Posts Tagged ‘MOS DEF’

George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55 (for 55th year) in Newport, Rhode Island, August 7, 8, and 9, features a far more diverse lineup than in years past. Black,¬†Latin, and Asian¬†artists will perform on the same stage as legends Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck. Etta James, Branford Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, and Mos Def (and his Watermelon […]


Of the hundreds of studio films produced in 2008, 70 or so featured African-American/African actors. Believe it or not, there were a few films left over for other Black actors besides Samuel L. Jackson and the Smith family to appear in… We were glad to see a little more of Jeffrey Wright. Hey, where was […]