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  • Annie with Quevenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx

    Annie with Quevenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx

    Annie is an upcoming 2014 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Will Stacks, an update of the character Daddy Warbucks. It is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. This is the third film adaptation after the […]

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  • In Houston: Jennifer Holiday to star in musical — “The Color Purple”

    In Houston: Jennifer Holiday to star in musical — “The Color Purple”

    The hit musical The Color Purple has been a huge success nationwide and is coming to Houston starring Jennifer Holliday! The Color Purple is coming to The Hobby Center for 4 BIG Shows March 28th – 30th. “The Color Purple” is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction; later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. “The Color Purple” was […]

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  • Spotlighting Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

    Spotlighting Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

    Their research may lead to a new generation of renewable fuels, medical devices and safer home products. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with a new video featuring several African-American chemists and chemical engineers doing cutting edge research today. The video, produced with the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), highlights the efforts of Kristala Prather, Ph.D., associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to […]

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  • Lifetime Television releases film version of the Broadway’s “The Trip To Bountiful”

    Lifetime Television releases film version of the Broadway’s “The Trip To Bountiful”

    As part of Black History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a screening of The Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime Television ‘s film version of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful. The Trip to Bountiful is set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, highlighting a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit. The Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful […]

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  • In Harlem: Check out Hisham Tawfiq of  “The Black List”

    In Harlem: Check out Hisham Tawfiq of “The Black List”

    View the “What’s Eating Harlem” video  featuring Harlem native, Hisham Tawfiq, an actor, a NYC Firefighter and a cast member on the hit TV show “The Blacklist”. He tells us how he got this breakout part and what his future plans are.

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  • New movie: “Cesar Chavez” to be released March 2014

    New movie: “Cesar Chavez” to be released March 2014

    In Cesar Chavez , director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate’s Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera ( Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment’s Red and Red 2). Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights […]

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  • The Gabby Douglas Story on Liftetime, premiering Saturday, February 1, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime

    The Gabby Douglas Story on Liftetime, premiering Saturday, February 1, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime

    A prodigy from a very young age, Gabby Douglas originally made her mark on the world of competitive gymnastics at age eight.  She won numerous state championship titles in her age group throughout her early competitive career.   While her star was fast rising in the arena, Gabby and her family faced economic challenges at home and she made the difficult decision to leave her mother Natalie, three siblings and grandmother in Virginia Beach and move to Des Moines, Iowa, […]

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  • CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Globalization

    CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Globalization

    CNN’s Fareed Zakaria  recently  explored the future of the globalization in the “What in the World” segment of his weekly Sunday program. Please view the video for the complete commentary. He states:  “At the start of 2014, let’s take a look at one of the great trends of the last century.  You could be sitting in Chicago, Illinois, right now, but your TV was probably made in Japan, your sneakers were likely manufactured in China, and your coffee might be […]

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  • R&B, Jazz, and Good Food: Paul Phillips interviews singer/ songwriter Shelea (see video) at Harlem’s Gran Piatto D’oro

    R&B, Jazz, and Good Food: Paul Phillips interviews singer/ songwriter Shelea (see video) at Harlem’s Gran Piatto D’oro

    “What’s Eating Harlem” host Paul Phillips talks with fast-rising singer songwriter Shelea at the Gran Piatto D’oro, one of Harlem’s finest Italian restaurants.  She recently showcased her new album “Love Fell on Me at the restaurant. “Love Fell on Me” showcases a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and permeates the true essence of romance. The album boasts production from the legendary Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross), together they co-wrote and co-produced the […]

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