NETFLIX’S ‘BRIGHT’ DRAWS 11 MILLION VIEWERS IN THREE DAYS

Posted by - December 29, 2017

Nielsen released the ratings for Netflix’s original, high-budget flick starring Will Smith, Bright, and the numbers are outstanding. The sci-fi action film drew 11 million viewers in the course of three days. Bright appealed more to a younger audience, drawing 3.9 million viewers ages 18-34 and 7 million in 18-49. This number only accounts for television viewership, not any other

Ryan Coogler Wasn’t Ready to Direct Black Panther Until He Traveled to Africa

Posted by - December 29, 2017

Like many black Americans, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler never had the opportunity to travel to Africa while growing up, but once Marvel made it clear he was their top choice to head up the film, he was adamant about finally going to, and experiencing, the continent for himself. Speaking to Empire magazine, Coogler and executive producer Nate Moore

Support grows for brain-damaged activist Erica Garner

Posted by - December 29, 2017

Rights groups, artists and politicians have rallied around Erica Garner, an activist and writer whose father’s death at the hands of police ignited huge protests, as she fights for her life in hospital. The 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner, the New Yorker victim of a police chokehold in July 2014, was hospitalised on December 24 after

Amanda Davis, veteran Atlanta news anchor, dead at 62 after stroke

Posted by - December 28, 2017

Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis has died after a massive stroke. CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station’s morning news anchor, died Wednesday night. The station says she had a stroke Tuesday while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was rushed to a hospital. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that the

LAUREN LONDON REVEALS ‘ATL’ SEQUEL IS IN THE WORKS

Posted by - December 28, 2017

Lauren London revealed in an interview with Complex that a sequel to the classic movie, ATL is in the works. The actress appeared on their Sneaker Shopping series, and revealed that there most likely will be a part two to the movie that took Lauren’s acting career to the next level. The Los Angeles born actress is famous for her

Jhene Aiko launches the WAYS Foundation

Posted by - December 28, 2017

Jhene Aiko has announced the launch of the WAYS Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing financial support to patients in need of cancer treatment, as well as their families. The foundation was started to honor her brother, Miyagi, who died of cancer in 2012. Billboard reports that WAYS stands for “Why aren’t you smiling,” a phrase Miyagi coined during his