‘Empire’ Re-Ups the Ratchet for Episode 2<br />

‘Empire’ Re-Ups the Ratchet for Episode 2

by Kweli I. Wright

The controversial FOX family drama Empire came out swinging for its premiere last week (insert Cookie broomstick beatdown… Read More

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‘Selma’ Scores Best Picture Oscar Nod

by The New York Times

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Richard Linklater’s… Read More

A Tupac Musical Is Coming to Broadway

Tupac Biopic Moves Forward

by Rolling Stone

A long-delayed Tupac Shakur biopic will begin shooting in June, according to the film’s producer, Randall Emmett… Read More

Tyler Perry Gets Animated with ‘Madea’s Tough Love’ [VIDEO]<br />

Tyler Perry Gets Animated with ‘Madea’s Tough Love’ [VIDEO]

Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry makes his first foray into family animation with the release of  Madea’s Tough… Read More

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Snoop Joins ‘Empire’ Cast

by Billboard

The new TV series Empire has landed another star guest: according to The Wrap, Snoop Dogg will show up in episode 11. The show premiered… Read More

Phylicia Rashad Defends Cosby on ‘Nightline’<br />

Phylicia Rashad Defends Cosby on ‘Nightline’

by US Magazine

Phylicia Rashad insists she “never saw anything inappropriate” in all the years she worked on set with… Read More

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Muslim Actor Portraying Jesus Defends Casting

by EW.com

The Muslim-raised actor starring in National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus has defended his casting… Read More

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Taraji P. Henson Defends ‘Empire’ Against 50 Cent

by The Grio

It looks like Taraji P. Henson and 50 Cent have beef. Last week, the rapper/actor… Read More

We Shall Overcome: Ava DuVernay on Making 'Selma'

‘Selma’ Director Not ‘Interested in Making a White-Savior Movie’

by Rolling Stone

“Every filmmaker imbues a movie with their own point of view,” Selma director Ava DuVernay tells Rolling… Read More

“Sorority Sisters” backlash ignores proud history, social relevance of Divine Nine

The Shame in 'Sorority Sisters'

by Kim Trent

More than a century ago, Black activist and scholar W.E.B. DuBois championed the development of a "Talented Tenth": the… Read More

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