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Think Like A Man

Posted in African Americans, Black Interests, Black Links, Black Men, Comedy, Movie and DVD News with tags , , , , on April 18, 2012 by Gary Johnson

Do you seek relationship advice? “Think Like A Man,” in theaters April 20th, dons a plethora of complex characters that match their brains and wit with stellar advice, based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling book to navigate relationships. Top black actors- Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J. and Gabrielle Union take to the silver screen on April 20th, bringing the novel to life.

Advice…a necessary evil. Traditionally men are known for avoiding advice, especially when they need it. Gain the advantage by seeking out mentors and friends that can act as solid soundboards. Why not? Women do it everyday, especially when it comes to relationships. “Think Like A Man” is a classic example- in theaters April 20th.

Family to help your everyday life challenges? Check! Mentors that help you navigate the workforce? Check! Who helps you with relationships? Some try to manage on their own, others ask friends, but have you ever turned to a book for guidance? A classic example is in the new movie, “Think Like A Man,” hitting theaters on April 20th.

About the Movie

Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, “Think Like A Man,” follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart.  When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own.  The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman.

The movie is in theaters this Friday, April 20thClick here to visit the official “Think Like a Man,” web site.

Larry King Live: Remembering Bernie Mac

Posted in Black Men with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2008 by Gary Johnson

Remembering Bernie Mac

Exclusive! The “Original Kings of Comedy” remember Bernie Mac. D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey together to pay tribute to the comedian only on Larry King Live.

Tonight, 9 pm ET!

Email Your questions to the show. Send your questions in an I-Ask video email!

The Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis
40 E. 9th Street, Suite 601, Chicago, IL 60605

Share your comments with us about the show.

Bernie Mac Is Dead

Posted in Black Men with tags , , , on August 9, 2008 by Gary Johnson

Bernie Mac Photo Credit-Lisa O’Connor/

August 9, 2008 – Bernie Mac died early today at Northwestern Memorial hospital in Chicago, IL., of complications due to pneumonia. The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian was 50-years old.

In 2005 Mac publicly disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs. He has repeatedly said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently had been hospitalized and treated for pneumonia.

Mac had starring roles in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Bad Santa,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Transformers.”

Staffers of this blog first saw Bernie Mac in 1986 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. He was substituting as the host for Def Comedy Jam for Martin Lawrence who was sick. On that same show was a young comedian with processed hair by the name of Bill Bellamy.

Bernie Mac ripped the stage up with his comedy that night. His fame came late in his career but early enough for him to star in movies, HBO Specials and a critically acclaimed syndicated television series named after him which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006.

Rest In Peace Bernie Mac.

What are your thoughts and/or memories of the “Mac Man?”

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