SHAWN P. WILLIAMS Blog

Tupac Back to Life to Perform with Snoop, Afeni Shakur “thrilled”

Courtesy TMZ.com Tupac‘s famously protective mother Afeni Shakur agrees with the rest of the planet — the rapper’s resurrection at Coachella this weekend … in the form of an incredibly lifelike hologram … was mind-blowingly awesome. A rep for Afeni tells TMZ, she was absolutely positively THRILLED with Tupac’s virtual performance — when he...

Gladys Knight — The Secret White House Project

Story Courtesy TMZ.com Gladys Knight is pulling double duty … ’cause in between training sessions for “Dancing with the Stars,” TMZ has learned Knight is also working on a top secret scripted TV show. Sources close to production tell us … Knight has been cast to star in a show called...

Remembering the Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

By Wade Henderson and Joe Solmonese One hundred years ago this past Saturday, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement was born. Bayard Rustin’s contributions to the world far outweighed his credits – and his 100th birthday is an opportunity to appreciate how his lifelong fights for equality live on...

Monique Woodard: Creator of Speak Chic App

I could probably blog for weeks (since I’m only going once or twice a week now, maybe years) about all the great peeps I met at South By Southwest.  But I want to give the first shout out to Monique Woodard, Co-Founder of Black Founders and creator of the mobile...

Panels I’m Planning to Attend at SXSW Interactive

Keeping in the spirit of not waiting until the last minute, I’m looking to fill out my schedule for South By Southwest Interactive before I get there next week. My original intent was to drive down Saturday, but it looks like there are a couple of panels on Friday that...