Growing up in the projects of Miami, Nika King, star of HBO series “Euphoria,” had a front seat to the devastation caused by drugs.
“Most adults in my life were addicted to drugs,” King said. “I was familiar with all the lies, stealing and cheating that comes with that.”
She credits that life experience for preparing her for her role as a tough and determined mother trying to guide her troubled daughters through the perils of love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media. Actresses Zendaya and Storm Reid play her daughters and rapper Drake is an executive producer.Continue reading “Actress’ Life Prepared Her for Drake Produced Series ‘Euphoria’”
Comedy Central’s new show “South Side” follows two friends in Chicago who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about.
The show premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. central.Continue reading “Comedy Central show gives the funny on the ‘South Side’ of Chicago”
It all started when Kevin Fredericks, known as Kevonstage, got off stage during The Real Comedians of Social Media tour and saw his brother eating Fritos corn chips instead of any of the other chips in the Frito-Lay variety pack.
“I was like, ‘Are you crazy? Fritos is not the best,’” Fredericks told his brother. Soon comedians Tony Baker, Tahir Moore and DoBoy, also on the tour, chimed in on their favorites while making a video about the discussion.
“It went viral,” Fredericks said. “I never thought a video about chips would reach so many people.”Continue reading “Even Singer Anita Baker is a Fan of Comedian Kevonstage”
BET sat down with the singer J. Holiday to find out what’s he been up to since his mega hit, “Bed“, the song which created a bidding war between him and Chris Brown.Continue reading “Singer J. Holiday Had Bidding War with Chris Brown for His Hit Song ‘Bed’”
The artist H.E.R., which stands for “Having Everything Revealed,”
built her reputation on a certain degree of anonymity. Fans never get a clear look at her face and she always wears dark sunglasses. But, her music is always clear and soulful. She earned her five nominations for 2019’s Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year.
Her soulful voice doesn’t disappoint when she stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert series.
Continue reading “H.E.R. Sings at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert”
Released more than 25 years ago, Robert Townsend’s classic movie, The Five Heartbeats, which follows the journey of a fictional soul music group to stardom, is headed to the Broadway stage.Continue reading “‘The Five Heartbeats’ Movie Headed to Broadway”
There’s a barber making dreams come true for black men who suffer from follicle challenges. Wade Menendez is a pioneer of cranial prosthesis, or “man weaves,” a nonsurgical procedure that fills a balding scalp with a head of hair in just hours. VICE News takes a first-hand look inside the world of faux fros.