Author Archives: Kam Williams

  • Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival

    “In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, 300 officers of the newly-created, elite paramilitary unit known as SWAT initiated a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party [BPP]… 5 hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, 3 SWAT team members ...

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  • Everything’s Coming Up Rosie!

    Rosie Maria Perez was born on Sept. 6, 1964 in Bushwick, Brooklyn where she was raised in a Catholic orphanage after being abandoned by her mom and taken from her aunt. She made a most memorable screen debut as Spike Lee’s girlfriend, Tina, in “Do the Right Thing,” and later landed an ...

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  • The Chat Heard ‘Round the World

    Kicking off an impressive career in front of the camera at the tender age of five, Bobb’e J. Thompson rose to fame as a child actor well before his teens, initially with a small but colorful and energetic supporting role as the pint-sized Tupac in My Baby’s Daddy (2003). He subsequently ...

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  • The Astronomical Kid Comes of Age

    Brian “Astro” Bradley was born on August 26, 1996 in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he started rapping at an early age. At 14, he successfully auditioned for Season 1 of the reality-TV series “The X-Factor” by performing a song he wrote called, “Stop Looking at My ...

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  • Las Vegas Serves as Backdrop for Battle-of-the-Sexes Sequel

    The surprise hit Think Like a Man was #1 at the box-office over its opening weekend back in April of 2012. Inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the original explored some of the serious issues tackled by the popular, relationship advice book by examining ...

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  • Meagan’s Mmm Mmm Good!

    Meagan Good has developed into one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses for both film and television. Most recently, she starred in the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Kristen Wiig. Additionally, she was seen starring as the ...

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  • Inside the Hotel Rwanda

    "Hotel Rwanda was promoted as a story about 'the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina, during the Rwandan Genocide.' I knew Paul Rusesabagina. All the people who survived inside the hotel … knew Paul Rusesabagina. No one among us has ever thought of him as altruistic, ...

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