Film director/writer Deon Taylor and Laz Alonso from the new movie "TRAFFIK" sits down with Cody Mack to discuss, the importance of bringing awareness to human trafficking in their new film.
Nosike had the chance to talk with Vivica A. Fox at the Black Women's Expo in Chicago. Ms. Fox gave her insight on the advancement of women of color in the film industry.
Chicago is turning up the heat!
Lifetime unveiled it's newest reality show Bringing Up Ballers on March 1 and one of the newest cast members is ready to make her dreams and ambition a reality for her and her son.
Johanna Leia, is mom to Amari, one of the nations top elite players in basketball that will be featured on the show. The vivacious former model and entrepreneur joins four other women, Nikki Burnett, Peytyn Wilbourne, Heather Williams and Tiffany Lynn as they navigate the cut-throat world of high school basketball along with managing everyday life as career women.
The latest chapter in the Networks reality series "follows these feisty moms who will stop at nothing to ensure that their businesses are successful and their boys are on track to make it to the NBA," Lifetime said in a statement.
Although the entrepreneur didn't have any preconceived notions as far as what to expect, she made sure to use her background in modeling as a way of discipline in somewhat volatile situations.
"I modeled for fifteen years and that background has made me really comfortable in my own skin," Leia said.
Leia credits her hard work and discipline that was passed down to her son Amari who is passionate and driven about his craft. "I don't have to do much of anything, he's pretty driven, every once in a while I get on him about school work but other than that he's great," Said Leia.
You can Johanna Leia "single and sexy" on Bringing Up Ballers" Wednesdays on Lifetime.
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Most young men have dreams of aspiring to be Doctors or Lawyers, but not Kap G. The 6’1 Mexican- American rapper grew up like most kids in College Park, a suburb of Atlanta playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Dubbed as the future by Pharrel, the 21 year old rapper signed to Atlantic Records, starred in the hit movie Dope, and has a resume that includes T.I., Young Thug, Fabolous and Chris Brown just to name a few.
Kap has already made his mark that set him apart as a mainstream artist in a African American driven culture. But, it was his ability to use his early struggles as a first generation Mexican- American Immigrant as a way to tell the plights of being racial profiling by police as he details on his song “F**** La Policia.” However, he may not have forgotten about those struggles, he steps out into a more softer side on his hit single “Girlfriend” which has been met with critical acclaim. Kap also sat down to discuss the importance of using his platform to continue to break barriers for other up and coming artists as well as other projects he has coming up!
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Known as the People’s champ, My Mixtapes Icon DJ MilTicket has already had his first imprint in the Chicago music culture. Along with being G-Herbo’s number one DJ, DJ MilTicket has proven to resonate with the people in the communities that listen and appreciate him the most in his hometown Chicago, Il.
Within his growth as a DJ, MilTicket was able to still stick loyal to his streets when it came to “playing the records that the people wanna hear.” Gaining the respect from others in his field was seen as nothing unexpected as he continued to travel and spin in different cities across the nation.
“I’m doing something that’s never been done before.”
His current new interest in producing gives What’s The Word TV an exclusive of what his newest projects might feature. We heard a sample of his producing skills in a song he worked on with Rico Reckless called, No Talking.
As for now his word to the wise was to be on the look out for the up coming new talent emerging form the city of Chicago including upcoming artist Queen Key.