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Solange’s Masterful Performance at Guggenheim Is ‘An Ode To’ Black Women

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Solange performs “An Ode To,” a stunning visual performance of her album ‘A Seat At The Table.’ Krisanne Johnson / Red Bull Content Pool Written by Tonja Renée Stidhum Solange Knowles graced the Guggenheim for a Red Bull Music Academy event that was billed as an “interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation examining themes from A Seat at the Table“—and it was…

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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 College Grad Remixed Kendrick Lamar’s DNA To Summarize Her College Journey

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Stand up! No need to be humble! Continue Reading Recent college graduate Nahla Ward pushed all humility to the side when she chose Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA” as the muse for her rapping about the transformative power of higher education on Instagram this past Monday. In the video, the 21-year-old Temple University grad spits bars about her college accomplishments, decked out…

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Mo’ Nique Doubles Down On Claims That She Was Blackballed in Hollywood

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Remember when, two years ago, Mo’Nique (Blackbird) accused Lee Daniels (Empire) of blackballing her after her 2010 Oscars win? She had claimed that because she didn’t shout him out during her Best Supporting Actress winning acceptance speech as well as failing to campaign for the film, Precious, properly. Her subsequent absence from the limelight post-win was squarely blamed on Daniels,…

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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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