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

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David Lee/Netflix 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. Continue Reading Take a peek here: Now Misty officially matches her comic-book character, and has this upgrade to – spoiler alert! – replace the one that the Hand member villain Bakuto (Ramón Rodríguez)…

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Tatyana Ali, Kim Fields & Jasmine Guy Star in Holiday Movie ‘Secret Santa’

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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. Continue Reading The two-hour original movie is currently shooting in Salt Lake City, Utah,…

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Sanaa Lathan Stars in New Netflix Film ‘Nappily Ever After’

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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. Continue Reading Deadline reports that Tina Chism (“ATL”, “Drumline”) drafted the script with rewrites from Lisa Loomer (“Girl, Interrupted”), Adam Brooks (“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”)…

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Shonda Rhimes Signs Multi-Year Deal to Move Shondaland to Netflix

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Photo courtesy of PMK By Sharee Silerio Shonda Rhimes is making moves again! The game-changing, hit-making writer, producer and showrunner is bringing her talent and production company, Shondaland, to Netflix! Her longtime producing partner, Betsy Beers, makes the move as well. Continue Reading If you’re like me, then you started watching “Scandal”, Rhimes’ beloved, powerful, riveting, trailblazing show with a…

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8 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 7

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Relationships are tough. Whether it’s family, friends, coworkers, fellow professionals or the general public, interacting with, getting through to, and understanding others can be difficult. Continue Reading Last night’s episode of Queen Sugar explores this aspect of life, especially the fact that we are often driven by what is left unspoken, unattended and buried within. Grief pushes our secrets, deep…

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We’re Loving This ‘Queen Sugar’ Issue Of Ebony Magazine

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By Sharee Silerio The second season of “Queen Sugar” is underway, with the Bordelon family gracing the screen with their superb acting chops, storylines that move the soul and cinematic snapshots that are reminiscent of dreams. Continue Reading Now is the perfect time to revel in the show that is black, and represents everything blackness is – complex, beautiful, strong,…

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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Will Produce James Baldwin Novel As His Next Film

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(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) By Sharee Silerio Months after winning an Oscar for Best Picture for “Moonlight”, award-winning writer and director Barry Jenkins has revealed his next project. His follow-up film is an adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna Pictures. Continue Reading Jenkins wrote the screenplay in 2013, with support…

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