It's hard being Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) just now. The lonely 13 year old is not only mourning the loss of his late mother, but is having a difficult time adjusting to life in Germany. He had to leave his pals and hometown of Richmond behind when his father (Craig Robinson) landed a job in Heidelberg as a professional soccer coach. Now, the troubled youngster finds … [Read more...]
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Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama's (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that's who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling a very eventful day in the lives of the future president and First Lady. The story unfolds in Chicago during the summer of 1989 when … [Read more...]
Charlie Wilson and special guest Fantasia gave concertgoers their money’s worth at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, Friday August 26. On a day the Minnesota State Fair encouraged attendees to "Unite in Purple" to celebrate the late great Prince, both performers managed to pay homage, while highlighting their own singular gifts. One couldn’t help but think the Purple One … [Read more...]
Marc Lamont Hill is one of America's leading intellectual voices. He is currently the host of BET News and VH1 Live, as well as a political contributor on CNN. Marc has received prestigious awards, and holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the faculty of Morehouse College as its Distinguished Professor of African American … [Read more...]
The lead singer of the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson, has experienced many highs and lows in the music industry throughout the years. From having numerous number-one Billboard hits with the Gap Band, to being homeless, overcoming a drug addiction, surviving prostate cancer, rebuilding his solo career, and becoming a number-one best-selling author, Wilson has proven that persistence … [Read more...]