Aisha I. Jefferson

‘Insecure’ Finale: 4 Verbal Exchanges That Had Me LOLing

*SPOILER ALERT* I just watched the “Insecure” season 1 finale for the third time and all I can say is that it is that show! If you haven’t been watching this HBO half-hour comedy then you need to set aside four hours to binge on the first season. (I also suggest that you stay off […]

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Enjoy 13 Great Family Films This Thanksgiving Weekend

Whether you want to spend time alone or strengthen your family bond, I have a few great suggestions for how you and the gang can stay entertained this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. XFINITY’S Thanksgiving Black Entertainment Collection includes a wonderful mix of your favorite family-themed films like “Soul Food” starring Vanessa L. Williams, Nia Long and Vivica A. Fox, […]

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Filmmaker Gets Real About Native American Stereotypes in Hollywood

If filmmaker Sterlin Harjo had one wish, it would be that Hollywood would stop resorting to stereotypes when depicting Native Americans. “I’d get rid of the flute music that white filmmakers think needs to be playing when an Indian comes on screen. It can be the smartest, brightest filmmaker and they still fall into these […]

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Documentary Chronicles Native American Gang Leader’s Story of Survival

In a few days, millions of Americans will gather with loved ones to watch football and eat themselves into a gluttonous stupor, marking the 395th anniversary of the original Thanksgiving harvest celebration that occurred at Plymouth Plantation. While he doesn’t object to such annual rituals, director Jack Riccobono hopes that Americans will educate themselves about […]

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Director Urges More Native Americans to Tell Their Stories in Hollywood

Though Native Americans are making greater strides in the TV and film space, filmmaker Ian Skorodin, founder of the L.A. Skins Fest — one of the country’s largest Native American film festivals — feels that they have barely scratched the surface. Skorodin, whose Tribal affiliation is Choctaw, founded L.A. Skins Fest to create a conduit between the […]

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Howard University Renames Communications School After Cathy Hughes

  Howard University’s School of Communications, which is affectionately known as the School of C, will soon have a new namesake: Cathy Hughes. An unveiling ceremony will be held Sunday to honor Hughes, who is the founder and chairwoman of Radio One, Inc. Radio One, the nation’s largest Black-owned and multi-media company, celebrated its 36th […]

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David Banner Speaks Candidly About Career, 2016 Election and Lil Wayne Lawsuit

Nate Parker’s Nat Turner biopic “The Birth of a Nation” is on everyone’s mind and David Banner, like the American slave rebellion leader, isn’t keen on working on anyone’s plantation. “My plan is to never be a slave again,” the Grammy Award-winning music producer, recording artist and actor said. “Anything that I do will be […]

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Experience Kevin Hart with XFINITY On Demand

2016 is definitely Kevin Hart’s year. He married his longtime girlfriend, his film “Central Intelligence” is the year’s highest-earning action comedy and Forbes recently crowned him the highest-paid comedian in 2016. Add Sunday’s debut of his Comedy Central series “Kevin Hart: Hart of the City” and his upcoming standup documentary “Kevin Hart: What Now?” and […]

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‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall Gives a Lesson on Soul Food

Think soul food is only comprised of collard greens, candied yams and ham hocks? Think again! And if you think it only includes Southern cuisine, you may want to reconsidered that, too. Soul food has been a staple in many black American homes for the past several hundred years. It’s what our ancestors fed themselves […]

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#BlackLove Reigns Supreme at 2016 Emmy Awards

“black-ish” star Miles Brown, talkshow host John Oliver and the Beyhive are disappointed that Emmy nominee Beyoncé didn’t show up to the 68th Emmy Awards but the “hottest chick in the game” was still in the house. Ryan Michelle Bathe received an epic shoutout when her hubby Sterling K. Brown praised her via a Jay Z […]

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