Erika Alexander and Her New Production Company Color Farm: Getting Diversity Right

Sang it with me now, ” we are living, single….in a 90’s kind of world, I’m glad I got my girls.”  Congratulations are in order to Erica Alexander (who portrayed our beloved Maxine Shaw in the 90’s hit sitcom “Living Single and Cousin Pam on the Cosby Show). Erika and her business partner Ben Arnon are looking to sprinkle some creativity magic  behind the camera with their new production company, Color Farm. Efforts such as theirs highlight the very importance of diversity in the entertainment industry. Their perspective on diversity…

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Beyonce, Jayz, OTR II, Entertainment 

On The Run Tour II : Beyonce` and Jay-Z Love To Play With Our Emotions

Beyonce` and Jay-Z love to play with our emotions. First, we have not seen the twins in ages and paparazzi pictures don’t count! Then  Jay hits us with 4:44 , then gave us dope visuals and mini films to go along with it.  No new music from Beyonce, but she did grace us with her vocals on a DJ Khaled’s new track “Top Off” also featuring Jay-Z and Future. Now we are getting blessed with an On The Run Tour II. I can’t with them darn Carter’s.  My mind can’t…

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Ava, Duvernay, A, Wrinkle, In, Time Entertainment Inspiration 

Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time : A Movie That’s Right On Time

<<NO SPOILERS>> This was the first movie that I  have ever jotted down notes while watching – seriously. Well, they were more like nuggets. My granddaughter and I watched “A Wrinkle in Time” over weekend and despite the reviews coming in, I actually enjoyed it.  Was it perfect, no; but what movie is?    A Wrinkle in Time, is right on time. Especially as it relates to how young black girls and women view themselves in  society. I asked my granddaughter which character did she like the best and she…

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Mary, J, Blige, Oscars, 2018 Entertainment 

Did You Watch? 90th Academy Awards

Update Congratulations to Jordan Peel,  for taking home the award for ‘Best Original Screenplay for the his movie “Get Out”. Coco, Best Animated Feature Kobe Bryant – Best Animated Short Film “Dear Basketball” Will you be watching the 90th Academy Awards Show? The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The nominee line-up looks pretty good. As with any award show, I have my favorites picked out in advance.  The nominees for “Actress in Supporting…

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Womens, Empowerment, Brunch Entertainment Inspiration 

Empowerment: A Word That Will Never Be Cliche For Me

The word empowerment will never be cliche for me because it embodies sooo much.   My week ended so beautifully. I must work on my timing though. I started a 7 seven day cleanse and two of those seven days I had speaking engagements. Note to self, don’t do that ish again! Trying to speak through the bubble guts ain’t the business. Any who, I had a very busy, but productive week. My highlights include the I Am Royalty Teen Summit, Women’s Empowerment Brunch, and a nice family get together…

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Faith, Evans, Duets, Tour, Eric, Benet Entertainment Music 

Eric Benet and Faith Evans Announce Duets Tour, plus Musiq Soulchild and Marsha Ambrosius release duet “For Better For Worse”

The ever busy Faith Evans, and never aging Eric Benet, are set to go on tour beginning June 2018. The pair will embark on their “Duets Tour:  “A Lifetime of Music in One Night.”  I remember seeing Faith on the “Puff Daddy and the Family Bad Boys Reunion Tour”, and her voice was flawless as ever.  Her “King and I” album was actually pretty dope! I believe both will put on  a solid performance and produce a show watching. R&B could definitely use this at the moment. Okay so the song…

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Tessa, Thompson, Furlough, Whoopi, Goldberg, Lala, Anthony Entertainment 

Will You Watch? Furlough: Starring Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg and La La Anthony

Movies that explore mother daughter relationships always get me.  “Furlough”, starring Tessa Thompson as a  guard charged with transporting a prisoner on a “deathbed visit” .  The format seems to flow a little like a Tyler film, funny, but with good lessons woven into the story. Whoopi Goldberg (Tessa’s mom)  I’m sure will give us much  to laugh about. I miss seeing Whoopi on the big screen.   LaLa Anthony also stars in the film as well.  She can’t be doing to much though, because I need her in tip top…

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A, Wrinkle, In, Time, Ava, Duvernay, Disney, Oprah, Winfrey Entertainment 

Will You Watch? A Wrinkle In Time Headed to a Theater Near You

As if Marvel’s Black Panther wasn’t enough.  Along comes  “A Wrinkle in Time”,  starring Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which),  Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), Reese Whitherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit) and Storm Reid (Meg Murray).  “After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him”. The big screen adaption from the timeless classic published in 1962 by the late author, Madeeine L’Englee Camp and has set the entertainment industry  a buzz for quite sometime. Confession, I have never read the…

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Black, History Entertainment 

Black History Month Wrap Up: Movies, Art and Mimosas

I have had the opportunity to attend some wonderful events. My Black History Month wrap-up includes movies, art and mimosas.  As an adult, I have begun to really appreciate the richness of black history. Understanding that there is more to our history than what we were taught in schools, has been a steady source of empowerment. The community has hosted a plethora of events that showcased our excellence, power and magic. Notable ones that I attended include: Legacy Lectures, the Creative Minds AIDS Awareness Art Show, On the Beat St.…

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Roxanne, Shante, Rap, Female, Entertainment 

Will You Watch? Roxanne Shante Biopic

Yooooo!!! The real hip hop heads out there already know who the real Roxanne is.   If there is one female rap artist deserving of  the title “First Lady of Rap”; it’s her. She came out on vinyl – just know that.  I remember writing a blog post a while back about my love and hate  for  hip hop culture throughout the years and one of the websites that I referenced in the piece, had some footage  of Roxanne Shante performing  “Dance to This” in concert from back in the day.…

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