Sunday, October 30, 2016

1 on 1 with Marsha Ambrosius 10/23/16 NYC




Last Sunday in NYC after the Love Jones Musical we got an opportunity to sit down and chat with Marsha Ambrosius get into the interview below.



1 on 1 with Chrisette Michele talks New Milestone tour, Love Jones Musicality 10/23/16




Last sunday after the Love Jones Musical in Brooklyn we got an opportunity to chat with Chrisette Michele after the show where she talks about the musical, milestone tour second leg and more... So get into the interview below.




Sunday, October 9, 2016

1on1 with Issa Rae talks HBO Insecure and more



 A few weeks ago we talked with former youtube star Issa Rae on her new HBO series "Insecure" that debuts later this evening as well as so much more get into the interview above and tune into the series premiere at 1030pm tonight on HBO. Insecure the half-hour comedy series Insecure, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship, experiences and tribulations of two black women.

Friday, September 30, 2016

1on1 with Romeo Miller talks new season Growing Up Hip Hop, New Music and more




We Tv held a press screening and red carpet event in NYC 9/29/16 where we got to talk to the cast of season 2 growing up hip hop, check out the interview below.

Monday, September 26, 2016

1 on 1 with Stephan James talks new series shots fired and more 9/24/16 NYC



We got an opportunity to chat with stephan james about new series shots fired and much more at urban world film festival in nye over the weekend.




1on1 with New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe at Urban World Film Festival in NYC 9/24/16




We got an opportunity to chat with Bell Biv Devoe in nye where they were on hand to show clips from the upcoming BET Biopic on their life which comes out in January..


Friday, September 23, 2016

1on1 with Jay Ellis talks new series insecure, black livers matter and more




We talk with Jay Ellis from BET The Game he talks new series coming to HBO insecure as well as the current events police brutality and more so get into the interview below.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Durand Bernarr performance in NYC 9/17/16 Rockwood Music Hall



After a 2 year absence Durand Bernard returned to New York City to kick off The Full Effect Tour and to kick off his birthday weekend celebration. Durand also released his new EP Soundcheck which is available now for purchase https://durandbernarr.bandcamp.com/releases for $7.00 He performed in front a sold out audience for about a little over an hour and performed several tracks off the new EP including his new single which I love Fly On The Wall. Below is a snippet from his show and make sure to catch him in a city near you.


Friday, September 16, 2016

1 on 1 with Akon talks Royole Moon 3D, Solar Power Energy, New Music & more





Yesterday in New York City at Rubin Museum of Art we got an opportunity to sit and talk to rapper Akon about his new Royole Moon 3D Virtual Mobile theater as well as other topics get into the interview below and thanks for the interview.



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fox's Shots Fired & HBO's Insecure starring Sanaa Lathan & Issa Rae Coming to Urban World Film Festival






Sanaa Lathan new series coming to Fox debuts in the winter but will be screened here at Urban World Film Festival on Saturday Sept 24 at 730pm AMC Empire Theater in New York City, Below is the trailer for the series as well as the description. From the moment i first heard about this I was intrigued and can not wait to view the 10 episodes series. The series also stars Tristan Wilds and Stephan James.





FOX's all-new show, SHOTS FIRED, is a compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town.

Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, SHOTS FIRED is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “Notorious”), the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system.

When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy”) and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor PATRICIA EAMONS (Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”). She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison ARLEN COX (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the case, as LT. ERIC BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation. SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from all perspectives. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, they learn that everybody has a story, and that the truth is rarely black and white.




Insecure a new series from Issa Rae who we all know and adore from her youtube series Awkward Black Girl. The half-hour comedy series INSECURE, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. The cast will be on hand for the screening on Friday Sept 23 at 8pm at AMC Empire Theater. The show also stars Jay Ellis from the hit BET series "The Game" and Yvonne Orji.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Urban World Film Festival Lineup announced Sept 21-25 in NYC





Tickets and passes for the festival are on sale now. For additional announcements in September, go to www.urbanworld.org. Follow @UWFilmFest and use #UW20 to join the conversation about Urbanworld on social media.
URBANWORLD 2016 FILM SLATE
SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS
Queen of Katwe – Directed by Mira Nair, Presented by Disney
Class Divide – Directed by Marc Levin, Presented by HBO Documentary Films
Black – Directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Presented by Saboteur Media
Honeytrap – Directed by Rebecca Johnson, Presented by ARRAY
TITLE VII: First Look Clips & Conversation – Directed by Nicole Franklin
THE REVOLT YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
Loved Like This – Directed by Christopher Lewis Dawkins (U.S. Premiere)
Madaran – Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi (East Coast Premiere)
Hush – Directed by Whitney Clinkscales (New York Premiere)
AMERIKKKA – Directed by Sheila Wilson (New York Premiere)
The Bench – Directed by Cameron Burnett
A Silent Night – Directed by Gino Ricardo Green (World Premiere)
U.S. NARRATIVE FEATURES
72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? – Directed by Raafi Rivero (New York Premiere) Chee & T – Directed by Tanuj Chopra (East Coast Premiere)
Destined – Directed by Qasim Basir (New York Premiere) Lucky – Directed by Bari Kang (World Premiere)
My B.F.F. – Directed by Greg Carter (World Premiere) No Regrets – Directed by Mark Harris (World Premiere)
Sepulveda – Co-Directed by Jena English & Brandon Wilson (World Premiere)
She’s Got A Plan – Co-Directed by Fatima Washington & Corey Johnson (World Premiere)
Steps – Directed by Jay Rodriquez and Rock Davis
WORLD NARRATIVE FEATURES
A Moving Image (UK) – Directed by Shola Amoo (New York Premiere)
Brotherhood (UK) – Directed by Noel Clarke (U.S. Premiere)
Dar Noir (Tanzania) – Directed by Hamadi Mwapachu (U.S. Premiere)
Gidi Blues (Nigeria) – Directed by Femi Odugbemi (U.S. Premiere)
Like Cotton Twines (Ghana) – Directed by Leila Djansi (East Coast Premiere)
The Farm / La Granja (Puerto Rico) – Directed by Angel Manuel Soto Vazquez (New York Premiere)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Beatbox Boom Bap Around The World (France/Germany/U.S.) – Directed by Pascal Tessaud (U.S. Premiere)
Daddy Don’t Go (U.S.) – Directed by Emily Abt Jewel’s Catch One (U.S.) – Directed by C. Fitz
Martha & Niki (Sweden) – Directed by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
The Revival: Woman and the Word (U.S.) – Directed by Sekiya Dorsett (East Coast Premiere)
Until 20 (U.S.) – Directed by Geraldine Moriba Meadows & Jamila Paksima Rowell
SHORT FILMS
[Re]defined – Directed by Danae Grandison (New York Premiere)
A Gentleman Always – Directed by Drue Metz (New York Premiere)
A Silent Night – Directed by Gino Ricardo Green (World Premiere)
AMERIKKKA – Directed by Sheila Wilson (New York Premiere)
After The Storm – Directed by Jessica Oyelowo (World Premiere)
And Nothing Happened – Directed by Naima Ramos-
Chapman Balcony – Directed by Toby Fell-Holden
Blessed – Directed by Jennifer Derwingson (East Coast Premiere)
Bird – Directed by Booker T Mattison
Born In Battle – Directed by Yangzom Brauen (New York Premiere)
Buried Deep – Directed by Timothy Naylor (World Premiere)
Chameleon – Directed by Reza Dahya (New York Premiere)
Class 15 – Directed by Dean Leon Anderson (World Premiere)
Flowers – Directed by Yvonne Michelle Shirley, Nikyatu Jusu (New York Premiere)
Hush – Directed by Whitney Clinkscales (New York Premiere)
I Rise – Directed by Yoruba Richen (World Premiere)
Leche – Directed by Gabriella A. Moses (New York Premiere)
Lilly’s Secret – Directed by Emanuele Michetti (World Premiere)
Loved Like This – Directed by Christopher Lewis Dawkins (U.S. Premiere)
Madaran – Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi (East Coast Premiere)
Mast Qalandar – Directed by Divij Roopchand
Mixtape: An Unauthorized Biography – Directed by David F. Mewa – (New York Premiere)
Mrs. Nebile’s Wormhole – Directed by Pinar Yorgancioglu (World Premiere)
Olde E – Directed by Xavier L. Neal-Burgin (East Coast Premiere)
On Time – Directed by Xavier L. Neal-Burgin (East Coast Premiere)
One Per Person – Directed by Nasheet Zaman & Jacquelyn ‘Jac’ Piette (East Coast Premiere)
Peace the Policy – Directed by Kervin Marseille & William Leonard (U.S. Premiere)
Post Life – Directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield (World Premiere)
Samaria – Directed by Kiel Adrian Scott (World Premiere)
Second Words – Directed by Jake Hull (New York Premiere)
Slumflower – Directed by Tremaine Romeo & Nicole Taylor Roberts (New York Premiere)
Sugar – Directed by Dime Davis (World Premiere)
The Bench – Directed by Cameron Burnett
The Jump – Directed by Jamal Hodge (New York Premiere)
The Suit – Directed by Jarryd Coetsee (U.S. Premiere)
Three Minute Warning – Directed by Iqbal Mohammed (East Coast Premiere)
Univitellin – Directed by Terence Nance (New York Premiere)
Victor XX – Directed by Ian Garrido
SCREENPLAYS
Fried Catfish – Written by Inda Craig-Galván
Generational Curses – Written by Kenya Branch
Take the L – Written by Kim Washington
The Turnpike – Written by Keith Josef Adkins

Queen of Katwe opens Urban World Film Festival in NYC Sept 21-25





Disney’s Queen of Katwe  will be featured on Thursday, September 22 at 7:45 p.m. The film “Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair, the film stars Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, Tony nominee and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. A Q&A with Oyelowo, recently announced as one of Urbanworld’s 2016 festival ambassadors, and Nair will immediately follow the screening of the film.




Friday, August 26, 2016

Donald Glover "Atlanta" screening in NYC 8/23/16




On Tuesday August 23 the cast of "Atlanta" which stars Donald Glover,Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stansfield and Zadie Beetz. The new series was screened in front of an pack Paley Center for Media where the audience was given an chance to view the first 2 episodes of the show, both episodes are 30 mins long. The show centers around two cousins working in the city's rap music scene. Below is Q&A session with the cast which was moderated by New York POWER 105 VJ Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club.





Part 1






Part 2

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Frank Ocean "Blonde" officially released




On Saturday evening, Ocean launched a handful of pop-up shops in major cities, where fans could get their hands on his much-talked-about zine as well as his highly anticipated second studio album. Shortly after that announcement, he released the project, titled Blonde,on iTunes.


Since the release of Ocean’s debut studio album in 2012, the world has been eager to hear what the 28-year-old singer was going to release next. His follow-up to channel ORANGE has been making headlines for years, specifically for its slew of rumored release dates that never came. Well, the wait is finally over.



Frank Ocean NIKES Music Video





After giving us “Endless” the visual album, Frank Ocean & Apple sneak in one more video on us with this new song & video titled “Nikes”. This will have the fans on alert now knowing Frank Ocean album, “Boys Dont Cry” is close to being released. For now check out the official video below and tell us what you think?






Friday, August 19, 2016

Frank Ocean Visual Album "Endless"




Frank Ocean has released a 45-minute long video titled “Endless.” A representative from Apple Music calls it his new “visual album.” The rep also told Pitchfork to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.” It features new Frank songs and takes place in the same warehouse where Ocean has been hosting a web stream. The status of Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry and its long-reported accompanying print publication are currently unclear. Find the tracklist below, and watch “Endless” here



Earlier tonight, Frank Ocean returned to the mysterious web streamthat began on his website www.boysdontcry.co two weeks ago. He assembled the wooden boxes that he had hand-built into a spiral staircase. The stream featured new music.
Endless Trackless:
01 Device Control
02 At Your Best (You Are Love) (Isley Brothers cover)
03 Alabama
04 Mine
05 U-N-I-T-Y
06 Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way”
07 Commes Des Garcons
08 Ambience 002: “Honeybaby”
09 Wither
10 Hublots
11 In Here Somewhere
12 Slide on Me
13 Sideways
14 Florida
15 Deathwish (ASR)
16 Rushes
17 Rushes To
18 Higgs

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Black LGBT film "Moonlight" starring Janelle Monae and Mahershala Ali





Moonlight is a coming-of-age story following a kid named Chiron as he faces various obstacles with masculinity, his sexuality and falling in love for the first time. The film takes place in Miami during the late '70s War on Drugs. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins (best known for 2008's Medicine for Melancholy),Moonlight stars Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, Luke Cage), Naomie Harris (Spectre), Andre Holland (Selma), Jaden Piner, Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders (Straight Outta Compton), Trevante Rhodes (Westworld) and singer Janelle Monáe in her film debut.
Look out for its theatrical premiere on Oct. 21, following screenings at the New York and Toronto Film Festivals. The credit block on the trailer gives screenplay credit to Jenkins and story credit to Tarell Alvin McCraney. McCraney’s play “In Moonlight Black Boys Turn Blue” is the basis for the movie.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

How to Kick Love Out by D. Rashad Battle




Seven Toussaint doesn't believe in love anymore. At least that's what he tells himself over and over again until he believes it. Then he meets Jacques De Costa in the most peculiar way at a gathering one evening. As Seven and Jacques' love blossoms, Seven realizes that the secret that he keeps from potential lovers could be the reason why all of his past relationships have failed. Not only does Seven have to decide whether this love is for him, but his brother, Peter, who is fresh out of prison, moves in with him, causing more ruckus in his life 

What happens when two people fall in love and one of them has a past they can't seem to let go of?

The book by Mr. Battle will be out later this week and the author's second book, his first book " Tattooed Teardrop" which came out in the fall of last year. Kudos dominic on your upcoming second release of your new book. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One on One with Tichina Arnold in Miami at ABFF 20


Over the weekend I hd the opportunity to talk to Tichina Arnold who we all love and adore as Pam James from the hit 90s show Martin at American Black Film Festival which celebrated its 20th year in Miami so get into the interview.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Webseries: Episode 1 Love at First Night "Cheres" (Pilot)






"LOVE AT FIRST NIGHT" IS A COMEDY BASED WEB SERIES ABOUT 2 MEN FINDING LOVE AFTER A HOOK UP. ALTHOUGH THEIR CONNECTION IS SEAMLESS, THEY CAN'T ESCAPE THE ISSUES AFFECTING THEIR BLOSSOMING RELATIONSHIP. SPENCER AND JAYDEN WALKS US THROUGH THE STAGES OF THEIR UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE STORY.

From the outside looking in, Spencer and Jayden appear to be the cliche. Two young black men hooking up after a house party. However, their story takes a unique twist once they realize their attraction for each other is more than a one night stand. One night turns into a weekend of pillow talk, fun, engagement and passion that sometimes takes months to create. Almost instantly they recognize that their connection shouldn't be ignored, but no good thing is met without resistance.



Episode 1 (Cheers)