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26 years after the Eddie Murphy/Halle Berry romantic comedy Boomerang hit theaters, BET is giving the feature a reboot treatment in the form of a TV series. Back in April, the network announced that they ordered a 10-episode first season that will unfold more like a continuation of the original story, said Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, an […]

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The 2018 Soul Train Music Awards will be a throwback to the ’90s—at least as far as its hosts are concerned.

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Those who want to know more about the legendary Quincy Jones may soon get their chance, thanks to BET.

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Writer Dustin Seibert says these five WTF moments from The Bobby Brown Story prove that it was every bit as entertaining, if not more so, than The New Edition Story. Agree?

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On the heels of the surprisingly successful The New Edition Story last fall, BET decided to ride the gravy train one more time with the Tuesday release of episode one of The Bobby Brown Story, to be followed be episode 2 on Wednesday night. Much like with New Edition, we followed along on social media with care as we…

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Trayvon Martin’s mother is furious with BET and isn’t pulling any punches. Monday, Sybrina Fulton shared her grievance with the network in an Instagram post after it was revealed that the fifth part of the documentary “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” which was produced by Jay-Z – would not be airing. READ MORE: Lebron James applauds Nike […]

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  Robert Johnson may be one of the richest black men in the country, but that still doesn’t shield him from the every day pitfalls of racism. On August 24th, the BET Network co-founder attempted to check into his room at the Eau Palm Beach hotel in Florida after a fishing trip but was refused access […]

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BET just announced that it has cancelled The Rundown with Robin Thede. The late-night comedy show that premiered in October didn’t make it to a second season, despite a strong showing from its host, Robin Thede. As the only Black, female, late-night host on television, there was a lot riding on the show’s success and it’s […]

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T.I. is a busy man. Aside from his music career, he’s also a father, an activist, and an actor whose gearing up for the premiere of his new BET reality competition show, The Grand Hustle, and appearing in Marvel’s latest flick, Antman and TheWasp.  We sat down with T.I. to find out what fuels his activism […]

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  The 2018 BET Awards went down Sunday night in Los Angeles and featured tons of high-energy performances, touching moments, and a few unexpected surprises. Here’s our list of the top 6 moments of the night: Jamie Foxx Goes Off-Script Jamie Foxx wasn’t the most impressive host of the star-studded show that aired live from the […]

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Jamie Foxx is ready to get turnt up as the host of this year’s BET Awards on Sunday night.

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BET has announced its awesome lineup of performers who will grace the stage at the BET Awards in June and it looks like we’re in for a major musical treat. Jamie Foxx will hostile show that will feature live performances from some of the music industry’s biggest names including Nicki Minaj, Janelle Moane, Migos, H.E.R. […]

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The 2018 BET Awards are right around the corner and Jamie Foxx will host annual event in June. It has been nine years since he hosted the show and we can’t wait to hear his jokes and hopefully get a sneak peek at a few of his best dance moves while he wrangles this year’s […]

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Debra Lee announced that she is stepping down from her position as Chairman & CEO of BET Networks on Thursday. The news isn’t so surprising to industry insiders who saw the writing on the wall when Bob Bakish was named CEO of Viacom in 2017. Debra Lee has been a beloved leader at BET for […]

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From Broadway and backup singing to the big screen and hit television shows, actress Erica Ash is proving that she can and will do it all. That’s why her latest role as Gwen Sullivan on BET’s new original procedural drama, In Contempt, may be one of the best ones yet. The show, which explores crime […]

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One of BET’s most gripping nighttime dramas is coming to an end after only two seasons. The Quad, which aired its season two finale on April 3, was one of BET’s most entertaining original shows set on the campus of a fictional historically black university. Many of the storylines that stretched over two seasons covered […]

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Season 2, Episode 10 — The Quad: Fledgling There’s good news and bad news that comes with the latest episode of The Quad. The good news? The writers were able to create unique storylines filled with cliffhangers and enough drama to keep loyal followers coming back for more. The bad news? This episode marks the […]

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Season 2, Episode 9 — The Quad: Holler If You Hear Me With only one episode of The Quad left this season, the chaos at Georgia A&M University has fans hoping for a third season. There are intertwining plotlines to keep a close eye on this episode, beginning with Eva and Sydney Fletcher’s complicated relationship. […]

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Season 2, Episode 8 — The Quad: The Beautiful Struggle Alas! After two weeks of waiting to see whether coach Eugene Hardwick met his demise, a call to Eva Fletcher confirms that Hardwick is physically OK. After a shooting at his home, which left one burglar dead, Hardwick and his wife are at the police […]

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Season 2, Episode 7 — The Quad: Middle Passage There’s been so much conflict and betrayal in recent episodes that fans might have forgotten about coach Eugene Hardwick’s off-campus drama. In the opener of this episode, Hardwick is seated at a poker table, joined by the goons who have come to collect the money from […]

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Georgia A&M University band director Cecil Diamond may be one of the most polarizing characters on BET’s nighttime drama The Quad. Diamond, who has led the prestigious 200-member Marching Mountain Cats since 1990, is one of the best band directors Atlanta has seen in this fictional historically black college setting. And once band members get […]

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BET’s The Quad is off to a star-studded start in season two. Besides ’90s black sitcom favorites — including RonReaco Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Terrence “T.C.” Carson — the show has kept it local by getting Georgia’s very own Antwan “Big Boi” Patton. Big Boi plays the role of Lenny Jenkins, the father of […]

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Season 2, Episode 5 — The Quad: Native Son After a week of waiting for a new episode, The Quad is back! And with a new episode, new drama unfolds. That’s what we’ve been waiting for, right? The episode begins with what’s presumably Bryce Richardson still dreaming of being a member of Sigma Mu Kappa […]

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Gucci Mane is continuing on in his post-prison-bid bounce back with a new biopic based upon his New York Times bestselling book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have obtained life rights to the Alabama native’s story and plan to adapt it to film. His memoir […]

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Season 2, episode 3 — The Quad: My Bondage and My Freedom The campus of Georgia A&M University has been transformed into a war zone. Well, at least in Eva Fletcher’s mind. The battle is on to keep GAMU an independent school as debt continues to mount. In the first scene, which sets the tone […]

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What used to be a basic Tuesday night on BET is now all about the drama taking place on the fictional Georgia A&M University campus. Viewers are presented with a historically black university experience laced with parties, scandals, budding (and sometimes crumbling) relationships and financial woes. Welcome to The Quad — the brainchild of co-creators […]

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Thursday marks the beginning of Black History Month. For the next 28 days (and beyond), we will provide a daily dose of inspirational stories and videos to help explain the complex history of the black experience and black identity in America. Historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the […]

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BET’s highly anticipated new late-night series, Mancave, premiered tonight and the innovative talk show is already causing a stir. Mancave is an innovative new talk show hosted by four men who have no intention of holding anything back as they attempt to invite the world to be flies on the wall during their candid conversations […]

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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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