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If you’re scratchin’ and survivin’ while awaiting another installment of the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” series from ABC, well, it looks like you’re going to be successful and thrivin’, instead. According to Variety, the network has confirmed a double-episode special of All in the Family and Good...
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John “Pops” Witherspoon was black as hell. Or as Ice Cube put it, “Life won’t be as funny without him.” He’s right. It won’t. The legendary actor and comedian died at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Oct. 29 at the age of 77. The laughs, characters and moments Witherspoon leaves...
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By Felicé Leon, The Root Black women do it again. In HBO’s Watchmen, the queen, Regina King, plays Angela Abar, a superhero who kicks white supremacist butt. For the record, Regina King has always been a superhero in our eyes—only difference is that this time, Hollywood gave her a flyyy...
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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated...
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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, telling The Associated Press he wants to help meet the need of an underserved community. The...
One of Memphis’ own, the Dickerson family, will face off against another lucky family on the immensely poplar "Family Feud" game show on Monday (October 7) at 3 p.m. on Fox-13. The Dickerson’s flew to Los Angeles earlier this year for the taping after being picked during an audition held...
When I tell you much of Memphis is afire, aglow and aflutter about the premiere of “Bluff City Law,” I mean it. And that’s great to see! The much-anticipated series debuts on Monday, September 23rd at 9 p.m. CT on NBC. It stars veteran actor Jimmy Smits (“LA Law,” “The...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdCjZhGWx3E The 2019 Emmy Awards went down on Sunday night in Los Angeles and we have mixed emotions about TV’s biggest night. There were some groundbreaking moments throughout the night, including Billy Porter making history as the first openly gay actor to nab an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FI81y4gX88 Billy Porter just made history as the first openly gay actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell in FX’s groundbreaking series, POSE.  Kerry Washington presented the award, noting “And once again we watch history unfold,” before announcing Porter...
The red carpet premiere of “Bluff City Law” made for a big Tuesday night in Memphis. There was so much excitement all around from attendees to our fellow media folks to the cast and producers. The venue was the Halloran Centre and the place was packed, The attendees included Mayor...