Tag: academy award

Kevin Durant Is Bringing His Swagger to Apple TV+

Kevin Durant Is Bringing His ‘Swagger’ to Apple TV Swagger is set to debut on October 29th on Apple TV+. The ten-episode season will premiere with the first three episodes, followed by a new one every Friday thereafter through December 17. Advertisement Congrats, Kevin!    

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‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’: Janet Jackson Debuts First Look at Upcoming Documentary JANET

Per a press release provided to The Root, Janet and brother Randy Jackson co-produced the series in partnership with Lifetime and A&E, where it will air cross-network as a two-night, four-hour documentary event. “[The] teaser reveals never seen before clips from her 40+ year, record-breaking career and features outtakes of her close friends and collaborators […]

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Yes, a Black Woman Is Directing Film Adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower—Which Is Timely and Relevant AF

Garrett Bradley from “Below Dreams” poses for the Tribeca Film Festival Getty Images Studio on April 22, 2014; Remembering Octavia Butler: Black Sci-Fi Writer Shares Cautionary Tales In Unearthed 2005 Interview.Photo: Larry Busacca (Getty Images), Screenshot: Democracy Now!/YouTube (Getty Images) Black Sci-fi hive, assemble! We have yet another confirmation of an adaptation based on the […]

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Role Call: Meghan and Harry’s Emmy-Nominated Interview, Shonda’s New Deal, and More

The Highest-Ranking African American Woman in the U.S. Congress Has an Upcoming Documentary U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks prior to State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2020.Photo: Alex Edelman (Getty Images) If you’re a Black resident of California’s 13th congressional district, stand up and say, “My congresswoman is Black.” […]

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BET Awards 2021: Andra Day, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Tyler the Creator Among Performers

(Left to Right) Andra Day; Jazmine Sullivan; Kirk Franklin; Tyler the CreatorPhoto: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S./Slaven Vlasic for Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative/ Aaron J. Thornton for BET/Amy Sussman (Getty Images) On Thursday, BET announced its star-studded musical lineup for the 2021 BET Awards. Advertisement In a press release sent to The Root, this year’s performers mark […]

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Rita Moreno Enters the In the Heights Colorism Chat, Says ‘Can’t You Just Wait a While and Leave It Alone?’

Screenshot: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (YouTube) Let’s get this out of the way up front: Rita Moreno is a national treasure and legend of stage and screen who has been delighting and inspiring audiences for over 70 of her 89 years on Earth. She has earned her accolades and deserves her flowers. That […]

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Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Receives Prestigious Peabody Institutional Award

Image: Courtesy of Peabody Awards Congratulations are in order for Emmy and Academy Award-nominated director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay! Advertisement Per a press release sent to The Root, DuVernay’s ARRAY—the grassroots distribution​, arts and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and women—has been recognized with the Peabody Institutional Award at this year’s […]

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Does Common Have the GOAT Hip-Hop Career? Making the Case

Photo: JOEL SAGET (Getty Images) A few months ago, I was a guest on a podcast that I really enjoy called the 80z Babies Podcast. The show—hosted by Yinka Diz and Outlaw—focuses largely on 90s and 00s era hip-hop and breaks down classic hip-hop albums, and attempts to make good albums into classics (like one […]

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Mary J. Blige to Be Inducted Into Historic Apollo Walk of Fame

Mary J. Blige attends Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ Screening at Raleigh Studios on May 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Image: Emma McIntyre for Netflix (Getty Images) Go, Mary! Nine-time Grammy-winning artist Mary J. Blige will be receiving a special honor on Friday from The Apollo, The Root has learned. Advertisement Per a press release, the Queen […]

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