Eboni K. Williams has a reputation for bringing substance, style, and intelligence to whatever endeavor she tackles. Whether it’s hosting on television or REVOLT’s “State of The Culture”, writing inspirational books, or giving back to her community, Williams puts her passion and truth into her work. TheGrio spoke with the dynamic attorney and media personality about what it takes to find your authentic voice and stay motivated in an ever-complicated world. “I don’t care if you’re an accountant, if you’re a teacher, if you’re a social worker, whatever your profession. This is not just for media types. Don’t let people tell you what to do with your talent or your gifts,” says Williams.
(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for BET) When Debra Martin Chase began her career in entertainment, the landscape was quite different than it is today. The Harvard Law graduate left her life as a successful attorney behind and set out on a mission to change the images we saw onscreen. Now, after 30 years in the business, she’s one of the most important Black women in Hollywood and she continues to pave the way for those who dare to follow.
Source: Twitter, @lajoy1x An old Tupac Shakur statue is back in the news, thanks to a viral tweet and a caption from one woman asking people to weigh in on the “new statue.” People slammed the statue, which doesn’t bear a good resemblance of the late rapper, and folks had plenty to say in response to the tweet.
Congrats go out to actress and singer Christina Milian and Matt Pokora for becoming new parents of a baby boy on the day the nation paused to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. Milian, 38, and French singer and songwriter, Pokora, 34, welcomed son, Isaiah, on Monday, Jan. 20 and the couple shared the news on their Instagram pages, according to USA Today. “And so we begin,” Milian wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white photo of Isaiah holding her finger. “Isaiah 1/20/20 Simply perfect. The world is yours Son. Love, Mom & Dad.”
TheGrio Jamie Foxx stated his divorce parents live with him in the same home, despite splitting up 25 years ago. The Oscar-winning actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night and revealed his mother Louise and father Darrell are divorced but have lived in the same Los Angeles home for the last 12 years.
There are so many titles we can’t wait to see and one such example is Justin Simian’s Bad Hair. Sundance will open with the world premiere of Bad Hair on Thursday, January 23 at The Ray Theatre in Park City. It stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood, and Laverne Cox. Synopsis: When an ambitious young woman is pressured into getting a weave in order to succeed in 1989’s image-obsessed world of music television, her career flourishes though it comes at a cost much greater than money. MACRO will host a panel discussion on the film on Saturday at their In Conversation: Director Justin Simien & The Cast of Bad Hair event.
(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner) Hollywood’s brightest stars gathered at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the 2020 SAG Awards on Sunday night. Stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Sterling K. Brown, Logan Browning, and more sparkled as they hit the red carpet before heading inside for the main event. Check out a few of our favorite looks:
Pastor John Gray speaks onstage during the BET Presents Super Bowl Gospel attends the BET Presents Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Lakewood Church on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 27: (L-R) Takeoff, Quavo and Offset of Migos attend the 42nd Annual McDonald's All American Games at State Farm Arena (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for McDonald's)
Watchmen was an instant success on HBO, but now the network has announced the show will not move on to a second season. The reason is in part that the creator, Damon Lindelof, felt that he already told the story he set out to tell, and did not want to move into a second season. The showrunner was content with the outcome of his work. However, Lindelof gave HBO permission to find another creator if the network chose to move forward with the hit show, and HBO declined, according to USA Today. READ MORE: Unpacking the brilliance of ‘Watchmen’ … the most important show of the year