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Thanksgiving is finally upon and that means folks can expect to have full bellies and a touch of the “itis” making it the perfect time to see some fantastic films. While plenty of people are mapping out their Black Friday gameplay, others are planning to stay home and veg out after turkey time. If you’re […]

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Over the years, Sanaa Lathan has gifted us with characters who have staying power. More than 18 years after her first film, Love & Basketball, in which she played a character who highlighted gender barriers in basketball, she delivers Violet, a marketing maven who took a razor to her head and found the type of […]

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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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  Just when we thought every form of music competition series had been done to death, Netflix has announced plans to launch its first one next year and the streaming service has enlisted some heavy-hitters to find new talent. Chance the Rapper, T.I., and Cardi B have signed on to be the main judges for […]

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Netflix’s first original competition show, Rhythm + Flow, has a star-studded lineup on board as we move closer to its 10-part fall 2019 debut.

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In the latest chess move by the Obamas, the former president and first lady—arguably the best to ever sit in the White House—have licensed a book about the Trump White House which could be crafted into a series that shows just how incompetent the Trump administration really is.

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  There’s a possibility former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle will troll Donald Trump by turning a book that chronicles the chaos of the Trump administration into a Netflix movie, Deadline reports. Read More: Michelle Obama book tour announces celebrity lineup And we are so here for the shade. Earlier this year, the high-profile couple secured a multi-year deal to produce movies and […]

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Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a show that wants you to know exactly how progressive and feminist it is. But the show’s messages about female empowerment are severely undercut by the way it mishandles one of its most prominent characters of color.

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“Black excellence” is a phrase oft-used at The Root, but we’re not sure it’s quite adequate to describe this news: In the midst of completing her highly anticipated drama for Netflix, The Central Park Five, Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay is also in production on another documentary for the…

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  Wyclef Jean is putting his story on film with a little helming from Netflix. The streaming-service is prepping an animated film based on the Grammy-winner’s childhood in Haiti and we can’t wait to see it. “I grew up in extreme poverty, but I was rich with imagination,” Jean said in a statement. “Now to […]

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Before we begin, please allow me to plainly state that no one here is “outraged.” When talking about whiteness’ infinite blindspot as it relates to race in America, it is easy to paint valid criticism as hyperbolic indignation and tag it as an example of the pervasive “call-out culture,” thereby diminishing it.

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I’m always in two camps when TV cancellations happen. Either I’m extremely bitter about it and ask God for the eleventh time why Supernatural is still on TV yet my new shows can’t flourish or I’m like “well, it had it coming”...mostly because the show was never good, never bothered to hit its stride, or was just an…

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  Netflix is surprisingly canning the popular Marvel superhero series, Luke Cage just four months after its second season premiere, and just days after the streaming service canceled another Marvel show, Iron Fist. “Unfortunately, ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, […]

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Looks like we’ll only have Black Panther and Black Lightning to keep our black superhero fix going. We also have Shuri, for those who still read.

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Let the heavens rejoice because Netflix is keeping the original content game strong and has announced a new comedy series featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Devine and our favorite Sister, Sister, Tia Mowry.

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There are so many reasons to admire actress, Michaela Coel, and her fantastic new musical for Netflix, Been So Long, is only one of them. The star of another Netflix series, Chewing Gum, is showing off her singing skills in the romantic flick that hits the streaming service on October 26. Set in London, Coel plays Simone; a […]

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NBC’s latest drama, Manifest, follows several strangers who were aboard a flight that was lost for five years, even though they had no idea any time had passed when they landed. The show hinges on the science vs. spirituality debate and forces viewers to stretch their imaginations while searching for truth and asking questions that […]

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  Shonda Rhimes wants young women to not only vote but to use their voices to affect change. Speaking to an excited crowd of nearly 10,000 young women at the LA Promise Fund’s Girls Build Leadership Summit, an event focused on voter registration and voter turnout ahead of the mid-term elections on Friday, Rhimes shared […]

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Netflix just dropped Nappily Ever After, the highly-anticipated film that stars Sanaa Lathan and Black Hollywood turned out for the red carpet premiere in Hollywood on Thursday night. FIRST LOOK: Sanaa Lathan in Netflix’s ‘Nappily Ever After’ Stars like Nia Long and Gabrielle Union showed up to show love for the next movie to join […]

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Netflix has announced plans to bring QUINCY to The Smithsonian. The streaming service has partnered with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival next month. Netflix is supporting this first-of-its-kind film festival, where cinema, history and culture come together to celebrate African American visual culture […]

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  The 2018 Emmy Awards were a bit of a snooze fest until Regina King won the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her stirring role in Seven Seconds. The actress starred in the Netflix series as grieving mother, Latrice Butler, who is seeking justice for her son who was […]

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Katt Williams is not holding back in a new radio interview with Atlanta radio station V-103 […]

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Kenya Barris made Hollywood headlines this summer when he decided to part ways with ABC, only to sign a lucrative, eight-figure deal weeks later with Netflix. Speculation swirled as to whether or not a shelved episode of his hit show black-ish had anything to do with his departure from the Disney-owned network.

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  Kenya Barris is finally speaking out about his exit from ABC and his move to Netflix in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.  The black-ish creator revealed that ABC’s decision to pull an episode of the hit series that focused on the Take a Knee movement prompted his departure. “I don’t know that […]

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Netflix has acquired the rights to Flying Bird and we can’t wait for it to hit the streaming service next year. The film features an all-star cast that includes André Holland (Moonlight, The Knick), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Atlanta), Melvin Gregg (UnREAL), Sonja Sohn (The Chi), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek: Beyond), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), and […]

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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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D.L. Hughley is returning to his roots as a stand-up comedian with a new special on Netflix and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the trailer. D.L. Hughley: Contrarian hits the streaming service on September 18 and in it, the actor, comedian, and political commentator goes in on just about everything.  Performing at the […]

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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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Fun fact: The first time I saw comedian Janelle James perform, while sitting in the audience of a 2015 taping of Wyatt Cenac’s comedy showcase, “Night Train,” I knew she was someone I wanted to know. The woman was strumming my pain and singing my life, hilariously lamenting the state of once-epic breasts and proposing…

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You may know Michaela Coel from her amazing work on the Netflix series, Chewing Gum and Black Mirror, and now she’s raising her voice about an important issue facing women in the industry. The actress and screenwriter opened up about being sexually assaulted during her groundbreaking speech at the 43rd MacTaggart lecture at the annual Edinburgh […]

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In less than two weeks, Black Panther (and Killmonger, and Shuri, and M’Baku, and Nakia, and Okoye, and Forest Whitaker’s Zuri accent) will be available on Netflix, permanently killing any hope you had of finishing your Netflix queue.

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