By Nigeria Celebrating Black History Month with Johnathan Nelson Johnathan Nelson is a stellar award winning gospel songwriter who has written for many of the top selling gospel artists you…
UrbanBuzzMag.Com “Silence Speaks Volumes: The Black Out” Black History Month will begin with a national campaign called "Our Silence Speaks Volumes: The Black Out," featuring internationally renowned World Music Artist…
By Nigeria Celebrating Black History Month with Ben Gordon Money Making Mount Vernon’s Ben Gordon, Gordon played high school basketball for the Mount Vernon Knights, and helped lead the team…
Celebrating Black History Month with Kerry Washington
I had to represent for one of my own. Kerry Washington a Bronx, girl, home of the Urban Buzz Magazine “Where Key Players Speak!” Yeah!!! BX. Okay. I just had to get that in. Kerry Washington is coming up the ranks as America’s sweetheart.
Washington’s screen credits demonstrate her ability to act and be comfortable in any role she plays. Kerry Washington has swag. Not because she is from the Bronx, well maybe. Kerry Washington cannot continue to be ignored in Hollywood. She is able to play a blind woman in one flick and turn around and point a double barrel in your face in another. Don’t let her beauty fool you, although, she is the spokesperson for L’Oreal. Kerry also, co-directed and appeared in Common’s video “I Want You.” Kerry Washington not only acts and directs but had a Broadway debut in David Mamet’s “Race.”
Celebrating Black History Month with Mos Def
Mr. Brooklyn himself, Mos Def. Mos Def began rapping at age 9 and acting at age 14 appearing on the Bill Cosby’s detective series to becoming a rap icon. Mos Def praise is well deserved. He has been Grammy nominated, Emmy Award considered, Golden Globe Award , NAACP Award, Image Award and was part of Tony nominated, Pulitzer Prize winning, Topdog/Underdog and also participated in an off Broadway film, which he received an Obie Award for. Mos Def also served as the music supervisor and co-executive producer for the HBO series Def Poetry. Mos Def also served as a writer, producer and actor on the MTV comedy series Lyricist Lounge. The original Lyricist Lounge was hip hop’s underground movement from back in the day, where you could hear Mos Def “Universal Magnetic.” Mos Def designed a limited edition for Converse. In late 2009, Mos Def created a brand of clothing line with UNDRCRWN called the “Mos Def Cut & Sew Collection.”
Celebrating Black History Month with Regina King
Regina King is the real Ms. Congeniality. There are absolutely no limits to what Regina King can do. Regina King is smart, talented and sexy. King studied under acting coach/actress Betty A. Bridges (Todd Bridges) mother. King is Hollywood’s princess even though her name means Queen. Admired by others and hated by none. This sister truly has her act together. King is no nonsense and continues to take on challenging and diverse roles which keeps the roles rolling in.
Regina King not only acts, she does voice over’s and is a budding director. When watching television, if you listen to some of the commercials you just might recognize her voice. However, Regina King’s acting roster reads like a book. She appeared in John Singleton films; “Boyz in The Hood,” “Poetic Justice” and “Higher Learning.” Straight out the gate she reconnected with Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. in “Jerry Maguire.” Many say that was her hit. However, we say “Enemy of the State” was where we saw Regina King break out into the leading lady we have grown to love.
Celebrating Black History Month With Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard has an outstanding list of films under his belt and accolades which prove, he can act. Terrence Howard is no fool. He doesn’t allow Hollywood to get the best of him. Howard is confident, good looking and smart. Howard is not only an actor. He is a self taught musician as well. Howard plays both the piano and guitar. You can hear Howard’s talents on his Cd “Shine Through It.” In my opinion his Cd should have gone platinum. Well, he did get an Academy Award for Best Original Song written by Three 6 Mafia “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from the movie “Hustle & Flow.” Don’t know where his Oscar is but I guess it’s coming. Terrence Howard is currently promoting his new project the “Ledge.” He is a hardworking actor.
William Rinehart owner of Come Clean, Inc. took time from his busy schedule to chat with the UrbanBuzzMag.Com. Come Clean Entertainment is making its mark in the music industry. Leading the way is William Rinehart who says self-determination, aggressiveness, loyal and being humble are the keys to success.
UBM: Briefly share with our readers where Come Clean Entertainment is originally based at & how you got the company started
“Come Clean Entertainment was originally based out of Chicago, Illinois. The company evolved from my former entity “Chill Promotions.” I Started out May of 1991 as a concert promoter. I developed relationships with industry executives and wanted to create a way to make a difference, in the community and in the music industry. So in 2001, I decided to move to Beloit, Wis. married my beautiful wife / president “Tashya Rinehart” and formed Come Clean Entertainment, Inc.”
Celebrating Black History Month A Publishers Note
A variety of circumstances continues to delay the process of finding equality in the world entertainment today. Yes, we have an African American President and I probably won’t see another African American in office, in my lifetime. Yes! We all get an opportunity to allow our gifts and God’s purpose for our life to shine bright. Roughly, they are few and very far between the great ones and the delayed ones. I will try not to preach but get ready for what I am going to say. If you can’t say Amen, just say ouch!
By Nigeria Congratulations on the 85th Anniversary of the Schomburg Center. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is generally…