Author: Kevin Bourne

Kevin Bourne is the co-founder and editor of SHIFTER magazine. Born and raised in Toronto, Kevin currently resides in Ottawa with his wife Koliah and their three children. He's a big fan of hip-hop, pop culture, and urbanism and spends most of his time keeping up with the Kardashians.

Gary confronts Jordan and news spreads about Karen’s baby daddies. Here’s our recap of Tyler Perry’s Sistas Season 7 Episode 14. The messiest season of Sistas yet continues with the stakes higher than ever and Gary on a rampage. Literally any given episode, another body can be found. Fatima is at her wits end with Zac seemingly oblivious to the stress she’s carrying. Some fans are calling for her to find a new man. Here’s our recap of Tyler Perry’s Sistas Season 7 Episode 14. Jordan vs. Gary The episode opens with Gary in the backseat of Jordan’s car warning…

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Spencer feels the pressure of the NFL combine while Olivia is on baby duty. Here’s our All American Season 6 Episode 10 recap. This episode opens in the James home with Spencer and his mom meeting with Coach Bryan, Agent Eric’s uncle. He notes that Spencer being raised by a single mom couldn’t be easy. Spencer shares that his mom is his hero and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He says if he answers as well as he did with him at the upcoming NFL Combine, he will be a top five pick for sure. At the Baker…

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The CW has ended months of speculated surrounding the future of their flagship series announcing All American has been renewed for season 7. Fans of the college drama series All American can now breathe a sign of relief. The CW recently announced that their flagship drama, All American, has been renewed for a seventh season. Executive Producer, showrunner and writer, Jamie Turner, took to Instagram to share the news writing, “Our 7th spin around the block.” This announcement comes after announcing they would be adding two more episodes to the now 15-episode sixth season. When the additional episodes were ordered,…

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Jordan is searching for Penelope and Andi is interrogated. Kinda. Here’s our recap of Tyler Perry’s Sistas Season 7 Episode 13. Andi taken into custody At the police station, a fake and overdramatic Gary tells the police that Andi was the last person to talk to Penelope. Soon enough, Andi is seemingly brought in for questioning. It turns out the officer is the same one who searched her office while the FBI was investigating Gary for embezzlement. He asks Andi to testify against Gary or risk being investigated herself because of their deep ties. Outside of the station, Gary and…

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Penelope is still MIA and Karen shares her babies’ paternity. Here’s our recap of Tyler Perry’s Sistas Season 7 Episode 12. After a somewhat brief hiatus, Sistas is finally back and the drama is at an all-time high. If you suffer from high blood pressure, you might wanna sit this one out. The news about the paternity of Karen’s babies is about to be revealed and it’s going to be messy. The story surrounding Penelope’s disappearance is about to evolve. Here are the highlights from Tyler Perry’s Sistas Season 7 Episode 12. Karen shares the news – almost The episode opens…

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In his Bridgerton season 3 part 1 review, SHIFTER’s Kevin Bourne says this is the “best season yet (so far)”. On March 16th, hoards of fans will be tuning in for the return of one of the most successful original series in Netflix history. Season three of Bridgerton will once again see young, single nobles enter the social scene in the ton with the hopes of marriage. We had a chance to watch Season Three in advance and it’s safe to say this is the best season yet. The first reason is because of the story. The season centers around…

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In the latest profile in our series “Who’s Who in L.A.”, we look at Joy Donnell—a producer and writer focused on the psychospiritual power of storytelling. She is also the author of “Beyond Brand” and “Show Us Your Fire” and cofounder of CIME (pronounced “See Me”), the Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment, which researches how our stories make us feel and the tools needed to create restorative narratives.  This Q&A was edited for brevity. Kevin Bourne: What led you to move from Georgia to Los Angeles? Joy Donnell: I prefer LA weather and wanted to be closer to the…

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SHIFTER’s Kevin Bourne calls Anne Hathaway’s latest film a “must-see for romantic comedy junkies” in his The Idea Of Yu review. At SHIFTER, we usually take a look at Black/BIPOC films and big blockbusters, but the latest film starring Anne Hathaway titled The Idea of You landed on our radar. Based on actor Robinne Lee’s 2017 debut novel by the same name, the film is written by Lee, Michael Showalter, Jennifer Westfeldt, and executive produced by Gabrielle Union, as well as Hathaway. It’s a rare romantic comedy spearheaded by Black women but not centered around Black characters or starring Black…

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The Vortex celebrates Spencer’s 21st birthday as whole bunch of shenanigans ensue. Here’s our All American Season 6 Episode 4 recap. Tonight’s episode was written by popular writing duo Mike Herro and David Strauss who are known for writing for shows geared towards more “youthful” audiences. They’ve also been writing for All American since Season 1, building a reputation for writing fun and memorable episodes. Here’s a look at what went down on the latest episode of All American. Spencer’s wild night We begin with a sweet throwback to his 17th birthday with corn muffins but Olivia’s way. Spencer meets…

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SHIFTER’s Kevin Bourne, aka KB The Boss, says “Might Delete Later Cole is the best Cole yet” in his Might Delete Later album review. One Jermaine Cole had the hip-hop world in a frenzy with the surprise release of his seventh studio album Might Delete Later. It’s a busy time for J. Cole who released the project in between the It’s All A Blur tour alongside Drake which ended on March 27th and his two-day Dreamville Festival which opens April 6th. Cole releases this project in a different position. In the past, he was arguably the best rapper in the…

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SHIFTER’s Kevin Bourne says Bryson Tiller’s fourth studio album “was well worth the wait” in his Bryson Tiller album review. It’s Christmas in April—a day R&B fans have had circled on their calendars. As the clock hit midnight, Lousiville, Kentucky singer-songwriter, Bryson Tiller, released his highly anticipated self-titled album Bryson Tiller, a follow up to his 2020 release  A N N I V E R S A R Y. While the two projects are similar in a few ways, including having very few features, for the most part, they couldn’t be more different. Where A N N I V E…

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SHIFTER’s Kevin Bourne returns with his Mariah The Scientist concert review, with opening performances from Chxrry22 and DVSN’s nineteen85. A drove of fans gathered at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto for the latest stop on Atlanta singer-songwriter, Mariah The Scientist’s To Be Eaten Alive Tour. As she explained to the crowd, this is her first performance in two weeks after taking time to nurse her voice. She was particularly happy to be in Toronto and stated as much. As she mentioned in her interview with SHIFTER, she has always has a love for Canadian music producers and the City…

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