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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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This Alternate Ending for ‘Get Out’ is Exactly What Black People Expected

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Jordan Peele’s debut, record-breaking, critically and culturally acclaimed film Get Out will have its DVD and Blu-Ray release next Tuesday, May 23rd. Peele is the first African-American writer-director to surpass $100 million at the box office, has maintained a 99% or better rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and his first project is the highest-grossing original debut ever. Continue Reading The satirical…

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Jordan Peele Producing Jim Crow Era Horror Series ‘Lovecraft Country’ for HBO

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By Sharee Silerio Jordan Peele is on fire! After the wild success of “Get Out”, a first-look deal with Universal Pictures and a record breaking debut film, he’s on his way to make more history with art that imitates life. Continue Reading In partnership with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, Peele will executive produce an hour-long horror…

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