Kingsley Ben-Adir describes playing Malcolm X in ‘One Night in Miami’

Kingsley Ben-Adir found it an “honor” playing Malcolm X. The 34-year-old actor stars in One Night in Miami as the American civil rights activist — who was assassinated in 1965 at the age of 39 — and admits that he felt privileged to play a man he described as a “bona fide intellectual genius.” Ben-Adir […]

What Regina King hopes her upcoming film will do for Black female directors

Regina King admits her directorial debut could either “open doors or close doors for more Black female directors.” The 49-year-old star has opened up on how the response to her new project, One Night in Miami, can have a wider impact, and she is hoping to succeed to give more people of color the chance […]

5 Netflix shows to stream while staying home

5 Netflix Shows to Stream

The spread of the coronavirus is keeping most of the world behind closed doors this weekend. The growing number of event cancellations and venue closures have people everywhere looking for ways to find entertainment.  To help get you through the isolation containment and quarantines, here are five Netflix shows to stream during the coronavirus lockdown […]

Regina King to direct the film ‘One Night in Miami’

Regina King is to direct One Night in Miami. The 48-year-old filmmaker is to helm the big screen adaptation of the Kemp Powers play, which tells the story of legendary boxer Cassius Clay — who went on to be known as Muhammad Ali — celebrating his shocking 1964 victory over Sonny Liston with three pals, […]

R&B and soul singer Davie drops ‘Lesson Learned’ on journey to adulthood

Rolling out recently had a conversation with New York-based recording artist, producer and songwriter Davie. Reflecting on past experiences, Davie shared how he overcame adversity by keeping an authentic and positive approach to his career. His newest EP, “Lesson Learned,” is all about expressing oneself along with learning and unlearning on the journey to becoming […]

Opposing biopics on the life of Sam Cooke in the works

December 2015 will mark 51 years since legendary soul singer Sam Cooke was mysteriously shot dead in a seedy Los Angeles hotel and fans may soon have not one, but two films to tell the story of Cooke’s life and untimely demise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, record producer Romeo Antonio is currently at work on […]

Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70

Bobby Womack, one of soul music’s most gifted and influential singer-songwriters, has died at the age 70 years old. It has yet to be disclosed exactly how Womack passed, but the news was confirmed by his label, XL Recordings. The artist had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and colon cancer in recent years.

Beyoncé dedicates ‘Change Is Gonna Come’ to Detroit

As the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour continues to make its way around the US, Beyoncé gives Detroit an uplifting performance at just the right time. Take a look as Beyoncé performs Sam Cooke‘s “Change Is Gonna Come,”  in front of a montage of Detroit‘s most famous faces at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Movie Director Jason Orr’s ‘Diary of a Decade’ Documents Musical Roots

And the beat goes on — literally — or at least the controversy does about what constitutes good music. In the documentary Diary of a Decade, the issue is expertly examined and arrives at some very definitive conclusions. Directed by music aficionado Jason Orr, the film features the music that generations of black and white […]

Ray Lavender Is R&B’s Next Rising Star With Hit ‘Tequila’

Seasoned R&B artist Ray Lavender has been killing tracks with his smooth voice and sounds since 2007. Previously signed alongside Lady Gaga on Akon’s Konlive record label via Interscope/Geffen, Lavender took his electric talent and personality to longtime friend, mentor, and founder of the Global Artist Group Andrew “Big Drew” Bryan.  More recently, the Atlanta […]

Best Music Gifts for Father’s Day

Here are a few artists we know your dad would love to listen to on Father’s Day — and for years to come.  Check out our list of the greatest musical talents of the 20th century.

Tiger Woods’ Ex-Wife, Elin Nordegren, Demolishes Mansion

Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, has demolished the oceanfront mansion she bought a year ago. Nordegren planned to renovate, but decided to turn the 1932 property into a “tear down” and rebuild a state-of-the-art home for her and her two children. Two stories high with eight bathrooms and an in-ground pool, Nordegren was granted a […]

Detroit Recovery Project Opens 5th Location to Help Those Battling Addictions

DETROIT — “Many people focus on the fiscal problems we face [in Detroit].. social issues such as substance abuse, mental illness and physical health have a tremendous negative impact on [our] ability to move forward as well,” said Andre Johnson, president and CEO of Detroit Recovery Project (DRP), Inc. State officials and Wayne County human […]

Maxwell, Chris Brown, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson: the New vs. Old School

Every era of music features singers who leave an unforgettable mark on their generation. In honor of Black Music Month, we have compiled a list of several musicians who are following in the footsteps of the legends before them. –amir shaw Maxwell vs. Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye was the ultimate poet who could make women […]