Mario Van Peebles

We knew that the two-hour Empire season closer would bring even more scandal, back-stabbing, semi-public sex, and double crosses than the season’s weekly episodes, and the finale did not disappoint. With Mario Van Peebles at the helm of the first hour and Debbie Allen holding down the second, there was no shortage of gasps and […]

The two-hour season finale of Empire is airing on Wednesday, and we’re waiting to see how everything with the Lyons family pans out. Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyons, sat down with The Steve Harvey Morning Show and spilled some secrets from the show’s finale. Here’s what he shared. The first hour of the finale will be […]

On October 15, 1966–forty-Six Years ago today—Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. With membership that numbered in the thousands stretching across several American cities, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, the Panthers created a Ten-Point Program, a document that called for “Land, Bread, Housing, Education, […]

After directing 50 Cent in All Things Fall Apart, Mario Van Peebles directs his son Mandela in We The Party. We The Party is a cutting edge hip-hop infused dramedy about the first generation of high school kids to come of age. Set against the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, We The Party […]

Remember when Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson tweeted a picture of himself looking scarily thin? That was for his role in the Mario Van Peebles directed flick, All Things Fall Apart which will be coming to DVD on Valentine’s Day. 50 Cent stars as a college football star who discovers a career ending health condition. He […]

Imagine this. You’re a 17-year-old Nigerian-American high school student from a small suburban town on the other side of the Hudson River. You find yourself singing for Jay-Z in your living room where he tells you, “You have a powerful voice, learn to control it and by 22-23 years old you will be good.” For […]

Comedian and actor Chris Rock gets “reel” in the latest issue of Vibe magazine. The Hollywood themed issue covers a variety of topics and in the interview with Rock they asked about the trend of Black comedians having to wear dresses. “I mean, hey, lots of comedians dress up like women, not just Black. It’s […]

The star wattage continued to shine brightly  Friday night, as The Urbanworld Film Festival entered its second night.  Director Mario Van Peebles, 50 Cent and Lynn Whitfield were on hand to promote their film “All Things Fall Apart.”  50 hit the red carpet with his own entourage of eye candy, posing for pics with the […]

50 Cent's upcoming film Things Fall Apart is set to premiere at this year's Miami Film Festival. The film was directed by Mario Van Peebles.

Music and movies have always gone together.  Musicals have been popular films since the golden era of Hollywood.  Back in the day, it was almost required that film stars be able to sing just as well as they could act.