Lena Waithe inks a deal with Amazon Studios for a slate of new projects

Waithe inks a deal

Lena Waithe inks a deal with Amazon Studios to create new shows. Joining the growing list of talent at Amazon Studios, the Emmy-award winner will serve as executive producer on the horror anthology Them, starring Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas. In addition, Waithe will produce a new original series for Amazon Prime Video. Waithe’s Hillman Grad Network […]

Netflix debuts at Essence Fest with Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall

On Friday, June 30, Netflix kicked off its debut presence at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans with a little help from the cast members of “Dear White People” and “Orange Is The New Black.” Fans filled Center Stage as the cast of “Dear White People” gathered onstage for the special news announcing the […]

4 great Netflix shows for staying culturally aware

Photo credit: Instagram – @dearwhitepeople While there are a ton of excellent shows to choose from on Netflix, there are a couple that are both incredibly well-done and great for advancing the culture. Here’s a list of four excellent Netflix shows that are great for relaxing during a night at home and staying woke while […]

Ashley Blaine Featherson talks ‘Dear White People’

Some folks may recognize Ashley Blaine Featherson as Whitney, who is at the center of the wacky online dating triangle from the Black and sexy TV series, “Hello Cupid.” More, however, may know her as Joelle “Curls” Brooks from the film-turned-Netflix series, “Dear White People.” After all, “Dear White People” has been abuzz since its […]

Meet Logan Browning, the new face of ‘Dear White People’

Logan Laurice Browning is navigating the streets of Los Angeles like a seasoned Black woman boss, metaphorically and literally. To the former, the starlet eagerly awaits her debut as the lead character in “Dear White People,” which premieres April 28 on Netflix. To the latter, she’s actually whipping what I imagine to be a wicked […]

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 […]

Morehouse College football team displays homophobia

Members of the Morehouse College football team are being accused of homophobic bigotry during a viewing of the film Dear White People. The ugly event occurred this past weekend in Columbia, South Carolina, while the team was there to play Benedict College. According to witnesses, the team entered the theater in a large group, and […]

‘Fury’ surpasses ‘Gone Girl’ to top the weekend box office

The totals are in and Gone Girl has finally loosened its grip on the top spot after two weeks and dropped to the No. 2  movie in the  country. Brad Pitt and his war drama Fury, which also stars Michael Pena, is the new top dog having raked in over $23 million. Despite falling to number two, psychological thriller […]

10 tips for non-blacks inspired by ‘Dear White People’

Dear White People is a satirical film exploring race relations on a fictional predominantly white college campus in the U.S. The film was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is slated for box-office release sometime this fall. This refreshing look at color lines in this country got me thinking about a […]