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“I Don’t High-Heel Shame!” Dr. Ebonie Vincent of TLC’s ‘My Feet Are Killing Me’ Talks Her New Show
January 23, 2020
The show follows expert podiatrists as they juggle all sorts of eye-popping cases, from wart clusters to toe amputations and foot reconstructions. ... read more »
Alex Newell & John Clarence Stewart Star in NBC’s High Concept Drama “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
January 23, 2020
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is NBCs latest “high-concept drama” to hit television, a musical mashup meets tech explosion where actress, Jane Levy stars as Zoey Clarke, a computer wiz and coder that magically begins to hear people’s inner most thoughts through popular music. ... read more »
SAG Awards Sings the Song of Tokenism Once Again
January 23, 2020
After attending my third SAG Awards, I asked a few of Black Hollywood’s finest their thoughts on representation or the lack thereof in Hollywood ... read more »
Kimberly Hebert Gregory orchestrates 1st annual fundraiser for the Black Rebirth Collective
January 23, 2020
A movement for black artistry in the theatre. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle to be Honored During Sunday’s Grammy Awards
January 23, 2020
Rapper Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored during Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony with a musical tribute featuring John Legend, Meek Mill and others, The Recording Academy announced today. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: ‘Boys for Life’
January 17, 2020
They first teamed up for Bad Boys in 1995, to great box office success. There was an encore in 2003, Bad Boys II, which was distinguished by incredible stunts. Now, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence go back to the same well one more time. Is there any water left? ... read more »
Issa Rae: Movie Academy ‘Needs to Do Better’ On Diversity
January 17, 2020
Issa Rae’s quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees. ... read more »
Cannes Does ‘Right Thing’ in Appointing Spike Lee to Lead
January 17, 2020
Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world’s cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism campaigners hope Lee’s appointment wakes up the French cultural world to persistent discrimination and the damaging stereotypes it perpetuates. ... read more »
Rosario Dawson Redefines Investigative Standard in NBC’s Modern-Day Murder Mystery ‘Briarpatch’
January 17, 2020
The anthology series’ has a literary origin written by Ross Thomas and features the leading role as a man, but "Briarpatch" program creator Andy Greenwald had other plans, imploring veteran actress Rosario Dawson to take reign as the lead in the NBC series. Referenced by the cast as a “modern-day murder mystery, Dawson stars as Allegra Dill, a seasoned criminal investigator who’s ready to face her fears and find out who killed her beloved sister. Returning to her roots in San Bonifacio, Texas, Dawson’s character is set to turn the town upside down with drilling truth and a unique twist of thrill, mystery, crime and pulp fiction.  ... read more »
Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75
January 17, 2020
Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. ... read more »
Corey Reynolds is SYFY’s Newest Sheriff in Town
January 16, 2020
“Resident Alien” is the latest to hit the SYFY scene, an adaption of the comic book series created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: “Underwater”
January 16, 2020
If tension, fear and good performances were all it took to make a satisfying thriller, “Underwater” would be complete. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream
January 16, 2020
As the nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, those who knew King well, say Hughes and Urban One are the epitome of King’s dream. ... read more »
Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive ‘SEPARATE CINEMA’
January 16, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of the Separate Cinema Archive, which documents African American cinema history from 1904 to 2019. Encompassing more than 37,000 rare items, the archive includes a major selection of original film posters, lobby cards, film stills, publicity material, scripts, an extensive reference library, and more. ... read more »
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson Joins Own as Head Of Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
January 16, 2020
Lattaker-Johnson takes the reins of OWN’s unscripted programming and development from Jon Sinclair ... read more »
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