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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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  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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  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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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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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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  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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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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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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  As if the long list of movies and television projects Tiffany Haddish has lined up isn’t enough, she’s adding another big item to her ever-growing to do list. Netflix has announced the actress will star in her own hour-long, stand-up comedy special for the streaming service and we can’t wait for the laughs that […]

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Netflix just announced the actors who will portray the Central Park 5 in its upcoming Ava DuVernay-directed series. Ethan Herisse (Miss Virginia) will play Young Yusef Salaam; Marquis Rodriguez (Chicago Fire) will play Young Raymond Santana, Jr.; Caleel Harris (Goosebumps 2) will play Young Antron McCray; Asante Blackk will play Young Kevin Richardson. Together with […]

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It’s almost time for Netflix to premiere its highly-anticipated film, Nappily Ever After and we’ve got the first trailer of the flick that stars Sanaa Lathan. Adapted from best-selling author Trisha R. Thomas’ novel of the same name, comes a romantic comedy following a seemingly perfect Violet Jones as she takes an emotional journey through […]

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Netflix is going full-steam ahead with their mission to increase representation for Black stars and content creators and its latest line up is full of gems from some of our favorites. Everyone from TLC to Teyana Taylor is getting in on the action and we have the rundown on  the shows and films you can’t […]

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Luke Cage is back for a second season and this time around, it’s all about the ladies. Alfre Woodard and Gabrielle Dennis are two of the series’ stars and we sat down with them to find out how they feel about the state of Black women in Hollywood. Gabrielle Dennis says she has certainly noticed […]

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Micheal B. Jordan just found his new TV family and we can’t wait for his Netflix show, Raising Dion, to hit the streaming service next year.  Ja’Siah Young will star as ‘Dion Reese,’ a curious, playful, and intelligent 7-year-old boy who is learning he has some very special abilities – he can move things with […]

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In addition to their Facebook Watch Series, What Had Happened Was, Netflix’s @StrongBlackLead channel launched a series of conversations featuring its talent called, Did We Just Become Best Friends? The series that features talent from the streaming service’s diverse roster kicked off its first episode by having Lena Waithe interview Stranger Things star, Caleb McLaughlin before […]

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Netflix may be reeling from the recent firing of their Chief Communications Officer, but the streaming service remains committed to leading the way for diversity and representation and they just dropped an EPIC photo that shows just how much progress they have made. During the 2018 BET Awards, Netflix debuted an iconic photo featuring 47 […]

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Netflix just fired their Chief Communications Officer, Jonathan Friedland after he reportedly offended several staff members by using the n-word during a meeting. The streaming service that prides itself on inclusive content announced their decision in a lengthy internal memo from CEO Reed Hastings published by THR on Friday: All: I’ve made a decision to […]

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Luke Cage is finally back for a second season on Netflix and this time around, the women on the series are stepping up in major ways.  We caught up with actress Simone Missick to find out how she mastered the role of Misty Knight, one of Marvel’s first black, female superheroes and learned she’s just […]

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