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The 70th Annual Emmy Awards were light on laughs and Black winners, but one of the night’s most entertaining moments came from event’s co-host Michael Che. The Saturday Night Live star took matters of representation into his own hands by awarding several of our favorite actors who have been overlooked...
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Seems like a lifetime ago when ABC News' "What Would You Do" was just an occasional segment on 20/20. Among the first segments tackled the prickly topic of race -- back then, showing hidden camera video of what happens when a black guy vs. white guy tries to get...
Photo: Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images) After accepting an Emmy Sunday night for his role as a producer on the live musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which won the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award, John Legend became the first black man to collect an EGOT. The EGOT—the...
I was out on the town last weekend, celebrating the birthday of Sandra Booker (my sister-in-law) with a visit to Memphis Sounds on Mud Island. Guess who was in the house? OK, I’ll tell you. It was award-winning actress Cassi Davis, who is from Holly Springs, Miss. Davis is a well-recognized...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker." The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes...
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Starz’s top-rated show Power is set to come back this Sunday, July 1, thrusting us right back where we left off: into shock and mourning. But first ... season 4 spoiler alert!!! Ready? You were warned! (And you had a whole year to get caught up.) Most of us are still shook from...
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I attended the 2018 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last Sunday, even getting a sneak peek during a dress rehearsal. While there were some emotionally chilling performances and entertaining segments, I came away thinking that overall this year’s show was lackluster and largely uneventful and that...
After much speculation Philly’s own Meek Mill debuted a new single, “Stay Woke,” at the 2018 BET Awards. Mill was introduced by a group of Philly-natives: Black Thought, Questlove, Lil Uzi Vert, along with the 76ers Markelle Fultz, and Kevin Hart. The group started by sharing damning statistics, which were also...
I had the opportunity to review “Love Is____,” the new project from writing and life partners Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. (Minimal spoilers, no worries!) My interest was already piqued because it was set in LA in the 90s, which was my coming of age on the other coast...