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The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for back-talking a police officer during a traffic stop, still doesn’t believe her daughter took her own life. In a new documentary, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, which premieres Monday on […]

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Three years after the death of Sandra Bland in a Waller County, Texas jail, her sisters talk to theGrio about the questions they need answered.

The post EXCLUSIVE: Sandra Bland’s sisters discuss new HBO documentary and why they are still fighting for answers appeared first on theGrio.

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Previously, superstar-in-the-making TeaMarrr blessed us with “One Job”—her empowering ode to the breaking point that far too many women are acquainted with.

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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) just announced its 2019 Special Achievement Awards recipients. The organization that will celebrate its tenth annual Awards Gala in February has selected some of the film industry’s brightest stars to receive their coveted award this year: Tendo Nagenda is the Vice President of Original Films at Netflix and has […]

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We can’t wait for all the laughs in store from Amanda Seales, who scored her own comedy special on HBO. The Insecure star will debut her hour-long stand-up special on the network early next year and she already has the title picked out. The special will be called I Be Knowin’ and according to the […]

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HBO’s latest documentary, We Are Not Done Yet highlights the hard road veterans face after they return home from duty. Westworld star, Jeffrey Wright stars alongside several real-life veterans who attempt to put their pain into words through a workshop where they ultimately create and perform a collaborative poem that’s as hopeful as it is heartbreaking. […]

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LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company, Uninterrupted, partnered with HBO over the summer to bring us The Shop – an unscripted, culture-pushing show that brings those conversations and heated debates amongst men from all different walks of life to television. The barbershop is a staple in a man’s life from a young age, […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity barber Marcus Harvey on LeBron James’ HBO series ‘The Shop’ appeared first on theGrio.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — On the corner of “HBO” and “The Shop,” a fictional set of cross streets inside the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, stands a haven of camaraderie, conversation and, of course, cuts. Yes, at the third annual ComplexCon, there was an actual barbershop celebrating HBO’s new The Shop, which debuted in […]

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“As women, we’re looked at as the needy ones, the naggy ones, the ones who are going to be heartbroken in a relationship ... And you know, guys don’t like getting the cards flipped on them—ever.”

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If you aren’t familiar with Terence Nance, he is a triple threat! Nance is the writer, director, executive producer (and star!) of HBO’s latest genre-bending series for the culture, ‘Random Acts of Flyness.’ During CultureCon in NYC, theGrio’s Natasha S. Alford chatted with him about his HBO “Random Acts” and his creative process. The series is nothing like […]

The post Terence Nance talks HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” being unapologetically black (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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Terence Nance is the lead visionary behind HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and was recently named as the director for Space Jam 2. His first film, 2012's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, won rave reviews at Sundance and put Nance on the map in the indie film world. The film even impressed Jay-Z, who became an…

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In the second episode of his hit show The Shop, the L.A. Lakers’ newest addition, LeBron James and “In My Feelings” rapper Drake have a heartfelt conversation about retiring at the top of their respective games and recognizing when it’s time to throw in the towel. In a video James posted to his Instagram account, Drake said: “I think maybe […]

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A new documentary about the exploitation of college athletes is right on time. The arrival of college football season has brought with it a fresh crop of horror stories. There’s the HBO Real Sports examination of the significance of strength and conditioning coaches and player deaths that could have been easily prevented. Then there’s the […]

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The big reveal of Insecure’s third season turned out to be that everyone’s depressed. Sunday night’s finale, in which Molly (Yvonne Orji), Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) and Issa (Issa Rae) all end up acknowledging how depression has been coloring their actions, was a frustrating revelation. As a result, the finale ended up being most effective at […]

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Writer Dustin Seibert thinks the soundtrack is the best part of Insecure this season and he is pretty sure you agree with him.

The post Do You Agree With Him?: Writer says the soundtrack is by far the best thing about ‘Insecure’ this season appeared first on theGrio.

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When you’re an emerging name in the realm of fantasy and science-fiction writing and your first novel is being adapted into a series by award-winning premium network HBO, there are few things better than being invited to the Emmys.

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Writer Dustin Seibert wants to know why Molly is so awful at decision-making on Insecure. Here, he explores that and few other things from the last episode.

The post Molly is the patron saint of bad decision-making and 4 other take-aways from the latest ‘Insecure’ appeared first on theGrio.

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“I have now come full-circle.” These are a few words from the bio on Donovan W. Carter’s personal website — and they couldn’t be a more perfect summation of his journey. After moving to Los Angeles when he was 8, Carter began playing organized football at age 9. Eventually, he grew into a star player […]

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Fans of Insecure, rejoice! The beloved show has been renewed for a fourth season just as the third season has started on HBO.

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Writer Dustin Seibert breaks down the moments from the latest Insecure that would never fly in real life.

The post 5 “This would never work in real life” moments from last night’s ‘Insecure’ appeared first on theGrio.

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LeBron James’ comments about his perception of white people before entering high school on the pilot episode of HBO’s highly anticipated The Shop were, in essence, the prequel to his interview with CNN’s Don Lemon earlier this month. James then spoke about the power of sports. Athletic competition was the four-time MVP’s initial introduction to […]

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Sentient pile of repurposed lamp-heated rotisserie pork rinds Jason Whitlock has descended so far into the abyss of oafish takes and porkpie hats that my feelings about him have shifted from annoyance to contempt to where they exist now, which is pity.

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Actress and comedian Yvonne Orji is best known for her role as Molly on the hit HBO series Insecure. Since its 2016 premiere, fans have grown to love the beautifully complicated life of Orji’s on-screen character. From lovers’ quarrels to dating disasters, career success and financial freedom, viewers identify with this flawed yet strong-willed character. […]

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LeBron James’ frank conversation with equally successful and talented friends, is the premises for his new show, The Shop, which debuted on HBO on Tuesday night, and it was a refreshingly unfiltered look at race, the burden of celebrity, what it takes to continue to compete at a high level, and the struggles of…

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I did not watch the previous iterations of True Detective. Not for any particular reason, really. I generally like dark and deliberate murder mysteries—I had to resuscitate myself to write this after Sharp Objects killed me last night—but there just wasn’t any room for True Detective on the plate of shows I actively…

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Mahershala Ali, the man who breathes new life into everything he touches (his roles, your fantasies, various printed shirts and blazers) is coming back to hopefully, probably, maybe resurrect HBO’s True Detective series.

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What a banner year it’s been for black weirdos. Atlanta is a favorite for the Emmy for best comedy series. Boots Riley’s directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You, a surrealist screed on the evils of capitalism, has been well-received at the box office and by critics alike. Janelle Monáe released her latest album, Dirty Computer, […]

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Are mid-adulting crises a thing? According to the third season of Insecure, the answer is definitely yes. It’s easy to see why: Listening to your ex have extremely vigorous intercourse while you’re crashing on his couch is the sort of thing that will make almost any person take stock of her life. And while Issa’s […]

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Insecure fans are gearing up for the highly-anticipated third season of the hit show that returns to HBO this weekend. If, like us, it’s hard for you to remember exactly where we left things, we’ve got you covered with a few things to keep in mind ahead of the season premiere. Even though we’ve already peeped […]

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John David Washington’s master plan was not football. Football was the escape. He fell in love with acting when he was 5 years old. He was watching his father pace as he was running through lines from Richard III for a Shakespeare in the Park performance. “When we were walking the streets,” said Washington, 34, […]

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  Even though Drake is busy killing the music game it seems he has time to add a new television project to his long list of obligations. The superstar rapper is set to executive produce a new teen drama for HBO along with Future the Prince and we can’t wait to see what they serve […]

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  Kid Fury is teaming up with Lena Waithe to bring a new comedy series to HBO. The comedian, blogger, and podcaster best known for his hit podcast, The Read, will write and co-executive produce the series alongside the Emmy-winning Waithe, who recently inked a first-look deal with Showtime. According to Variety, Other executive producers […]

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