Yaya DaCosta to join ‘Chicago Fire’ spin-off

Perhaps on the strength of her starring turn as Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic, model-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta is in high demand. The former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant has signed on to join the cast of “Chicago Med,” the upcoming spin-off of the NBC’s hit drama “Chicago Fire.” DaCosta will play a nurse named Maggie Seaver […]

‘Peeples’ movie review

Peeples Stars:  Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson Wade Walker and Grace Peeples (Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington as a couple. Yeah, that’s pretty funny already) are almost, but not quite to the meet the parents stage. He’s ready. She’s not quite. After all, Daddy Peeples (David Alan Grier) is a […]

Celebrities celebrate dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the ‘A’ w/Souleo Dance is more than an artistic display of the physical prowess of the human form. For many of those who attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opening night gala benefit at New York City Center, dance is a catalyst to explore new possibilities. On the red […]

S. Epatha Merkerson Returns to Television With Plea to Find Missing Black Americans

When you hear S. Epatha Merkerson’s name, you immediately think of the matriarch Nanny in Lackawanna Blues or even firm-but-fair Lt. Anita Van Buren in NBC’s long-running “Law  & Order,” which aired for 20 seasons and left loyal viewers with a void after its cancellation in 2010. Starting this January, the Emmy, Golden Globe and […]

S. Epatha Merkerson Joins Cast of New Medical Drama Pilot

Score another one for small screen diversity. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson, of “Law & Order” fame, is making a return to prime time television this fall, joining the cast CBS’ new supernatural medical drama pilot. According to deadline.com, the as yet untitled show will center on the character of Michael (Patrick Wilson) a highly competitive […]