In 1998, I had the pleasure of being in the audience for James Purdy’s play “Sun of the Sleepless,” which starred a then-unknown actor whose reputation, to surprise—in the early 1990s—was growing exponentially.
My Google calendar gave me an alert that my presence was expected at the Viceroy Hotel. I was scheduled to interview iconic comedic actor Tommy Davidson—of “In Living Color” fame—about season two of his new show, ABC’s “Vacation Creation,” which ...
Thurgood Marshall said it elegantly and honestly when he said that “sometimes history takes things into its own hands.” The more brutal assessment is that history is told by the victors, not the victims, so the truth is rarely part ...
OK, stop if you've heard this one: A guy enters a political race as a publicity stunt to help boost his brand, and actually winds up winning and faces the thorny challenges of holding elected office.
In 2014, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced filmgoers to the international intelligence agency operating with the highest diplomatic, scholarly and gentlemanly behavior with the ultimate goal of keeping the world safe.
With the lines between television and film becoming increasingly blurred, film festivals have begun showcasing premiere television and streaming service programming as well.
The 21st annual Urbanworld Film Festival was a treasure trove of quality, entertaining, thought-provoking stories about people who endeavor to forge lives in densely packed, high-energy, fast-moving metropolises across the globe.
In America, the word urban has been bastardized to some extent because of our hysterical obsession with race.
To protect and to serve is the motto that began, in 1955, with the Los Angeles Police Department and was further adopted by many other police forces.
Netflix series “Master of None” co-star Lena Waithe became the first African-American women to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.
Never give up on your dreams, especially if it’s to make a film. Sharon Lewis was a struggling actress browsing the shelves in a Los Angeles bookstore in 1998 when Nalo Hopkinson’s just published “Brown Girl in the Ring” caught ...
Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, aired Sunday on CBS.
Common has come a long way from his early days of rhyming in Chicago in the 90s.
Everything about the entertainment space has changed. The box office for movies continues to drop.