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Making of an ‘Empire’

Sometimes, when you meet someone very special, you get that jolt that is associated with electricity or, as the hippies would say, you experience a “very good vibe.”

‘Empire’ is a hit on Fox

When you mix the sound of Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley with the calibrated perfection of director-producer Lee Daniels, it’s a no-brainer that an empire would rise from such a connection.

Students to see ‘Selma,’ for free

Like the historic march in Selma, Ala., in 1965, the movie “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., is part of an unprecedented campaign to make sure that young school children in the ...

A talk with ‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay

If there is an Ava DuVernay fan club, I would like to pledge my membership.

Common reflects on role in ‘Selma’

In “Selma,” directed by the very skilled Ava DuVernay, there is a touching, late-night scene when a deeply troubled Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo) leaves the warmth of his bed to call a sleeping woman.

Harlem Council of Elders hold annual award ceremony

The Harlem Council of Elders held its community recognition awards at Melba’s 125 in the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.

Harlem Film and Media Trust honors pioneers

A special community media event was held at Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem by Harlem Film and Media Trust, a not-for profit program of the International Communication Association whose mission is to continue our founders’ legacy of providing training, employment ...

Inside the NYC press day for ‘Selma’

This weekend, we were among a group of media invited to screen Paramount Pictures’ new film, “Selma” (opening Christmas Day), and to participate in the press conference that was held at the Mandarin Oriental.

Treat your family to see ‘Annie’

According to most reports, there are approximately 6,900 languages spoken in the world.

Rock makes another hit with ‘Top Five’

Chris Rock has created a hit with “Top Five,” which wrote, directed and stars in. He has probably added this new film into many future “Top Five Films That We Love” categories—it certainly made my top 10 list for 2014.

‘Top Five’ good, but not top of the charts

“You were in the movie! You were pretty good in the movie!” proclaimed Chris Rock at the beginning of press promotion time.

Rock makes another hit with ‘Top Five’

Chris Rock has created a hit with “Top Five,” which he wrote, directed and stars in.

The Iconic Ben Vereen talks ‘Top Five’

Ben Vereen discusses his exciting new role in the upcoming film "Top Five"

Chris Rock knocks it out with ‘Top Five’

Comedian Chris Rock discusses his new film "Top Five"

Community Affairs Calendar 11/20-11/26

Greetings! President Barack Obama has announced that Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and 16 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House Nov. 24 for their achievements and accomplishments.