Why Aretha Franklin filed motion to block release of documentary

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin filed and was granted a motion to prevent the screening of the much hyped Amazing Grace documentary at the recent Telluride Film Festival. Franklin’s motion, filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado, contends that the footage that makes up the documentary “was taken with the express understanding that it would not be used […]

Filmmaker Rachelle Salnave shares her journey to loving her Haitian identity

Haitian American filmmaker Rachelle Salnave is beyond happy about 2015. She has every right to be. The Harlem, New York, native will premiere her new documentary on Haiti titled La Belle Vie: The Good Life at the 23rd Pan African Film Festival and the Toronto Black Film Festival 2015. “When you think of the black […]

Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Will.i.am and More Celebrities Out and About

Celebrities are being pulled to every corner of the globe with a myriad of film festivals and fashion weeks taking place. As Mariah Carey was spotted arriving at JFK Airport in New York, Lil Kim made her way to the New York Fashion Week events wearing Ralph Lauren. And, while Rihanna showed off her cute short cut […]