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A Janet Jackson Netflix Documentary On Divorced Motherhood Is Reportedly In The Works

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Miss Jackson is always in control! Janet Jackson is reportedly in talks with Netflix for a documentary series about life after her divorce and new journey as a new mother. Of course, the routinely private singer’s life has been the source of much speculation nowadays, so having her tell her own story would be significant. Continue Reading A source from…

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After 184 Years, Oberlin College Names Its First Black President

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Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar is leaving to become president of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio.  (MORNING CALL FILE PHOTO) After 184 years, Oberlin College announced that its first African American leader would be a woman. Continue Reading Carmen Twillie Ambar will become Oberlin’s 15th president and the first African American woman to lead the institution. Ambar currently…

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[Exclusive] Docuseries “The Root” Sheds Light On Black Women’s Natural Hair Journey

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By Sharee Silerio Black women wearing their hair the way it grows out of their heads is a big deal. It breaks the “rules”, makes some people uncomfortable, and is often viewed as unkempt, unprofessional and inappropriate. Continue Reading The movement for black women to return to the hair they were born with has transformed what black beauty is, means…

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[Exclusive] Director of “Conversating While Black” Wants To Create More Black Content for Black People

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By Sharee Silerio At the barbershop. In the hair salon. Family gatherings. Game night. Dinner after a movie. What do all of these places and activities have in common? People getting together. Continue Reading When people normally gather, what do they do? Besides eating, they talk. Whether it’s about sports, music, number 45’s latest fiasco or another tragic case of…

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Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna will Co-star in Twitter-Inspired Film by Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae

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By Sharee Silerio We’re all aware of social media’s power and influence. It’s news. It’s commentary. It’s social change. It’s comedy. It’s movement-building. It’s error-correcting. It can be anything we want it to be. Last month, #BlackTwitter demonstrated its power to make things happen with two tweets. Twitter user @blaquepink shared this bomb photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o from…

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Yara Shahidi Gets Her Own Spinoff of ‘Black-Ish’

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Yay, we have a deal! Freeform has officially ordered 13 episodes to the Yara Shahidi comedy College-ish (working title), a spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish. The much-anticipated comedy, also starring Deon Cole (who portrays the eccentric and unpredictable, Charlie on Black-ish), is set to premiere in 2018. Continue Reading From Black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris, College-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter…

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Venus Williams to Star in and Produce Reality Television Series Focused on Women Entrepreneurs

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Photo courtesy of Venus Williams’ Facebook page By Sharee Silerio Have you ever wondered what The Apprentice or Shark Tank would look like with all-women entrepreneurs? Continue Reading Well, you’ll get the chance to find out, because tennis icon Venus Williams will be starring in and executive producing a new television show tentatively titled Deals in Heels, according to Deadline….

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