By SekouWrites The latest Jason Bourne film just opened and I have no doubt the film will be a success. It has all the requirements. A tough-as-nails lead, intrigue, drama, a few known actors, a millennial new face and lots of dead black men. Oh, you weren’t expecting that last part, were you? You […]

GALLERY: Afrolicious Hair Affair (LA)

On Sunday, May 20, at Castle Ivar (Hollywood, CA), creative butterfly Rhonda Ray hosted her fabulous Afrolicious Hair Affair. Co-sponsored by Simply Rides, the evening featured drinks, giftbags (including the Simply Rides Mini-Magazine), music, handmade jewelry, a screening of Afro City and much more. Missed it? Follow Rhonda Ray and stay tuned to Simply Rides! Photos by […]

Nia Long and Cadillac bowl for a cause

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and Cadillac have joined forces for the 1st Annual ABFF Strikes for Education to be held at Lucky Strike in Hollywood, California on Saturday, April 21. The event, hosted by actress Nia Long (pictured here with Melvin Van Peeples), aims to raise awareness of the […]

GALLERY: ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon

At the recent ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon sponsored by Lincoln, Lincoln presented the Visionary Award to Shonda Rhimes (creator and executive producer of the television hits “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice”). The 2013 Lincoln MKS full-size sedan, available this spring, was the centerpiece of the event. Lincoln provided […]

LIFESTYLE: On Being A Maid by James McBride

The more things change … the more they don’t. Spike Lee collaborator James McBride takes racism within the film industry to task in an open letter posted on (the website for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule film production company). Certainly, many of us have been grousing about the types of […]

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