Chris Rock to produce late-night show ‘The Rundown with Robin Thede’ on BET

Bet has announced a new late-night show, “The Rundown with Robin Thede,” set to air this fall. The 30-minute show will be produced by comedian Chris Rock and hosted by writer Robin Thede. Each episode will feature her take on the week’s headlines in pop culture and politics as well as social commentary, sketch comedy […]

Madonna displeased with ‘Blond Ambition’ biopic

There is a Madonna biopic in the works and the pop star is not happy about it. Blond Ambition, a screenplay by Elyse Holland, landed at the top of 2016’s Black List of the industry’s best unproduced scripts and has been given the greenlight by Universal Studios. The singer states on an Instagram post, “Nobody […]

Steve Harvey lands new talk show ‘Steve’ premiering in September

Steve Harvey proves himself to be the hardest-working man in the business, as he’s landed a new talk show, “Steve.” The show, set to premiere in September, is under NBC/Universal and will film in Los Angeles, unlike his current talk show, “Steve Harvey,” which films in Chicago and is ending it’s fifth season. Alongside this […]

Television shows in jeopardy as writers prepare to strike

Members of the Writers Guild of America voted on Monday to authorize a strike one week before their union contract is set to expire. Though this doesn’t mean the strike will happen, it does mean that the WGA can order its entire membership to stop working on television and movie sets if negotiations don’t result […]

5 films to watch on 4/20

Cannabis enthusiasts worldwide recognize April 20 as a holiday, and though the details of its origins are a little foggy, reportedly a small group in California started the trend in 1971 by meeting at 4:20 p.m. to puff, puff pass in peace. The code time spread like wildfire and 46 years later, the date 4/20 […]

My experience interviewing the cast and creator of ‘Dear White People’

I almost had an anxiety attack while preparing for my first on-air interview with the cast and creator of “Dear White People.” Luckily, I was soon relieved as I found the stunning Logan Browning, her handsome cast mates Marque Richardson and John Amedori alongside the creative genius Justin Simien cool, no hella cool (since we’re […]

They’re back: ‘Basketball Wives’ returns for season 6

The brewing beef between former frenemies Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman was the highlight of the return of “Basketball Wives” Season 6. The two, after four years of distance, finally faced each other to attempt to hash out their issues from the past. It seems their intentions were lost in translation as it turns out […]

‘LA 92’ may be the most important documentary to see this year

[jwplatform nW4nVbla] Watching LA 92 feels like deja vu.  The raw, honest, dark film is the cracked mirror of America, which shamefully reflects the harsh truth: not much has changed since the Los Angeles riots 25 years ago. The film is about race and police relations, an uncomfortable topic that unaddressed has been the country’s […]

7 must-see films for summer 2017

There is a shift going on in Hollywood and a tide has turned for Black cinema. Winter 2017 alone has proved that Black movies and movies with Black leads do make bank and win awards.

Binge on ‘GIANTS,’ a must-watch web series from director James Bland

If you need a good TV fix, here’s one to add to your list: “GIANTS” web series is everything you didn’t know you wanted. Gone are the days when everyone on screen lived picture perfect lives and had everything figured out. James Bland, the writer and creator of “Giants,” keeps it real about how millennials are navigating the […]