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Pharell, Janelle Monae And More Celebs Takeover #CES2014

January 6th, 2014 by Christen

Flashy gadgets and tech reveals won’t be all that’s on display at the big CES show in Las Vegas this week. Amid the consumer tech, attendees will once again find themselves with the chance to gawk over the event’s celebrity guests. got the scoop on this year’s list of celebrity attendees. Celebrities making waves in the film, TV, music and sports industries. Here are some highlights of many of the celebrities that’ll fill our CES 2014 social media snapshot timelines…

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  • Nick Cannon: This America’s Got Talent host will also host Variety‘s Breakthrough of the Year Awards (BOTYA) at CES on Jan. 9.
  • Tim Tebow and Brendan Schaub: Tebow, former NFL quarterback and upcoming college football analyst for ESPN’s SEC Network, along with Schaub, an Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights competitor, will represent SOUL Electronics on Jan. 8-9.
  • Pharrell Williams (pictured): The voice on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” will sign autographs on Jan. 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Liquipel booth.
  • Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: Rapper 50 Cent will sign autographs Jan. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the SMS Audio booth.
  • Kristen Bell (pictured): The upcoming Kickstarter-backed Veronica Mars movie is BOTYA’s honoree for Breakthrough Film, and actress Bell will accept the award.
  • LeVar Burton: This Star Trek actor and Reading Rainbow icon will be on the “End of the One Hit Wonder” panel to discuss the Reading Rainbow app on Jan. 8 at 1:10 p.m.
  • Vince Neil: Mötley Crüe’s lead singer will shill for Marshall Headphones, as well as sign autographs in the Zound Industries booth on Jan. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Robert Horry: Horry, a seven-time NBA champion, will represent ZTE Corporation on Jan. 7-8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory: The stars of new showIntelligence will represent CNET. Holloway (Lost), Helgenberger (CSI) and Ory (Once Upon a Time) will appear at the show’s party outside of TAO on Jan. 7 at 9 p.m.
  • Tiësto: World renowned DJ Tiësto returns for a press conference for Audiofly on Jan. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Olivia Munn: She will will receive the BOTYA’s Breakthrough Actress award. She has starred in Iron Man 2 and HBO’s The Newsroom and worked on The Daily Show.
  • Janelle Monae: Monae, BOTYA’s honoree for Breakthrough Music, released her Electric Lady album in 2013.

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  • Jabbawockeez: Season one winners of America’s Best Dance Crew will representHisense with a performance on Jan 7 at 12 p.m. and Jan. 8-10 at 2 p.m.
  • Steve Angello: This Swedish House Mafia DJ will make a cameo in Urbanears‘ booth on Jan. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Amy Schumer: Schumer will get BOTYA’s Breakthrough Comedy award for her work on Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer and on HBO’s Girls.
  • Skylar Grey: Grey, BOTYA’s Breakthrough Newcomer, performed at WWE Wrestlemania, and her “Coming Home” song with Diddy was the event’s theme song.
  • Rohan Marley and Ky-mani Marley: The sons of musician Bob Marley. Rohan will participate in interviews Jan. 7-10 at the House of Marley booth, while Ky-mani will perform Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the same booth.


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In addition to celebrities lending their talent to promote products, they’ll be tons of celebs walking the show floors and checking out the latest in tech just like the rest of us.  Keep up with all the star-studded CES fun with me on Instagram, Twitter and more via



Nia Long Hosts An “Evening Of Style” With Lincoln Motor Company

November 22nd, 2013 by Christen

In celebration of the Los Angeles Auto Show, celebrity and automotive style came together as Best Man Holiday actress Nia Long hosts an “Evening of Style” with Lincoln Motor Company.

Nia Long hosts “Evening of Style” in Los Angeles

Nia Long hosts “Evening of Style” with Lincoln Motor Company in Los Angeles


The event, which took place at Hollywood’s Siren Studios, played host to the celebration of art, design and culture as well as the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle. The “Evening of Style” was hosted by actress Nia Long and guest attendees including friend Daphne Wayans,  Zena Foster, Kel Mitchell, Pooch Hall and many more. Additionally, Lincoln MKC Brand Manager Jeff Reid also held an in depth discussion moderated by Automotive Rhythms president and publisher Kimatni D. Rawlins.


Nia Long hosts “Evening of Style”

The actress gushed about her love of luxury, from enjoying good chocolates, designer shoes and spa treatments – as well as dished on her upcoming film project “The Single Moms club” celebrating a journey that she’s closely familiar with, being a single mom herself.  Nia Long also shared her love of the new Lincoln MKC, noting the unique ambient lighting inside made her last minute makeup touch up “a breeze”.  The 2015 Lincoln MKC was originally introduced last week at a private NYC media event (check out the video from DivasDriveInHeels) and has garnered attention as a standout at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Check out more red carpet photos and the behind the scenes video on soon.

The Best Man Holiday Hits Theaters Soon With Sexting, Drama and More!

November 14th, 2013 by Christen


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Fifteen years later, Lance, Harper, Jordan, Shelby and the entire gang is back together for an unforgettable holiday that fans soon won’t forget.  Starring an all-star cast including, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and more, the sequel revisits our favorite friends & the very different paths that has brought them back together for the holiday season.  The Best Man Holiday hits theaters Friday – but thanks to Universal pictures, I got the chance to check out the highly anticipated sequel earlier this week as part of The Best Man Holiday Girlfriends Night Out campaign. I even scored a super cute Best Man Holiday gift set includes a super luxe throw blanket, “The Best Man Holiday” soundtrack, the original “The Best Man” on DVD & cute tees for my girls!

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If you loved The Best Man years ago, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy the entire gang reunited for The Best Man Holiday.  Without giving too much away, let’s just say that that you’ll laugh, cry and be so emotionally invested in the film that you may just consider naming your future kid after one of characters. Let’s face it – they’re real-life friends in our heads anyways! Everything from love, friendships, kids and sexting is covered in the film and NOTHING is off – limits!

Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip below.


Make sure to grab your girlfriends & go support this amazing film in theaters this weekend!

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Disclosure:  This post was compensated in part by Universal pictures – all thoughts and opinions included are my own.


Cover Girl: Kerry Washington Covers The Hollywood Reporter

May 30th, 2013 by Nigel

Fresh from a Elle Magazine cover and her T.V. father trying to murder her the beautiful Kerry Washington covers The Hollywood Reporter. Sharing the front page with Connie Britton, Anna Gun, Kata Mara, Elisabeth Moss, and Monica Potter, the ladies pose for the cover in black and white. The ABC Scandal star was outfitted in a black tank crop top that has a slight peplum like flare and a lose pair of pants that were fitted at the ankles and pointy toe pumps.

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Along with the amazing cover Kerry participates in a group interview where she talks about not landing roles because she’s “ethic”, being politically  active, and Scandal’s popularity on Twitter. Check out a piece from the interview below courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter :


THR: Last year, January Jones told THR a story about her audition for Coyote Uglyduring which Jerry Bruckheimer told her she was a terrible dancer. What’s your worst audition?

Washington: It’s a little bit different for me because I’ll audition for something and they’ll just decide that they’re not going “ethnic” with a character, which I hear a lot.

THR: Casting directors still use the word “ethnic”?

Washington: If not “black,” then yeah. People have artistic license … that’s what casting is: fitting the right look to the right character. Whereas you could maybe lose some weight, there’s not really anything I can do, nor would I want to, about being black.


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Image Courtesy: The Hollywood Reporter, The YBF


Let us know if your loving Kerry Washington on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter and make sure you check out the entire group interview here.


Brandy Wears Camilla & Marc To Niecy Nash’s Book Launch Party

May 16th, 2013 by Nigel
From Jill Scott and Cedric The Entertainer to Basketball Wives Gloria Govan Barnes and Brooke Bailey A list, and some B list celebrities headed out to Beverly Hills to support and celebrate T.V. Host Niecy Nash “It’s Hard To Fight Naked” book launch. One Diva who really caught our eye was R&B Singer Brandy.
The very stylish Grammy Award Winning artist made an appearance at the  book’s launch party which was hosted by none other that Ms. Niecy Nash in Camilla and Marc Juniper Printed Silk Cotton Dress.
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The multi-colored peplum frock from the brother sister design team is fully lined with a front zipper closure. A waist peplum is also featured on the cotton silk mix garment that is sure to highlight your curves or give you some in all the right places.
Brandy paired her mid thigh length Camilla and Marc dress with a metallic clutch, a big fro and some pick pumps.If you want to steal Brandy’s peplum look head over to Revolve Clothing and grab your Juniper Print dress for $580 dollars.

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Divas could you see yourself stealing Brandy’s look. How would you accessorize this dress to add your personality to it. Sound off below!


Who’s That Girl? Rapper Eve Back on the Scene!

May 1st, 2013 by Simone

Eve is back on the scene! She premiered her new music video directed by Peter Hamblin on BET’s 106 & Park this Monday. The track entitled E.V.E. is from her upcoming album Lip Lock to be released on the record label From the Rib.

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Before we get into the video, let’s talk about the name of the record label she’s signed to for a second, and how this may be a match made in heaven! We all know the biblical story about how Eve was created to be the first woman on earth. Well, the rapper who shares her name may not have been the first woman in hip hop but she definitely made her mark as the first lady of the RUFF Riders crew when she debuted on the scene. Let’s be real, Adam’s life didn’t get interesting until his lady appeared. With this new release Eve is metaphorically stepping out of the rib that is the male dominated rap industry, announcing that she never left as she chants on the chorus, “Ain’t no guessing it’s E.V.E / I’m the champ they wish they be… Stay on top, no touching me.”

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The beat on this song “goes hard” as the young say.  It has an edgy sound that is accompanied by the necessary authoritative lyrics to make a hit. She opens it up by reintroducing herself just in case you forgot and then takes a moment to pay tribute to her long-term fans in the second verse. At the beginning of the video Eve is wearing a military inspired look probably to reinforce her standing as one of the matriarchs in the game. She spends the rest of the video walking through the streets and cruising in the back seat of a car wearing a gray tank, high-waist jeans, a simple necklace and an assortment of gold bracelets. Her makeup is flawless and her long tresses frame her face partly covered by a slouchy hat. A very classy-gangsta look we could expect from the first lady of rap.

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 Lip Lock will be Eve’s first album since 2002. From the sound of this song and her presence in the music video it looks like Eve is coming to stomp the competition …in heels! Lip Lock, is set to be released on May 14, 2013.

See a clip of the video here:


White House Correspondents Dinner: When The Cool Kids Takeover The Nerd Prom…

April 29th, 2013 by Christen

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Can’t the nerds have anything?

The year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place over the weekend with a vast variety of celebrity faces in the place.  Deemed the Nerd Prom, the dinner is where journalists, correspondents, politicians and more dine with A-list celebrities for dinner in the nation’s capital.  President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama joined celebrities, politicians and media figures Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.   

Comedian Conan O’Brien hosts this year’s event, filled with cool kids, drama kids, class clowns and jocks . This year’s dinner took place at the Washington Hilton hotel and features such celebrities as John Legend, Amy Poelher, Gerard Butler, Sophia Vergara… and more pictured below…

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It wouldn’t be an official political event without Olivia Pope present… Actress Kerry Washington attends the White House Correspondents’ Dinner wearing a Wes Gordon gown, Christian Louboutin shoes and Vhernier jewelry.


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Of course “President Fitz” actor Tony Goldwyn was in the building looking dapper as well…

SCANDAL writer and producer Shonda Rhimes attended the dinner also, (could she be scoping out new material for Scandal’s third season on ABC?)



Comedians & Saturday Night LIVE alum Amy Poehler and Tracy Morgan attended the event…



Tracy Morgan and fiancé  Megan Wollover.


Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas posed with actress Rebel Wilson.



NY Giants’ Victor Cruz posed with fiancé Elaina Watley.



Singer Katy Perry attends the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner wearing a green gown with gold detailing from Giambattista Valli’s fall 2013 haute couture collection.


Gayle King attends the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner wearing this green gown…


Singer & producer John Legend arrives to the dinner with his gorgeous fiance, model Chrissy Teigen.


“Homeland” Actress Claire Danes attends the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner wearing this sleeveless gown with jewel embellishment by Prada.


Meanwhile the “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara covered up her ample assets with a royal blue Karen Caldwell cut-out gown.


With plenty of A-list celebs in attendance from athletes to actresses, which celebrity looks stood out most to you?  


Jill Scott Covers Ebony Magazine: Talks Single Motherhood, Raising A Son And More

April 1st, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff


Jill Scott Covers Ebony Magazine


In her very first cover feature with 3-year old son Jett, Jill Scott uncovers the triumphs and challenges of raising her son as a single celebrity mom and artist who also needs to maintain a personal life!

Inside, Jill is very honest as she talks about the struggles of being a single mother, all while revealing that no matter what she does, she can not teach her son how to be a man. Only a man can do that.

Peep a few of the excerpts from the interview below:

On Raising a Boy:

“It’s challenging being a single mom … No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”

On Being Sexy:

“The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me, ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you sexy more so than what you do.'”

Jill on Motherhood:

“Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil … When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, “Mommy you’re so pretty” or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”

Jill on Being a Single Mom:

“That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”

In the issue, Scott also dishes on Hollywood life and her upcoming projects as well as finding her happy.

The May issue of EBONY Magazine hits newsstands April 16th.


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Jill Scott and Her Son for Ebony Magazine April 2013.



You can catch more of Jill’s interview in Ebony Magazine when it hits newsstands later this month.



 Jill Scott Covers Ebony Magazine

Jill Scott Covers Ebony Magazine



Women’s History Month: Celebrating Black Designers in Fashion

March 22nd, 2013 by Tiffany

Long before fashion was a “thing” in the African American community slaves were making garments for their owners. As many obtained their freedom, metropolises became the place to obtain cutting-edge designs from talented African American clothing designers. Many may not know it, but New Orleans was actually the fashion mecca for Black businesses to design, make and sell their clothing long before New York was an option. In honor of National Women’s History Month we honor the Black women of the fashion world from both then and now that have broken molds and opened doors for the designers and trends of today.



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 Elizabeth Keckly

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Supporting herself and her family through her dressmaking and design skills, Keckly bought her freedom and moved to Washington D.C. She was famous for the inaugural gown she designed for Mary Todd Lincoln, wife to then president Abraham Lincoln. This dress can be viewed today at the Smithsonian Institute in D.C. The wives of Robert E. Lee, Stephen Douglas, and Jefferson Davis were also clients of Elizabeth Keckly. A respected independent business woman, she also worked towards the abolition of slavery through her well-connected white clients.

Zelda Wynn Valdes

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Zelda Wynn Valdes opened her own shop on Broadway in New York in 1948. She was known for her sexy hip-hugging styles and numbered among her clientele many of the notable black women of that era including Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Gladys Knight. Little known to many, her work even caught the eye of Hugh Hefner, who commissioned her  to design the original and most popularly known costumes for the Playboy bunnies. She also helped found the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers, an organization of black designers.

Ann Lowe

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Born in Alabama in 1899, Ann Lowe was privileged to move to New York at the age of 16. She attended design school and eventually opened a shop on Madison Avenue. Her clients included members of the Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, and Rockefeller families. She made more than 1,000 dresses per year for clients and sold her designs in Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and I. Magnin. In 1953, Lowe designed the dresses for the mother of the bride and the bridal dress for the wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy, one of the most photographed events in history. It was unfortunate, however, that Lowe did not receive the credit she deserved for these famous gowns.












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The infamous gown worn by Miss Kennedy.





Tracy Reese

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Tracy Reese designs are noted for their femininity and retro-influenced style; the textiles themselves make use of bright colors, elaborate graphic patterns, and a playful use of bohemian touches. With a namesake label and variety—ranging from home and shoes to nail polish and hosiery—the brand has captured great commercial success and recognition across many categories. Clothing and home fashions by Tracy Reese’s design lines are carried by retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Modcloth, and Nordstrom. Thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama her designs have received national attention recently.




Monif Clarke

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Awarded “Best Plus Size Fashion Designer” by Full Figure Fashion Week, “Best Plus Size Clothing Store” by City Search, “Best Store For Plus Size Evening Wear” by Time Out New York and featured in the October issue of Essence Magazine’s “Leaders Of The New School”, Monif C was conceived in 2005 by mother/daughter team Elaine and Monif Clarke to reaffirm every woman’s desire for an inspired life filled with luxury and unadulterated sexy appeal. A love of color, prints, and vintage details sprung from summers spent in Barbados visiting her family.

Today as a plus size woman, Monif understands the need for a new perspective in the plus size market. Monif C. has been featured on Fox Business, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News, Barbara Walters’ the View, The Washington Post, Latina, Crain’s New York Business, Essence, Glamour, TLC’s What Not to Wear, Seventeen Magazine, Ebony, Jet and many more. The Monif C. collection is quintessentially the wardrobe for the young, contemporary, sexy plus size woman.

Laura Smalls

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First lady Michelle Obama has made Laura Smalls somewhat of an overnight sensation. In spite of the overnight spike in her brand due to the national attention, Smalls is not new to the fashion industry. In 1976 she graduated from the Parsons School of Design, promptly sold a small spring collection to Bloomingdale’s and Henri Bendel — and then nothing. In the season that followed, Bloomingdale’s opted not to buy her subsequent collection, and a new buyer had replaced her contract at Bendel’s. “I couldn’t even get an appointment,” Smalls told the Huffington Post. Ironically enough, the year we celebrated our first Black president was the same year she began sketching again, and it didn’t take long for first lady Michelle Obama to discover her and add Smalls to the list of American designers she frequently wears.




The history of fashion industry is full of important contributions from creative, talented Black female clothing designers. Black women have certainly made a most worthy contribution to the growth of the fashion industry and to the elegance of women’s wardrobes dating back to slavery and further back to ancient Africa. Given the history of fashion design for Black women our presence in today’s fashion industry is considerably low. However, we can change this by ensuring that Black female and male fashion designers receive our support as did Zelda Wynn Valdes from black stars such as Josephine Baker, and like FLOTUS Michelle Obama does with Tracy Reese, Laura Smalls and others.

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black designers fashion

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9 Must-See, Eye Opening Documentaries

March 16th, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

Since Beyonce’s Life is But a Dream documentary hit the airwaves in February, I’ve been wondering what other celebrity documentaries would also give a better understanding. Documentaries give watchers a more realistic look into the lives of people, of thoughts behind ideas, and facts about topics viewers may not have come across otherwise. Below is a list of researched documentaries worth watching. Some are about celebrities, others about social issues and culture. All are available on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, and/or iTunes. Get into it!


Brooklyn Boheme

During the 1980s and 90s, the Fort Greene area of Brooklyn was booming with talent. The black arts movement was underway with filmmaker Spike Lee, comedian Chris Rock, actress Rosie Perez, among other artists creating a community and paving their ways in the art world. Brooklyn Boheme tells the story of these creators.



Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 

The film chronicles the story of Black comedy, its roots, nature, and what social and political stances inform it. From minstrels and ‘Amos ‘n Andy’ to ‘In Living Color’ and the Original Kings of Comedy, it is all discussed. There is commentary from established comedians and clips from different periods of significance in comedy.



Harvest of Shame 

The documentary was produced by CBS in 1960 as a part of a series by broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. In Harvest of Shame, Murrow exposed the plight of America’s farm workers. It is interesting to see some of the issues of farm workers today mirroring that of those over 50 years ago.   (Full Documentary)



The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 

Through the lens of Swedish filmmakers, viewers get a look at the Black Power Movement. In clips Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis, and Stokely Carmichael talk about what the movement means. There is also commentary by Erykah Badu and Harry Belafonte, among others.



Being Elmo

Elmo is an icon, but not many people know who is behind the puppet and makes him come to life. Kevin Clash is that man. In Being Elmo, Clash’s story is told. Viewers will learn how he got to where he is now and created the persona of Elmo.



Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child

At the age of 27, the artist Jean-Michael Basquiat left the earth. In this film, Tamra Davis brings an unreleased interview of the charismatic and controversial artist. The rise and fall of Basquiat is seen in the film, giving viewers a better understanding of the man behind the paintings.



A Man’s Story

Celebrated menswear designer Ozwald Boateng gives a look into is life as a designer, tailor to Hollywood’s A-list, superstar, and family man. A Man’s Story goes to the very heart of what Boateng has spent an entire career trying to distil: “what it is to be a man.”



Where I’m From: Jay-Z Barclays Center Documentary  

The Barclays Center is Brooklyn’s baby, in a sense. It’s only right that the borough’s own, Jay-Z, performs there. In Where I’m From, Jay-Z takes viewers on a behind the scene journey of preparing for opening concerts at the arena.   (Full Documentary)

Also recommended: Fade to Black


A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs shed light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson. Looking at the film may allow viewers to gain a better understanding of the professional boxer.

Which documentaries will you be checking out? Have any recommendations?



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