January 15th, 2018 will be filled with remembrance and celebration of black creativity and strength at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. The show will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and include some of the most talented and hardworking black artist in film, television, music, and literature. Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Chance … Continue reading Issa Rae, Dear White People, Get Out, and more nominated in the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Full List
I don't like the film Coming to America, I don't know the words to the classic song, Fire and Desire, and I don't know how to play spades. What does this all mean? It means, if word gets out, I could have my coveted black card revoked! *shivers*. I'll probably be ok but the contestants … Continue reading Black Card Revoked is Coming to BET!
Here it is! The full NeonFade, Buy Black Business Week List. A complete collection of black owned and created brands from clothing to advocacy groups to young entrepreneurs. Thank you to everyone who liked or shared the post this week! The titles for each section link to a separate page for the brands. … Continue reading Check Out the Complete Buy Black Business Week List from NeonFade!
It was reported today that actor, playwright, and director Nelsan Ellis has died from heart failure at the age of 39. Ellis was best known for his portrayal as Lafayette Reynolds, a sassy and loyal short order cook turned medium on the HBO series, True Blood. Ellis also starred in Lee Daniels' the Butler as … Continue reading Nelsan Ellis, star of True Blood, dies at 39.
My first movie review for 2017 and in general will be for the 2017 film, Burning Sands. This review contains spoilers. Plot Burning Sands is the feature length directorial debut from Gerard McMurray and is distributed through Netflix. The film is about 5 young men who are experiencing, “Hell Week” the final week in the … Continue reading Neon Fade Burning Sands Review (SPOILERS)
I was very reluctant to watch Sunday's 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony. I didn't watch the last two years because of the #oscarssowhite situation and I told myself not to get sucked in if they happened to nominate some black creatives this year. I didn't follow through because 1. I knew Moonlight and Viola Davis were … Continue reading Don’t Let the Drama Dim Moonlight’s Shine!