SOLANGE ON ASSERTING BLACKNESS IN WHITE SPACES: “TEAR THE GOT DAMN WALLS DOWN”

This past Thursday, Solange performed two intimate shows at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. The performance, titled “An Ode To”, was conceptualized, choreographed, directed and composed by Solange, whose Saint Heron platform will also be curating a stage at AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017. “An Ode… continue reading →

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 →