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I May Restore You With This News: Michaela Coel Has Been Cast in Black Panther 2

Michaela Coel attends the Royal Television Society Programme Awards on March 19, 2019.Photo: Tristan Fewings (Getty Images) Michaela Coel has been getting her things lately—and deservedly so. On Wednesday, Michaela got a very big thing! The Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning writer-actress has been cast in the highly-anticipated Black Panther 2, officially titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, […]

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Finding Me: Viola Davis Announces an Upcoming Memoir

Photo: Rachel Murray (Getty Images) Viola Davis has a story to tell—and no, it’s not How to Get Away With Murder. On Wednesday, it was announced that Davis will be releasing a memoir titled Finding Me in April of next year. Advertisement “I believe that our stories, and the courage to share them, is the […]

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#FreeLilNasX: The ‘Montero’ Rapper Heads to Court—and Social Media—Over Controversial ‘Satan Shoes’

Screenshot: Lil Nas X (Twitter) Nike, are we for real still doing this? Frankly, we thought the battle over MSCHF and Lil Nas X’s too-ridiculous-to-be-taken-seriously “Satan Shoes” was settled in April, when Nike’s suit of the streetwear brand resulted in an agreed-upon recall. At the time, MSCHF offered to buy back all 665 Air Max […]

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Welcome to The Black Mainstream

Graphic: Rachelle Baker Some months ago, I was listening to an episode of a very popular podcast hosted by a very popular person. This particular episode was about a very popular Black movie that featured some very popular Black people. The very popular podcast host, though, is not Black, though he was joined by Black […]

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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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Misha Green Shares What Could’ve Been for Multi-Emmy-Nominated Lovecraft Country, Which Was Canceled

Misha Green arrives at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017; Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett and Michael K. Williams in Lovecraft Country (2020). Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision (AP), HBO (AP) Lovecraft Country may have been canceled after one season—much to the dismay of many fans—but its creator Misha Green is keeping the […]

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Don Cheadle’s Confused Reaction to Emmy Nomination Is All of Us

Don Cheadle attends ‘No Sudden Move’ during 2021 Tribeca Festival at The Battery on June 18, 2021 in New York City.Photo: Santiago Felipe (Getty Images) On Tuesday, nominations for the 2021 Emmys were revealed. While there were any well-deserved and arguably long overdue recognitions (looking at you I May Destroy You and Lovecraft Country), one […]

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‘No One Is Going to Work With Him’: Bill Cosby’s Chances of a Hollywood Ending

Bill Cosby speaks to reporters outside of his home on June 30, 2021.Photo: Michael Abbott (Getty Images) On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, citing a couple of technicalities such as a “non-prosecution agreement” with a previous prosecutor and the fact that five additional accusers were able to testify against […]

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It Hurts When It’s One of Your Own

Photo: Brendan Hoffman (Getty Images) My parents divorced in the ’90s when I was relatively young, so memories of my mom, dad and siblings under one roof are few and far between. One vivid memory is clear: me, my sister and my parents piled into their bed watching The Cosby Show every Thursday night at […]

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I May Destroy You Earns a 2021 Peabody Award, Raises Emmy Expectations

Screenshot: HBO The multi-day celebration that is the 81st annual Peabody Awards continued on Wednesday with some well-deserved flowers for HBO’s I May Destroy You, the much beloved limited series created by and starring Michaela Coel, which won in the Entertainment category. Advertisement Per a press release provided to The Root: One of the year’s […]

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Vanessa Williams Reflects on How She Worked Through Miss America Backlash: ‘I Think Was I Really Centered in Knowing…Who I Am’

Vanessa Williams attends Sheen Center presents Vanessa Williams & Friends: thankful for Christmas on November 18, 2019 in New York City.Photo: John Lamparski for Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (Getty Images) Emmy-nominated actress Vanessa Williams is a delight onscreen. Whether she’s calling the shots as a villainous magazine editor-in-chief or playing friend and foe […]

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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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The Cast of A Different World Take a Trip Down Memory Lane, and I’ve Never Wanted to Be a Hillman Alum So Bad

Opening Credit Scene of Season 1 of A Different WorldScreenshot: YouTube/Steven Brandt Mellifluous. A word that means “having a smooth rich flow,” as defined by Merriam-Webster. It’s also a word that I first heard many years ago while watching an episode of A Different World, uttered by Freddie’s then-boyfriend Shazza while explaining God knows what […]

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