Grammy nod to NYT Bestseller

Grammy nod to NYT Bestseller

When the soundtrack of your life and the 2005 box office hit rom-com “Hitch” share a Billboard top 100 songs, it’s hard not to wonder, “where are they now.” To my surprise, the singer is creating new worlds to explore, bringing us closer one book at a time.

Black Lives Images – Going Once, Twice, Sold!

Black Lives Images – Going Once, Twice, Sold!

It’s an end of an era as Johnson Publishing Company’s iconic photo archive collection is expected to go on the auction block.  But if you head up to Boston’s Colby Museum, you may get a final glimpse of what could be the last time the 

Bylines and Headlines

Bylines and Headlines

The LeadStory founder and principals making headlines and bylines

Byline | EBONY Magazine

Byline | EBONY Magazine

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how 

Historic Beale Street

Historic Beale Street

Traveling to Memphis, Tennessee for #MLK50, commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Be sure to visit the First Baptist Church on Beale Street. It’s billed as the first and largest “negro missionary church built after the Civil War.”

BlackGirlTravel.com Founder says No Connection to Bravo’s to Rome For Love

BlackGirlTravel.com Founder says No Connection to Bravo’s to Rome For Love

According to the news release from BlackGirlTravel, Bravo (U.S. Television Network) newest program To Rome for Love, which premiered on January 7, 2018, at 9/8 c, borrows heavily from Black Girl Travel’s signature tour Bella Italia. Fleacé Weaver, who founded Black Girl Travel dot com 

Spotlight on Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood

Spotlight on Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood

In the first half of the 20th century, black women were largely relegated to playing mammy and jezebel roles. A new exhibition reveals how as early as 100 years ago, independent black filmmakers presented complex portrayals of women of color. Source: Forgotten Black Women of 

Black-Owned Major Film Studio

Black-Owned Major Film Studio

Question:  What is the name of a major film studio (production and film distribution) that has majority African-American/black ownership. Wikipedia defines major film studio is a production and film distributor  that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box office  

All Black Media: Making Movies (and Moves) that Matter

All Black Media: Making Movies (and Moves) that Matter

Actress Garcelle Beauvais and producer Lisa L. Wilson have teamed up to form Beauvais Wilson Productions, a multi-media production company that will focus on making movies that matter. Source: Garcelle Beauvais, Lisa L. Wilson Form Multi-Media Production Company