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ICYMI: See the Movie Trailer for ‘Crown Heights’ Starring Lakeith Stanfield

Imagine you’re wrongfully convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison, and after 21 years, finally pardoned and paroled. That’s the true story Lakeith Stanfield is bringing to life. Crown Heights, the prison drama about the life of a wrongfully convicted Brooklyn man, is coming to the big screen in less than two weeks. The movie tells…

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Michael B. Jordan & OWN to Develop Series Inspired by Moonlight Co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Life

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN is consistently bridging cultural elements of film to deliver high-quality programming, and the network’s newest venture is no different. Tarell Alvin McCraney, executive producer and co-writer of Moonlight, is teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for a new drama series based on McCraney’s life. According to Variety, the drama follows a 14-year-old prodigy from South…

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ICYMI: Yara Shahidi’s Essay on Hollywood Inclusivity and Activism is a Must Read

The incredibly brilliant and exceptionally gorgeous Yara Shahidi penned a paramount essay for i-D that is not only timely, but also of universal importance. Though young, the Black-ish star is a giant among today’s activists who selflessly and unwearyingly uses her voice to educate others as she expands her own knowledge. In this latest piece,…

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Janelle Monae & Amandla Stenberg Discuss Racism, Hollywood and More for Teen Vogue

For Volume III of Teen Vogue‘s Icons issue, Janelle Monae and Amandla Stenberg open up in a candid chat about their friendship and their respective icon statuses. Their obvious, striking beauty aside, both queens are artists, actresses and activists whose tireless efforts to fight back against racial, social and even creative injustices have already begun…

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ICYMI: Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland Inks Deal with Netflix

Shonda Rhimes, Primetime television’s super hero, has inked a deal with Netflix. And while congratulatory praises are in order for Rhimes as she continues to soar beyond some of the highest peaks, we’re certain Netflix knows they’re really fortunate to have the creator and producer, as well her Shondaland production company, in their corner. Deadline…

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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Issa Rae’s Insecure Will Be Back For a Third Season!

Issa Rae‘s Insecure has been the continuous talk of the town (aka Twitter) since the Season 2 premiere. To our delight, the dangerously relatable story of an awkward, young black woman navigating a turbulent life has found it’s way into enough hearts to earn renewal for a third season! Between the soundtrack and the sass, each episode is full of surprises…

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Beyoncé Wrote the Foreword for an Intimate Portrait Book of Prince

The sudden loss of eclectic rock legend Prince last year sent a shock around the world, and since, we’ve remembered him through award show tributes, lifting up his words of advice beyond his time, and his inarguable inspiration that touches every artist. Afshin Shahidi has compiled intimate portraits of the musician in his private moments, revealing…

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is Here to Take a Slice of the American Pie

July 31 is #BlackWomensEqualPay Day: it represents the # of days into 2017 a black woman must work 2 earn same pay a white man made in 2016. pic.twitter.com/9yZnjsOR7o — Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) July 31, 2017 It’s no secret that Black women make significantly less than our white male counterparts and July 31 hails as…

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Dave Chappelle Recruits Solange, Chance The Rapper, Erykah Badu and More for Upcoming Radio City Shows

Dave Chappelle is celebrating his 30th year of stand-up comedy with a few of entertainment’s biggest acts — and it’s all happening on one of New York’s most coveted stages. Beginning his 30-day run at Radio City this August, the veteran comedian is bringing a slew of megastars to accompany him during his residency. Today, Chappelle announced the co-hosts for two of…

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Saint Heron To Bring An Enlightening Cultural Series To Pitchfork Fest

As our boss lady Solange gears up for a phenomenal set at Pitchfork Festival this weekend, Saint Heron will also be on the scene to present a cultural series of sorts — journeying its attendees through a multidisciplinary experience of music, poetry, film and art. It’s no secret that Solo is a soldier for Black…

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Barry Jenkins to Direct a James Baldwin Novel-adapted Film

For our own obsession, we’re relieved to know that Barry Jenkins is already back at work on his next project. Following the well-deserved success of his critically acclaimed, multi-award winning feature film Moonlight, the director extraordinaire’s next film will be an adaption of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1974 novel tells the story…

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