Issa Rae's 'Butter + Brown' Web Series Finds Home On Magic Johnson's Aspire TV


Looks like Issa Rae is winning again! The actress, creator of Insecure is seeing more life from one of her popular web series Butter + Brown. Yesterday, Aspire TV announced that it would air Issa Rae's culinary web series on the network at the beginning of October.

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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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Here's A First-Look At Marvel's 'Luke Cage' Season 2

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By Sharee Silerio

Entertainment Weekly released an exclusive first-look of the second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, showing Misty Knight’s (Simone Missick) fan-requested bionic arm.

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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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Teyana Taylor Pays Homage to Janet Jackson At MTV VMAs

Pictured: Teyana Taylor left at 2017 VMA's, Janet Jackson right at 1995 VMA's

By Sharee Silerio

If you watched yesterday’s 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, then you know that Teyana Taylor did NOT come to play!

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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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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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Octavia Spencer and Kasi Lemmons Working on Madam C.J. Walker Series With LeBron James


By Sharee Silerio

Many of us have heard of Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made African-American female millionaire. But how much do we really know about Ms. Walker?

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A Petition Calls for Missy Elliott Statue to Replace A Confederate Monument in Her Hometown

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By Sharee Silerio

A Change.org petition started by Nathan Coflin wants to replace Portsmouth, Virginia’s Confederate monument with a statue of one of its most successful natives – producer, dancer and rapper Missy Elliott.

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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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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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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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Sanaa Lathan Stars in New Netflix Film 'Nappily Ever After'


By Sharee Silerio

“Love &  Basketball” and “Shots Fired” star Sanaa Lathan will play the main character in a Netflix original film based on the book “Nappily Ever After” by Trisha R. Thomas.

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CN Exclusive: Goapele Opens Up About Her Big Hair Chop, Offers Advice To Young Women

Photo Credit: Samuel Whitworth; courtesy of Goapele    

Following the release of her latest EP Dreamseeker, Goapele has received a world of attention for her bold new haircut.

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Issa Rae Lets Fans Know Condoms Are Being Used on 'Insecure'

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When Issa Rae made the leap from YouTube sensation to bonafide HBO star, millennials rejoiced. We saw Issa go from Awkward Black Girl to Hollywood, red carpets, awards shows, and interviews -- but one thing we didn't see her go for was protection on her hit show, Insecure.

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Dave Chapelle Finally Meets Dylan From 'Making The Band'


You're not a true Dave Chapelle fan if you're not familiar with his famous Making The Band skit, where he imitates hip hop artist Dylan.

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