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Roxanne Roxanne: The Roxanne Shanté Story on Netflix!

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Roxanne Shante via Getty Images By Mwabi Kaira Before Cardi B, Nikki Minaj, Remy Ma, Lil Kim, Eve, Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah, Salt & Pepper and every female rapper you can think of, there was Roxanne Shanté. 14-year-old Lolita Shanté Gooden released her debut single Roxanne Speaks Out in 1984 and became rap’s first female star. She released Roxanne Roxanne…

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Chadwick Boseman Covers Rolling Stone & Reveals the Donor Who Paid for Him To Study Theater at Oxford

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Norman Jean Roy for Rolling Stone By Josh Eells Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at least…

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T.I. & Walmart Give Away Black Panther Tickets in ATL & It Was Lit!

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T.I. & Family (photo: MichaelWalker/UmeekImages) By Mwabi Kaira Tip Harris aka rapper T.I. teamed up with Walmart to give away free tickets to an advance screening of Black Panther in Atlanta last night, and it was fiyah! Walmart chose to partner with T.I. because of his unwavering commitment to his community and because the movie was shot in Atlanta. Lucky…

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Black History In The Making: 3 Reasons Black Panther is Already a Classic For Black Folks

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Black Panther Cast By Kanisha Parks Black Panther comes out next weekend and it’s already broken Fandango’s advance ticket sales record, becoming their #1 selling superhero of all time. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting for this movie long before its official trailer dropped back in October 2017 but now the anticipation is through the roof. My entire family and…

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ is a Lesson in What’s Off Limits

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Megalyn Echikunwoke & Naturi Naughton  By Mwabi Kaira I didn’t see the trailer for Step Sisters, a Netflix original film starring Megalyn Echikunwoke and Naturi Naughton when it hit the internet weeks ago but I heard the uproar. Black folks said no, nope, nah son, not today, and stop the madness to the storyline of a Black sorority president teaching…

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