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The fastest-growing African American network on television, Bounce TV, is expanding its reach with the launch of Brownsugar.com. The new streaming service features “the biggest collection of the baddest African American movies of all-time.” Black film icon Pam Grier is the official ambassador and spokesperson for Brown Sugar. During a recent promo tour, Grier shared her pride and…

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In the Black community Ebony and Jet magazines are iconic brands that validate our achievements. On Tuesday, June 14 it was announced that Johnson Publishing sold the magazines for an undisclosed amount. The sale of the publications means that Johnson Publishing is no longer in the publishing business after 71 years. Unlike the sale of BET to Viacom, the…

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The next major project that features the slavery theme is the upcoming mini-series “The Book of Negroes” on BET. This series features Academy Award-winning actors Louis Gossett and Cuba Gooding Jr. as well as introducing a new crop of black actors and actresses. The series is scheduled to debut this February on the network and is…

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Apparently, chains and oppression are the “it” thing in the entertainment business. The critically acclaimed and widely successful film 12 Years a Slave showed that the oppression of Blacks in America is a subject that is no longer taboo, in fact, it can make money. The movie has grossed more than $187 million at the box office, with…

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