Meetup - Chazz Shepherd at Reuben’s Marc 12/18

You might know Chaz Shepherd from, “Set it off”, “Me and The Boys”, “The Temptations”, “The Nutty Professor” and most recently “The Game”, but I’m sure many of you, don’t know this brothers talent as a musician and vocalist, channeling the likes of Stevie, Donny, and Curtis Mayfield . This is a must see opportunity for an intimate show, in one of Philly’s best kept secrets, Rueben’s Marc 2nd Floor Sounds.

I have personally seen Chazz’s show and he was amazing.  For those who have yet to come to Reuben’s marc, it is an intimate space on the second floor (no handicap access) Food and drinks are good ( wings, fish, fries).  This will be fun.

Admission is $10.  Doors 8pm/ Show 9pm.  Get tix in advance HERE.

Brotherly Love Screening and Discussion w/ Jamal Hill 12/22

After selling out his last appearance in Philadelphia in 24 hours, Jamal Hill returns for an even bigger treat. Come see an exclusive showing of his film followed by a discussion with Hill about his remarkable journey to Hollywood and how you can do it too.  Nominated for an NAACP Image Award,  Brotherly Love is set on the backdrop of Philadelphia’s famed Overbrook High School as we track the lives of the nation’s number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame.

Q&A moderated by Reelblack’s own MIKE D.

Tuesday December 22 at 7pm | The Prince Theater, Broad and Chestnut Streets Admission $20.00.  Get tix


Reelblack and PEC Present WHERE CHILDREN PLAY/ THE REUNION 12/11 at United Bank Bldg.

Reelblack and PEC wrap up 2015’s Second Friday series with the Philly Premiere of WHERE CHILDREN PLAY, starring Teyonahh Parris (Chi-Raq). Screening will take place on Friday December 11, 7pm at the United Bank Building, 3750 Lancaster Avenue. Admission is $5.

Preceded by THE REUNION, a short film by Carmen Elly Wilkerson (who will join us via Skype).

Belle is a beautiful young woman who never found a bright future because she was too busy running away from a heartbreaking past. But news of her mother passing away brings Belle back home to her family and the painful memories she tried to leave behind. Only when she finds the strength to confront her family’s shameful history, does Belle learn that forgiveness has the power to heal the scars of a broken childhood and unlock her heart to the possibility of love. WHERE CHILDREN PLAY stars Teyonah Parris (Dear White People), Brian White (TV’s Scandal), Leon (And Then There Was You) and multi-platinum recording artist and actress Macy Gray (Brotherly Love).


Steph is on vacation this week, so I’ll be joined by guest MC BREEZE for a full two hours, from 10am-noon this Friday for Reelblack Radio on the Mojo.  I could use your support by tuning in/ calling in with your questions.  At 10:30am, we will have animator BRUCE W. SMITH calling in to discuss his seminal work, BEBE’S KIDS, which has just been re-released by Warner Archive and at 11:40 we are blessed to have SPIKE LEE calling in to discuss his latest, CHI-RAQ. This promises to be a great show.  Join the Conversation: 866-361-0900 or 215-634-8065. Listen live at

CHI-RAQ Movie Meetup 12/5 in Cherry Hill

Lets support the opening of Spike Lee’s latest Joint with a meetup to see CHI-RAQ this Saturday 1:50pm at the AMC Loews Cherry Hill, followed by food giveaways and discussion at Ruby Buffet across the way.

Get tix in advance at
Meetup is Dutch Treat, meaning everyone is responsible for their own tickets and grub.  Movie ticket is $10 plus tax.  Meal is approx $17.

In this present day adaptation of Aristophanes’ Greek play Lysistrata, directed by Spike Lee, a gang leader’s girlfriend Teyonah Parris is called to action after a child is killed by a stray bullet. She organizes a group of women to put an end to the violence in Chicago’s South Side, by having them enforce a vow of abstinence, until their men decide to bring peace to the city. Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett co-star.

CREED Movie Meetup 12/6 in N. Philly

Let’s get together to support CREED in its second week of release with a Movie Meetup this Sunday 12:30pm at the Pearl At Avenue North, followed by discussion and giveaways at QDoba Mexican Grill.

Event is DUTCH TREAT, meaning each person is responsible for the cost of their tickets and food.

You don’t want to miss this one. I’ve been holding on to a Rocky Collection Blu-Ray boxset to give away at this occasion. Other cool stuff, too.