Television

On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all with Uptown, which will revisit the trials, triumphs, and tribulations...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, joined a gathering of BNC officials, anchors, and other guests at a reception on December 3 in Washington, D.C., to toast...
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The 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs) have come and gone, but we need to reminisce about one of the most nostalgic moments of the night. On Sunday night, Toni Braxton took the stage to perform her Hot 100 hit, “Un-Break My Heart,” and yes, every single person in the audience...
These are women directors, producers and writers, who have formed a powerhouse group: 1) to bring awareness to the lack of women in TV and film and 2) to highlight Atlanta being the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta has been Hollywood’s best-kept secret for a while now but a group...
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Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is calling on Comcast to not challenge the Civil Rights Act of 1866, in it’s Supreme Court case involving media mogul, Byron Allen. In an open letter to Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, Dr. King lays out the...
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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...