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While most of us got to know and love Malik Yoba through his role as heartthrob detective J.C. Williams in hit TV series New York Undercover, and more recently as Gavin in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? films, it’s no secret his fans have missed seeing him on the small screen every week. He returns to television for Sy-Fy’s new series Alphas.
Actor Laz Alonso is proof that good things come to those who wait. After taking a brief hiatus to focus on obtaining roles that better suited his talents, he landed two that put him on the fast track to leading-man status. The rising A-list actor talked to GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) about how he feels about the state of the black film industry today, making a move from Wall Street to Tinseltown and his perspective on love, relationships and faith.
With the release of her new project, Pieces of Me, Ledisi reveals a deeper understanding of herself as an artist, but more importantly, as a woman. Since the last time we spoke with Ledisi two years ago, the Grammy nominated soulful songstress spent time at the White House where she worked in a mentoring program with First Lady Michelle Obama, who regards Ledisi as one of her favorite artists. She also appeared on BET’s Black Girls Rock! and completed her sixth album.
Growing up without one parent is sometimes traumatic for any child. For Pastor Melva Henderson, living her life without either of her parents was a reality. Thanks to her grandmother who raised her, she was able to face adversity, answer her calling and push through, despite not being raised within a “normal” family structure.
These days, if an artist wants to be successful, he or she has to be a jack (or Jill) of all trades. And if wearing many hats is the key to fame and fortune, then singer/songwriter Demi Lobo is ready to unlock every door along her journey.
We’re living in a world where more children are striving to be entertainers. Some want to sing, rap, dance, model or act, while others strive to be superstar athletes. The response to, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is slowly changing. The usual answers of doctor, nurse, lawyer or firefighter are no longer as common, but this can be attributed to the amount of attention, respect and praise society gives the entertainment industry, which heavily influences the very children that are our future.
You’ve seen his face in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Class Reunion and Meet the Browns. You’ve heard his voice along side some of your favorite artists, like Patti Labelle and Christina Aguilera. You’ve maybe even seen his––let’s just say “pleasing” physique in a few magazines.
There are many people who are born with silver spoons in their mouths, but for actor Cory Hardrict, this wasn’t a reality. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Chicago Heights to be exact, Cory has no qualms about giving credit where credit is due: Chicago is the city that made him the man that he is today.