Love Jones

When we go to the movie theater to see a black film, they tend to be the same storyline over and over again. You know the story — it’s either one filled with struggle, slavery, crime, or slapstick comedy, and not much else in between. While we do support these films, we can’t say these are […]

Having longevity in a business where the new young thing is an ongoing search is a daunting task. Actress Nia Long has done that and then some. Since stepping into the entertainment business some 27 years ago, Nia Long has played some of the most memorable characters in black film, most notably Nina Mosley in […]

Fifteen years years ago, first time director Theodore Witcher changed the look and sound of black love with the classic romantic drama Love Jones.  Starring Nia Long and Larenz Tate, Love Jones was a delicious slice of modern African-American life with smart, hip and self-aware characters trying to find happiness in both their personal and […]

We’ve finally reached the last round of TheUrbanDaily.com’s Black Romance Movie Tournament! Love Jones and Love & Basketball have beat out the other 14 movies in the fan voting to reach the finals. Who will prevail? On one hand you have the seminal 1997 romantic drama Loves Jones directed by then newcomer Theodore Witcher. The […]

Nowhere has the depiction of black life been more diverse than in the world of cinema. Go to any video store, surf any video rental website and look at the wide selection of films in the African-American/Black films section. The variety is vast, so if you’re having trouble where to start, here are nine of […]

It was 1997 when Love Jones premiered starring budding stars Larenz Tate and Nia Long, and almost 15 years later we’re still jonesin’ for the movie that came to be a definitive portrait of black love. Written and directed by Theodore Witcher, Love Jones was the first in a series of films in the late […]

Nia Long is like that one fierce and fabulous girlfriend who you both love and hate, yet secretly worship. Outspoken, composed, fashionable, and classy , Nia is one of the few actresses who dares to challenge Hollywood’s perception of black women. As her body of work will testify, Nia has never been one to lower […]