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On DC Entertainment, Cyborg, And Going Back To The Afrofuture

By Arturo R. García DC Entertainment scored a rare PR victory over archrival Marvel over the weekend when it announced its upcoming slate of films. At first glance, this latest take on the DC movie universe instantly puts Marvel’s to shame when it comes to inclusion. Show More Summary

Live From San Diego Comic Fest: The Afrofuturism Panel

By Arturo R. García The final day of the Comic Fest opened with one of the most far-ranging topics in speculative fiction in Afrofuturism. And true to form, the speakers reached into the past and toward the future in discussing not only...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Peña, Latina actress gone too soon

Elizabeth Peña was a Latina actress and pioneer. The actress who died Tuesday in Los Angeles at 55 performed in many roles where she broke stereotypes. Among my favorites were “Lone Star” and “Tortilla Soup.” She also co-starred in “Jacob’s...Show More Summary

My Fair Selfie?

by Guest Contributor Deepa Hi, my name is Deepa, and I’m excited to be reviewing ABC’s new fall show Selfie for you! When I first heard the premise of Selfie, I was pretty skeptical. It was billed as a modern-day version of the musical...Show More Summary

Last Poet in Harlem: Abiodun Oyewole (dir. Vagabond Beaumont)

from Vagabond Beaumont Original Last Poet Abiodun Oyewole talks about his life as a poet and his new upcoming book Branches Of The Tree Of Life published by 2Leaf Press. Branches Of The Tree Of Life collects over four decades of Abiodun's poetry. Last Poet In Harlem from vagabond Beaumont on Vimeo.

Flying Lotus and Flying Africans: "Never Catch Me" by Mark Anthony Neal

Flying Lotus and Flying Africans by Mark Anthony Neal | NewBlackMan (in Exile) As yet another #hashtag circulated—this time #16times—in reference to yet another of those shootings in Missouri, you perhaps get just an inkling of the spiritual...Show More Summary

How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Side Eyes, Situations and Sexual Secrets

Between her new TV series, How to Get Away With Murder, getting picked up for a full season; visits from Denzel Washington; evangelizing toddler fans while kicking it with Elmo on Sesame Street; insightful stories in Vulture, Variety...Show More Summary

Ali Shaheed Muhammad talks Midnight Marauders: Outtakes from The Hip-Hop Fellow

Price Films Ali Shaheed Muhammad discusses the iconic cover art for A Tribe Called Quest's classic 'Midnight Marauders'. The Hip-Hop Fellow Outtakes - Ali Shaheed Muhammad talks Midnight Marauders from Pricefilms on Vimeo. The Hip-Hop...Show More Summary

Remembering the Gifts of Geoffrey Holder

With his death at the age of 84, Geoffrey Holder leaves a legacy of creative genius, from the all-black Broadway production of The Wiz, which he costumed and directed, to his unforgettable “uncola man” of 7Up fame.

Aftermath: Mimi Faust Admits To Seeing Multiple Missed Calls From Nikko’s Wife On His Phone & Talks LHHATL New Comers

Mimi talks learning about Nikko’s wife, how her daughter is dealing with the loss of her grandfather, her relationship with the new LHHATL ladies and more Mimi Faust Speaks On Being Suspicious Of Nikko’s “Wife” Before Learning The Truth Love

Aftermath: Mimi Faust Admits To Seeing Multiple Missed Calls From Nikko’s Wife On His Phone & Talks LHHATL New Comers

Mimi Faust Speaks On Being Suspicious Of Nikko’s “Wife” Before Learning The Truth Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is on it’s scheduled hiatus from our television screens as Love & Hip Hop Hollywood is underway and bring the ratchetness, but

Hartford Foundation Celebrates Black Philanthropy with Stories of Inspiration

Valaida Fullwood with guests at the Hartford Foundation’s “Celebrating Black Philanthropy” event on September 23, 2014 HARTFORD, CT – On September 23, 2014, the Hartford Foundation hosted “Celebrating Black Philanthropy: Stories of Inspiration”...Show More Summary

''Amazing: The Tests and Triumph of Bud Powell' -- A Film Trailer from DrGuyMusiQology

DrGuyMusiQology Film trailer for Guthrie Ramsey, Jr.'s forthcoming documentary Amazing: The Tests and Triumph of Bud Powell. Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania...Show More Summary

Lip Service: Angela Yee Talks Plastic Surgery With GiGi Maguire And Stephanie Santiago And Asks August Alsina Why Men Cheat [Video]

LIP SERVICE PART 1: August Alsina from angela yee on Vimeo. Ever wondered how “dancers” and “models” got those big ole donks? Angela Yee Brings Back Lip Service, Talks Plastic Surgery And Cheating With GiGi Maguire, Stephanie Santia...

Funny Business: The Racialicious Review of Cantinflas

By Arturo R. García It was perhaps inevitable that Sebastian del Amo’s Cantinflas would fit Charlie Chaplin into the proceedings. Much like Richard Attenborough before him, del Amo finds himself needing to make room for not just a performer, but a singular persona. Show More Summary

‘Cristela’ is a Latin-themed TV Show I Might Actually Watch

Mexican-American comedienne Cristela Alonzo might not be as stunning as Sofía Vergara -and chances are the EMMY Academy will never put her on a rotating pedestal. However, judging from the following trailer -and description- of the upcoming ABC comedy Cristela, she has the potential to … Continue reading ?

They Still Got It! “Lean On Me” Cast Members Reunite & Sing “Eastside High” School Anthem 25 Years Later [Video]

This year marks 25 years since the now-infamous classic black film “Lean On Me” made its’ debut in theaters and in celebration of the occasion, 5 of the cast members who were all apart of what was arguably the most

Prime-Time TV Inches Closer to Living Color

The title alone was enough to set some people on edge. But the producers of ABC’s Black-ish have spent a lot of time assuring potential viewers that the show isn’t just a collection of jokes about an upper-middle-class family. Instead,...Show More Summary

ABC’s New Black-ish Strives to Keep It Real While Keeping It Funny

If 2013 was all about “cultural appropriation”—the Grammys, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” Billboard’s color vacancy, that damn twerk—then 2014 might just be all about “policing” bodies, respectability... and blackness.

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