Jeff Johnson

Digital Journalist | Host | Author

A snapshot of my written and visual work. Contact: [email protected]


Feature Articles and Hosting Reel

NBC News

OpEd: Iggy Azalea, Piers Morgan and the business of black provocation

The entertainment world stood still on its axis when Beyoncé dropped her visual album "Lemonade" last weekend. The album represented an emotional love story with powerful...

NBC News

Essay: 'The Wiz' is Pure Black Excellence

'The Wiz' is more than an award-winning Broadway musical. Its evolution into a feature film and many revivals emerged to become a reflection of African-American culture. As this...


The Conviction of Trayvon Martin and The Insignificance of Black Men in America

One winter day, when I was around 15-16 years old, my friends and I were walking home from a routine store run. We walked alongside Jamaica Avenue in broad daylight. The street...


Time Is Illmatic: Tribeca Film Festival Review

In 1994, a young emcee from Queensbridge named Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones released an album which would years later be heralded as a classic. Illmatic was a ten track biography of...


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Chiwetel Ejiofor On Obsession, Forbidden Love, & Diversity in Film

Remaining focused on any task can prove difficult. Keeping that focus for 13 years until you see results could make any normal person shudder. Chiwetel Ejiofor is no stranger to...


INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Remy Ma Breaks Free - Talks Wedding Plans, Missing Reality TV, Blacks And...

"The Ruler" Remy Ma sat down with for an exclusive interview that covered everything from wedding talk and more children to the most important lessons she learned...

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Meet The Man Behind Music for 'The Wiz Live' Soundtrack

The Wiz Live! premiered on December 3rd to critical acclaim, drawing 11.5 million viewers and becoming the most live tweeted special program on record. Fans expressed their love...

On Camera

Selma NYC Premiere - Red Carpet

SBM Media Youtube Page

SBMail Episode 6: I Need A Girl

Entertainment - Recaps

Hip-Hop Wired

"Ghost Is Dead": Power Season Finale Recap

James "Ghost" St. Patrick has always viewed himself as more than just a drug dealer. He aspires to succeed as a true businessman, as a life of illegal activity usually concludes...

Hip-Hop Wired

Starts and Stops: Survivor's Remorse Season 2 Ep. 10 Recap

The ambience of starting a management company soon dissipates, as Reggie sees that dealing with clients who are magnets for trouble might not be worth the money in the season...

NBC News

Empire Episode 8 Recap: "My Bad Parts"

Empire takes it to the cypher as Hakeem and Freda battle for the Lyon musical legacy on this week's episode of Empire: "My Bad Parts." Lucious wants to teach Hakeem a lesson for...