Reel Talk

  • ‘Becoming’: Netflix Sets Doc About Former First Lady As Latest Project From The Obamas; Nadia Hallgren To Direct

    On May 6, Netflix has set its latest documentary project – a film about the former First Lady on a nationwide memoir to Becoming, which is directed by Nadia Hallgren, will walk viewers behind the scenes as Michelle Obama travels to 34 cities on her book tour – And Black Women Voices (BWV) is here…

  • Micah Goes to Washington | A Visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    In the second installment of Micah’s Marketplace, Micah Myers takes a trip to the nation’s capital to explore the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. After checking out the highlights from his visit, please be sure to like and subscribe on YouTube to support this budding micro-influencer!  

  • Meet Farrah Boulé | A Musical Artist of Lyrical Mantras

    I met rapper Farrah Boulé a year ago. A hip-hop artist in the vein of Nina Simone, this brilliant black woman of Haitian-Cuban descent is a multi-talented musical maven who deserves to be more widely known Here’s a little introduction:     To learn more about Farrah and her work, visit:  

  • Former NFL Player Wins Oscar for “Hair Love”

    (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) It all started with viewing viral videos of African American fathers lovingly styling their daughters hair that sparked former NFL wide receiver Matthew Cherry to create a film that won an Oscar at the 2020 Academy awards. His film, titled “Hair Love” won in the animated short category on Sunday….

  • David & Tamela Mann Create ‘Baby Making Music’ for Couples

    (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS) When you think of your “Baby Making” or slow jam/get you”in-the-mood” song playlist, what singers come to mind? Probably a little Luther Vandross. Maybe some Isley Brothers? Probably even Maxwell or Jill Scott. But what about a Grammy Award-winning gospel artist? Maybe not. Well, think again, because…

  • Snoop Dogg Apologizes to Gayle King in Kobe Bryant Flap: I Was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘overreacted’

    BY Kaelan Deese   Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for a previous statement that appeared to be a threat directed toward CBS News anchor Gayle King after she raised the subject of the late Kobe Bryant’s rape allegations in a recent interview. “Two wrongs don’t make no right,” the-48-year-old rapper said in his video…

  • What the response to Gayle King’s Lisa Leslie interview reveals about “dragging culture”

    By Blue Telusma   Last month, I had the painful task of writing about Kobe Bryant and the impact that his unexpected and untimely death appeared to be having on the Black men around me. As a woman and a journalist, it took everything in me to step back from my personal feelings enough to…

  • A Few Words From Tunya Griffin on It’s Just Comedy and Hart of the City

    Having discovered that there are some people trying to take credit for working with It’s Just Comedy, I feel a need to clear the air and set the record straight. Whenever I see this it makes me smile knowing that James “Talent” Harris (@talentdacomedian) and Quincey D. Morris of #ItsJustComedy gave my PR team #REELTALK…

  • A Table For One: Some Spiritual Food for Thought


    As a sat alone in a restaurant, eating and thinking about The Lord, I was also listening to Bob Marley singing, “Don’t worry…every little thing is gonna be alright.” To my right, a baby is crying, but Bob Marley’s words are still resonating throughout the restaurant. The waitress drops off my food at my table…

  • Pastor Tunya Griffin at The Sanctuary and Beyond

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    Experience the Gospel through the prophetic voice of Pastor Tunya Griffin at The Sanctuary Church, on Facebook Live and as a guest speaker.

  • The Sanctuary Church | Come Worship With Us

    Come and experience God’s presence, power and glory on Sundays from 4-6pm at The Sanctuary Church at 62 N. Union Street in Rochester, NY.

  • Hues of Humanity: Let’s Begin the Conversation

    From issues of race to emotional awareness, Hues of Humanity is a documentary produced by Rachel and Dianna Henderson that was created to build bridges across our collective lives through meaningful conversation. The film, which features various speakers including our own, Tunya Griffin, who share their thoughts to encourage open, honest and thoughtful dialogue. [youtube…