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Historic Ebony Magazine Cuts A Third Of Staff, Plans Move to Los Angeles

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  Written by Sharee Silerio Ebony, the magazine that has been a staple in black homes, beauty salons and businesses, is experiencing major changes. Continue Reading Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported that the lifestyle publication laid off about 10 of its 35 employees, including its editor-in-chief Kyra Kyles. Ebony’s headquarters will move from Chicago to Los Angeles in an…

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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 New Lifetime Original Film ‘Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland’

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Photo courtesy of Lifetime By Sharee Silerio After telling the life stories of music megastars Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and Aaliyah (which most fans hated), next on Lifetime’s list is a film based on a best-selling book about global icon Michael Jackson. Continue Reading The movie, Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, is based on the book Remember the Time: Protecting…

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Viola Davis to Produce True Crime Series ‘Two Sides of the Truth’ for TV One

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By Sharee Silerio This past weekend, 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was added to the list of black, unarmed women, children and men killed by police. Over the last several years, countless hashtags memorializing them have dominated social media discussions, blog posts, opinion pieces and social justice campaigns. Continue Reading In the limited television series Two Sides of the Truth, Oscar-winning actress…

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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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Remembering Charlie Murphy’s Legacy of Laughter

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Matthew Simmons/Getty Images By Sharee Silerio Beloved comedian, actor, author, screenwriter and voice-over artist Charlie Murphy will be remembered as one of the greatest comics of the past two decades. Continue Reading Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised by his mother, a telephone operator, and his stepdad. His father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police…

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23-Year-Old Nigerian Author Lands Seven-Figure Film Deal With African Fantasy Novel

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Photo courtesy of Tomi Adeyemi’s Instagram Written by Sharee Silerio 23-year-old Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach, is following in the footsteps of Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book-turned-hit-film Hidden Figures. Continue Reading Like Shetterly, Ayedemi’s first book, Children Of Blood And Bone is being developed as a movie, even though it hasn’t been published yet!…

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