Trumped: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time

  When the 2016 Presidential Election took place, my Mom and I went to vote together because we were confident the glass ceiling would be shattered by electing Hillary Clinton as President of the United States. Even when things began to take a turn for the worst, I was assured I would awaken to fantastic…

LET IF FALL

A few months ago, during a horrible rainstorm my GPS gave me shortcut that landed me in a park in the dark.  Feverishly driving to get out and get home safely, I was abruptly pulled over the “park police”.  As a resident of Los Angeles and with racial tensions at an all time high across…

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 – For Ahkeem

I am a native of St. Louis, Missouri.  The city I grew up in you could leave your car unlocked.  You could leave your front door open.  The whole neighborhood would be our babysitter and our disciplinarian when my Mom had to work or go to school. Holidays were spent with family driving all over…

United Shades of America

I became acutely aware of Bell when I stumbled upon his episode and interview with the Imperial Wizard of the KKK during his first season. I thought anyone brave and bold enough to have that conversation has my full and undivided attention.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

There are three things in life we have no control over…How we come into this world, What human beings become our family and how we depart this realm.   For decades, scientists had been collecting tissue samples from patients without consent, searching for cells that could live outside the human body.  In 1951, Henrietta Lacks…

Born In China – Interview with Producer Roy Conli

  It’s Earth Day y’all and  Disneynature’s is right on time with the release “Born in China” hitting theaters today  I’m so excited for you all to see this magnificent piece of art on-screen. Ever wonder how filmmakers are able to capture animals in their natural environment? Well, Producer Roy Conli broke it all the…

UNFORGETTEABLE

Back in the day, a little film called “Fatal Attraction” had the male population petrified of having an affair. Really, would you want your psychotic side piece snatching your kid, cold calling your wife or come home to find the family pet boiling on the stove?

Baddest and Blackest Hot Tickets at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

One of the things I love about the Tribeca Film Festival is that I can get in all my favorite festival flicks and knock out a few  Broadway shows before the Tonys take over Manhattan!!! Often referred to as the “sister” of the Sundance Film Festival held at the top of the year, one can…

Unforgettable – Interviews with Dawson, Heigl and Cheryl Ladd

This was by far the most fun I have ever had at a press junket!!!  Why?  Girl Power Baby!  It was a room full of women discussing real issues like mental health, unrealistic expectations on women to be perfect, women’s intuition, the unconditional love of a mother and so much more. Kinda not the discussion…

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 40th Anniversary Celebration

Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast), fans in attendance enjoyed a conversation about strong female characters central to the Star Wars universe and how they have inspired generations of fans; panelists included: Dave Filioni (executive producer Star Wars Rebels), Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”), Tiya Sircar (“Sabine Wren”) and surprise guest Daisy Ridley (“Rey”). The three actresses were surprised on stage with the reveal of their new Adventure Figures by Hasbro from the just-announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny. As part of the reveal, fans were treated to a sneak peek at the first animated Forces of Destiny short, which will launch on Disney YouTube in July 2017.