Bay Area Packs Out ‘Black Nativity’ Screening [PHOTOS]


The Bay Area is no stranger to Langston Hughes’ ‘Black Nativity’. For over 20 years, its successful production, held at the Allen Temple Baptist Church (under the direction of the late Betty Gadling) brought together some of the best in music and arts throughout local congregations.

Smiling faces began to reminisce with each-other while entering Oakland’s Regal Jack London Theater for for a private screening of the motion picture, executive produced by Bishop T.D. Jakes

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Bay Area Native Produces ‘BLACK NATIVITY’ Movie Soundtrack


Grammy Award winning eclectic artist/record producer, and Oakland native, Raphael Saadiq serves as the Executive Producer for the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight Pictures holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY. Music From The Motion Picture Black Nativity,  features Gospel classics and brand new songs performed by award winning cast members Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige and Nasir “Nas” Jones, and is is being released on RCA Inspiration.

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Jennifer Hudson to Appear at MegaFest International Faith and Family Film Festival


Jennifer Hudson, Academy award winner and star of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new film, “Winnie Mandela,” is slated to appear at the International Faith and Family Film Festival in Dallas, Aug. 29-31, 2013, as part of Bishop Jakes’ MegaFest. The inaugural run of the film festival will feature a wide variety of films tackling tough issues such as identity, family and poverty.

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Jennifer Hudson Sings the Praises of Milk to Celebrate Black History Month, American Heart Month

The New Mom Dons a Milk Mustache to Encourage All Families to Set the Table with Milk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 — Award-winning actor, singer and new mom Jennifer Hudson joins the National Milk Mustache “got milk?®” Campaign to spread the word that milk is naturally nutrient-rich like no other beverage and provides a unique mix of essential nutrients that families need. In honor of Black History Month, the new ad will bring a message that’s especially important for African American families who research suggests, may be less likely to put milk on the table.

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