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Salim Akil, co-creator of OWN’s hit series, Love Is, has been sued by a woman who claims to have had a 10-year-relationship with the Black Lightning showrunner. Amber Dixon Brennan filed a lawsuit against Akil earlier this week that accuses him of repeated “non-consensual assault and battery.” The court documents reveal that Brennan contends she […]

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  Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are some of our favorite content creators and we can’t get enough of their hit show, Love Is.  The series that has already been green-lit for a second season by OWN is based on the lives of its creators but one woman claims the couple behind hits like […]

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The best superhero show on television returns tonight with the season 2 premiere of Black Lightning. The CW series that stars Cress Williams and is helmed by Salim Akil is bringing it big time in its second season. We caught up with the man who stars as Jefferson Pierce/ Black Lightning, a high school principal […]

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Like many women in media—particularly women of color—Keli Goff wanted to be like Oprah. But not for the fame or the Oprah-size paychecks.

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Thomas Q. Jones didn’t know that he would turn to acting after leaving the NFL, but he was ready for anything. Jones spent 12 years in the NFL and the transition from football was hard. But he relied on the work ethic instilled in him by his parents. “When you retire, your whole world changes,” […]

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  There haven’t been many (if any) projects helmed by real life power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil that we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed and it’s no surprise that their latest project Love Is is at the top of our list of must-see TV this summer. Here are just a few reasons to tune […]

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There are so many good Black shows continuing into 2018. Some of them are chucking deuces and some are in it for the long haul...

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The actress, who will bid farewell to Being Mary Jane when the show wraps this season, is already gearing up to grace the small screen again.

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Actor and singer Richard Brooks can read over a legal document and break it right on down. He’s not a lawyer, but he played one on television as Assistant District Attorney Paul Robinette in the first three seasons (1990-93) of NBC’s hit drama Law & Order. And the research that went into preparing for the […]

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Writer Niki McGloster breaks down why she never wants to end up like BET's Mary Jane Paul.

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Gabrielle Union filed a lawsuit against BET, accusing the network of extending episodes of "Being Mary Jane" in an effort to squeeze more out her contract.

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From singer Brian McKnight to actor Jimmy Smits to rapper Master P, singers, actors and rappers have often bragged about their past athletic accomplishments. “Show Me The Receipts,” a monthly feature at The Undefeated, will authenticate those declarations. In this week’s installment, we verified actress Gabrielle Union’s receipts. There’s a video of Gabrielle Union showing […]

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Being Mary Jane season 3, episode 10 airs tonight on BET. In the season 3 finale, Mary […]

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Being Mary Jane season 3, episode 8 airs tonight on BET. Mary Jane hears harsh opinions about […]

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Being Mary Jane season 3, episode 7 airs tonight on BET. Mary Jane’s birthday takes a backseat […]

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Being Mary Jane season 3, episode 6 airs tonight on BET. Mark contemplates his future at the […]

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Being Mary Jane season 3, episode 5 airs tonight on BET. When SNC decides to keep Marisol […]

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Being Mary Jane season 3, episode 4 airs tonight on BET. Kara’s life spins out of control. […]

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OPINION - She’s Gotta Have It has the potential to bring a black woman character to life that we have never seen on a cable series.

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