Aretha Franklin Talks Radio City, New Album, Biopic Film

The “Queen of Soul” still reigns, and now more than ever, Aretha Franklin is still satisfying her fans as she receives an Ivy League honorary degree, prepares for the release of her new album this fall and throws a new ...

The 18th American Black Film Fest

If you’re a young filmmaker and you haven’t been introduced to Jeff Friday, CEO of Film Life and the creative life force behind the 2014 American Black Film Festival, don’t fret. Your chance to understand this man’s mission manifests with ...

Uncompromising. Revolutionary. Loyal. Legend: Ice Cube

On June 13, Columbia Pictures releases one of the most anticipated comedies of the summer, “22 Jump Street,” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill and ...

June is FPPT: Film, pride, parades and theater

On June 8 the award show for excellence on Broadway, the Tony Awards, will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS

Lupita Nyong’o cast in new ‘Star Wars’

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to be a cast member in "Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Arsenio Hall Show Canceled After Season One

The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season due to low ratings.

‘Power’ in the city: 270 million and counting!

On June 7 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, the new series “Power” premieres on Starz, and it’s going to be a Twitter favorite once the first episode breaks; good news the network will have seven more ready to follow it.

On the verge: Jerrod Carmichael

It’s official: Jerrod Carmichael is a comic on the rise, and the fact that he’s one of the stars of an official summer hit, the R-rated “Neighbors,” is just one indicator.

Director of Nina Simone film files lawsuit

Accomplished director Cynthia Mort has filed a lawsuit against the producers of the new Nina Simone biopic after being cut out of the film’s production process. Mort sued the UK-based producer, Ealing Studios Enterprises Limited, claiming the terms of her ...

‘NYPD Blue’ star hits big screen in ‘From the Rough’

Actor Henry Simmons took time out of his busy schedule to talk with this journalist about his latest movie, “From the Rough,” a movie he stars in with Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clark Duncan and Tom Felton. The movie opened ...

Documentary aims to further mental health conversation amongst Blacks

In 2010, of the over 2,000 recorded completed suicides by African-Americans, about 82 percent of them were completed by African-American males, according to the American Association of Suicidology. “Face of Darkness” filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth Nelson are hoping that ...

Encore broadcast of ‘The African Americans’ starts May 11

WLIW21 will air a special presentation of noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s groundbreaking series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” on Sunday, May 11 and 18, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

‘Godzilla’: The biggest monster

Combine every famous woman, man, child, superhero and archvillain who ever dared to make a dent in the cultural lexicon, and they won’t come close to the popularity achieved by the one, the only, international superstar—Godzilla!

Nollywood hits NY at the New York African Film Festival

Some of the latest work from talented filmmakers representing the continent of Africa will be presented at the 21st New York African Film Festival

TFF: Legends in our city

“OMG. That’s Quincy Jones, and he’s smiling at you,” murmured Rachel Tiederman, the newest myNewYorkeye multimedia team member, under her breath.