An Interview with Carl Payne of ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘Martin’ Fame

Actor, director and producer Carl Payne is a man of many gifts and talents, and he hasn’t yet tapped into all of them. But since having a recurring role as Theo Huxtable’s best friend, Walter “Cockroach” Bradley, on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, playing Cole Brown alongside Martin Lawrence on the FOX sitcom Martin,…

In The Spotlight: Mayor Lovely Warren

Mayor Lovely Warren is a Black girl who rocks and everywhere she goes, she brings her Black girl magic with her. She is an attorney, wife, mother, daughter, and a close confidant and friend to many. Mayor Warren is the granddaughter of sharecroppers who made their way north in search of better economic opportunities, landing…

Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler: From Doctor To Hollywood Director

He’s Marvel Studios’ youngest filmmaker and with the success of “Black Panther,” his third film, which brought in a record-breaking $235 million during its opening weekend, writer and director Ryan Coogler is well on his way to becoming a fixture in Hollywood. In 2013, he gained attention and acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival with…

Black Panther On Track To Break Records: “Representation Matters”

(Photo credit: @blackpanther instagram) Writer and director Ryan Coogler’s vision for the 1960s comic book hero Black Panther has come to life officially landing in theaters today. The movie, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan, has turned into a cultural event. It has literally lit up social media with videos, fashion-inspired watch…

Mary J. Blige: From Heartbreak And Homeless To History Maker!

Mary J. Blige is the true definition of the term “glow up.” She exemplifies having to go through the bitterness of life to enjoy the sweet. The singer and actress has been nominated for Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards, and now a history-making two Oscar nods for both her performance as…