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Fox’s Monday night is suddenly home to not one but two time-shifting, multiracial buddy cop shows, not previously a particularly… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

USA Today set off a social media storm Sunday with a headline on its box-office story that many found racially insensitive. “’Holiday’… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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