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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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Solange Is AnOther Magazine’s Cover Star In Editorial Shot by Peter Lindbergh

Our very own Solange Knowles graces the cover of AnOther Magazine, with a captivating editorial by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, and brilliantly styled by Robbie Spencer. With her latest album, A Seat At The Table, having charted to the number one spot on Billboard, Solange talks on creative spaces, inspiration, generational advancement, identity and pride with writer Lynette Nylander. Read the full…

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‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief’ Telethon is Happening Tonight

‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief‘ is the live telethon to benefit people affected by the impact of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Having initially begun as an initiative to aid in the relief of Harvey’s victims in Houston, Irma’s devastation was recently added to be included in the event’s efforts by its…

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ICYMI: Jordan Peele and Spike Lee are Filming a New Thriller, ‘Black Klansman’

Two known crowd-rattlers are teaming up to add another historical Black film to their impressive resumes. Get Out creator Jordan Peele has recruited veteran direction from Spike Lee to produce Black Klansman, a film about an African American man who infiltrates the KKK in 1978. Based on a true story, Ron Stallworth was a Black Colorado detective who answered a…

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Chloe x Halle Set to Join the Cast of ‘Grown-ish’

#BlackGirlMagic is the gift that keeps on giving. The highly-anticipated Grown-ish starring the dazzling Yara Shahidi is set to add two of our favorite up and coming starlets to the cast. The Kenya Barris series is now home to the talented siblings, Chloe x Halle. According to Deadline, the sister-duo will play recurring roles as…

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Solange Uses Meditation as Protest in Tate Modern Digital Piece “Seventy States”

As part of Tate Modern’s (London) “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” exhibit, our fearless leader Solange has shared an interactive piece on Black identity/womanhood. “Seventy States” is a digital curation of unused themes drawn from the ideas that framed the music videos for “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t…

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Sampha’s Zine ‘Shy Light’ Officially Launches Today in London

The incredibly talented Sampha announced his venture into the zine industry back in May. Now, Shy Light is making its way to print as part of Sampha’s philanthropic fundraiser to aid the work of Street Child, a charity dedicated to improving the conditions for children in Nepal, Nigeria, Liberia and Sampha’s homeland of Sierra Leone.…

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Issa Rae Joins Cast of ‘The Hate You Give’ Starring Amandla Stenberg

Black Girl Magic continues to infiltrate creative industries and the Hollywood machine in giant waves. The latest of these comes in the form of news that Issa Rae will join the cast of The Hate You Give. Starring Amandla Stenberg as the 16-year-old protagonist Starr, the film is an adaption of a Black Lives Matter-inspired…

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Solange Announces Upcoming Performance Piece “Scales” 2017

After composing, choreographing, and debuting her Scales performance piece at the Menil Collection & Pérez Art Museum Miami in April, our very own Solange is heading back to Texas for a site specific version at the Chinati Foundation this October. Having been heavily influenced by minimalist artist Donald Judd’s “15 untitled works in concrete” our boss lady is even more thrilled…

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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Scores ‘Teach Us All’ Education Documentary for Netflix

After securing Oscar and Emmy nominations for 13th, Ava DuVernay and Netflix have proven themselves to be an ideal documentary tag-team. Now, the two are in business again with Teach Us All, a film on American public education with a historical perspective on the 1957 integration by nine African-American students at the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. ARRAY, the…

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LeBron James To Develop Series on Madam C. J. Walker’s Life with SpringHill Entertainment

NBA superstar LeBron James is currently developing a television series about the life of African American icon Madam C.J. Walker (based on the book On Her Own Ground) with his production company SpringHill Entertainment. On Her Own Ground draws from over two decades of exhaustive research and “is enriched by the author’s exclusive access to personal…

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Watch the Trailer for PBS Docuseries ‘Raising Bertie’ Executive Produced by J. Cole

J. Cole has executive produced a docuseries and it’s coming to PBS beginning Monday, August 28th. Raising Bertie follows the lives of Reginald “Junior” Askew, Davonte “Dada” Harrell, and David “Bud” Perry “…as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina.” Filmed over the course of six years, the series is…

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