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The CBS comedy-drama series, God Friended Me is eight episodes in and is one of the few shows bringing a different approach to addressing faith, spirituality and human connection. The show centers around actor Brandon Micheal Hall who plays Miles Finer (son of Rev Arthur Finer played by actor Joe Morton). In Hall’s own words, his […]

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ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, the first African American to lead a major broadcast network in the U.S., is exiting her role at the Disney-owned company. Karey Burke, head of original programming for cable channel Freeform, has been tapped to replace her, Variety reports. The publication notes that Dungey’s departure comes as Disney prepares for […]

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  Kevin Hart may be best known for his stand-up comedy skills and his blockbuster films, but the actor/comedian is ready to take over the small screen as well. According to Variety, the funny man is set to co-produce a family-friendly comedy series for ABC entitled Don’t Call It a Comeback and is teaming up […]

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Black women were big winners during the 2018 midterm elections, but there was one we couldn’t keep our eyes off as the results rolled in. After keeping a slightly lower profile since the fallout following the Democratic National Committee debacles of 2016, Donna Brazile reemerged with a stunning new look last Tuesday,…


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It looks like Robin Thede will be making a triumphant return to the small screen and we can’t wait. Although BET pulled the plug on Thede’s groundbreaking, late-night show, The Rundown with Robin Thede after one season, this woman is on her way back into our homes. According to Variety, Thede is working on a […]

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As the fifth season of Black-ish gets underway, its creator Kenya Barris is no longer serving as showrunner, leading many many to wonder, “what’s next?” for the popular show that’s always had it’s finger on the pulse of popular culture. Although the prolific TV producer left his brainchild three years before his ABC contract was […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row and the actress used her platform to highlight the work of Black designers. The black-ish star made a conscious decision to choose outfits created by Black designers and pulled off ten wardrobe changes during the live show. “I’ve featured black […]

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It’s almost time for Viola Davis to return to the small screen for the fifth season of How To Get Away With  Murder and if the trailer is any indication, fans are in for another wild ride. The Shondaland series remains at ABC even though Shonda Rhimes has made a move to Netflix and we […]

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  Kenya Barris is finally speaking out about his exit from ABC and his move to Netflix in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.  The black-ish creator revealed that ABC’s decision to pull an episode of the hit series that focused on the Take a Knee movement prompted his departure. “I don’t know that […]

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Kenya Barris is heading to Netflix! The black-ish creator who left ABC last month has inked an overall deal with the streaming service with plans to create new content under his Khalabo Ink Society production company. Check out the official press release: Netflix welcomes Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated writer and producer Kenya Barris. Barris has […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of the ABC comedy “Black-ish” is leaving the network. […]

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  When we learned Roseanne Barr was planning to sit down for an interview with Sean Hannity we knew we were in for some foolishness but the shamed comedienne, who was fired by ABC for her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, managed to exceed the already low expectations we had on Thursday night. Barr appeared on […]

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  Roseanne Barr just gave her first interview since ABC cancelled her hit show Roseanne because of the racist tweet she posted about former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett.  “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted in May in response to a post about Jarrett. Barr attacked Jarrett, an African American woman who […]

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ABC gave the green light to a 'Roseanne' spin-off that does not include Roseanne Barr, but will the new show be just as problematic?

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  ABC may have quickly squashed the Roseanne show reboot last month after controversial star Roseanne Barr posted racist views via Twitter, but the network has come up with a way to keep the rest of the cast out of the unemployment office. ABC has greenlit The Conners, a 10-episode spinoff that will feature the same family […]

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  As if Roseanne Barr hasn’t already gotten herself in enough trouble with her racist rants and wackadoo conspiracy theories, her latest social media antics are as baffling as they are ridiculous. The fired star of Roseanne whose show was cancelled by ABC as a response to her racist rant gain Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett […]

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If Rosanne Barr was looking for an easy target to pick on this week, Valeria Jarrett is clearly not the one. The newly unemployed comedienne had been riding high the last couple months due to the epic wave of support she received for the reboot of her beloved 90’s sitcom. She had new fans from […]

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Roseanne Barr is likely in need of a new gig now that she has been fired by ABC for her racist remarks against Valerie Jarrett. Even though the shamed comedienne swore off social media after issuing a lame apology, she’s back on Twitter defending her actions and insisting she’s not a racist. “I’m not a […]

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  Writer Roxane Gay always thought the Roseanne reboot was a problematic train wreck waiting to happen and now it appears she was right. Tuesday, ABC cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s show after she posted a racist tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with […]

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  Whoopi Goldberg had a few words for Roseanne Barr on Wednesday morning and slammed the cancelled comedienne for posting a photoshopped image of her on Twitter. The View host pulled no punches while going in on the ousted TV star whose show, Roseanne, was cancelled by ABC after she posted a racist rant against […]

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A high school student in Alabama now has a car of his own after a photo of him taking the bus to his graduation in his cap and gown went viral and caught the eye of radio host Rickey Smiley. Graduating senior Corey Patrick went from unknown teen to an internet sensation after a bus driver named […]

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ABC's decision to reject naked racism from a successful rainmaker shows an institution willing to put justice ahead of the bottom line and it shows that having Black women in charge makes all the difference.

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It’s almost time for Insecure to return for a fourth season and HBO just announced the hilarious series will be back with new episodes on August 12. The show’s star and creator, Issa Rae, sat down with GQ and revealed some surprising facts about her rise to fame while recreating some iconic looks from out […]

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Kenya Barris is the man behind ABC’s hit, black-ish and the series that was just renewed for a fifth season just completed a four-episode arc that had fans very worried. The show’s main characters, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracy Ellis Ross) were experiencing an especially troubling time inter marriage and were separated, forcing fans […]

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Even though ABC has just cancelled several of its shows, fans of black-ish are in luck. The super successful series that stars Tracy Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson has been renewed for a fifth season. Despite the good news, we’re left with many questions about what the next season of the hit show may look […]

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Just as Hollywood finally seems to be trying to get its shit together regarding women’s rights thanks to the #MeToo movement, it seems it still can’t figure out how to approach that pesky ol’ racism thing—even with a show like Black-ish on the air. Do we really only have space for one social movement at […]

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The man behind TV’s popular comedy series Black-ish is reportedly looking to get out of his contract with ABC, where he’s had ties since 2015. Kenya Barris, also a writer for the big screen’s Girls Trip, has three years to go on a high-paying deal he agreed to in 2017, but it sounds like he’s open […]

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A top executive for TV’s revived Roseanne says he has been surprised at the high ratings of the comedy starring vocal Trump supporter Roseanne Barr.   And while the president has taken credit for the show’s numbers, co-showrunner Bruce Helford tells The Hollywood Reporter that it is always strange when politics and television entertainment try to mix. […]

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ABC has pulled an episode of the show Black-ish due to creative differences. According to Shadow and Act, the episode titled, “Please, Baby Please,” has been shelved indefinitely. The network made a scheduling announcement a few days earlier about the popular comedy created by Kenya Barris, stating that a rerun would air instead. —Lisa Bonet opens […]

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The dog days of summer will soon be upon us, which, for many of us, means escaping sticky heat and stifling humidity by heading for more air-conditioned climates, especially ones with screens. Of course it’s blockbuster season, but if you just can’t pull yourself from the sofa, there’s a plethora of summer TV options too. […]

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