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#RelationshipGoals: Codie and Tommy Oliver Discuss Black Love in an ‘Instagram Society’

Whenever I visit my mama in Chicago, we partake in our recent habit of watching marathons of Black Love, a docuseries on OWN. From Tina Knowles Lawson’s sassy quips with Richard Lawson to Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe’s love origin story, the laughs never stop. Behind the relationship tea are real-life examples of black […]

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OWN Just Announced 3 New Holiday Movies. I Am Totally Watching These With My Mama

One Fine Christmas; left, Carole’s Christmas; Baking ChristmasPhoto: Courtesy of OWN Hi! It’s not even Halloween yet and we’re talking about Christmas! Happens every year. Fight us. So, OWN recently announced a trifecta of tinsel-decorated films with its 2019 holiday season lineup. Each movie will premiere during the month of November as a perfect pre-game for […]

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Tyler Perry Builds a New Kingdom, With Madea Behind Him

ATLANTA — Tyler Perry hears voices in his head, and they have made him wildly popular, divisive and very rich. The voices created the Paynes, the Browns, the Cryers and countless other characters and caricatures that peopled Perry’s plays, movies and television series. And they unleashed his golden goose, Madea, the smack-talking, purse-wielding black Southern […]

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‘David Makes Man’ Is a Complex Portrait of Black Boyhood

“Yeah, I’m real,” says Femi, a sharp-witted transgender den mother to abandoned youth, during the second episode of “David Makes Man.” Emerging out of nowhere with a group of homeless teens, Femi offers the 14-year-old David water and protection as he walks home with drugs he has been forced to carry. She is one of […]

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Prepare Yourself for the Emotional Rollercoaster Ride Known as Queen Sugar

The cast and producers of ‘Queen Sugar’Photo: Josh Brasted / Stringer (GETTY IMAGES) For almost three years, we’ve all been on an emotional rollercoaster, courtesy of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar. The lives of the Bordelon family have become our lives, and we’ve become invested in their highs and lows. If you’re a fan of the […]

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Queen Sugar Continues Its Matriarchy, Adds 4 New Directors. Cree Summer and Bryan Terrell Clark to Guest Star

(L-R): Cree Summer on May 10, 2019 in North Hollywood, Ca.; Bryan Terrell Clark on April 30, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Amanda Edwards (Getty Images), Ilya S. Savenok (Getty Images for inDEFINED) Less than a week ‘til we’re back with the Bordelons! Queen Sugar has been living up to its titular name, having […]

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