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“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will serve as the Ambassador to the inaugural American Black Film Festival  Comedy Festival. This new event is a spin-off of the successful ABFF and will feature emerging Black and Brown comedians and comedy writers. The virtual five-day event will stream live and pre-recorded content on ABFF’s Play streaming service from…

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Sweet potato pie is the official complement for Thanksgiving meals in most African American homes, so it made perfect sense for “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson to have perfected the age-old dessert. “I grew up eating sweet potato pie at every holiday — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. Sometimes my family would just bake it on a Sunday,”…

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Tracee Ellis Ross is “happily single.” The “Black-ish” star doesn’t currently have a partner in her life but has said that while she’s “open to” the idea of finding someone to settle down with, she’s also more than happy with her “wonderful and robust experience of being single.” She explained: “I am happily single, though…

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Tracee Ellis Ross has become “more herself” as she has aged. The 47-year-old actress feels she has turned from a “quiet, demure, gentle woman” into who she is today and insists she was never in the shadow of her famous mother, Diana Ross, but instead grew up in her “embrace.” She said: “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more…

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Marsai Martin will be honored by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College even though college is still a few years away for the teenage actress and producer. The alumnae association’s Los Angeles chapter will recognize Martin at its annual Sisters’ Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA. Joining…

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Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her endearing characters, witty humor, great sense of style and fabulous hair. Now the multitalented actress has officially entered the beauty arena as she launches a new haircare brand, Pattern Beauty. Ellis Ross made the big announcement about her beauty brand for the curliest, coiliest and tightest textures via…

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After agreeing to sing the theme tune for “Mixed-ish,” Mariah Carey hopes to land a cameo role in the show. The “Hero” hitmaker is to sing the theme tune for the upcoming “Black-ish” spin-off, which focuses on the origin story of Rainbow Johnson. She is also hoping her involvement with the project will be something…

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Yara Shahidi has to bring her own makeup kit with her when she is on set because some beauty artists don’t carry inclusive shades that can be used on a wide range of skin tones and colors. The 20-year-old actress is the face of cosmetics giant Bobbi Brown, which has recently expanded its shade range…

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Actress Tika Sumpter came under heavy criticism from some fans on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, after she shared on Instagram a photo of her gay cousin’s wedding. The wedding photo post, which has over 35,000 likes, was captioned by the actress: “I love you, cousin. I’m so proud of you. Can’t believe my peanut is…

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“Grown-ish” is back for a second season. The popular “Black-ish” spin-off is centered around Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson’s TV daughter, Zoey Johnson, played by actress Yara Shahidi, as she navigates through the trials and tribulations of college life. The show features a host of great actors, including Luka Sabbat, Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, and…

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Netflix is securing the rights to multiple big-name African American personalities. First, the steaming-service behemoth secured a lucrative deal with former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle to create movies and a cable series. Soon thereafter, Netflix announced an eight-movie deal with TV series megastar Shonda Rhimes, who created “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to…

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Clark Atlanta University graduates, TV producer and writer Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Barris, have given a gift of $1M to their alma mater. The gift kicks off the university’s 30th anniversary year-long celebration, which officially starts on July 1, 2018, and will include a host of national events. Half of the Kenya…

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