Why is it that when black people create a film that isn't contingent upon slavery, gun violence, poverty and overt buffoonery, Hollywood and film critics alike are absolutely shocked by how well it does?
Since its peak in the 1970s, funk bands have significantly decreased in mainstream visibility and commercial success.
The audience' response to Tyler Perry and Bishop Jakes is psychologically intriguing. It is Bishop Jakes who is receiving the million dollars and yet the audience is rejoicing as if they are Bishop Jakes.
Lee Daniels' The Butler is a moving, multidimensional, and sometimes magical film from an emergent filmmaker who is still wrestling with his inside/outside relationship to the Hollywood machine.
What if more of us would open our eyes to the importance of quality art programs in our public schools? I know I have, and therein lies the genius of philanthropist Russell Simmons' aptly named charity.
Beginning next week, the first 40 episodes of the online versions of All My Children and One Life to Live that have been playing since late April on Hulu, HuluPlus and iTunes will run in afternoon time periods on OWN.
In a few months we will know if a jury believes that George Zimmeran was compelled to follow Trayvon Martin because of his race. One thing we know now, however, is that there is yet another victim of tired stereotypes and prejudices in this case, and that is Rachel Jeantel.
"Let Me Explain" comedian Kevin Hart gives his take on derogatory terms, why chocolate is bad for dogs, what's up with all those movie remakes, Tyle...
Tyler Perry's new film could be an Adam Sandler comedy. But perhaps of greater interest is the fact that this film is color-blind. In essence, the Peeples family could helm from any upper crust American family, regardless of race, though class is evident.
In Temptation, Jurnie Smollett-Bell plays a dissatisfied marriage counselor working in a millionaire match-making firm under the supervision of CEO Janice, played by Vanessa Williams. In our sit-down, the actress revealed her thoughts on what makes a healthy marriage.
As a man who grew up in an urban environment that is now attending college at a fine Ivy League institution, I would like to let you know that I am not aspiring to become the controlling, manipulative and reckless psychopath that you continue to depict such men of color in your films.
The latest blossom in the garden of Web series created by African Americans is Scheherazade, an unscripted series chronicling the lives of a group of black women in their twenties and thirties.
For the life of me, I just can't get the ending to Tyler Perry's Temptation out of my head. It's become an unhealthy obsession. Please understand: I don't dislike Tyler Perry. But I dislike the ending to Tyler Perry's Temptation very much. So let's go ahead and spoil it.
It's been hard to keep this one under wraps but I'm about to embark on an exciting new chapter in my career and wanted to share it with my HuffPost family first and foremost before our official announcement tomorrow.
Today, a new movie directed by Tyler Perry (Star Trek) that conveniently has the director's name in the title, Tyler Perry's Temptation -- or, if you want to be a real stickler, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor -- is playing at your local multiplex. Since it wasn't screened for press, I became one of 37 people on Thursday night to purchase a ticket for the 10:00 p.m. showing near Union Square in New York City. As a service, I went ahead and answered every question you could possibly have about Tyler Perry's Temptation.
Everyone knows who Gen. Douglas MacArthur was. But Gen. Bonner Fellers? Not so much. So when actor Matthew Fox took on the role of Fellers in Emperor, which opened in limited release March 8, he figured the interpretation was up to him.