With ‘Fear Not,’ Vanzant helps viewers navigate a scary and confusing new world

“I was happy being braless and late-night snacking,” joked life coach, author, speaker, and talk show host Iyanla Vanzant to a group of journalists at a recent virtual roundtable.

Celebrities coming together for tribute to late hip hop mogul Andre Harrell

Several celebrities are coming together to memorialize late hip hop mogul and founder of Uptown Records Andre Harrell, also known by close family and friends as “Mr. Champagne and Bubbles.”

‘Love & Basketball’ virtual 20-year reunion, panel discussion on May 14

Heads up. While the United States of America begins to slowly get back to work, there are still many virtual events of interest.

‘Love Goals’ cast sounds off on relationships, compatibility and quarantine

Last week, some of the cast members from OWN’s “Love Goals” participated in a virtual screening of the relationship reality series’ penultimate episode of the freshman season, followed by a roundtable with select journalists.

Color with movie costume maven Ruth E. Carter every Tuesday

Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter is inviting you and the world to color with her with new drawings supplied every Tuesday.

Stealth Isolation: 5 Black documentaries to expand your knowledge

With what can seem like infinite choices in films on streaming platforms, it can be difficult to find something to watch that truly piques your interest.

‘Selah and The Spades’—written/directed by Tayarisha Poe, now on Prime

Writer-director Tayarisha Poe, who now calls New York home, has her first film streaming on Amazon Prime. Called “Selah and The Spades,” it’s about the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, where the student body is run ...

Netflix’s unevenly textured ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of C.J. Walker’

Now streaming on Netflix is “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker,” a look at the pioneering entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. It’s an inspiring story that needed to be told.

Leslie Odom Jr. on his newest album, ‘Mr.’

Leslie Odom Jr., a highly successful actor who is most known for his role as Aaron Burr in the internationally acclaimed musical “Hamilton,” has appeared in television shows like “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and recently starred ...

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’––worth a subscription

In Hulu’s new literary adaptation of Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel “Little Fires Everywhere” we take a deep dive into the lives of two women in different situations; both linked to a simmering and hidden level of frustration so agonizing that ...

HBO’s ‘Kill Chain’ reveals scary reality: U.S. voting system under attack

Is America’s voting process broken? Recent developments aren’t encouraging. For instance, in May of 2019 Sen. Kamala Harris along with twelve other senators, introduced the Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act in the senate.

Sabira Bushra, noted film maven, passes at 66

The Sembene Film Festival is based in Pittsburgh but its visionary founder, Phyllis Hill Cole, affectionately known as Sabira Bushra, gave it a global impact with its focus on classic African and African American films.

‘Downhill’ is doable

When a couple (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell) and their two sons face a life-and-death crisis on a ski trip in Austria, the husband’s response to the situation leads the spouses to examine their entire relationship.

Film Forum fêtes Ms. de Lavallade’s bday with ‘Carmen & Geoffrey’ screening March 6

“Carmen & Geoffrey” (2005), Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob’s portrait of wife-and-husband dancers and choreographers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, will be shown at Film Forum at 6:30 on Friday, March 6, Carmen’s 89th birthday.

Spike Lee named 1st Black jury president at Cannes Film Fest

The filmmaker Spike Lee has become the first Black president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.