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Did #OscarsSoWhite Work?

One year after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite took over social media, and a heavyweight list of Hollywood A-listers chimed in on the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, the Academy responded by nominating a record six Black actors for this year’s awards. Denzel Washington received a nod for best actor in his awesome work in…

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Barry Jenkins Quietly Makes History With Oscar Nomination Trifecta

Barry Jenkins, the writer and director behind “Moonlight,” could become the biggest story of awards season should he nab Best Director at the 89th Academy Awards next month. His win would mark the first time a black man had ever done so. But when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, Jenkins quietly made a little history…

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A Black Man’s Curiosity With The Swirl

Recently, news broke of tennis megastar, Serena Williams’ engagement to Alexis Ohanian. Immediately, the criticism began – first as a whisper, then as a full-fledged roar. She couldn’t find any good Black men to marry?! Why the sisters going over to the white man? Yada yada yada… While it is great that Serena appears to…

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AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NAMES MOONLIGHT THE TOP FILM OF HISTORIC 2016  QUEEN SUGAR NAMED THE TOP TV SHOW  Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis Receive Acting Wins from the Nation’s Premiere Black Critics Group Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Beyonce’s Lemonade also take key honors AWARDS GALA WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TAGLYAN COMPLEX IN…

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Are We Getting That Old Thang Back with Trey Songz?

    Recently, the internet has been going crazy because of Can’t Help But Wait artist, Trey Songz and his Snapchat. Yes, Trey Songz is fine, but that’s not what has both the guys and girls in shock. Trey Songz posted a Snapchat video of him in braids. Now, for the fans who need a reminder,…

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Kanye West and Donald Trump ?

Not too long ago, Kanye West performed in San Juan and announced his support for Donald Trump. He explained that though he did not vote, he would have voted for Trump. After a cancelled Saint Pablo tour in November following hospitalization, Kanye West has been making moves.  Fast forward, this past Tuesday, a healthier, blonde Kanye…

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Charlamagne Tha God Invites Black Women in Media to The Breakfast Club

Wildly popular radio host Charlamagne Tha God recently came under fire for allegedly “pal’ing” around with ultra-conservative pundit (and White Supremacist do-girl), Tomi Lahren after she harpooned talk show host, Trevor Noah for not being “black enough” to speak on Black affairs. Shortly after appearing with Lahren in public, CthaGod went on Twitter and chided…

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‘Black-ish,’ ‘Insecure,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and More Score Big Golden Globe Nominations

The 2017 Golden Globe nominations are in and some of our faves are up for some major awards. Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick were joined by the Miss Golden Globe trio — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone — Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Lorenzo Soria, and Barry Adelman, Dick Clark Productions’ executive VP of television,…

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Roxanne Shante biopic produced by Pharrell set to debut at Sundance

Rapper Roxanne Shante is the latest star to have a biopic made about their life, and this one will be screening at Sundance. The film will document 14-year-old Shante’s rise to fame during the 80’s. She gained her fame by writing a response to UTFO’s hit, “Roxanne Roxanne.” She named her song “Roxanne’s Revenge” and…

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