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Zendaya to produce, star in thriller on Anita Hemmings, first black woman Vassar grad, passing as white to attend

Zendaya has booked what Deadline calls a hot pitch package on the street right now.

The film is called ‘A White …

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Gabourey Sidibe Draws Inspiration From Nina Simone’s ‘Four Women’ For Powerful Film

Gabourey Sidibe emerged into the Hollywood with her Oscar nominated role in Precious, where she played the title character. Now, a certified starlet with a …

Oprah Winfrey Celebrates New Book ‘Wisdom Of Sundays’ With Gospel Brunch

Media icon and global standard of success Oprah Winfrey takes brunch to a new level to celebrate the release of new book,  “Wisdom Of Sundays: …

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At 16 Years Old, Sydni Dion Bennett Becomes First Black Miss Illinois Teen USA

There is no age requirement on excellence. Sydni Dion Bennett recently crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA in the pageants 34 year history. Bennett, who attends …

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Legend Nina Simone Finally Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame recognizes artists who have contributed prolific work to music and society. This years’s nominees include icon Nina Simone …

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Director Dee Rees To Direct ‘An Uncivil War’ For FilmNation

Dee Rees, director of soon to be released historical based drama ‘Mudbound‘ slated to tackle another historical based film.  ‘An Uncivil …

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‘Girls Trip’ Writer Tracy Oliver Is Tapped To Write ‘First Wives Club’ Reboot

Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver has been tapped to write a reboot of First Wives Club’ with what she …

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Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel: “We Deserve To Add Our Portrait To The Gallery of Life”

Michaela Coel is the creator, writer, and star of British sitcom Chewing Gum,  which revolves around Tracey Gordon, an evangelical …