Jeff Johnson

Digital Journalist | Host | Author

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

Portfolio

Feature Articles and Hosting Reel

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...
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...
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Jeff Johnson Hosting Reel
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...

Interviews

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 TheYBF.com for an exclusive interview that covered everything from wedding talk and more children to the most important lessons she learned...
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

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Black girls Rock: 2016
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[YBF EXCLUSIVE] TheYBF.com x Cast Of 'Power' at NYC Premiere 2015
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Selma NYC Premiere - Red Carpet
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SBMail Episode 6: I Need A Girl
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Entertainment - Recaps

"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...
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...
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...

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