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The highly anticipated remake of The Wiz directed by Kenny Leon debuted on Thursday, Dec. 3 on NBC. Although the cast was laden with star power, the lead role of Dorothy was played by newcomer Shanice Williams. Williams was joined by Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Common,  Elijah Kelly and the Queen of Soul Mary J. Blige for…

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It looks to be a tale of two fates for freshmen NBC comedies “Mr. Robinson” and “The Carmichael Show,” as the network announced earlier this week that it was canceling “Robinson” and renewing “Carmichael” for a second season. Both series had a test run of six episodes but while “The Carmichael Show” flourished, “Robinson” floundered even after undergoing a number of…

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It looks like NBC has every intention on making their upcoming live reboot of The Wiz a completely star-studded affair. Per a recent tweet by the network, the latest names added to the growing list of notables participating in the heavily anticipated live adaptation of the classic film are Hairspray actor Elijah Kelley, R&B star Ne-Yo,…

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(Photo credit: Kayana Szymczak for Picture Group) Lil Rel’s introduction to the national comedy scene began with his first appearance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which led to a slew of major appearances, including Comedy Central’s “Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey,” Martin Lawrence’s “1st Amendment” on Starz, and HBO’s “Diddy’s Bad Boys…

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Black films hosts predominantly Black casts but have found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide. Check out a few blockbusters with black casts. Notice any actors or actresses who have found success in multiple movies on this list? –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above, Lee Daniels: The Butler is the latest feature from the Weinstein company. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding,…

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Peeples Stars:  Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson Wade Walker and Grace Peeples (Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington as a couple. Yeah, that’s pretty funny already) are almost, but not quite to the meet the parents stage. He’s ready. She’s not quite. After all, Daddy Peeples (David Alan Grier) is a…

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The 2012 Tony Awards nominees were recently announced in New York. Amongst the nominees, seven African Americans are up for this most coveted award in their respective categories. These individuals all display powerful performances that would captivate any audience. A majority of these actors and actresses are part of the all-black cast in the revival…

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