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Solange Accepts Rockstar Award At Black Girls Rock

Last year’s A Seat At The Table was the album Black America needed. It came at a time when we were overwhelmed with images of Black death and racist terror. It covered the range of Black experience from the everyday instances of racism to the larger more institutional instances that govern our lives. As such,…

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Nas’ Bio-Series ‘Street Dreams’ Is Headed To BET

After nearly three years of planning, Nas’ Street Dreams autobiographical TV drama series will finally be coming to fruition. BET shared Tuesday that the network will move forward with the series with The Wackness director Jonathan Levine slated to write and direct the pilot episode. As of recently, the network saw much success after releasing…

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BET’s ‘The New Edition Story’ Brings Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Babyface On Board

Legendary producers Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and none other than Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds have been recruited to assist with BET’s upcoming series, The New Edition Story. These icons have contributed to the success of the group’s hit singles “Candy Girl,” “Mr. Telephone Man,” and “Cool It Now.” Jam and Lewis spearheaded the production on the group’s…

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BET Premieres ‘The New Edition Story’ Trailer

The first trailer for New Edition’s biopic/mini-series aired last night during the 2016 BET Awards. Starring Woody McClain (Bobby Brown), Elijah Kelley (Ricky Bell), Bryshere Gray (Michael Bivins), Keith Powers (Ronnie Devoe), Algee Smith (Ralph Tresvant), and Luke James (Johnny Gil), the film documents the group’s start, the turbulence during their rise to fame, and…

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BET Awards to Feature Star-Studded Prince Tribute

Prince Rogers Nelson would have been 58 today.  When the legendary musician passed suddenly and tragically in late April, it seemed as if the entire world stopped to pay homage. Today, BET announced that they will hold a special tribute to the Purple One at their annual BET Awards event later this month in Los Angeles.…

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BET Networks Announce Cast For New Edition Biopic

With the announcing of the up and coming plans for BET networks at their annual Upfront presentation, network executives used it as a platform to discuss changes in programming and scheduling as well as series and shows they have in the works. Included in this line up is a biopic mini-series for the legendary group…

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Here’s A Recap Of The 2015 Hip Hop Awards

The 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, October 13th, and while hip-hop veterans like Redman and Keith Murray joined forces with music’s newcomers like Raury and Tink for cyphers, the lineup of performances surely stole the night. While only three awards were televised, a slew of A-list artists, including Future, DeJ Loaf, and Travi$…

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