NAACP endorses “Madea” character?

by Ezekiel Walkeron May 30, 2014
Back in the early 19th century, black people were made to look like “coons,” “buffoons,” “mammies,” and other stereotypical caricatures for mainstream white audiences but we could always trust on the good ol’ NAACP to hold us down. Like in 1915, The Birth of a Nation, which is still considered one of, if not the […]

Web Short ‘Tall, Dark, And Handsome’ Explores Not-Racist-But-Don’t-Date-Black Topic

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
A web short titled Tall, Dark, and Handsome takes on individuals who claim to be non-racist, but are repelled by the idea of dating interracially. In the short, a young Black man sits down with a White woman around his age. She’s so repelled by the thought of dating a Black man that she can’t get […]


2nd ‘Get On Up’ Trailer Shows A More Vulnerable James Brown

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
A second trailer has been released for the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up. In this trailer, Brown appears much more vulnerable than in the first trailer. The clips focus on the pain in Brown’s relationship with his mother, who left her family, including her son, while he was still a child. Like the first trailer, […]

Check Out Trailer For Denzel Washington’s Film ‘The Equalizer’

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
Are you ready for another Denzel Washington action film? If so, there’s good news for you. The Equalizer will be in theaters at the end of this summer on September 26, 2014. The film stars Denzel Washington as “A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out […]


Is It Greedy To Ask For More Octavia Spencer In The Red Band Society Trailer?

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
Fox has released an extended trailer previewing their upcoming Fall 2014 series The Red Band Society. We already have a few post on the series, which features Octavia Spencer as a nurse in the hospital wing for critically ill teenagers. But in case you’ve missed our coverage, here’s the official synopsis from Fox: What if a […]

Watch Episode 5 Of Issa Rae’s Web Series ‘First’

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
    The 5th episode of Issa Rae’s web series First, titled “The First Adventure”, has landed on YouTube. In this episode, Robin and Charles have their first adventure while out on a romantic camping trip. It turns out Charles may have exaggerated his experience with camping in the outdoors, and Robin is not to […]


Maya Angelou Passes At Age 86

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
The death of author/poet Maya Angelou was announced on May 28, 2014. Reports say she died in her North Carolina home. Angelou was known mainly for her poetry and autobiographical works. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, published in 1969, is an autobiography that is one of her most well known works.The book was adapted […]
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Low Brow Racial Stereotypes Rule The Black-Ish Trailer: Watch And Read

by Anya Rahmingon May 16, 2014
Its always a delight to see Tracee Ellis Ross on TV, but there are quite a few things wrong with the trailer for her new show Black-ish. Black-ish is one of the dozens of television shows, including many featuring Black actors and actresses,  that have been picked up for the 2014-2015 season. There have been many recent leaps forward for diversity on TV as […]


Watch New Promos & Learn More About Upcoming Fox Series ‘Empire’

by Anya Rahmingon May 15, 2014
Fox has released two video clips previewing its upcoming television series Empire. The show has been officially picked up by the network to air in 2015. It stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Bryers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Grace Gaeley, and Malik Yoba as the family members and associates of Empire Entertainment. Lucious (Terrence Howard), […]

BET Awards To Be Hosted By Chris Rock, Nominations Announced

by Anya Rahmingon May 15, 2014
BET has released the full list of nominees for the 2014 BET Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Chris Rock. Categories range from film, to music, to social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and other creative arts.  The 2014 BET awards will air live on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET. “This year’s nominees represent the best of the culture,” […]

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Episode 4 Of Issa Rae’s ‘First’ Is Out, Watch It Here!

by Anya Rahmingon May 15, 2014
  Check out the latest release of Issa Rae’s web series ‘First.’ In this week’s episode titled “First Family Meeting”, Charles invites Robin over for a big family dinner. Robin is surprised at the impromptu invitation, but boldly takes him up on the offer. At the dinner, a slip up by Charles’ father brings up […]

Viola Davis And Shonda Rhimes Show ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Takes The Cake! Watch.

by Anya Rahmingon May 14, 2014
How To Get Away With Murder is the title of an upcoming Shonda Rhimes produced show starring Viola Davis, Alfie Enoch (you’ll recognize him as Dean Thomas from the Harry Potter films), Aja Naomi King, and a few other up and coming actors. It looks to be one of the most promising new series’ for fall 2014. […]


What Black Network TV Shows Are Cancelled, Renewed & New For Fall 2014

by Anya Rahmingon May 14, 2014
Its the time of year when major television networks including Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS make announcements regarding their upcoming programming. Renewals, cancellations, and new shows have been revealed. TV Shows prominently featuring Black Actors or Actresses that have been renewed for the 2014-2015 television season include: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) Resurrection (ABC) Scandal (ABC) Sleepy Hollow (Fox) […]

See Jada Pinkett-Smith As Villian In Newly Released Gotham Trailer!

by Anya Rahmingon May 7, 2014
Fox has released an extended trailer for the upcoming television show Gotham. Gotham is an origin story set in Batman’s hometown. However, the series revolves around Ben McKenzie, who plays Police Commissioner James Gordon. Batman is still a child when the series begins. You can read more about the show Gotham in this post. Jada Pinkett-Smith plays sadistic […]

Watch Episode 3 of Issa Rae’s Web Series ‘First’

by Anya Rahmingon May 2, 2014
The 3rd episode of Issa Rae’s newest web series First is out on YouTube. Last week, the newly minted couple went through all the drama that surrounds awaiting the first call following an amazing first date. This week’s episode is titled “The First Awkward Moment.”  It appears there is a pattern to how this series […]

Michael Ealy’s Series ‘Almost Human’ Not Renewed For 2nd Season

by Anya Rahmingon May 2, 2014
Its official. Michael Ealy’s part science fiction, part buddy-cop series Almost Human will not be renewed for a 2nd season on Fox. The shows viewership dropped reliably nearly every week. The premiere kicked off with 9.76 million live viewers, and the finale captured only 5.63 million viewers. These numbers are not acceptable for a Fox prime time […]

BET Has Revealed Tons Of New And Returning Shows And Specials

by Anya Rahmingon May 2, 2014
BET announced new and returning shows via a press release. The release contained up to date information on all upcoming programs for BET and Centric. Some of the most exciting news is that there will be a Being Mary Jane Season 2, a Real Husbands Of Hollywood Season 3, a season 8 of The Game. Check out […]

Norm Lewis (Scandal’s Edison) To Be First Black Phantom Of The Opera On Broaday

by Anya Rahmingon May 1, 2014
Norm Lewis, a talented actor and singer with numerous Broadway credits to his name, has just hit a huge milestone in his career. He’s been chosen to play The Phantom himself in a Broadway production of The Phantom Of The Opera beginning on May 12, 2014. Lewis’ other Broadway credits include portraying Abraham Van Helsing […]