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‘Life’s Essential’s With Ruby Dee’ documentary to premiere at American Black Film Festival

‘Life’s Essential’s With Ruby Dee’ documentary to premiere at American Black Film Festival

Hollywood Royal Couple Share Hard-Won Life’s Lessons on Love, Art and Activism On Sunday, June 22, Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, a documentary about the beloved artists-activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee by their grandson – director Muta’Ali – will have its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival. At Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black [...]

Actor Brian White challenges media to share more stories about blacks in Hollywood

Actor Brian White challenges media to share more stories about blacks in Hollywood

During a December photo shoot with celebrity photojournalist DeWayne Rogers at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., actor Brian White didn’t mince words. The one topic that really caused his passion meter to spike was when the conversation switch to the portrayal of blacks in Hollywood. He was even unafraid to take rolling out and other urban [...]

‘About Last Night’ star Michael Ealy covers rolling out wearing Versace

‘About Last Night’ star Michael Ealy covers rolling out wearing Versace

While much of the attention is being paid to Michael Ealy’s impending Valentine Day release, About Last Night, co-starring Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, the talented actor stopped by rolling out‘s studio to create an amazing new photo spread. The photos, shot by rolling out creative director DeWayne Rogers, coincide with his latest cover with the magazine. Style by wardrobe [...]

Actress Tika Sumpter proves she’s unforgettable

Actress Tika Sumpter proves she’s unforgettable

Story by Stereo Williams Photography by DeWayne Rogers Photography Assistant: Mike Cooke Makeup: Jessica Smalls Hair: Hadiiya Barbel Wardrobe: Jason Rembert Tika Sumpter has been in front of the camera for the better part of a decade. The model-turned-actress is one of the stars of the action-comedy Ride Along, the Ice Cube, Kevin Hart film that kick-starts her [...]

Behind the Scenes with ‘Fruitvale Station’ Actor Michael B. Jordan

Behind the Scenes with ‘Fruitvale Station’ Actor Michael B. Jordan

Spike Lee on his Kickstarter project, ‘Old Boy’ and reuniting with Samuel L. Jackson

Spike Lee on his Kickstarter project, ‘Old Boy’ and reuniting with Samuel L. Jackson

Famed filmmaker Spike Lee is spreading the word about his latest film project. As the Oscar-nominated director preps for the release of his highly anticipated film Old Boy this fall, Lee is already drawing attention for the follow-up — and his approach for funding it. The man behind such acclaimed movies as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X is using the online [...]

‘Faux Pas’ producer, Chevonne Collins, prepares for black film festival circuit this August

‘Faux Pas’ producer, Chevonne Collins, prepares for black film festival circuit this August

August is a really big month for Chevonne Collins, story editor and co-producer of Faux Pas, which is hitting the film circuit.Faux Pas is a film about romance and it explores the issues of trust, mistakes, recovery, and interpersonal connection. Collins is excited about the film which is screening at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, The [...]

Kevin Hart explains new film, investing in himself and how Dave Chapelle’s stand-up changed his life

Kevin Hart explains new film, investing in himself and how Dave Chapelle’s stand-up changed his life

Kevin Hart just may be the funniest man alive, but he started with humble beginnings. For over a decade, Hart performed at small comedy clubs and appeared in low budget films with lackluster scripts. However, Hart’s hard work has come to fruition in major ways. He stars in his own TV series, “Real Husbands of [...]

Pharrell Williams Shares his Inspiration for Scoring ‘Happy,’ Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack

Pharrell Williams Shares his Inspiration for Scoring ‘Happy,’ Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack

Producer and singer Pharrell Williams has a knack for entertaining fans of all ages. The 40-year-old Virginia Beach, Va. native is behind the adult-only Robin Thicke hit single, Blurred Lines,” and he’s also the go-to guy for the Despicable Me franchise, returning to pen songs for the second installment of the animated film. “I think it’s [...]

Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ video from ‘Despicable Me 2′

Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ video from ‘Despicable Me 2′