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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 »
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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 »
Anyone who isn’t against you is for you
March 18, 2021
Some of the criticism centered on the vulgar language, and sexist references to women, and frankly that’s fair, but is it accurate? ... read more »
‘THEM’ — A NEW TERROR ANTHOLOGY SERIES. I DIDN’T SAY HORROR — DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
March 11, 2021
The series focuses on an African-American family who moves to an all-White Los Angeles neighborhood during The Great Migration. ... read more »
Film and Television Producer and Animator Andre Gaines is Welcoming a New Normal into the World of Entertainment
March 11, 2021
Hollywood is an ever-changing landscape with a constant flow of innovative talent and stories that challenge the norm. Following suit, Andre Gaines is an LA-based writer, producer, and director whose work consistently breaks the mold as he tells stories in the most electric ways.   ... read more »
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‘Coming 2 America’ —an uneven comedy now playing on Amazon Prime Video starring Eddie Murphy
March 10, 2021
Zamunda is the fictional African kingdom that comedic genius, Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem, inherited in “Coming to America.” The year was 1988 and this stunning country, in Mother Africa, had never experienced the brutality of colonialism. African traditions and culture were celebrated — on-screen— with pride.  ... read more »
Cherie Johnson returns in the PUNKY BREWSTER — Reboot— A NEW GENERATION BEGINS
March 4, 2021
She’s back —and by “she” I mean Cherie (Cherie Johnson) and Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) with all ten episodes of the re-vamped, re-imagined series dropping all at once. Cherie Johnson reprises her role as Punky’s best friend, Cherie ... read more »
2021 Golden Globe Awards — African-American Actors Took Home Multiple Trophies
March 4, 2021
African-American actors took home multiple trophies at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization behind the awards were harshly criticized for its complete lack of African-American members, which was discovered by The Los Angeles Times.  ... read more »
L.A. Praise Network Now Broadcasting on Channel 6.2
March 3, 2021
L.A. Praise Network, a 24-hour gospel digital television station, is on the air with ongoing programming on Channel 6.2. The Black-owned channel, which reaches five counties in Southern California, ... read more »
TYLER PERRY’S ‘MADEA’S FAREWELL’ PLAY: PERRY’S ADVICE: DREAM, BIGGER
February 18, 2021
Here’s what I learned from David Mann and Tamela Mann about working over the years with mogul Tyler Perry and what it’s like to “retire” their characters. ... read more »
Actress Mignon From Tyler Perry’s Dramedy Series ‘Sistas’ is a Breath of Fresh Comedic Air
February 4, 2021
Tyler Perry’s drama-comedy series, “Sistas,” explores a feminine reality through the lens of four Black women living in Atlanta. Mignon shared her acting presence had a touch of comedic timing, which made her fit the character Danni seamlessly. ... read more »
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