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Stay Away From These Classic Black Love Films That Have Aged Horribly

The turn of the 21st century saw a series of Black love films that evoke nostalgia among those of us of a certain age. But watching some of these movies with 2024 eyes and sensibilities might evoke a few groans – and debates with strongly-opinionated friends. Making Love Songs: The Story Behind Whitney Houston’s “I […]

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Here’s the Info on Denzel Washington And Spike Lee’s Fifth Film

Photo: Erik Voake (Getty Images) Two of our faves — and the best to ever do it — are teaming up again for yet another classic film. Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are creating their own English language adaptation of the 1963 Akira Kurosawa crime film “High and Low.” Carla Hall Related To Danny Glover? […]

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BHM: Where to Watch Iconic TV Series, Movies That Tell The Black Story

Oprah, Halle Berry, Taraji and More Celebrate 50 Years of ESSENCE | Time Of Essence | OWN As Essence magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary, this docuseries chronicles its rise, fall and rise again. It tells the whole story, good, bad and ugly. This was thee magazine for Black women and you can’t explore Black history […]

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The Best Black TV Comedies of the ‘90s

The Wayans Bros 5×18 – Shawn, Marlon & Pops run into trouble at the club When you have the last name Wayans, and your family created “In Living Color,” you have to do something really fresh and unique to stand out. Shawn and Marlon did exactly that as brothers who often found themselves in the […]

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Black History Month: Where to Watch TV Series, Movies That Celebrate Our Stories

Oprah, Halle Berry, Taraji and More Celebrate 50 Years of ESSENCE | Time Of Essence | OWN As Essence magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary, this docuseries chronicles its rise, fall and rise again. It tells the whole story, good, bad and ugly. This was thee magazine for Black women and you can’t explore Black history […]

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BHM: Where to Watch TV Series, Movies That Celebrate Our Black Stories

Oprah, Halle Berry, Taraji and More Celebrate 50 Years of ESSENCE | Time Of Essence | OWN As Essence magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary, this docuseries chronicles its rise, fall and rise again. It tells the whole story, good, bad and ugly. This was thee magazine for Black women and you can’t explore Black history […]

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Black Celebs Who’ve Finally Received Their Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo: Michael Buckner/Variety (Getty Images) It may seem like an old-fashioned idea, but for some Black artists receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is still a major honor. It signifies that they’ve reached a certain level of success in the industry. Yes, sometimes they’re used as publicity stunts, but that doesn’t make […]

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JHud and Common in Love, 50 Cent Looking Different, Black Oscar Snubs, Celeb Beefs and More

Photo: Seacia Pavao/Focus Features After a long awards season road, we’ve finally come to the last stop. Tuesday morning, Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”) and Jack Quaid (“The Boys”) announced the nominees for the 96th Oscars. To the surprise of no one, “Oppenheimer” leads all films with 13 nominations. It’s up for Best Picture against “American Fiction;” […]

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Weekend Culture Roundup January 27, 2024

Tristan ThompsonPhoto: Getty Images Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was hit with a 25-game PED suspension, according to reports. Advertisement The 13-year pro tested positive for the growth hormone ibutamoren, and SARM LGD-4033, which is used by bodybuilders to increase muscle, according to the league. – Mackenzie Meaney Read More

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Dave Chapelle, Kim Burrell, Michael Jordan, Naomi Campbell, And This Week’s Winners and Losers

Tristan ThompsonPhoto: Getty Images Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was hit with a 25-game PED suspension, according to reports. Advertisement The 13-year pro tested positive for the growth hormone ibutamoren, and SARM LGD-4033, which is used by bodybuilders to increase muscle, according to the league. – Mackenzie Meaney Read More

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Jennifer Hudson and Common in Love, 50 Cent Looking Different, Black Oscar Snubs and Celeb Beefs

Photo: Seacia Pavao/Focus Features After a long awards season road, we’ve finally come to the last stop. Tuesday morning, Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”) and Jack Quaid (“The Boys”) announced the nominees for the 96th Oscars. To the surprise of no one, “Oppenheimer” leads all films with 13 nominations. It’s up for Best Picture against “American Fiction;” […]

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The Messy Life of T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Revealed

Former “GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have been everywhere in the news lately talking about how much their relationship has changed from being co-workers—and their very public affairs and divorces—to now lovers. Beverly Johnson Reflects On Naomi Sims Encouraging Words, 50 Years Since Gracing Vogue Cover Off English […]

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What A Mess: Are These 2 Celebs The New Will and Jada Pinkett Smith?!

Former “GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have been everywhere in the news lately talking about how much their relationship has changed from being co-workers—and their very public affairs and divorces—to now lovers. Beverly Johnson Reflects On Naomi Sims Encouraging Words, 50 Years Since Gracing Vogue Cover Off English […]

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What?! Are These Two Celebs Our New Will and Jada Pinkett Smith?

Former “GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have been everywhere in the news lately talking about how much their relationship has changed from being co-workers—and their very public affairs and divorces—to now lovers. Beverly Johnson Reflects On Naomi Sims Encouraging Words, 50 Years Since Gracing Vogue Cover Off English […]

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Yes! Will the NAACP Awards Do Better Than The Oscars This Year?

Throughout awards season we’ve carefully chronicled all the nominations at mainstream shows like the Oscars, BAFTAs and SAG Awards. We’ve had a lot to say about the lack of recognition for Black projects and artists. Now, we finally get a chance to congratulate all these fantastic films, TV series and artists, as the nominations for […]

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Yes! The NAACP Awards Just Gave These Black Entertainers the Flowers They Deserve

Throughout awards season we’ve carefully chronicled all the nominations at mainstream shows like the Oscars, BAFTAs and SAG Awards. We’ve had a lot to say about the lack of recognition for Black projects and artists. Now, we finally get a chance to congratulate all these fantastic films, TV series and artists, as the nominations for […]

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Yes! Guess Which Hollywood Icons Colman Domingo Is About to Play Next

Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, left; Colman Domingo, and Nat King Cole.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain; FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP; GAB Archive/Redferns (Getty Images) We don’t know who needs to hear this but: It’s officially Colman Domingo season! Beverly Johnson Reflects On Naomi Sims Encouraging Words, 50 Years Since Gracing Vogue Cover Off English In addition to […]

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The Salty White Woman Tears Shed Over the ‘Barbie’ Oscar Snubs Taste So Good

Want insight into the sheer power of angry white women? Look no further than their response to Academy Award nominations for an extraordinarily mid film. Beverly Johnson Reflects On Naomi Sims Encouraging Words, 50 Years Since Gracing Vogue Cover Off English “Barbie” received eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday, but none are for Best Actress for […]

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Uh-Oh! Whoopi Goldberg Has Something to Say About ‘Barbie’ Getting Snubbed At the Oscars…

Whoopi Goldberg on the set of The View on March 29, 2023 in New York City.Photo: Lou Rocco/ABC (Getty Images) Whoopi Goldberg is speaking out and adding her two cents in the ongoing conversation about the “Barbie” movie’s recent snub at this year’s Oscar nominations. ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Star On Being Biracial On & […]

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It’s Official! Teyana Taylor Is About to ‘Walk On By’ Into This Icon’s Highly-Anticipated Biopic

Teyana Taylor, left; Dionne Warwick.Photo: Theo Wargo/Harry Langdon (Getty Images) On Wednesday, the world got a an update on Dionne Warwick’s highly anticipated biopic—now starring Teyana Taylor. ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Star On Being Biracial On & Off Screen: “You Never Feel Like You’re Enough” Off English In an Instagram post, producer Damon Elliot shared […]

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It’s Official! Teyana Taylor Is About to ‘Walk On By’ Into This Icon’s Biopic

Teyana Taylor, left; Dionne Warwick.Photo: Theo Wargo/Harry Langdon (Getty Images) On Wednesday, the world got a an update on Dionne Warwick’s highly anticipated biopic—now starring Teyana Taylor. Beverly Johnson Reflects On Naomi Sims Encouraging Words, 50 Years Since Gracing Vogue Cover Off English In an Instagram post, producer Damon Elliot shared that the upcoming film […]

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White Folks Are Mad at Sexist ‘Barbie’ Oscar Snubs, But Where Was The Smoke for Black Actors?

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson (Getty Images) This year’s Oscar’s nominations were revealed yesterday and led to quite a bit of outrage when it came to the “Barbie” film. Even though the movie was nominated for eight awards, director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie did not receive individual nominations in their categories. ‘True Detective: […]

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White Folks Are Livd About Sexist ‘Barbie’ Oscar Snubs, But Where Was The Smoke for Black Actors?

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson (Getty Images) This year’s Oscar’s nominations were revealed yesterday and led to quite a bit of outrage when it came to the “Barbie” film. Even though the movie was nominated for eight awards, director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie did not receive individual nominations in their categories. ‘True Detective: […]

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White Folks Are Livid About Sexist ‘Barbie’ Oscar Snubs, But Where Was The Smoke for Black Actors?

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson (Getty Images) This year’s Oscar’s nominations were revealed yesterday and led to quite a bit of outrage when it came to the “Barbie” film. Even though the movie was nominated for eight awards, director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie did not receive individual nominations in their categories. ‘True Detective: […]

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Jennifer Hudson Better Listen to This: Rapper Common Talks About Being Friends With Exes

THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — Pictured: (l-r) Common, Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Heidi Gutman/NBCUniversal (Getty Images) After going very public with his relationship with Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, Common appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to answer the age-hold question of whether someone can really be friends with an ex. ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Star On Being Biracial […]

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2024 Oscars: Ahhh! Black Stars React to Their Nominations

The 96th Oscars nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and several of our favorites have reason to celebrate. From Jon Batiste, to first time nominees Colman Domingo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Sterling K. Brown and Danielle Brooks, to the acclaimed and respected Jeffrey Wright, there was so much Black Excellence we’re definitely having a moment. ‘True Detective: […]

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2024 Oscars: Facts and Stories Behind Nomination Surprises

Photo: Claire Folger Despite the predictability of awards season, the Oscar nominations always lead to interesting surprises. “American Fiction,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and “Rustin” are among the Black nominees we’re excited to see get recognized. However, in addition to those fan favorites, there are plenty of other fascinating stories to dive into. Before you […]

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2024 Oscars Snubs: Here Are the Black Stars, Films That Should’ve Made the Cut

On Tuesday, the nominees for the 96th annual Oscars were revealed and some of our Black faves from this awards season got their rightly deserved recognition. ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Star On Being Biracial On & Off Screen: “You Never Feel Like You’re Enough” Off English I’m talking folks like consistent frontrunners Danielle Brooks (“The […]

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