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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
Mati Diop’s brilliant feature film debut “Atlantics” — on Netflix — one of the best films of 2019.
January 9, 2020
It’s hard not to use a lot of glowing adjectives to describe the beauty and the impact of the story and how the director chooses to tell it. ... read more »
MARA HALL has “Ambition” and a message for those living with Type 2 Diabetes
January 2, 2020
I don’t know what it is exactly that makes Mara Hall so downright loveable. ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
Actor John Marshall Jones Talks Blacks in Southern Gothic Dramas, and Smart Guy on Disney+
December 19, 2019
Jones believes the next step is having people behind the camera be the same as those the stories depicted in front of the lens. ... read more »
William Jackson Harper on NBC’s, ‘The Good Place,’ is Sad to See a Paycheck Go, But …
November 21, 2019
On a recent afternoon, under Rockefeller Plaza’s food court, a small group of journalists gathered to talk shop with William Jackson Harper, the handsome man who carved a place in television history playing the character, ... read more »
‘Dolemite Is My Name’- A Hit Now Playing on Netflix—One of the Best Movies Streaming!
November 7, 2019
Now playing on Netflix “Dolemite Is My Name” is an outrageous true story about one of the best “blaxploitation” films made in the 1970s. ... read more »
Pat Harvey, Queen of Broadcast Journalism, Marks 30th Year of Reporting News in L.A.
October 31, 2019
Veteran television anchor reflects on memorable career and her love of giving back to the community ... read more »
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