When he first burst onto the scene in 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood,” the quietly charismatic Morris Chestnut appeared destined to become one of America’s most popular young actors. If ubiquity is the measure, he seems to have fulfilled that destiny. Just in the last several years, he has starred in several successful films (“The Call,” “Think Like a Man,” “The Brothers,” “Not Easily Broken,” the forthcoming “Kick-Ass 2”) and television series such as “V” and “Nurse Jackie.” One of his most highly anticipated roles is due in November, when the long-awaited sequel “The Best Man Holiday” arrives in theaters.
If you were to collect all of the adjectives ever used to describe Beyoncé Knowles and condense them into a single word, captivating would likely be the end result. Her personal and professional lives are the object of such deep fascination it is counterintuitive to believe that the multitalented, 17-time Grammy winner described herself as “shy” when she was a girl growing up in Houston, Texas.
Airing April 7, the 13th annual BET Celebration of Gospel will feature performances by Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown, Tamela Mann and hosted by comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey. To many, the headliner will be Grammy winner Yolanda Adams, who spoke exclusively with Las Vegas Black Image Magazine about life and finding true happiness.
When reflecting on the Hollywood talents that nudged positive and complex depictions of African-Americans into the mainstream, actor, director and producer Blair Underwood is among the names that come immediately to mind.
Now among the stars of the new NBC drama “Deception,” Laz Alonso has long been a familiar face to filmgoers who have enjoyed his work in movies that range from “Stomp the Yard,” “Jump the Broom” and “This Christmas,” to “Fast & Furious” and “Avatar.”
As a fashion icon, trendsetter, super-model and entrepreneur, Kimora Lee Simmons has set a 21st century standard for establishing a global lifestyle brand.
There was good, bad and ugly to be reported during the recently-concluded presidential election, and MSNBC host Tamron Hall was one of the breakout media stars of the campaign season. Her midday program, NewsNation, emerged in 2012 as one of the best sources of information for a public with an unprecedented thirst for political news.
As we prepare meals for loved ones and beautify our surroundings this Thanksgiving holiday, it is the perfect time to check in with culinary and home décor guru B. Smith. Along with her husband, Dan Gasby, the pop culture phenomenon known as B. Smith owns three successful restaurants — in Washington D.C., New York City’s Times Square and Sag Harbor in the Hamptons — and recently sat down with Black Image to discuss how to make the holiday season special, the presidential election, and why African-Americans must always move “forward.”
For years, Niecy Nash has been a fixture in our homes on such shows as “Reno 911,” The Style Network’s “Clean House,” “The Insider” and most recently, the hit TV Land series “Soul Man,” with Cedric the Entertainer.
Originally from the Bronx in New York City, singer/songwriter/producer/actress Mary J. Blige has already put an indelible stamp on the entertainment industry. The nine-time Grammy winner — and owner of eight platinum albums — has achieved such a high degree of success, that she can rightfully declare to be in a state of “No More Drama.”