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ICYMI: Lena Waithe Will Executive Produce HBO Comedy Series Written by Kid Fury

As Black people continue kicking down Hollywood’s doors, I get a little extra excited to see LGBTQ-centered content getting some steam. The latest of these is a Lena Waithe and Kid Fury production for HBO. In case you’ve been under a rock, Kid Fury is a comedian and co-host of the esteemed The Read podcast…

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Daniel Kaluuya, Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas To Create New Film, ‘Queen & Slim’

The very talented Melina Matsoukas is always working on artful projects to push the culture forward, and her newest creation happens to bring together two other names doing that same thing in their own way. She is on her way to directing Queen & Slim, a forthcoming film originally imagined by James Frey. The film is screen-written by…

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Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ Comedy Gets Pilot Order from TBS

Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe will be pretty busy this year and we’re here for all of it. Her phenomenal Showtime series The Chi was recently renewed for a second season and her Hillman Grad Productions comedy Twenties just received a pilot order from TBS. The script, originally written by Waithe in 2009,…

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Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ Characters Share “Rules of The South Side”

It’s not like we’re not already counting down to January 7th for the series premiere of Lena Waithe‘s self-executive produced The Chi and the writer/actor is making us even more antsy with one-of-a-kind promo for the show. While most shows only share trailer-teasers with sneak peeks of actual scenes, Waithe has decided to give us one-on-one time…

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ICYMI: Lena Waithe Named Out Magazine’s Artist of the Year

We are so very excited to see Lena Waithe‘s ascension into the much deserved spotlight that is steadily getting brighter. The actress and writer was recently named Out Magazine’s Artist of the Year, only the most recent accomplishment since her historic win at the Emmy’s for Master of None‘s “Thanksgiving Episode.” Hailing from the Windy…

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Watch A Sneak Peak OF Lena Waithe’s Highly Anticipated ‘The Chi’

We first reported that the Emmy award winning Master of None star (and history maker) that is Lena Waithe was developing her new Showtime series, The Chi, at the start of the New Year. Tweeting, “I rep #TheChi everywhere I go, if you’re feeling the teaser hit that retweet button,” Waithe released a sneak peak for what is already…

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Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ Lands Series on Showtime

I first encountered the matchless talent that is Lena Waithe in 2014 watching Dear White People, but have always felt like we became friends as I got to know her character Denise on the Netflix original Master of None. Witty, sarcastic and always full of advice, her portrayal of Denise was perfect. So of course there’s…

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Black In The Day: Women’s History Edition

Welcome to Black In The Day, your monthly-ish serving of yesteryear’s magical, inimitable and unforgettable Blackety Blackness courtesy of Alexander Hardy. With Women’s History Month coming to a close, on top of preserving our strength for an onslaught of April Foolery and tacky Easter looks, it’s important to gather to Hallelujah and Heel-toe in jubilation…

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Chance The Rapper and Jeremih ‘Re-Wrap’ Their 2016 Joint Holiday EP

Chance the Rapper and Jeremih have reunited to re-release their Christmas album that’s clearly just the gift that keeps on giving. The Chicagoan artists’ “re-wrapped” a deluxe, double-disc edition of last year’s Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama complete with 10 new songs and features from fellow hometown stars Common and Lena Waithe. If you follow Saint…

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2017 Emmy Award Highlights From Dave Chappelle & Netflix to Black History

During last night’s Emmy Awards ceremony, some of our Hollywood favorites snagged well-deserved wins. Saint Heron would like to congratulate Lena Waithe who made history as the first Black person to take home the “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series” award (for Master of None’s Thanksgiving episode), and Donald Glover who is the first Black…

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