Yvonne Orji of ‘Insecure’ Stars in ‘The Blackening’ in Time for Juneteenth!

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Christian comedienne and actress Yvonne Orji of Insecure ( I interviewed her a few years back) is starring in the new movie The Blackening which is out NOW in time for Juneteenth! The premise is FIRE!!! See below…

The Blackening centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain’t no motherf****** game. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Barbershop) and screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) & Dewayne Perkins (The Amber Ruffin Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

Cast: Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Wells, with Jay Pharoah, and Yvonne Orji

Directed by: Tim Story

Screenplay by: Tracy Oliver & Dewayne Perkins

Screen Story by: Tracy Oliver & Dewayne Perkins

Produced by: Tim Story, Tracy Oliver, E. Brian Dobbins, Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett

Below is the trailer:

Click HERE to buy tickets!

Any thoughts?

Meagan Good Tells ESSENCE Divorce from DeVon Franklin Was Nothing She ‘Would Have Ever Chosen,’ Reiterates She Wants Children…

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I’m Back…Again…While away, I celebrated the first birthday of my M&M twins and did some freelance work. Mama only has so many hours in a day so it is what it is, saints. I don’t take any of you, my dear readers, for granted, but I do hope that you understand the rhythms and rigors of a working writer and now a working mama. Sometimes I think about getting help from outside sources so that I won’t have to take breaks from time to time, but I love my humble corner of the World Wide Web so much that I don’t think I could share it with anyone so…

But on to the subject of today’s post…

Color me confused…Last August, I shared that Meagan Good shared that contrary to what I thought, she does want to have a child and opposing stances on whether to have children was not what broke up Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good. Well in a recent interview with ESSENCE magazine, the Harlem star shared even more…

  “It’s nothing that I would have ever chosen, and when I realized that it was happening, I was devastated. I was like, ‘This is me, Lord. I did everything that I could do to the best of my ability. I don’t understand why I did all these things, and then this is my end result.’”

Good, who still considers Franklin “an incredible and beautiful person,” makes it a point to say there was never anything malicious done on either of their parts to hurt the other. As some suspected, this wasn’t about her not wanting children, she still does. And nothing about the book they published in 2017, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, was the least bit dishonest, she adds, though the circumstances of their union caused her to temporarily question that path.

“I struggled with that,” she admits. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if I should be celibate now. I don’t know what I should do.’ I even was at a point early on when I felt, obviously, I still believe in Jesus, but I’m not sure what to believe about anything else anymore.”

Read the rest of the story HERE.

She also goes on to share it was her biggest fear that what happened to her parents, that they would be married for 10 years and then divorce. She also realized that while she does believe that God told her DeVon Franklin was her husband prior to them getting married, God also gives us free will. She wanted to be married forever, but DeVon apparently didn’t…

I agree that God does give us free will. That means that sometimes our choices put us outside of God’s will for our lives. So did DeVon Franklin step outside of the will of God in deciding to divorce Meagan Good? Perhaps. I know that according to God’s word, he hates divorce, but I also know His son Jesus died because we don’t always live up to God’s standards

Since the two have shared so much about their relationship as relationship influencers, I’m glad Meagan is opening up more about what happened. And I think for the sake of credibility, DeVon should share more as well. This responsibility is why I shy away from monetizing my personal relationships. I’m willing to share some things as we all do in this social media age. However, I’m not willing to share erethang…

Still, as their sister in Christ, I wish them well in all of their endeavors, both personally and professionally. Life isn’t easy…Christian or otherwise… and life be lifin’ sometimes so that’s all I have to say on that…

Any thoughts?


DeVon Franklin Stars in ‘JESUS REVOLUTION,’ In Theaters Everywhere Feb. 24!

Special Preview Event on Feb. 22!

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For the first time ever, producer, author and preacher DeVon Franklin is in front of the camera instead of behind it as he stars as Josiah in JESUS REVOLUTION. Josiah is a reporter with TIME Magazine. He’s been sent to report on The Jesus Movement that’s sweeping across the nation. JESUS REVOLUTION is a historical telling, bringing to life The Jesus Movement that swept the country in the late 60’s and early 70s. In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.

Below is a DeVon talking about his role as Josiah:

That fro is wild, right?

DeVon is preaching today and discussing the film at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas!

And below is the official trailer for the movie:

Directed by Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle, JESUS REVOLUTION is produced by Kevin Downes, Jon and Andrew Erwin, along with Josh Walsh and Daryl Lefeve. Additionally, JESUS REVOLUTION was written by Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn. The tagline is: When you open your heart, there’s room for everyone. Below is a pic from the Los Angeles Premiere.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Brent McCorkle, Joel Courtney, Anna Grace Barlow, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Jonathan Roumie, DeVon Franklin and Jon Erwin attend “Jesus Revolution” Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on February 15, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Lionsgate)

For a special national preview showing on Feb 22, thousands of people across America can experience this profound true story of revival on the same day, at the same time by requesting FREE TICKETS while supplies last at JesusRevolution.Movie. However, the general release day is Feb. 24. Also, the film will only be in theaters in February so see it ASAP!

Any thoughts?