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  • Queen Latifah premieres her brilliant HBO movie 'Bessie' at Museum of Modern Art
    Queen Latifah premieres her brilliant HBO movie 'Bessie' at Museum of Modern Art
    Queen Latifah earned royal reviews for her riveting portrayal of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith at the premiere of the HBO movie Bessie on April 29, 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She was joined by her co-stars Mo'...
  • Kourtney Kardashian weight loss
    Kourtney Kardashian rocks weight loss at 116 pounds, while MoNique loses 100
    Both Kourtney Kardashian and Mo'Nique deserve kudos for taking off the pounds. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star took to social media to share that she now weighs just 116 pounds, reported E News on April 27.Determined to...
  • Mo'Nique & 'BLACKBIRD' Cast Attend Atlanta Screening
    Mo'Nique & 'BLACKBIRD' Cast Attend Atlanta Screening
    As the weather changes and Spring begins, there are new releases of movies happening as well. On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Atlanta, RLJ Entertainment and Urban Movie Channel hosted a private screening of the upcoming film 'BLACKBIRD,'...
  • Academy Award winner Mo'Nique  sits down with Roland Martin
    Oscar winner Mo'nique talks with Roland Martin on News One Now primetime special
    TV One today announced that News One Now - the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective - will air its first-ever primetime...
  • Blackbird Julian Walker's break out role explores self-identification and the church
    Blackbird Julian Walker's break out role explores self-identity and the church
    Blackbird is not just another "coming of age" story. It delves into taboo subject matter that is rather left untouched than dealt with. Julian Walker's character sets the backdrop shining a light on mental illness in the Black...
  • The real reason educated blacks won't watch Empire
    The real reason educated blacks won't watch Empire
    Black America's edutainment civil warDr. Boyce Watkins, FinancialJuneteenth blogger, also the author of my favorite piece on Nicki Minaj and BET, recently wrote that he'd never support the coonery that is "Empire." ( http:/...
  • Mo'Nique
    Mo'Nique says she was 'blackballed' by Hollywood
    Have you been wondering why you haven’t seen Mo’Nique playing in any movies recently? The reason is because she says the roles she was offered were taken off of her right after she won an Academy Award for her role as “Precious...
  • Blackbird
    Mo'Nique to star in new movie Blackbird
    Academy Award winner Mo’Nique will star in the coming of age film Blackbird which is set to release on April 24th. Based on the novel of the same name, by Larry Duplechan, the film also stars: Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy, Blue...
  • 5 facts about Mo'Nique
    Throwback Thursday: 6 facts about academy award winning actress Mo'Nique
    We laughed when she reigned as one of the queens of comedy; applauded as she hosted the first televised beauty contest for plus size women; and, marveled after she won the coveted Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress because of her role in...
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival announces full program
    Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival announces full program
    The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, announced the complete schedule of films and events that will make up the 19th annual festival, which takes place October 9-19 at several Seattle...
  • Star Jones calles out Mo'Nique
    Star Jones calls out Mo'Nique; Mo'Nique sheds 80 pounds
    Mo’Nique has been shedding weight for longer than a year, all of it chronicled on Twitter and on her website,MoNiqueWorldwide.org. Mo’Niqueregularly tweets her workouts, photos, and plenty of inspiration. On May 30,S2S Magazinereported...
  • Julian Walker and Mo'Nique
    Academy award winner Mo'Nique stars in 'Blackbird'
    It was another sunny and beautiful day in Los Angeles and everyone was very excited about the world premier of the film 'Blackbird' from directorPatrik-Ian Polk. The film is an adaptation of the book fromLarry Duplechan and stars Academy...
  • Stars of Blackbird
    "Blackbird" closes PAFF, heads to Outfest
    Oscars is around the corner. No, literally I just saw the setup in Hollywood. It's crazy. However, just like the NFL draft, it's never too early to talk about films getting the buzz for next year, especially when they feature the return of...
  • Rave host PAFF 2014
    22nd Pan African Film Festival Closes With "Blackbird" (Recap)
    Film Festivals are a community effort, from philanthropist, to local talent volunteering their time and effort all to showcase the best of the arts. The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is anchored in the Crenshaw-Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles...
  • Academy Award winner and Queen of Comedy Mo'Nique
    Mo'Nique Gives Thanks Every Day, Especially on Thanksgiving
    From growing up poor in Maryland and sexually abused as a child by her brother, to becoming an Academy Award winner, Mo’Nique gives thanks for her life every day, especially on Thanksgiving. As the mother of four sons, ages 21, 23, and eight...
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