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Watch: The New Official Trailer For The Tupac Biopic ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’

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Today, the official trailer for the Tupac Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME has been released and you can view it right here at SFPL! The film is set to hit theaters on June 16, 2017. The biopic will also be closing out this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on June 17.

Directed by Benny Boom, the story stars Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira and Demetrius Shipp Jr. as “Tupac Shakur”, and produced by L.T. Hutton, David Robinson and James G. Robinson.

About the biopic:

‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’ tells the true and untold story o a prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics, and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

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ImageNation & 103.9FM Announce Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution: An Evening Honoring Ava DuVernay, Melissa Harris-Perry, Hill Harper and Black Lives Matter

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ImageNation Cinema Foundation has announced the return of its Revolution Awards to celebrate innovative trailblazers for their groundbreaking efforts in media, arts and social change. Titled, Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution, the evening will celebrate Black excellence, artistry and activism. Honorees include Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-PerryBlack Lives Matter and actor Hill Harper of Limitless and CSI, NY. Sponsored by Radio 103.9 and the National Black Programming Consortium, ‘Cocktails, Cinema and Revolution’ will take place Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at the SVA Theatre in New York City.

The festive affair will feature a live performance by vocalist/composer Jeremy James and a screening of the upcoming Lionsgate/CodeBlack film 1982This special advance screening of ‘1982’ launches Cocktails & Cinema,a new monthly series of films, cocktails, talkbacks and music at ImageNation’s RAW SPACE in Harlem. Starring Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Wayne Brady, Troi Zee, La La Anthony and Ruby Dee, director Tommy Oliver’s emotional debut feature chronicles a Philadelphia father’s struggle to protect his daughter from the reality of her mother’s drug addiction. The film will be followed by a talkback with director Tommy Oliver, actor Hill Harper, image activist Michaela Angela Davis and noted psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere.

Founder of ImageNation, Moikgantsi Kgama says:

“History is being made everyday. This event celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our most inspiring change agents, while highlighting ImageNation’s newest monthly film program Cocktails & Cinema. I am looking forward to the Revolution Awards returning with an epic evening of honoring those who make a difference.”

ImageNation created the ‘Revolution Awards’ in 2003 to celebrate the accomplishments of artists and activists who use their platforms to inspire social change and produce edifying images of Black and Latino communities. Past honorees and participants include Spike Lee, Congressman John Lewis, Erykah Badu, Lee Daniels, Ruby Dee, Jaime Hector, Talib Kweli, Tom Burrell, Debra Lee, Keith Beauchamp, Stanley Nelson, and Lisa Cortes.

For nearly 20 years, ImageNation has produced events, programming and platforms that celebrate and promote the rich film, music and cultural stories of the African diaspora.  They have presented events nationally and globally in Canada, South Africa and Scotland. They are currently in the midst of their Soul Cinema campaign to build a boutique cinema in Harlem dedicated to independent Black film music, and media.

For more information and to purchase tickets for ‘Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution’ please visit www.ImageNation.us. For the latest updates on honorees and event details please follow @ImageNationUS on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #CocktailsAndCinema. CC&R is produced in association with Unlimited Productions.

Photos by: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Paley Center For Media & Leon Bennett/Getty Images

 

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Last Night in NYC: Angela Simmons, Gayle King, Hill Harper and More Attend Russell Simmon’s NY Book Release Party

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Last night at Tao Downtown located in the Meat Packing District in NYC, 200 guests including Hill Harper, Gayle King, Angela Simmons, Demetria Lucas, Geneva S.Thomas and more celebrated the publication of Russell Simmons latest book “Success Through Stillness“.

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[Mag Covers] Marsha Ambrosius Covers Heed Magazine’s Winter 2012 Issue

Peep the latest issue of Heed Magazine’s Winter 2012 Issue with songstress Marsha Ambrosius! She looks stunning!

After a media frenzy with the Fall 2011 release of HEED Magazine with BET’s Reed Between The Lines male-lead, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, it was time to release something soft and sensual. The Winter 2012 Issue of HEED has the beautiful Marsha Ambrosius gracing the cover. She is “Reknown, Reinvented & Revealed” in her cover feature as she discusses her transition into a solo artist since her departure from the Platinum selling group “Floetry” and why the comfort of just singing was enough for her. The issue will be released Friday, January 13, 2012 nationally through Magcloud at www.heedmag.magcloud.com. The international release will occur Wednesday, January 18, 2012 through Zinio.com. Digital and print copies are available.

About The Winter Issue:
This issue includes “A Conversation with Hill Harper,” which gives readers an in-depth look into his upcoming literary release, “The Wealth Cure”. In the interview, Hill Harper acknowledges that, in the entertainment business, aesthetically your “look” is part of your job description, and that investing in his personal health is part of his brand. Occupying Wall Street and the world as Heed covers the fury of New York City that began on September 17, 2011 in an photo-editorial entitled, “Occupied Space.” Throughout the years Darrin D. Henson, who is most memorable from his role as “Lem” on Showtime Network’s Soul Food series, also a dancer/choreographer and author, shares how he has been able to keep his down-to-earth life and still live the Hollywood dream without the harassing “fame” lifestyle, in the article entitled, “Paying It Forward.” More features include, Maimouna Youssef – a singer/songwriter out of Baltimore who has put a spiritual spin into her music; Multi-platinum award-winning Afro-soul artist LIRA, “The King and Queen of House Music” Kenny Bobien & Barbara Tucker and new artists Malik, Krista, B. Reith**** and plenty more.

About Heed Magazine:
Heed magazine fulfills a niche’ in the urban marketplace; a spiritually based magazine that targets multi-ethnic urbanites. The magazine is a quarterly digital publication focused on expressing positive, diverse and spiritual perspectives on our generation as it relates to current events, politics and popular culture. The magazine has a clean-edged hip twist that is attractive to a vast audience of readers. Heed is available at Zinio.com and online at heedmag.com.

Congrats to Marsha!

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