Chloe x Halle Join The Cast of 'Black-ish' Spinoff 'Grown-ish'


If you haven’t heard the names “Chloe x Halle,” then allow me to introduce you! Those familiar with the young and talented duo may have seen them performing acoustic/a cappella versions of hits on social media. One super important person saw them, though: Beyoncé, herself!

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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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Tatyana Ali, Kim Fields & Jasmine Guy Star in Holiday Movie 'Secret Santa'


By Sharee Silerio

Lifetime is bringing the movie “Secret Santa” (working title), starring “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alumna Tatyana Ali, Jasmine Guy, Kim Fields, Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers”), Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) and Brendan Fehr (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) to television screens this winter.

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Girls Trip Producer Will Packer Speaks On Possible Sequel: "We're Definitely Talking About It"


After completely shattering the box offices opening weekend, Girls Trip continue to raise the bar, exceeding any expectations set for the film. To date, the film starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith and the hilarious Tiffany Haddish, has exceeded over $114 million in revenue. Not bad for a film with a $19 million budget.

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Michaela Coel Says 'Chewing Gum' Won't Renew For Third Season

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The cheeky British comedy we’ve come to love seems to have come to an end.

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Girls Trip Becomes 1st Film to Cross $100M Produced, Directed, Written and Starring African Americans


If you haven't seen the hilarious Girls Trip yet--girl, what are you waiting for?

When four friends–Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival during a girls trip, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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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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New Web Series 'The North Pole' Tackles Gentrification in Oakland


What do evil-looking polar bears and the North Pole have to do with Oakland, California?

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Shonda Rhimes Signs Multi-Year Deal to Move Shondaland to Netflix

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By Sharee Silerio

Shonda Rhimes is making moves again! The game-changing, hit-making writer, producer and showrunner is bringing her talent and production company, Shondaland, to Netflix! Her longtime producing partner, Betsy Beers, makes the move as well.

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Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson's '2 Dope Queens' Podcast Headed to HBO

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Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show”, “The Incredible Jessica James”) and Phoebe Robinson’s (“Broad City”) popular podcast “2 Dope Queens” is being adapted into a four-part hour-long television series for HBO!

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Taraji P. Henson Says This Year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards Is All About Love

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By Sharee Silerio

This year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards is all about love. In a promotional video for the show, host Taraji P. Henson tells us that love is the force, the remedy and the solution to all that is amiss in this world, especially for the Black community, particularly for Black women.

Love. We hear a lot about it, what it means, what it isn’t, what it is, how to be it. It’s been said that to love others, we must first love ourselves.

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'Insecure' Renewed For Season 3 On HBO


Looks like we'll be seeing more of Tasha and Lawrence!

HBO has officially renewed Issa Rae's Insecure for season-three.

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OWN to Air New Docu-Series 'Black Love' With Tia Mowry, Meagan Good and Viola Davis

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Oprah Winfrey has enlisted filmmakers Tommy Oliver and Codie Elaine Oliver (The Perfect Guy) to produce a new show called Black Love. Black Love will feature the lives and relationships of Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin; Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict; Viola Davis and Julius Tennon; Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell; among many other additional couples.

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Yara Shahidi's 'Black-ish' Spinoff Is Being Called 'Grown-ish'


So, remember when we announced that Yara Shahidi’s Zoey Johnson character from Black-ish was getting her new spin-off show? Well, at the time, College-ish was the working title. We now have an official title!

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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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Tiffany Haddish Is Starring In New Comedy Series Created by Jordan Peele

Tiffany Haddish stars in live-action comedy film Girls Trip
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Have you watched the film “Girls Trip” yet? If your answer is “no”, then you need to go see it NOW! The history-making, box office hit is worth the $10 ticket, and deserves a stamp of approval for a sequel!

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8 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 7


Relationships are tough. Whether it’s family, friends, coworkers, fellow professionals or the general public, interacting with, getting through to, and understanding others can be difficult.

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How Black Women are Redefining Body Image Through Social Media


How often do you feel that the portrayal of black women’s bodies is narrow, misconstrued?
Or maybe you feel that it’s hyperbolic, exaggerated.

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You Can Now Listen To Every Song From The 'Insecure' Season 2 Premiere


A film or television show’s soundtrack is often just as important as its visuals, serving as the perfect compliment to an emotionally resonating scene. HBO’s Insecure hit the ground running with praise for its debut season’s soundtrack, famously consulted via Solange Knowles. With the masterful work by composer Raphael Saadiq and music supervisor Kier Lehman, season 1 granted us gifts like Kendrick Lamar’s Alright and D’Angelo’s Sugah Daddy.

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