Black Nativity

Bishop T.D. Jakes (pictured) already has a few movies he’s produced under his belt, such as “Not Easily Broken” and “Jumping the Broom,” and now he is adding “Black Nativity” to his credits. Starring Jennifer Hudson who plays a single Mother who had her child when she was 15, the film captures just how common […]

A musical is only as good as the music it presents, and it appears that Raphael Saadiq may have been the perfect choice as the musical director for “Black Nativity,” which will be in theaters on Wednesday. Saadiq spoke with NewsOne Now about the opportunity that almost didn’t happen, saying, “It definitely was a challenge. […]

In the upcoming holiday movie, “Black Nativity,” (which is  based on a play by Langston Hughes), Mary J. Blige plays an angel named Platinum Fro. And while angels are often associated with mercy, Blige said she was struck by another quality required of the characters, particularly the parents of Jennifer Hudson’s character, a single mom named Naima. […]

Singer-actor Tyrese Gibson is part of the star-studded cast in the holiday film, “Black Nativity.” The movie also stars Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, and Angela Bassett, and is based on a play by Langston Hughes. Central to the plot is the story of Naima (played by Hudson), who became pregnant with her son, Langston (Jacob Latimore), […]

Jennifer Hudson is one of the stars in the upcoming holiday film, “Black Nativity.” In the movie, Hudson plays Naima, who became pregnant with her son, Langston (a nod to the writer of the play on which the film is based, Langston Hughes), when she was just 15 and goes back home to visit her religious family for Christmas. […]

“Black Nativity” hits theaters this holiday season, and the movie is a testament to how much one can truly learn from their family, even when they haven’t been a presence in their everyday life. In the film, Forest Whitaker plays a reverend who is also the father to Jennifer Hudson‘s character, Naima, who became pregnant […]