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Barracoon, Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'', Common, Entertainment, Lionsgate, News, Television, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston -

It looks like Common is gearing up to adapt the work of Zora Neale Hurston into a limited television series and we can’t wait to see it. The singer/actor/activist who heads up Freedom Road Productions has reportedly acquired the rights to the recently-discovered novel Barracoon: The Story of The Last ‘Black Cargo’. Hurston is a […]

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Black Ass Game is back! Our latest contestant? Common.

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LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s creative community came out on Tuesday night for the premiere screening of a documentary that aims to deliver hope. They Fight follows a group of Washington, D.C., athletes who are part of the Lyfe Style Boxing training program. Coached by Walter Manigan, the young men are also mentored by him on […]

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Earlier this week, Serena Williams walked the red carpet with ex-boyfriend, Common, for a great cause.

The post Serena Williams reunites with ex-boyfriend Common for panel on activism appeared first on theGrio.

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Tupac Shakur fans will recall his T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. mantra and its meaning is at the core of The Hate U Give, a film based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel of the same title. The acronym stands for “The hate you gave little infants fu*ks everybody,” and highlights the deep-rooted inequalities that permeate our society and […]

The post REVIEW: ‘The Hate U Give’ is a provacative teen drama worth seeing appeared first on theGrio.

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Rapper/actor Common sat down with theGrio's senior editor, Demetria Irwin, to talk about his new film Hunter Killer.

The post WATCH: Common talks about his new movie ‘Hunter Killer’ and his next career challenge appeared first on theGrio.

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Last week, I saw The Hate U Give in a Manhattan multiplex. Before the movie began, the film’s director came on the screen to thank the audience for supporting the movie. By the movie’s end, I wanted to thank George Tillman Jr. and the cast he directed for the often riveting and thought-provoking movie. Like […]

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As part of a major push to bring more black Americans out to the polls this November, rapper and actor Common has joined #ForeverFirstLady Michelle Obama as part of her When We All Vote campaign.

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Issa Rae is ready to unleash the third season of her hit HBO show Insecure this weekend and she’s covering the September issue of EBONY. She shared the good news on social media on Tuesday and showed off some snapshots that capture her fierce fashion sense. I'm on the cover of @ebonymagazine's September issue! photo: […]

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Angela Rye, Common, Entertainment, Page Six TV, The Chi, Video -

Say it ain’t so! Common and Angela Rye—our favorite activist baes—have reportedly ended their relationship. Angela Rye reportedly confirmed the split to Page Six TV, saying, “We have and will always be friends. He is an amazing human being, and I’m a much better person because he’s a part of my life.”  –Oscar voter reveals she […]

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Oscars 2018 was a night of wins and memorable moments! Here is #TheDownload for March 5th. It’s a celebration in Black Hollywood. Director and creator Jordan Peele became the first African-American director in history to win an Oscar at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Peele won Best Original Screenplay for his horror film ‘Get Out.’ […]

The post The Download | March 5: Jordan Peele is Oscars #BlackExcellence & Common Calls Out the NRA appeared first on theGrio.

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The Academy Awards promises to be an unforgettable night for Mary J. Blige. Mary J. Blige will be performing “Mighty River,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson for the movie Mudbound. MJB is also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her haunting performance in the Dee Rees-directed drama.  Blige, […]

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The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and while there weren’t a ton of people of color in the winner’s circle, there were plenty of beautiful black folks at the big event. Susan Kelechi Watson This Is Us star, Susan Kelechi Watson served up some serious leg when […]

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Common, Entertainment, Lena Waithe, Television, The Chi, The Chi premiere, The Chi recap -

Lena Waithe’s highly-anticipated series, The Chi, debuted on Showtime on Sunday and there’s already plenty of signs you should make this show your new addiction. While there are obvious reasons to compare The Chi to another amazing series, we think it will set itself apart from the award-winning predecessor. Like The Wire, this show is […]

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Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, […]

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The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

There are three odes to Serena Williams featured in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. This one, from managing editor Raina Kelley, sets the tone for Williams’ overall dominance in not just tennis but sports overall. Conversations with Common: Harry Belafonte Is Serena the GOAT? Is she the Greatest of All Time? Is she one […]

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There are three odes to Serena Williams featured in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. This one, from culture lead Danyel Smith, wonders if Serena Williams is a “role model.” Conversations with Common: Kasi Lemmons We don’t need another role model. We don’t need — even the kids don’t need — someone playing a role, […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

There are three odes to Serena Williams featured in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. This one, from senior blog writer Clinton Yates, considers Serena Williams as a black woman in a very white sport. Conversations with Common: Mychal Denzel Smith “Being black only helps them. Many times they get sponsors because they are black. […]

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As an Oscar-winning, hip-hop Renaissance man, Common has brought a spotlight to nuanced discussions of race and activism. His latest contribution to the dialogue was the November release of his album Black America Again, a critically acclaimed musical expression of the tensions of our time. It’s also a reflection of the conversations he’s had with […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

On Sunday night, tennis star Serena Williams spoke honestly and openly with her longtime friend, Oscar and Grammy-winning artist Common, about her life on and off the court in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. As the hourlong segment rolled, Williams didn’t hold back while explaining how the experiences throughout her ever-evolving career has shaped […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 1: ‘I think in the beginning of this journey I was definitely misunderstood’ Part 2: ‘I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life’ Part 3: ‘I’m not asking you to like it. I like it. And I love me’

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 1: ‘I think in the beginning of this journey I was definitely misunderstood’ Part 2: ‘I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life’ Part 4: ‘I don’t have fear’

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 1: ‘I think in the beginning of this journey I was definitely misunderstood’ Part 3: ‘I’m not asking you to like it. I like it. And I love me’ Part 4: ‘I don’t have fear’

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 2: ‘I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life’ Part 3: ‘I’m not asking you to like it. I like it. And I love me’ Part 4: ‘I don’t have fear’

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