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2017 ‘Black Girls Rock’ honorees celebrate empowerment

“Black women make me feel invincible.” -@saintrecords #BlackGirlsRock A post shared by AAMBC Journal (@aambcjournal) on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:42am PDT ‘Black Girls Rock’ hits BET airwaves on Tuesday Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson will host “Black Girls Rock! 2017, airing at 8 p.m. Tuesday on BET. Recorded on Aug. 5 before a…

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OWN Announces New Drama Series From Academy Award-Winning “Moonlight” Writer/Producer Tarell Alvin McCraney

  OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today a new one-hour drama series from Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-writer and executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Moonlight.” Marking his first television series, McCraney will create, write and executive produce the new coming-of-age drama, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, with Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy (“Revenge”/”Swingtown”) serving as executive producers under their Page Fright production banner alongside Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”) who is also joining as executive producer via his Outlier Productions. Haunted by the death of his closest…

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Octavia Spencer’s Madam C.J. Walker limited series will be produced by LeBron James & is likely headed to Netflix

Octavia Spencer’s limited series on Madam C.J. Walker will be exec produced by LeBron James and it is likely headed to Netflix! On Tuesday, it was announced that LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment is developing the project, which we’ve known for a while had Spencer attached to star. According to Variety, who reported the news, Netflix is…

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘Nappily Ever After’

“Shots Fired” star Sanaa Lathan is set to topline the Netflix film “Nappily Ever After,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name. Haifaa Al-Mansour, who helmed the critically acclaimed “Wadjda,” is on board to direct with Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, Jared Leboff, and Lathan producing. The movie is a passion project for…

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I Wish You Would by Spring Edwards

I Wish You Would by Spring Edwards   I Wish You Would is the Autobiography of Spring Etta Edwards, which chronologies her life in the hood from birth in Cabrini Green to the major move from Chicago’s west side to the Robert Taylor Housing Projects on the south side of Chicago.  In I Wish You…

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HBO Orders Specials Based on ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast

The four hourlong specials from Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson will debut in 2018. Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens podcast is getting the small-screen treatment. HBO has ordered four hourlong specials based on the podcast set to debut in 2018, it was announced Thursday. “Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can…

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Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro & Victoria Mahoney To Adapt Octavia E. Butler’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Dawn’ For TV

EXCLUSIVE: A new dawn on the small screen is coming for Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn.   The classic 1987 science fiction novel by the Nebula- and Hugo Award-winning author has been picked up by Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro and director-writer Victoria Mahoney for adaption into a television series, I’ve learned. In what remarkably is…

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Afr-I-CAN By: DaPorscha Rufus

Captured and brought from Africa to America I did not know I was a slave, until I found out that I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do! BUT, Let US Be Clear, I AM NOT YOUR NEGROE Because the soul that is within me, no man can degrade. For these hips have never…

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