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How To Get Away With Murder is gearing up for the season 5 premiere and we caught up with one of the series’ newest regulars, Amirah Vann. The Afro-Latina beauty plays Tegan Price, the no-nonsense attorney for Caplan & Gold who has decided to become an FBI informant after some coaxing from Annalise Keating (Viola […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Amirah Vann on bringing authenticity to ‘HTGAWM’ role in season 5 appeared first on theGrio.

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Anthony Hemingway, Music, Notorious B.I.G, Television, Tupac Shakur, Underground -

Tupac and Biggie and their untimely — and unresolved — deaths: Sadly, it’s a story we all feel we know so well. Turns out, there’s much that even the most nerdy of hip-hop fans don’t know. That’s where USA Network’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. comes in. Starting Tuesday night, the […]

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9-1-1, Aisha Hinds, Fox, Harriet Tubman, Hollywood, Miami Hurricanes, Television, Underground -

  Aisha Hinds learned her best lesson about navigating Hollywood — at her first University of Miami home football game. After 15 years of working in the TV and film industry, Hinds has finally broken out. After her gripping portrayal of Harriet Tubman in WGN’s now-canceled Underground, Hinds is now co-starring as a firefighter in […]

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Anthony Hemingway, CulturePlay, Underground -

Anthony Hemingway is here to teach. He’s a director, yes. But the work he’s been creating, on film and on television, informs us about history and pushes us to have complicated, and at times uncomfortable, conversations about contemporary headlines. Hemingway, from New York, has been working on WGN’s powerful Underground, a thriller about life on […]

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Style, Television, Underground -

Harriet Tubman may just be the most stylish woman on prime-time television right now. The fearless, gun-toting former slave who escaped a Maryland plantation in 1849, rescued some 70 enslaved people over 11 years, and will soon be new face of the $20 bill, finally got her prime-time closeup. On the season two premiere of […]

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Ben Carson, Commentary, Underground -

“The humiliation suffered by those in bondage is real, it’s raw. No one is talking about it honestly.” Those are the words of Anne, a woman in the “sewing circle,” in the season premiere of WGN’s Underground. Set in antebellum Georgia, people (including a white female abolitionist) knew then the realities of slavery. In 2017, […]

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Amirah Vann, Entertainment, Jessica De Gouw, Underground, Video, WGN -

“Underground” stars Jessica De Gouw (Elizabeth Hawkes) and Amirah Vann (Ernestine) talk with theGrio‘s Natasha Alford about what it means to play powerful women on screen and in real life. The series is about a band of rebellious slaves and abolitionists, and Season 1 earned rave reviews and the highest ratings on record for WGN. Season […]

The post “Underground” stars Jessica De Gouw and Amirah Vann Talk Playing Powerful Women (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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Aldis Hodge, Donald Trump, Entertainment, Feminism, Hidden Figures, Straight Outta Compton, Underground, Video, Women's March -

Actor Aldis Hodge’s time is now. After a breakout role in Straight Outta Compton, Hodge has starred in another big screen hit with Hidden Figures, which just won a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast and has grossed more than $100 million at the box office. Hodge is now kicking off a second season of […]

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Entertainment, National Museum of African-American History and Culture, News, Oprah Winfrey Theater, Smithsonian, Underground, WGN America -

As part of the historic opening of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture, visitors will be treated to a special screening of ‘Underground.’ The “Underground” series follows a group of slaves planning a 600-mile escape from a Georgia Plantation and has broken ratings records for its parent network WGN. –‘Underground’ cast defends […]

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Hillary Clinton, NABJ, NAHJ, Underground -

For the first time in years, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) joined the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to unify over 4,000 journalists, media executives and professionals during a joint convention and career fair over five days in Washington, D.C. The convention, held from Aug. 3-7, gave attendees the opportunity to explore the […]

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