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Janelle Monáe and Marsai Martin have a special connection they are are just finding out about. Both stars are native to a small town in Kansas City, Kansas. After Martin’s family told her they were related, she was anxious to meet the Hidden Figures star. Martin and Monáe formally introduced themselves during a 2019 Golden Globes…

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The 45-year-old actress isn’t upset about not having a partner but she’s found she’s been able to figure out what she wants from life by the constant questioning she faces about her personal circumstances. She admits: “It’s sort of fascinating to be 45 and single and childless. “Happily single, I should add. Not at home…

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“I want everyone to be Blacker. You can be as Black as you want to be and be accepted,” proclaimed unapologetically Black comedian Deon Cole. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Black pride was instilled in Cole from a tender age. Hailing from the place that birthed Michelle Obama, Bernie Mac and…

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Business partners Jessie T. Usher (“Survivor’s Remorse,” Independence Day: Resurgence, Son of Shaft) and Kellon Akeem hosted a private game-night-inspired mix and mingle on Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate the launch of their production company, Mansa Productions. Held at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta’s Northyards Business Park, the event served as the perfect playground and networking mixer…

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Last week, we broke down three Black dramas you should binge-watch to quickly join the conversation. With arguably the best season in television about to launch this fall, here are three more series — family dramedies — you shouldn’t miss. Hit the flip for all the deets and thank us later.

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  Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is reportedly shooting in other baskets outside of the NBA.The 6’10 powerhouse is reportedly further staking his claim in Hollywood as the executive producer of an upcoming White Men Can’t Jump reboot. The original cult classic starred an overconfident Wesley Snipes as Sidney Deane, a ball court hustler…

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This past year proved to be a creative surge for Blacks in TV entertainment. After years of being absent from the conversation at top TV networks, Black-themed TV shows became major hits in 2016. Here are the most impactful Black moments on TV in 2016. Insecure Issa Rae expanded her “Awkward Black Girl” web series…

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Paying homage on tonite's @blackishABC! If you didn't catch it, go to abc.go.com/shows/blackish or the WatchABC app tomorrow! #blackish #CosbyShow A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:13pm PDT This week’s episode of “Black-ish” gave us all the feels. During the opening of the all-new episode titled “The Johnson…

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I love Taraji P. Henson. I spent my formative years in Washington, D.C., as a student at Howard University, so I know that girl. You know her too, the buried innocence reflected in her hopeful gaze, masqueraded by an esoteric southern drawl that screams bravado while at the same time having the ability to evoke…

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It looks like the brass over at the NAACP Image Awards came to the conclusion that there’s no need to end a good thing prematurely and have locked in actor and comedian Anthony Anderson as the show’s host for at least the next two years. Late last week, the NAACP and TV One announced that the “Blackish” star…

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The 1970’s was the start of the positive on-screen portrayals of Black fathers.  It was a time when television studios attempted to deal with the changing Black socio-economic issues and its effects on mass media.  Broadcast networks NBC, CBS and ABC had to find a way to feature positive Black family values with an African…

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  Over the weekend the Johnson children from ABC’s comedy “black-ish” kicked off their summer break together at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida following the wrap of the show’s first season and sweeping the 2015 NAACP Image Awards’ television comedy categories, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which went to Yara Shahidi. They have…

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ABC’s new show, “black-ish” has been dubbed the re-evolution of the extraordinarily successful “The Cosby Show,” which first aired 30 years ago. The upwardly mobile Cosbys remain our go-to-TV family who altered the perceptions of the black family and is credited with saving a dying genre (situation comedy, sitcom) and network (NBC). Since their final…

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