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Here’s Your First Look At Ava DuVernay’s Series ‘Queen Sugar’

by #teamEBONY

Listen, Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay are not playing around. Tuesday night, OWN set TV screens--and ratings--on fire when the network debuted… Read More

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Oprah Winfrey Heats Up Primetime With ‘Greenleaf’

by Crystal Shaw King

Complicated. Committed. Determined. Those are just some of the words the cast of OWN’s… Read More

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[FastForward] Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of Big and Small Screens

by EBONY.com and AAFCA

We are still on a high from the melanin mandate that was this… Read More

Mike Epps Breaks the Mold with ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck’

Mike Epps Breaks the Mold with ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck’

by Ericka N. Goodman

In his first foray into network television, comedian Mike Epps plays the lead character, Buck, a wayward but charismatic hustler, who has… Read More

Teyonah Parris Brings the 80s, and Miki Howard’s Story, to Life

Teyonah Parris Brings the 80s, and Miki Howard’s Story, to Life

by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

Biopics are tricky. The family or the artist or the estate of a deceased person usually has to agree on the finer points. Sometimes they flat out… Read More

Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks

Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks

by Michael A. Gonzales

In the 1970s, what most Blaxploitation films had in common were their scorching soundtracks that sounded great in the grindhouse blaring through ancient… Read More

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Films About Slavery Are Important, Even If You’re Tired of Them

by Matthew Allen

History Channel’s Roots reboot premiered… Read More

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Snoop Can't Criticize 'Roots' When He's Serving Poisoned Kool-Aid Too

by Michael Harriot

When a person or a group wholly accepts a viewpoint without thinking about it critically, it is sometimes referred to as “Drinking the Kool-Aid.”… Read More

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Terrence J Is Taking Over Hollywood

by Alex Titus

Just over 10 years ago, Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins was a budding television host with dreams of becoming a household name. Now, the host-turned-actor… Read More

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[Grindhouse Gems] Uncovering Johnny Tough

by Michael A. Gonzales

The Blaxploitation era of the 1970s gave the world an array of explosive films that include seminal features Shaft, Super Fly, Coffy… Read More

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