2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

By Allison Kugel Raven-Symone’s alter ego, Raven Baxter, has been a staple on The Disney Channel since the child actor turned Hollywood renaissance woman debuted her famous character on the hit show, That’s So Raven, in 2003. Back then, Symone’s alter-ego played a teenager who could see into the future, and that extra-sensory ability often… Read More Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

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Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

By Allison Kugel Born of a revolutionary bloodline to activist filmmaker, Melvin Van Peebles, you could say that Mario Van Peebles was born to make films that nudge our social consciousness and encourage us to answer questions we hadn’t thought to ask. An actor, director and writer, Mario Van Peebles’ first foray into acting was… Read More Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

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Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice

by Jennifer Hamra     Have you seen the new romantic drama Love Is ___? It’s featured on Oprah’s OWN channel and many fans are lovin’ this new African American-based television show. Loosely based on the real-life marriage between producers Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, The Game) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning), Love Is… Read More Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice

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Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

By Allison Kugel     Twenty-nine years after releasing his debut album, Lenny Kravitz is still letting love rule, but with an eye towards societal strife that continues to go unchecked. The multi-Grammy award winning musician brings forth a conscious body of work with Raise Vibration, his eleventh studio album, out September 7th. The first… Read More Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

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Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

The Soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time Set to Release on March 9th! Are you excited for the new movie A Wrinkle in Time?! My kids and I are reading the novel right now and we can’t wait to go see the movie when it comes out. Last week, I was looking through my Twitter… Read More Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time