John Singleton

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Snowfall” co-executive producer and co-creator John Singleton was mourned as cast members of the FX crime drama series gathered for the premiere of the third season. As they walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Monday, they remembered the 51-year-old who died following a stroke in late April while the […]

Even though John Singleton died after having a stroke, his family still has questions that they want answered. What happened the hours before he checked himself into the hospital is unknown, so his family has hired a private investigator to find out. His family reportedly has no idea how he got to the hospital or […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday. The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood formerly known as South Central, where Singleton spent part […]

John Singleton funeral and interment details have been released. We now know the date and location of his services and where he’ll be buried. Singleton’s service will be observed this Monday at 10 a.m. at the Angelus Funeral Home on Crenshaw Blvd. in the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles. If the Angelus Funeral Home […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey may have been the main honoree at The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment luncheon, but it was a group of underprivileged high school students who stole the show and even brought Winfrey to tears. At the event Tuesday in Los Angeles, 20 local high school juniors who had […]

Following the death of John Singleton on Monday at age 51 comes word that his family is set to battle for control of his estate. Sources connected with the Singleton family tell TMZ that John’s mother, Shelia Ward, is not only up against John’s daughter, Cleopatra, but also his estranged father and girlfriend, the mother of his 1-year-old son. […]

Sometimes the one thing you need to make all of your dreams come true is someone who believes in you. For so many of Black Hollywood’s big names that person was John Singleton. Morris Chestnut credits his career and success to his very first film role as Ricky, in John Singleton’s Boyz N The Hood. He […]

Yesterday was a sad and difficult day for the culture, for filmmaking, definitely for all of Los Angeles – but particularly South Central, and certainly a major loss for the friends and family of John Singleton. He passed away yesterday after being taken off of life support. He suffered a stroke last week – and […]

As we mourn the loss of the one and only John Singleton, DL can’t help but notice those who are behaving in appropriately. He finds it extremely “weird” that we live in a time where people want to be first more than they want to be accurate. News outlets were reporting that Singleton had passed […]

John Singleton made history twice as not only the first Black director to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award, but also the youngest. Singleton passed away Monday after suffering a stroke.  John Daniel Singleton was born January 6, 1968 and raised in South Central Los Angeles. While studying screenwriting at the University of […]

With the recent death of the film's beloved director, we revisit his 1991 Academy Award nominated classic.

NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s family said Monday that he died after […]