Muhammad Ali and Me

Muhammad Ali and Me

This photo of Muhammad Ali and me was taken in the garden on the grounds of his Hancock Park mansion in September 1979. When I first met Muhammad Ali on…
We Lost Prince

We Lost Prince

Doves are truly crying now. We lost Prince. The news of his death was shocking and hard to accept. It's going to take a while to come to grips with…
My Friend Natalie Cole

My Friend Natalie Cole

My friend Natalie Cole and I had so much fun on the day this photo was taken. There is always a party somewhere in Hollywood, but this was Natalie’s birthday…
Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters tonight! This highly anticipated biopic on the rise and eventual breakup of the gangster rap group NWA - Niggaz Wit Attitudes is already getting great…
Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love is a new film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Set in Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Keke Palmer stars in this drama which portrays family struggles, tumultuous relationships,…
Congratulations Selma!

Congratulations Selma!

Kudos to my neighbor Ava DuVernay for the four Golden Globe nominations her film Selma garnered today. Ava is the first African American woman to be nominated as Best Director…
Lee Daniels’ Empire

Lee Daniels’ Empire

Lee Daniels' has brought his film expertise to television with the series called, Empire. Lee Daniels' Empire is a musical drama about a family immersed in a hip-hop empire. Terrence…