If you’ve been pining for a Foxy Brown television adaptation, then your prayers have been answered. Meagan Good will be starring as the iconic lead in Hulu’s new reboot. Good will not only take on Pam Grier‘s role in the upcoming TV series, but she’ll produce alongside her husband DeVon Franklin and his production company Franklin Entertainment. The show has also snagged Empire‘s
Born in 1972 in Long Beach, California, Ava DuVernay worked in film publicity and marketing, and established her own agency, before deciding to become a filmmaker. She helmed hip-hop documentaries and then released two feature films: I Will Follow (2010) and Middle of Nowhere (2012). The holiday season of 2014 saw the release of Selma, which follows a portion of Dr.
Zero Gravity Management has optioned A’Lelia Bundles’ 2001 nonfiction book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. Bundles is actually the great great granddaughter of Walker. According to Deadline, Octavia Spencer intends to star and produce a limited series based on Bundles’ biography. Nicole Asher will write the script. Kasi Lemmons has agreed to serve as the director. Here’s more from The
The sweet success of Patti Labelle’s sweet potato pies exclusively available at Walmart has led to a major expansion of her personal recipe-based product line. In fact, the pies have been so successful that she and Walmart have recently announced the release of three new Pattie Labelle premium cobblers and a new apple pecan cake.
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson is adding more awards to her repertoire. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) recently announced that the 91-year-old actress will be a recipient of a lifetime achievement award in the arts. Tyson will also be joined by “Being Mary Jane” actor Richard Roundtree and music icon Dionne Warwick during the foundation’s 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.
Michelle Carter saved her best for last, claiming the gold medal and breaking the American record on her final throw. New Zealand’s Valerie Adams seemed poised to become the first woman to win three consecutive Olympic shot put gold medals before Carter’s final attempt. Adams’ best throw, 20.42m (67 feet), had her in first place by
The USA women’s water polo team is favored to win gold: the Americans are the reigning Olympic, World Cup, World League and Pan-American champions. In goal is Ashleigh Johnson, the 21-year-old Princeton student who’s ability to read — and reach — opponent’s shots is setting a new standard. “She’s plays the position of goalie unlike
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Miss Ruby Wilson, the Queen of Beale Street, has passed away. According to the singer’s Facebook page, she passed away at 1:10 p.m. Funeral announcements will be made available at a later date. Wilson’s health had taken a turn in the last few years. She had a stroke in 2009, but recovered
Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation that Ava Duvernay is on board to direct. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order
The Women’s National Basketball Association said it is rescinding fines imposed on players who violated league uniform rules in expressing support for the “black lives matter” movement. WNBA President Lisa Borders made the announcement Saturday, following fines imposed on teams and players and criticism from some players. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix