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New Film ‘Dark Girls 2’ Takes A Look At Colorism in the Black Community

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By Sharee Silerio Growing up, my dark, melanin-rich skin stood out in a predominately white community. With it came “burnt” jokes from other black kids, “ugly” comments from white kids and low self-esteem. Continue Reading So in 2013, when Dark Girls premiered on OWN, I was excited to watch other women tell their stories; women who, like me, suffered because…

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Take A First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Queen Sugar’

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By Sharee Silerio Fans yearning to satisfy their #GimmeSugar cravings don’t have too much longer to wait because season two of Queen Sugar is near! Continue Reading Last season, millions of viewers tuned in to the riveting debut show, making it the #1 new cable series for African-American women. The critically-acclaimed drama from Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive…

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Hair’itage the Play is Creating a Voice for Black Women’s Natural Hair Stories

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By Sharee Silerio In an anti-black world, the natural hair movement is a rebellion against Western ideals, a self-love wave, or simply freedom for black women around the globe. Continue Reading From kinks and coils deemed “inappropriate” in the workplace or school, to black men telling black women that straight hair looks better on them; choosing to wear the hair…

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CodeBlack, TV One and Gentlemen Jack Join Forces with Omari Hardwick To Find New Black Filmmakers

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Great news for Black filmmakers looking to breakout into the scene! Codeblack Entertainment and TVOne are joining forces with Gentleman Jack Whiskey have launched its Real to Reel contest to support and highlight bold, new African American voices. Continue Reading Participating filmmakers across the country will be competing for a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami…

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Hidden Fences Is Being Made Into A Satirical Play

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How can we forget the major fail that was “Hidden Fences?” On that infamous day, Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Pharrell Williams on the Golden Globes red carpet as he was promoting Hidden Figures. His original score for the film was nominated at the time. During an atmosphere where a good number of Black-lead films were frontrunners, Bush…

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‘Black-Ish’ Actress Yara Shahidi Has Gotten Accepted Into Every College She Applied To

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Yara Shahidi is best known as actress Zoey on television show Black-ish. Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) has been a beacon of light for young girls to look up to, not only starring on a hit primetime TV show, but slaying the fashion game, speaking out for social justice and overall presenting herself to be an eloquent and sophisticated role model. Continue…

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Janelle Monae To Deliver Dillard University 2017 Commencement Speech

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Photo Credit: Hopper Stone Dillard University will be setting a spark at their 2017 Commencement ceremony as the Electric Lady herself, Janelle Monáe has been confirmed as the Commencement speaker! Continue Reading The multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and CoverGirl spokesperson has recently made waves as an actor in Hollywood this past award season, double-dipping in Academy Award nominated Hidden…

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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 From Leukemia Battle

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Sad news, folks. Successful pop culture and stand-up comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away this morning after a leukemia battle, via TMZ and confirmed by his manager. He had been undergoing chemotherapy in a NYC hospital. Continue Reading Arguably, Murphy’s most infamous comedic performances occurred when he co-starred on Chappelle’s Show in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including…

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