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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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50 Cent Announces ’50 Central,’ A New Sketch Comedy Show Set To Premiere On BET

  50 Cent is on a mission to discover the world’s “next great stand up comedian.” In an Instagram announcement posted on Sunday (April 30), the Queens native revealed his first television deal with BET to premiere his new show, 50 Central. Per the network, the show will focus on sketch comedy and give hopefuls…

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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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Beyoncé Knowles Wrote the Foreword to the Upcoming ‘Prince: A Private View’ Photo Book [Photos]

A collection of photographs of the late Prince taken by Afshin Shahidi (yes, Yara Shahidi’s father — who happened to be Prince’s personal photographer) is being released later this year. The book is called Prince: A Private View and EW got a first look at what to expect — including a foreword written by Beyoncé…

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Maxine Waters Stole the Show at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

  Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters received the welcome of a lifetime when she took the stage  the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. via NYDN: Waters was one of the honorees Saturday at the annual event honoring black women in fields such as entertainment, politics, science and social justice. The 78-year-old matched the energy of…

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Renews Hit Drama Series “Greenleaf” From Lionsgate for Season 3

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK RENEWS HIT DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ FROM LIONSGATE FOR SEASON THREE Rick Fox Upped to Series Regular  OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its acclaimed original drama series, “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) for a…

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