Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o will costar in a buddy movie directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix

Call it the revenge of the disruptors. After a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project pairing Grammy winner Rihanna with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, in a concept that began as a Twitter sensation. Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct, and Issa Rae (Insecure) is writing the screenplay. According to… continue reading →

7 Nonprofits Dedicated to Empowering Young Brown Girls

At a time when the faces of young black girls are seen flashed across the news for going missing, now more than ever, resources to learn safety and interpersonal skills are crucial. There are a growing number of organizations teaching girls everything from safety to interpersonal skills. While they’re all a little different, the common… continue reading →

‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ Producer Jorge Vergara Boards ‘Bonded’ From Aliwen Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Christian de Gallegos of Ambassador Film group to pre-sell the L.A. sweatshop drama at Cannes “Y Tu Mama Tambien” producer Jorge Vergara, who co-founded Anhelo Prods. with Alfonso Cuaron, is boarding the drama “Bonded” from Aliwen Entertainment, the new Santa Monica-based shingle founded by Lucas Akoskin (“Nightingale,” “Captive,” “Desierto”) last year. “Bonded” marks the return… continue reading →

NEW MUSIC ALERT: DADDY YANKEE FT. LUIS FONSI’S NEW BANGER CLIMBING THE CHARTS ‘DESPACITO’

In an article out this week by Rolling Stone, Daddy Yankee commented on the success of “Despacito,” his huge international hit with Luis Fonsi. According to Rolling Stone, the song had the second fastest climb to a billion views on YouTube ever, only behind Adele’s “Hello.” The song is poised to do as good or… continue reading →