As details emerged of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 people, condemnation of the act was pretty much universal. Except for some extreme religious zealots, no one could justify the lives that were lost, especially those of the 20 children. However, there has been considerable debate on […]

  We all know white dudes aren’t the only ones who could open up a can of whoop-ass on screen. They may dominate the box office (sometimes), but it’s the brothas—and some sistas—who really shut the whole thing down. And, you know what they say, black don’t crack. Here are ten action heroes who will […]

Who said the fellas are the only ones who can carry a gun and take down bad guys on the big screen? Sure, the male-heavy cast of Expendables 2 (in theaters August 17th) may be able to annihilate a dozen villains in a matter of seconds, but we think a lot of our legendary actresses […]

Finally a biopic celebrating black women! Pam Grier, who ruled the 70’s Blaxploitation era of movies, is getting the big screen treatment.  Her best-selling autobiography “Foxy: My Life In Three Acts” has been optioned by Imprint Entertainment.  According to Michael Becker of Imprint, “’Foxy’ succeeds at a stark impression of Grier’s courage and inner strength […]

Men in industrial tailored suits weren’t the only people breaking racial barriers. These beautiful women fought with their talents and charm rather than protests and sit-ins (not that there’s anything wrong with the latter) to condemn racial injustice. These audacious women made history, here’s there contributions to Black history. We bet this wasn’t in your […]

Sex, crime and drugs were the primary ingredients to a perfect Blaxploitation film. If you were lucky, having Pam Grier play your groovy bombshell would get you the blockbuster film of the year. Grier’s roles may have always appeared to be the same (crime-fighting sex machine), but each plot was different. TAKE TV ONE’S POLL: […]

This Tuesday Latifah and Common’s romantic comedy Just Wright comes to DVD.  In this interview actor James Pickens, Jr., who played Latifah’s father LLoyd in the film, shares what it was like being married to Pam Grier in the flick and how it almost didn’t happen.

In one of the most engaging interviews we’ve seen with Drake, quirky Canadian journalist Nardwuar asked Drizzy about everything from his song with Little Brother, the trunk of bras that he takes with him on tour to movie icon Pam Grier. After gazing at an autographed copy of the soundtrack to Coffee Drake confessed that […]