Watch Issa Rae Pitch Her Concept for A Black Version of '90210'


by Alma Hill

What was the last teenage melodrama you watched on TV? Was it this last, very disappointing season of Pretty Little Liars? Are you a Riverdale fan? Or maybe you relive your younger years with the socialites of the Gossip Girl world. Ever notice anything? Or rather, do you ever notice that you…. well.. don’t notice something?

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By Alma Hill

“Passing” is a controversial concept in Black American Culture. We all know someone who is light enough, or has fair enough features to “pass” as white. Often times, these fair skinned family members are complete anomalies in their families. Take Quincy Jones’ daughters for example. Kidada Jones, while she is lighter in skin tone is visibly a black woman. Her younger sister however, Rasheeda, is a more public figure in today's entertainment world and most people don’t know she’s black.

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Buzzfeed Actress Quinta Brunson Signs With ICM Partners

Photo: Quinta Brunson's Facebook

by Alma Hill

Meme queen Quinta Brunson (aka Quinta B) has been making moves for years as a social media influencer. Her viral videos quickly catapulted her career as a black female comedian, which was a rare occurrence at the time. Now, she’s one of the most recognizable faces on the net and was just named one of the Top 15 Rising Crossover Stars in Hollywood by the Hollywood Reporter.

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Mike Jones Makes the Leap from Rapper to Real Estate Mogul

Mike Jones pictured with new business partner. "Me & Building Buddies / Next Project : Jones Carrington Estates ... 50 homes on 23 acres."

It’s no secret that the best way to make money as a musician is to do something other than music. The richest moguls in hip-hop all made their money elsewhere. Jay-Z and Diddy both spend more time managing the careers of other very musicians than actually making their own. Chamillionaire is spending his days investing in tech start ups. 50 Cent is still eating off the Coca-Cola Vitamin Water Deal he made in the late 2000’s. The latest rapper turned investor is none other than Who? MIKE JONES.

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Season 7 Finale of 'Suits' to Introduce New Spinoff Series Starring Gina Torres

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Several blogs have been whispering about the possibility of Gina Torres reviving her character Jessica Pearson from the long running USA drama Suits in her own independent spinoff. As of August 16th, it's official!

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Former Alvin Ailey Dancer Builds a 20,000 Sq Ft Mansion For Entire Family, Friends

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Imagine that for Thanksgiving dinner you didn’t have to take off work. That there were no flights, no booking, no frigid Megabus rides down the coast. What if for Thanksgiving you could simply leave your apartment, in your 20,000 sq ft mansion, and walk down the hall, to join the rest of your family, extended family, and friends who were already waiting at the table.

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5 Podcasts Hosted by Black Women You Should Start Listening To ASAP

Pictured: Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu of Another Round Podcast.
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I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with podcasts. It all started when I realized the tea of the Breakfast Club daily was starting to get a little stale, and I found myself wanting more. That coupled with the fact that I don’t typically wake up at the crack of dawn, meant I would miss half the show.

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Esperanza Spalding Becomes A Harvard Professor

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Esperanza Spalding can officially add Harvard Professor to her long list of accolades.

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This Powerful Ad Shows How Black Parents Talk About Racial Bias With Their Kids


My Black is Beautiful, a Proctor & Gamble owned brand has released an incredible ad touching on that most sensitive of topics. It highlights the first time Black children have to contend with their skin color being seen as problematic.

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Here's What We Loved About Insecure Season 2, Episode 1

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Okay y'all Season 2 Episode 1 happened hella fast, and gave us a lot of information a little at a time, so it's time to recap!

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Watch the New Trailer for The Incredible Jessica James



Everybody loves Jessica Williams.

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Meet The 7-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Runs Her Own Food Truck

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Little Rock, Arkansas is HOT y’all. I’m talking 80 degrees in the shade on a cool day hot. When it’s that hot, there is nothing more satisfying than a nice cool glass of Lemonade and I know where the good stuff is.

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10 Serious Hair-inspirations from the 2017 BET Awards

Photo: Getty Images Issa Rae at the 2017 BET Awards

Written by Alma J. Hill

Award shows are for hair envy, no matter the event. The BET Awards is one of the few occasions where you will see black women embracing their natural textures in all their unique glory. This year did not disappoint with TONS of amazing, intricate designs atop our favorite celebs heads. Here's just a few that gave us some serious hair inspiration. If you need me. I'll be on Issa Rae's Instagram all day, trying to find her stylist.

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Five Flint City Officials Charged With Manslaughter

Attorney General Bill Schuette takes questions after announcing new charges against two high-ranking state health officials in the fourth round of criminal charges in the Flint drinking water crisis on Wednesday June 14, 2017 during a press conference at Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. Photo: Detroit Free Press

Is justice in the waters of Flint, Michigan?

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Season 2 of 'Insecure' Is Here And It's Hella Lit


Issa Rae is back and as Insecure as ever.

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5 Reasons Why The Black Panther Trailer Left Us An Emotional Wreck

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The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Black Panther was released yesterday and one thing is for certain: RYAN COOGLER DID NOT COME TO PLAY GAMES. Here are five takeaways from the trailer that made me want to sit in a corner and read Marvel until the premier in nine months.

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Does Bill Maher and Other White Liberals Get A Pass on Racism?


Written by Alma J. Hill

Recently Bill Maher, host of the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, pulled the ever unforgivable N-word out of his tired ass trick hat. This isn’t the first time that Maher has used inflammatory rhetoric, but it is the first time he’s had the gall to use the N Word, in public anyway.

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Black Scientists Create Hair Care Line Specifically For Black Hair


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To believe the hype, or not to believe the hype. That is the question.

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How The Colored Girl Campaign Tackles Colorism With The Beauty of Diversity

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Written by Alma Hill

What is the color of change?

Two young women, Victory Jones and Tori Elizabeth are the founders of The Colored Girl, a creative agency looking answer that very question.

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Are HBCU Administrators and Their Students on the Same Page Politically?

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Written by Alma Hill

Remember back in the day when Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss were friends on RHOA? It was a necessary part of the plot but tolerable. Then, Phaedra’s shady side started to show. The cast and crew weren’t the only ones who started giving her a suspicious side-eye.

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