Finally! 24-Hour Black News Channel to Debut in November | The Root

Jay Connor, The Root Image: iStock, Featured Image I love Baby Boy reruns as much as the next person, but I’ve wondered for years why BET completely abandoned their daily news programming. And with TV One’s decision to can Roland Martin’s News One Now in 2017, those of us eager for network news have had […]

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Donald Glover’s ‘Guava Island’ Debuts After Coachella Set as Childish Gambino | The New York Times

Joe Coscarelli, The New York Times Donald Glover and Rihanna in “Guava Island,” streaming on Amazon., Featured Image CNN “Guava Island,” a new 55-minute film starring Donald Glover and Rihanna, was released as a limited-time free stream on Amazon overnight Saturday, during Glover’s headlining set as Childish Gambino at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts […]

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Behind “The Soundtrack of America,” Steve McQueen’s Unique Tribute To African American Music | Forbes

Keryce Chelsi Henry, Forbes Wh​itten Sabbatini/The New York T​imes/Redux, Featured Image What would a timeline of African American music sound like? How would it evolve from, say, slave spirituals to Stevie Wonder, or SZA? How would you demonstrate its breadth and global impact? This week acclaimed visual artist and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen reveals […]

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From Dumbo’s crows to The Song of the South: the Disney characters too racist to return | The Telegraph UK

Tim Robey, The Telegraph UK A scene from the original Dumbo (1941) CREDIT: ALAMY. Featured Image Tim Burton’s Dumbo – which opened on Friday to decidedly mixed reviews – is nearly twice as long as Disney’s 1941 classic, but there’s one set of characters you won’t find reproduced even for a nanosecond of screen time: […]

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With ‘Black Panther’ and now ‘Us,’ Winston Duke is on a Roll | AFRO

Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer, AFRO Photographed By Erik Tanner, Featured Image LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winston Duke went from relative obscurity to being a household name with his first film and he wasn’t even the lead, or second or third performer listed for that matter. That the first film in question was “Black Panther” […]

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The Uphill Battles of Black Talent Agents in Hollywood | The New York Times

Cara Buckley, The New York Times Lorrie Bartlett of ICM Partners, left; Brandon Lawrence of Creative Artists Agency; and J.B. Fitzgerald of United Talent Agency. Credit Photographs by Erik Carter for The New York Times. Featured Image Movies like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” don’t come around all that often partly because of how […]

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REVIEW: Aretha Franklin’s Soul-Stirring “Amazing Grace” Documentary Soars Into the Divine | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Featured Image Before reading, please understand the deep degree to which I am an Aretha Franklin fan. I have been in rapture since I was a teen grooving to “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” “Think,” and, of […]

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Rashidah De Vore Launches X On Demand: An Ingenious Cross Between Netflix and Black Twitter | The Network Journal

When Writer/Photographer/Content Creator Rashidah De Vore found difficulty getting her projects picked up by different companies and producers, she did what any self-respecting, entrepreneurial-minded woman would do: she created her own way.

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