New Song Alert: DJ Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay

Electronic producer DJ Zedd and singer Alessia Cara have joined forces for his latest single ‘Stay’. The tune is dance oriented with an electronic feel and features the sounds of a clock ticking, robots as Cara uses her vocals pleading for her lover to stay over the funky electro beat of DJ Zedd’s signature production. In a recent release interview, Zedd explained, “I think this song is right in the middle between where Alessia is musically and where I am and that’s what’s so exciting about it…

Fat Joe & Remy Ma 'Plata O Plomo' Is Good But We Wanted A Little More

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Netflix adds new films to its’ library, like French Film “Girlhood”

Netflix adds new films to its’ library, like French Film “Girlhood” Netflix are making their usual rounds of announcements regarding the films and television series titles that will be added or removed from its’ streaming library. “All is By My Side” the Jimi Hendrix film, “Fruitvale Station” and “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” are said to be some of the more recent Netflix additions. Another film that will be joining the long list of titles in the streaming library is “Girlhood.” A French

Ex Misfit Antonia Thomas leads in UK Thriller “Thea”

Former ‘Misfits’ star Antonia Thomas is currently busy filming her lead role on a supernatural London-set thriller called ‘Thea’ alongside Luke Norris and Eileen Davis. Direction of the film comes from Nirpal Bhogal (‘Sket and Misfits’) and produced by Uzma Hasan (The Infidel) the film is also co-produced by Gareth Roberts and Jezz Vernon. The thriller follows a young couple played by Thomas and Norris whose lives are turned upside down when they experience supernatural evils while struggling

London Filmmaker Cecile Emeke’s new Web Series “Flaner” – Race, Gender and much more

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New Voices in Black Cinema Festival Premieres 2 Black British Films

ActNow’s New Voices in Black Cinema Festival is in its fifth annual year and is in New York at BAMCINEMATEK with narrative features, documentaries and shorts that are put out to redefine the black experience in America and internationally. Since the festival started on 26th March it has premiered Black British films such as ‘Gone Too Far’ and ‘Sixteen’ both of which we in Britain are probably familiar with. ‘Gone Too Far,’ feature film written by Bola Agbaje and directed by Destiny Ekaragha, fo

Remember Sci Fi Series Heroes? Judith Shekoni cast in new reboot, Heroes Reborn

Heroes will be returning to our screens soon with the new reboot titled: ‘Heroes Reborn.’ For those of you who remember the original format, Heroes was a sci-fi television series that showed ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities and how those newfound abilities affect the characters. The series ran from 2006 – 2010. ‘The enormous impact that Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening’ president of NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke, said in

Empire – Soundtrack available on iTunes and Season 2 on its way!

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Oscar Winner Steve McQueen to direct Kanye West’s All Day Music Video

Since the Brit Awards, Kanye West has been over here promoting his latest album. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to give a lecture to 350 students at Oxford University. According to The Tab Oxford before students were instructed to turn their phones off before entering the lecture and if they were caught taking photo’s they’d be sent out or Kanye himself would leave the lecture. Well of course some rebels managed to disobey Yeezy’s orders and snap a couple of photo’s anyway for th

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Watch Sophie Okonedo in Original Miniseries ‘The Slap’

NBC recently premiered the American version of the Australian miniseries ‘The Slap’ which has been showing good ratings in the US. Thandie Newton is taking on the role that Sophie Okonedo played in the Aussie one. Since the premiere, Hulu.com has purchased the rights to the original miniseries and it is available to watch. If you are not familiar with ‘The Slap’, it is based on the award winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas that follows the consequences that a group event of family and friends

State Side: Gabrielle Union on black women having to shuck and Jive in comedies

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Ava Duvernay and David Oyelowo Join Forces Again

Following last week’s premiere of ‘Selma’ in London, Ava DuVernay has spoken on the disappointment to many -including myself- that she did not receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director. She’s said that she never believed she would receive the nomination because her chances were remote from the get go. She also expressed her disappointment that David Oyelowo was over looked for the nomination for Best Actor, but understands the nature of the status quo in Hollywood. Well moving forward, DuVe
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