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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AAFCA) ANNOUNCES 2021 SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT TV HONOREES
July 29, 2021
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) announced the Special Achievement Honorees for the 3rd annual AAFCA TV Honors. The 2021 ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 21st at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. Individual winners will be announced at a later date. ... read more »
LeVar Burton-Hosted Episodes of `Jeopardy!’ to Begin Airing Tonight
July 26, 2021
Actor LeVar Burton said he was ``more than nervous'' when guest-hosting five episodes of ``Jeopardy!'' that begin airing tonight. ... read more »
Marla Gibbs Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
July 22, 2021
Starting out with a small smile, Marla Gibbs’ face soon broke into a huge grin as her career achievements were immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... read more »
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HBO Max’s reboot of ‘GOSSIP GIRL’ – African American Girls as Optics but what’s under this choices?
July 15, 2021
HBO Max’s reboot of Gossip Girl feel like a public relations move to drive stories and online chatter. ... read more »
Chido Nwokocha —a Nigerian on the move in Tyler Perry’s ‘Sistas’ on BET — has the “IT” factor
June 10, 2021
“Sistas” follows a group of single African-American females as they navigate their complicated love life, careers, and friendships through the ups-n-downs of living in the age of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.  ... read more »
Ava DuVernay’s Film Collective ARRAY Partners with Google to Create Feature Film Grant for Underrepresented Creatives    
June 4, 2021
This week, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY is a  grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on amplifying work by people of color and women, founded by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The ARRAY + Google Feature Film Grant, which will provide funds to produce the recipient’s first full-length feature film, was instituted as a way to help build a more equitable and inclusive artistic community of diverse storytellers.  ... read more »
‘SOLOS’ — A LOOK AT MEMORY IN SEVEN CHAPTERS – NOW ON AMAZON 
June 4, 2021
“Solos” — now playing on Amazon Prime (created by Dan Weil) — is an anthology series that dares to push the art of the monologue to its absolute limit, told in 7 self-staged chapters. ... read more »
“RUN THE WORLD” — A PERFECT SHOW ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN RELATIONSHIPS — NOW ON STARZ
June 3, 2021
“Run the World" is culture and possesses its own vibe that’s never been seen before, and could only be done by creative folks of color. ... read more »
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‘Master of None Presents: Moments of Love’ — Season Is All About Naomi Ackie
May 27, 2021
I’ll go further, Ackie owns every frame she is in. She is also an executive producer on this season ... read more »
The Upshaws now playing on Netflix starring and co-created by Wanda Sykes.
May 20, 2021
Baby — don’t hate the player, respect the game. ... read more »
Kyle Orlando Massey — one of the leads in “Millennials” on ALLBLK
April 29, 2021
The show centers on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their neighbors across the hall ... read more »
Kim Godwin named ABC News president, CBS’ Zirinsky to exit
April 14, 2021
ABC named Kim Godwin as its news division president on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman to be the top news executive at a broadcast network. ... read more »
“I’M NOT SAYING BURN IT DOWN, YET.” — AMBER RUFFIN (THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW, NBC) THIS WOMAN IS BUTTER!
April 8, 2021
I am thankful and excited that such a strong, creative, opinionated, dedicated and utterly focused woman of color is shaking it up, doing her thing and getting paid, television money (i.e. stupid money) in her new late-night talk show. I suggest that you download NBC’s app and watch (or listen) “The Amber Ruffin Show.” ... read more »
Disney+ Streaming Service Places Restrictions on ‘Classics’ with Racist Stereotypes  
March 26, 2021
“The crows and musical numbers pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where White performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations,” Disney officials noted about “Dumbo” on its streaming platform. “The leader of the group in Dumbo is Jim Crow, which shares the name of laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States,” the statement continued.  ... read more »
Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah
March 26, 2021
Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.” ... read more »
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