Tuesday, January 29, 2013


and the Honorary Committee Present:

"A Tribute to Belva Davis"

Saturday, February 23, 2013

7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - The Forum
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco

Purchase tickets at:


Telephone:  415-987-ARTS (2787)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Broken City" directed by Allen Hughes

Allen Hughes' directs "Broken City" starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.  

You may know Allen Hughes from his joint efforts with twin brother, Albert Hughes, whose credits include "Menace to Society."

There has been much debate about to whom the quote, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely,' can be attributed, but there is no debate that it's true.  This movie underscores that quote.

Set in New York City, the story follows Mark Wahlberg as an ex-rogue New York City detective who takes on an "undercover gig" of sorts for Mayor Hostetler played by Russell Crowe.  

Catherine Zeta Jones does a great job as the Mayor's wife, and the cast of characters which includes, one of my favorite actors, Jeffrey Wright, holds your attention.

It starts out a little slow, but stick with it - you're in for quite a few surprises and an unpredictable ending.

In theaters now and remember the opening weekend is important.  

It's a three-day holiday for most of us, so what better way to celebrate Dr. King's legacy and the second term of President Obama than by supporting Hughes' latest project.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New from Kimberla Lawson Roby: "The Perfect Marriage"

Just like the saying goes, "if it sounds too good to be true. . .it probably is."

New York Times' bestselling author, Kimberla Lawson Roby comes at us from a completely different angle this time.  And I love it.  I finished the book in two evenings.

"The Perfect Marriage," is far from perfect.  But nothing ever is, is it?

I will never tire of the "Reverend Curtis Black" series, but her latest work really touches on some issues that need to be taken more seriously.  Especially the issue of addiction.  

Sometimes African Americans don't like to talk about things that aren't pretty.  

Or maybe we don't want to accept that bad things can happen to good people.  

Or maybe we just don't get that addiction is an illness.  

What I love about her work is that Lawson Roby clearly "gets it."  She is a real sister, from a real family, who lives in the real world.  

Denise and Derrek Shaw may look like "The Huxtables" from the outside, but behind closed doors, they are both battling some serious demons and keeping family secrets. 

Never one to disappoint, Lawson Roby does it again.

In bookstores and online now.

If you're one of the few people who hasn't read her work, you've got a lot of catching up to do!

Visit her website at www.kimroby.com

"The Perfect Marriage" by Kimberla Lawson Roby, a Hachette Book Group novel