic films are well worth a watch. Grab your Kleenex and ice cream, ladies, these 10 romantic movies are what every girl needs on Valentine’s Day. –ruthie hawkins

Writer Wilkie Cornelius Draws on Personal Experience for His 1st Feature Film

Wilkie Cornelius’ first feature length project delves into the familiar territory of boy meets girl; boy loses girl, and the angst that goes along with that loss. Shot in Brooklyn, the New York filmmaker shows the audience the rich vibrancy of the neighborhood and one man’s story in his search for love. –tony binns Would […]