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Well, it’s that time of year again for scary movie marathons on AMC, debating the merits of candy corn (there are none) and stupid white people stupid-ing with inappropriate costumes. Every year, I hope we move the needle closer toward a universal understanding regarding the things people should not dress up as for Halloween. But […]

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Identity is no small issue for Dear White People’s Logan Browning. Aside from her leading role as the oft-confused but always outspoken biracial firebrand Samantha White, Browning tells Refinery29 she’s spent her entire life being asked: “What are you?”

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As part of Netflix's commitment to spotlighting Black creators and actors, the streaming giant unveiled a commercial for the Strong Black Lead campaign called "A Great Day In Hollywood."

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  We were already pretty excited about the MTV Movie and TV Awards because Tiffany Haddish will be hosting the big event, but now we have another reason to tune in–Lena Waithe will be receiving the Trailblazer Award. The history-making Emmy winner will receive the honor at the annual event that will take place in […]

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Rainbow Johnson, portrayed by Tracee Ellis Ross on ABCs popular black-ish, frequently wears a head wrap to bed. So do Rainbow’s precocious daughter Diane, played by Marsai Martin; Rainbow’s meddling mother-in-law Ruby Johnson, played by Jenifer Lewis; and her older daughter Zoey Johnson, played by Yara Shahidi, who has gone off to grown-ish college and […]

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Go ahead and curtsy for Yvette Lee Bowser. The show creator/showrunner responsible for the creation of the iconic Living Single, and for writing on and producing shows such as A Different World, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and Half & Half, is showrunning season two of Netflix’s relatable, relevant and well-received Dear White People. “The show […]

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The cast of Dear White People came out to celebrate the season 2 premiere of their Netflix series at the Arclight in Hollywood on Wednesday night and TheGrio caught up with a few of our favorites to get their take on Kanye West and his descent into the sunken place. Everyone from Logan Browning to […]

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Netflix just announced the release date for Volume 2 of their hit series, Dear White People. The show will return to the streaming service for a second season on May 4 and we’ve got the first look at what’s to come. Expect to see some of your favorite characters battling out with alt-right trolls throughout […]

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Producer Mel Jones makes her directorial debut with Leimert Park, a digital series that follows the lives of three Black girlfriends who live together in Leimert Park area in Los Angeles.

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The Master of None star will appear with Chrissy Metz (Kate) advising her character on how to get a pet from an animal shelter.

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Now that the turkey is in the oven and the greens are ready for the pot, it’s time to turn your attention away from the menu and focus on what you’ll be watching when the “itis” sets in. Here’s a binge-worthy list of Netflix offerings that are worth your time over the long weekend: Chewing […]

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As Dorothy Parker might say: Pardon my glee. I’m sure there are a lot of things more satisfying than sticking it to white supremacists. But given the re-emergence of their public profile, let’s relish the opportunity to jam a thumb in their collective eye. This time, said thumb comes courtesy of Marvel and its latest […]

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Dear White People’s, Marque Richardson is everyone’s favorite #wokebae.  His character Reggie Green is a political activist who never holds back when it comes to asking for equal rights for black students on the Netflix show, which takes place at a fictional college campus. In a new video from, Richardson explains the importance of diversity […]

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(Antoinette Robertson, star of “Dear White People,” tells theGrioLIVE’s Natasha Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor why the conversations behind “Dear White People” shouldn’t end at the television screen.)  There’s a few things actress, Antoinette Robertson, wants you to know. The multifaceted actress stopped by theGrioLIVE to share a little bit about her earlier life as […]

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Writer Mandy Harris Williams takes on Netflix popular (and a bit controversial) series about race relations on a fictional all-white campus.

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When Justin Simien created the 2014 film Dear White People, he had no big expectations. “I think I had fears more than anything,” he said. “I was afraid that people would hate it or wouldn’t get it, so when that didn’t happen, the rest of it was sort of like gravy on the top.” On […]

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We all know how much President Donald Trump loves Twitter. It’s basically his main mode of expression, which is a tad concerning for the man leading the free world, but it is what it is at this point. The funny thing is that if you go back and read his history, there’s basically a tweet […]

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The new trailer for the 10-episode Dear White People series, based on the 2014 film of the same name, is here, and we couldn't be more excited about it.

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Quick announcement: On Saturday from noon-2 p.m. EDT, Aaron Dodson and I will be hosting an ESPN Radio special for the 70th anniversary of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day. Should be a fun one, kiddos! The United States dropped on a bomb on Afghanistan. It’s still not really clear why. According to officials, 36 […]

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The TV show based on Justin Simien's film Dear White People made huge waves when is finally coming to Netflix on April 28.

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Netflix's comedy series, "Dear White People," based on the film of the same name, is expanding its cast, with Nia Long the latest to join its ranks.

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Miki Howard lived the life of R&B royalty in the late 80’s and early 90’s as a chart-topping soul singer, with hits like “Come Share My Love” and “Ain’t Nobody Like You.” But while the songstress rode the highs of fame, she also faced domestic abuse, drug addiction and betrayal. Howard’s life story is now being depicted in […]

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Two years after “Dear White People” made its theatrical debut, Justin Simien’s crowdfunded film will explore […]

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By Donte Slocum After premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and earning director Justin […]

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The ‘Racial Empathy Gap’ According to Policy Mic writer Zak Cheney-Rice, “This idea comes from […]

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It’s the first film in years that really confronts Black identities This film, produced by […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien's "Dear White People" recalls other memorably promising debuts — by filmmakers named Spike, for instance, whether Lee or Jonze...

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Dear White People is gearing up for its official theatrical release and schooling modern-day racists […]

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Justin Simien, an aspiring film maker may soon find success in Hollywood by capturing his experiences as a young black person trying to make it in the film business...

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