President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama record a message for ABC "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, in the Library of the White House., February 2013. (Photo: Pete Souza / Wikimedia Commons)
#NNPA BlackPress

Obamas Go Hollywood, Set to Launch Films with Netflix

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The former president and First Lady have announced seven projects that are scheduled to be developed and released in the years to come. The projects include “American Factory,” a documentary from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that examines the clash of cultures in Ohio when a Chinese billionaire sets up a new factory in the old General Motors plant and hires some 2,000 blue-collar Americans. […read more]

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Lorraine Toussant (right) and Frankie Faison star in NBC’s “Brooklyn.” Toussaint is proud to bring this type of relationship to television – one with older black people loving each other and their neighbors unconditionally. Playing Patricia gives her an opportunity to show the complexity of black women. (Photo: NBC)
Charleston Chronicle

Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a motley crew of residents living in a building in Brooklyn with interconnected lives. Filling the time slot of NBC’s mega hit “This Is Us,” “The Village” features an ensemble cast made up of a “who’s who” of television stars (Dominic Chianese, Frankie Faison, Moran Atias, Michaela McManus, Jerod Haynes, Grace Van Dien, Warren Christie and Daren Kagasoff) working together to convey the story of a “family” supporting each other as their lives unfold. […read more]

Actor Ross Fleming (Photo courtesy of Ross Fleming)
Movies

Ross Fleming shares advice for budding actors

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Ross Fleming is an Atlanta native who has entered the entertainment world ready to take it by storm. He was drawn to the arts at a young age and is now pursuing acting and producing full time. Fleming began acting in stage plays in 2013 and has already appeared in more than 15 films, including a starring role in the movie Boy Bye, which was released on Netflix in 2017. We caught up with the actor when he stopped by Rolling Out studios to discuss his acting career and share some advice with aspiring young thespians. […read more]

World

Afrostream: The African Netflix

(Ebony) – Tonjé Bakang, 33, was beautifully poisoned by Black American culture at an early age.  As a teenager growing up in France during the late 1990s, he was exposed to VHS and DVD copies of The Cosby Show and Roots brought home from the US and Canada by visiting Read More

Technology

T-Mobile is the Tech Company of the Year

  (CNN) – T-Mobile had a more remarkable 2014 than any other American tech company. Sure, Apple (AAPL) unveiled the iWatch and Apple Pay. Microsoft (MSFT) has been on an absolute tear since new CEO Satya Nadella took over in February. Netflix (NFLX) solved its speed issues. And Facebook (FB) dominated the social landscape with its Read More

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Business

Why Apple is Worth Less Than Netflix

[MarketWatch] On Wednesday, both Apple AAPL +0.14%  and NetflixNFLX -0.55%  reported earnings after the close. Apple earned $13.81 per share for the quarter; Netflix earned $0.13 for the quarter. Apple stock promptly fell over $50; Netflix stock went up about $40. The differential between the performance of two stocks after Read More