Nate Parker to star in and direct Nat Turner biopic, ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Actor Nate Parker (Red Tails, Beyond The Lights) is hard at work on a film about the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. The historical drama, which will serve as Parker’s directorial debut, will be titled The Birth of a Nation, an obvious reference to D.W. Griffith’s highly controversial and racist silent propaganda film from 1915. Parker, […]

Mack Wilds wants fans to really get to know him

Mack Wilds – also known as Tristan Wilds – is an actor and singer who played in films like Red Tails, HBO series “The Wire” and “90210.” A New York native, at the age of 24, this young gent is paving the way for other young actors and singers in the industry. This writer caught up […]

Movies with the sexiest male cast members

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 […]

’42’ and other films that document blacks’ struggles, successes

Brian Helgeland’s sports biopic 42, tells the tale of the 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) decides to sign the first black major league baseball player ever, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Despite the vicious racism Robinson faces from fans, other teams and at times his own teammates, he […]

P. Diddy Has Change of Heart Based on Baby Girls —Triumph of a Hip-Hop Mogul

Sean Combs is associated with a number of names, some signaling accomplishments and others describing roles. Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Bad Boy CEO, Ciroc spokesperson, music impresario and businessman, but all of those fall short in stature when compared to his most important role — father. And when the rap mogul received the Triumph Award […]

Wells Fargo Celebrates Tuskegee Airmen, Makes Financial Gift

Wells Fargo paid tribute to the heroic achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen through a special screening of the LucasFilm documentary, Double Victory, followed by a panel discussion with two leaders of the group and the presentation of a grant to the Tuskegee Chapter. “The broadening of interest… has been a dream come true,” says Col. […]

‘Red Tails’ Flies High at the Box Office

Over the past several weeks, George Lucas’ film Red Tails has received a tremendous amount of publicity and support from the media and fans alike. And though many, including the powers that be in the film industry, wondered if a big-budget film with a majority-black cast could succeed at the box office, all doubts were […]

Terrence Howard: Life In Mission Control

A strange thing occurred shortly before Terrence Howard’s big breakthrough in Hollywood. While taking steps to become one of Tinseltown’s leading men, following the success of Crash, Hustle & Flow and Iron Man, Howard’s rise to superstardom was derailed. A rift between Howard and Marvel led to him being replaced in Iron Man 2, which negatively impacted […]

Terrence Howard Shoots Cover With ‘Rolling Out’ Magazine in New York

Terrence Howard positioned himself to become one of Hollywood’s leading men. After the success of Crash and Hustle & Flow, Howard was the first actor to sign on for the first installment of the $300 million grossing Iron Man. But a few personal and career setbacks led to missed opportunities that could have kept Howard […]