Harry Belafonte, Tatyana Ali Speak Up on Negative Black Imagery in Hollywood


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Harry Belafonte, the famed entertainer who is now 84, is concerned about the image of black America in Hollywood films, and he says the industry will “never ever yield to the needs of people of color.” He made these comments on the artists and activism panel at the 102nd annual NAACP […]

Campaign Underway to Finance Hollywood Star for Acting Pioneer Ethel Waters


Ethel Waters is one of the great pioneers in Hollywood, clearing the path for many of the amazing black performers that we see today.  She was the first African American to be nominated for an Emmy award for her performance in Route 66, and only the second African American to be nominated for an Oscar. […]

Antoine Fuqua No Longer Interested in Making Movie about Tupac


EXCLUSIVE: As recently as last month, “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua was slated to direct a biopic about the life of Tupac Shakur. Now 24 Frames has learned that the director has stepped away from that film and is instead poised to join a movie that revolves around a different hip-hop artist: Eminem. Fuqua is set […]

Alleged Matrix Author: “Neo Was Designed after Muhammad Ali”


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. Today, my life was changed forever.  I thought I was going to be simply conducting an interview with Sophia Stewart, the black woman who filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Warner Brothers and other Hollywood powerbrokers who appear to have stolen her ideas for the two films, “The […]

Ruby Dee Reminds us of the Power of Pushing Hard


In this video, the great black actress Ruby Dee speaks on the power of the spirit to keep us moving when times get hard. Click here to watch the video or click on the image below.              

Actress Sanaa Lathan Speaks with Marc Lamont Hill

Actress SANAA LATHAN at the season four premiere screening for TV series "Nip/Tuck" at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.. August 25, 2006  Los Angeles, CA © 2006 Paul Smith / Featureflash*** USA ONLY ***

In this interview below, Dr Marc Lamont Hill interviews actress Sanaa Lathan.  Sanaa talks about her life as an actress and upcoming projects. You can watch the interview by clicking here.

Tyler Perry Film “Good Deeds” To Be Released in February


Eager to continue past successes, Lionsgate has decided to release Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds on February 24th, 2012. The director/writer/actor has continually crushed at the box office rolling out his efforts either in February or on the Easter weekend, and with that track record, it’s not surprising Lionsgate would go with the cautious, proven route. Tyler […]

Angela Bassett, Danny Glover to Be Honored by Black Expo


Your Black World Reports. The Indiana Black Expo plans to honor Danny Glover and Angela Bassett during its corporate luncheon on July 15.  In addition to the two actors, the expo plans to also recognize Gary Brackett of the Indianapolis Colts. Bassett is being honored with the Screen Image Award for many of her portrayals […]

E.R., Smallville Actor Prepares for Prison for Selling Drugs


Your Black World Reports. Sam Jones, an actor for the shows E.R. and Smallville, is preparing to head to prison for as long as 70 months after being caught in a conspiracy to sell over 10,000 pills of Oxycodone.   His reasoning  for selling the drugs is interesting.  Jones claims that he sold the drugs […]

Study: Black People Go to the Same Movies as White People


From BET Despite what many people think, Black film audiences are watching almost exactly what white audiences are watching. For decades the status quo logic has been that minority audiences—and Black audiences in particular—are only willing to watch films and television with predominantly minority casts. For that reason, most movie studios refused to expend much […]

Actor Isaiah Washington Speaks with George Kilpatrick and Your Black World


In the interview below, George Kilpatrick from Your Black World speaks with the actor Isaiah Washington.  Washington has had a highly successful career, but also experienced some ups and downs.  Our very own George Kilpatrick finds out what Washington has been up to.         Click the image below to listen.

Denzel Tells Penn Grads How to Truly “Fail Up”

Denzel Washington

Your Black World reports Oh, but don’t be startled, for it is quite the contrary. As the commencement speaker, our beloved Denzel Washington was more thanmerely motivating the graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania on May 16. Utilizing his own humility as a teaching tool, he shared, “I had to come [address your class] […]