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This past weekend some of Hollywood’s finest took over The AMC Empire 25 movie theater in NYC for the 2018 UrbanWorld Film Festival. Press , filmmakers & some lucky fans came out daily to attend special screenings of highly anticipated films , tv shows , panels & more exclusively before they are released to the general public. Thursday “PIMP” which stars KeKe Palmer was just the beginning of incredible films to be screening for the festival and trust me this movie was a must see. The Lee Daniels produced film took home the Audience Award for Best feature film due to the powerful performances from KeKe & Aunjanue L. Ellis. Friday’s Spotlight feature was “Widows” and it was clear that UrbanWorld knew exactly what the audience needed to see. The explosive film which stars Viola Davis , Liam Neeson , Michelle Rodriguez , Cynthia Erivio , Daniel Kaluuya , Colin Farrell & Elizabeth Debicki had the audience on their edge of their seat one minute , then screaming or gasping next at the action packed film which is sure to take over the Box Office when it’s hits theaters in Novemeber.

Now if that wasn’t enough , Saturday was jam packed with so much black star power in the building for the festivals closing night. Comedic superstar Lil Rel Howrey stopped by the festival to preview a new episode of his upcoming FOX series “REL”.
Superstar actress Tasha Smith was joined by legendary actress Telma Hopkins and other cast members to premiere their upcoming BET film “Running Out Of Time”. The special screening ended with the cast sitting down for a Q&A as they dropped gems on the crowd of aspiring actors , directors & more who clearly loved every minute of the action packed thriller. To close out this year’s festival , the spotlight feature was the highly anticipated 20th Century Fox Film “The Hate U Give”. Two of the film’s stars Amandla Stenberg & Algee Smith were in attendance along with the film’s director George Tillman to premiere the emotional film which left everyone speechless. Notable stars also in attendance to see the must see movie of the year included Boris Kodjoe , Niecey Nash , Joe Morton , Simone Missick and Omar Dorsey. The movie which hit home for the audience due to the film’s portrayal of a girl and her family dealing with the aftermath of another innocent black man being killed by Police Brutality , was just the film we needed to see to keep the conversation going that Black Lives Matter.

The movie which sent us on an emotional roller coaster was beautifully done so it was only right that we all stood up to give their brilliant work of Art a standing ovation. Oscar nominated director Ava Duvernay joined the cast and director for a special Q&A to talk about the powerful film which were sure will be the movie of the year. Amandla Stenberg’s brilliant portrayal of “Starr” will definitely be praised by the masses and every award she receives is well deserved. This year’s film festival once again proved that African Americans and other minority’s are just as powerful on the screen and behind the lenses and one things for sure , I will always support this festival whenever i can because it shows us that our work is just as important , powerful and brilliant when given the right representation. Hopefully you were there this year , but if you weren’t check out exclusive footage from this year’s festival below.


Photos by Walik Goshorn , J.Countess For Getty Images and Instagram via (@UrbanWorldFilmFest & @NieceyNash )


Last night stars came out for the kick off of the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC. The first night started off with a bang at the SVA Theater as filmmakers, writers , press & fans came out to see then highly anticipated premiere of Universal PicturesNight School”. Now of course the film’s stars Kevin Hart & Tiffany Haddish we’re in attendance along with one of their co-stars rapper Fat Joe. Producer & director of the must see movie Will Packer and Malcom Lee were definitely in the building to help kick off this years 22nd annual festival and trust me it was one for the books.

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Other notable guest in attendance included actor Mack Wilds , Casanova , Bevy Smith & social media breakout star Shiggy. Now if screening the hilarious film wasn’t enough , the audience we’re in for a treat with a special Q&A with Will and Malcom directly after. Check out pics & exclusive footage from the big night which is just the beginning of so much more to come this week.

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The 22nd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by Revolt along with founding partner HBO has just announced its 2018 film lineup . The big event will once again take place in NYC on September 19th-23rd at the AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. Universal Pictures ‘Night School’ which stars Kevin Hart & Tiffany Haddish will open the festival on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:30 P.M. at New York’s SVA Theater on 333 West 23rd Street with the film stars along with the director Malcom D Lee who will be in attendance.

HBO will present the Rudy Valdez directed documentary ‘The Sentence’ will screen on Thursday, September 20th at The AMC Theater. The film will take a searing look at the devastating consequences of mandatory minimum sentencing through the lens of his own family. Cindy Shank, sister of Valdez and mother of three, is taken from her family to spend 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy charges.Valdez copes with the tragedy by filming his nieces for over a decade to capture the moments his sister misses.

Friday the highly anticipated 20th Century Fox heist thriller ‘Widows’ will makes it debut at this years festival for their Centerpiece Spotlight. The Steve McQueen directed film which stars Viola Davis , Liam Neeson , Michelle Rodriguez , Cynthia Erivio , Daniel Kaluuya , Colin Farrell & Elizabeth Debicki will take place at 8:30pm which is sure to sell out.

Comedic breakout star Lil Rel Howrey will be in attendance on Saturday to preview his new FOX comedy ‘REL’ to audiences at 5:30pm. The multi-camera comedy stars Howery as a successful, hardworking father and husband on the West Side of Chicago, whose life is perfectly on track. That is, until he discovers his wife is having an affair with his own barber. The comedic star will sit down with audiences for a special Q&A after the screening. But if that was enough, this years closing night spotlight feature will be the highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film ‘The Hate U Give’ which stars Amandla Stenberg , KJ Apla , Algeee Smith , Rusell Hornsby , Sabrina Carpenter , Anthony Mackie , Regina Hall & Issa Rae. The George Tillman Jr directed clip is an adaption of the Angie Thomas NY Times best selling novel which has oscar buzz around it already. Trust me this years festival is gonna be one for the books , so if i were you i would purchase my festival passes here NOW.


Earlier today the late & great Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin was finally laid to rest with a special celebration in her honor. Watch as some of music’s finest pay tribute to the queen at her funeral in Detroit including Ariana Grande , Fantasia , The Clark Sisters , Jennifer Hudson , Shirley Caesar , Chaka Khan , Tasha Cobbs , Yolanda Adams , Stevie Wonder & more.


Tonight some of music’s biggest stars have come out for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in NYC. The big event brings out some our faves so of course we had to catch them on the red carpet. Check out pics as stars like Jennifer Lopez , Nicki Minaj , Ariana Grande , Cardi B , Teyana Taylor , Migos , SZA , Rita Ora , DJ Khaled , 21 Savage , Camila Cabello , Gucci Mane , Ashanti , Tiffany Haddish , Amber Rose , Chloe x Halle & more make their way inside Radio City Music Hall for the big show below.


Once again SJ Presents is back at the Barclays Center for what will sure to be another sold out concert for Mothers Day Weekend. Their annual Mothers Day Good Music Fest is back on Saturday May 12th with some heavy hitters including Kem, Joe , Boyz II Men & Charlie Wilson. Tickets for the show are available via Ticketmaster and trust me this one show you dont want to miss.


On Monday night i had the pleasure of attending a private dinner with other journalist at The London hotel for a special evening with OWN TV & Pastor John Gray. The intimate event was in support of the second season of their hit series “The Book Of John Gray” which made its premiere last night with special guest Tami Roman & Michelle Williams. Pastor John Gray & his wife Aventer were joined by actor Rotimi & other guest as we anticipated the special Q&A with the power couple following the dinner & preview of the new season. Watch my exclusive video as they talk with us about his health journey with Diabetes , Tami Roman , the struggles in marriage , side-chicks , dating , having faith & more. If that wasn’t enough the pastor closed out the evening with a special sermon that left everyone in the room with a sense of pride & purpose that came right on time. Tune into the new season every Tues night at 10pm on OWN.

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Once again New York’s finest Chris Woods of True G Inc is bringing another show to the NYC area. He’s sold out 112 at BB Kings and we all know of the infamous Mo’Nique Mothers Day show at the Apollo so this next one should come as no surprise to y’all. The March Madness Comedy Jam is coming to Kings Theater in Brooklyn on March 3rd with an all star lineup which includes the hilarious comedic superstar Michael Blackson ( Next Friday , Meet The Blacks ) , the legendary Carl Payne (Martin , The Cosby Show) , Joe Torry ( Poetic Justice , Sprung ) , Cocoa Brown ( For Better Or Worse ) & Gerald Kelly (Budz House). Now if you know like i do , this will be one hell of a show that will have you laughing from the beginning to the end. Get your tickets now because this show is for sure to sell out and you dont want to miss out. Grab your tickets HERE.


Once again the big holiday Valentines Day is coming up , so of course it makes sense that WBLS brings their fans another special concert just in time for the lovers. On February 9th “ A Night Of Love “ will take place at The Prudential Cented in Newark,NJ with an all star line up including Anthony Hamilton , Tamia , Avant , Keyshia Cole , Donnell Jones & Eric Benet. Tickets are almost sold out for what will clearly be the must see show for real lover of r&b music. Get you tickets via Ticketmaster HERE


Tonight some of musics biggest stars are out in NYC for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The biggest night in music makes it return to new york in 15 years at Madison Square Garden and trust us everyone will be in the building. Check out pics as Stars arrive like Beyonce, Jay-Z , Rihanna , DJ Khaled , Bryson Tiller , Diddy , Monica , Kendrick Lamar, SZA , Khalid , Cardi B , Bruno Mars , Mariah Carey , Alessia Cara , Ne-Yo , Rick Ross , Lady Gaga , Jennifer Hudson, Childish Gambino , Ledisi , PJ Morton , Remy Ma , Musiq Soulchild , EVE , Big Sean , Rhapsody , Anthony Hamilton , Iggy Azalea , The Walls Group , Tina Campbell , Mali Music , DRAM , Leandria Johnson & more make their way in for the big show below.








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