Amazon Studios, Latasha Gillespie collaborating with Black production companies

Latasha Gillespie is the executive head of global diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb. In her role, Gillespie is responsible for the development and management of all content-related and customer-facing DEIA work for the organization. Prior to joining Amazon, Gillespie spent 20 years with Caterpillar Inc. and is credited […]

Rhianne Barreto and Gamba Cole find redemption in ‘The Outlaws’

In the new series, “The Outlaws,” actors Rhianne Barreto (Rani) and Gamba Cole (Christian) are trying to right their wrongs. Reprimanded for a minor crime they committed, the two meet five strangers from different walks of life and are forced to do community service together. “The Outlaws” is streaming now on Prime Video.

Lizzo wasn’t feeling Eddie Murphy’s ‘fat’ costumes while growing up

Lizzo felt “sad” watching Eddie Murphy wear a fat suit in some of her favorite movies. The 60-year-old actor has worn a fat suit for a number of his comedy characters, including in “The Nutty Professor” and “Norbit” — but Lizzo was left feeling saddened by the situation. The 33-year-old singer told Variety: “It’s funny, because I’m the biggest […]

Prime Video reveals trailer and cover art for ‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’

On Feb. 16, Prime Video revealed their trailer and cover art for “The Boys Presents: Diabolical,” an eight-episode series set in the universe of the original show “The Boys.” All episodes will premiere on March 4 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Joining the previously announced voice cast are […]

Actor Alan Ritchson is not playing games in the new series ‘Reacher’

Actor Alan Ritchson is “Reacher” in the new series on Amazon Prime. The show is based on books written by Lee Child. Alan plays a retired military police officer who gets caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy while trying to find his brother. Alan shares why people will take to the show and […]

Mary J. Blige admits it was ‘painful’ reliving her childhood in new documentary

Mary J. Blige found it “painful” to revisit the dark moments of her childhood for a new documentary. The 50-year-old singer has recalled significant moments in her childhood for “Mary J. Blige: My Life,” and she admits it’s been a “heavy” experience. She shared: “To go back and actually show them where the pain came […]

‘Coming 2 America’ world premiere recap

Enjoy the Coming 2 America watch party this Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. PST with a custom cocktail, the Soul Glo Mocktail, Zamunda Raspberry Ginger Paradise. Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly crowned King Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy; and his trusted confidante Semmi, played Arsenio Hall, embark on an […]

Amazon Prime celebrates ‘Coming 2 America’ with transportation fleet

In anticipation of Coming 2 America, the highly awaited sequel to the original 1988 blockbuster comedy, Coming to America, Amazon Prime Video is partnering with Amazon Transportation to debut a first-of-its-kind partnership that brings Zamunda’s royal family to the homes of consumers. Prime Video creates a cultural celebration to engage nostalgic fans while introducing the […]

Wesley Snipes revels in leading the country of Nextdoria in ‘Coming 2 America’

Wesley Snipes transforms himself into General Izzi from Nexdoria, leader of the neighboring country to the Black mecca of Zamunda in the highly anticipated film Coming 2 America. In this exclusive interview, the award-winning actor sits down with rolling out to discuss how he narrowly missed being in the 1988 comedy classic, Coming To America, […]

Arsenio Hall feeling pressure for ‘Coming 2 America’ to be a success

Arsenio Hall is feeling under pressure for Coming 2 America to be a success. The 64-year-old actor reprises his role as Semmi alongside Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem Joffer in the long-awaited comedy sequel,  and he admits that from reading comments from fans on Twitter he is now aware just how much the original movie means to […]

Here’s a list of every Black film streaming online right now

As the world continues to stay indoors due to the spread of the Coronavirus, streaming platforms are booming. In addition to new content on Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, older projects are getting new streams. The growing list, originally compiled by Naima Cochrane, contains hours of digital content to survive the quarantine. For those looking […]