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Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ reboot is radical and timely

by Candice Frederick, The Undefeated It’s appropriate: Right when high-profile white Hollywood actresses and feministsare calling out predatory white men in the industry, igniting a major conversation about sexual harassment and male accountability, an empowered black woman character is speaking out against the street harassment...

‘Mudbound’ is an American classic

I can’t wait to see how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handles Mudbound. Within the academy, there’s an institutional aversion to Netflix, the streaming giant that’s upended how we see movies, much to the chagrin of traditional distributors and movie theater exhibitors....

Now on Netflix: Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound”

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By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees' "Mudbound" plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be...

Meghan McCain and Donna Brazile go head to head about DNC scandal on The View

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(YouTube) Tuesday, Donna Brazile appeared on ABC’s The View and was poised to address controversy head on. During a brief but spirited interrogation by View cohost Meghan McCain – daughter of Republican Senator John McCain – the former DNC interim chair claims she asked about the...

#RelationshipGoals: 10 Reasons We Love This Is Us Couple Beth and Randall

After the dysfunction of Scandal’s Olivia and Fitz, Issa and Lawrence of Insecure and just about every reality-TV couple, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) on NBC’s This Is Us are just the representation of #BlackLove viewers need. The Pearsons offer...

The Young and the Restless Star Kristoff St. John Reportedly Threatens Suicide

Kristoff St. John accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on June 20, 2008. (Matt Sayles/AP Images) One of the most famous black actors on the longest-running soap opera on TV,...

To the ‘Unapologetically Black’ Beth Pearson of This Is Us, With Love

Note: Season 1 Spoilers throughout! This Is Us has wrecked me. I hopped aboard the hype train later than most, but when I did … I bought a season (or series?) pass immediately. Advertisement There’s an uncanny moment in life when you’re introduced to something that you...

Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Honored in Emotional Tribute from Her Mother at MTV VMAs

Heather Heyer's legacy will live on. Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, paid tribute to her late daughter at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, after a powerful introduction by the Rev. Robert Wright Lee. Lee -- a descendant of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate Civil War general whose...

Amazon Is Also Making A Civil War Alt-History Series, But It’s For Us, By Us

Getty Images - Prince Williams/Tribina Hobson Even before HBO thought enlisting two white men to explain how 400 years of slavery was so horrible by resurrecting a modern-day version of it was a great idea, Amazon had their own alternative history series in the works. Deadline...