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Franchesca Ramsey Lands Comedy Central Show

I first encountered Franchesca Ramsey the way most people did: Shit White Girls say to Black Girls. Having gone to a PWI (a predominately white institution), watching Franchesca check off every microaggression of my college was years was both hilarious and cathartic. Unsurprisingly, this led to a firestorm of opposition which landed her a seat…

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Jay-Z Shares the First Trailer for ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’

The story of Kalief Browder is one that embodies the haunting reality of racial injustice in America. It’s one I contemplate when I’m out and a cop car passes me prompting the thought, “What if I don’t go home today?” What happened to this young boy is just one of the many, all too familiar…

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Black-ish’s Marsai Martin To Bring An American Girl Doll To Life

Marsai Martin has become a breakout star of Black-ish. Her role as the intelligent, vengeful, and petty Diane has endeared her to much of the show’s audience and has also won her a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. But Marsai will soon be taking on a new audience as…

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Smokey Robinson To Produce Motown Inspired Netflix Series

The Motown Sound has long become a part of the American musical canon, and Smokey Robinson is a major part of that. If you’ve ever found yourself singing “The Way You Do The Things You Do” or “My Girl” by The Temptations or “Who’s Loving You” by The Jackson 5, you’re singing the words devised…

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‘Lemonade’ & ‘Black-ish’ Rack Up Emmy Nods

#OscarsSoWhite was the topic on everyone’s mind when the Oscar nominations were announced to the public. There was talk of boycotting the Oscars, talk of how to systematically change the institution of Hollywood itself, and talk of diversifying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts (the voting body of the Academy Awards). News has come out…

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“Wake Up” With Donald Glover In New ‘Atlanta’ Promo Video

With Atlanta hitting our television screens in a fast approaching 2 months, Donald Glover is staying pleasingly consistent with the promos. While earlier this week he released a 4th promo for the highly anticipated series, we still haven’t learned too much about the characters. However, in this new teaser we get a glimpse into the…

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A Brand New Teaser For Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Is Here

Donald Glover has proven himself a master of many trades. He’s a successful stand up comedian who also starred in one of TVs greatest cult comedy shows (Community) but also appears in Oscar contenders like The Martian. He’s a Grammy-nominated rapper who happens to also be very good at singing. He’s a Writers Guild of…

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‘Black-ish’ Debuts Powerful Episode “Hope” On Police Brutality

ABC’s Black-ish is only on its second season and already I have a personal connection to it that I haven’t had for a series in a very long time. As a Black child raised in the suburbs by a mother who worked her way out of the Bronx during some of New York’s roughest years,…

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Audio: Alicia Keys & Jussie Smollett, “Powerful”

Alicia Keys is set to make her debut on the hit show Empire on November 25th as a pop star named Skye Summer. In anticipation for her episode premiere, the recording artist has joined forces with actor and singer Jussie Smollett for their recorded single “Powerful.” The duet is enveloped with lyricism relating to creating change…

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