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ICYMI: Dave Chappelle’s Third Netflix Special Arrives New Year’s Eve

It’s been an awesome year for comedy with the return of Dave Chappelle and it’s going to end with just as much of a bang. The comedian’s third and final Netflix stand-up special arrives on December 31st. The first two (released back in March) provided everything we’ve missed from the beloved comic and with high…

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Tiffany Haddish Lands Two More Movie Deals

Since her scene-stealing role in Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has been racking up win after win. She recently scored a book deal and according to IMDB she also has 2 films in post-production and one in pre-production. Now, per Variety, news of Tiffany’s dried ink for The Kitchen and The Temp are confirmed. Based on a DC Comic,…

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14 Books to Add to Your Library

It’s the time of year where most of us prefer to stay inside enveloped in the comforting warmth of our bed linens. But when TGIT takes its usual winter hiatus and Black-ish (and all of our other favorite shows) season ends, boredom creeps in and fast. Instead of letting your desperation for adventure drag you…

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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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Tiffany Haddish To Make History As Upcoming Host of Saturday Night Live

Black women are shining brightly this year. 2017 has been THE year for so many and comedian Tiffany Haddish is amongst the successful. Haddish captured our hearts and made us cry laughing in this year’s hit film Girls Trip, and she is back again proving, “she ready,” as she would say. Hosting tonight’s episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live,…

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Joekenneth Museau’s ‘Days After Your Departure’ is 140 Pages of Light

Joekenneth‘s intimate Days After Your Departure book is now officially available. We first told you about the emotively arresting work back in May when we were already in awe of it, unfinished. Through poems, prose and photographs (credited to Rog Walker), the Brooklyn-based poet and author chronicles the four years immediately following his mother’s untimely death.…

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Disney Confirms Beyoncé and Donald Glover Will Star in The Lion King

In a pretty laid-back, but break the Internet-style announcement, Disney casually confirmed the full cast for the live-action The Lion King movie remake. Although rumors were swirling for quite some time, we can now rest assured that Beyoncé is our new Nala and Donald Glover is our new Simba. The irreplaceable James Earl Jones will enchant us…

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Solange Graces Glamour Magazine’s Cover as One of 2017’s Women of the Year

Dubbed “the patron saint of black women” by film and TV producer Mimi Valdés, our boss lady Solange has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year and rightfully so. Celebrated for her “bold declaration of our Blackness past and present” through the masterpiece that is A Seat At The Table and her slew of accomplishments from the…

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ICYMI: Colin Kaepernick Inks Book Deal with Random House Imprint One World

Pioneering activist and former-NFL player Colin Kapernick is gearing up to add a new title to his bio. Having just inked an incredible deal with Random House imprint One World (publisher of previous books from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jay-Z), the future author demonstrates the machine’s inability to keep him down. Since he opted out of his…

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Pharrell Williams and ‘Girls Trip’ Writer Tracy Oliver Join Forces for Horror Film

Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Tracy Oliver, the writer behind the hit comedy Girls Trip, to bring a new horror film to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Survive the Night (based off of the book of the same name) will follow a group of four friends who find themselves trapped inside a warehouse during a music festival…

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Issa Rae’s Next Project for HBO is a Drama Series Set in 1990s Los Angeles

As part of her development deal with HBO (with a third season of her beloved Insecure comedy in the works), Issa Rae is preparing for her next project for the premium cable network. According to reports, the Golden Globe nominee has teamed up with The Turner House author Angela Flournoy to deliever a dramatic, ’90s-set series focusing on an African-American family…

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Gabrielle Union, LeBron James and David E. Talbert to Develop ‘White Dave’ Comedy Series for ABC

The heartwarming brotherly bond that LeBron James shares with Dwyane Wade is one that Gabrielle Union has always spoken so highly of. More heartwarming is the familial connection the guys have nurtured beyond the two of them into their spouses and children. Union and James now sharing a comradeship of their own as a result…

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