Aisha I. Jefferson

Anthony Mackie Shines as MLK in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

Bryan Cranston is a hell of an actor. I totally forgot about his award-winning portrayal as Walter White in the AMC hit “Breaking Bad” while watching him play President Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way,” an HBO film that looks at the early years of LBJ’s presidency and the creation of the 1964 Civil Rights […]

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The ‘Carmichael’ Clan Tackles Porn Addiction

*SPOILER ALERT* Men watch porn. The campaign-related screenshot Congressional candidate Mike Webb posted last week that also captured the pornography tabs opened on his desktop is the latest reminder. And so do women. “Women have just as much need and desire as men,” Maxine told her live-in boyfriend Jerrod on the latest episode of “The Carmichael […]

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OWN Unveils Extended ‘Greenleaf’ Trailer

We’re inching closer to the two-night premiere of the new OWN original series “Greenleaf,” and based on its newly-released trailer, it’s going to be good. The drama, which debuts next month, centers on the Greenleafs, the first family of a sprawling Memphis megachurch, and the many secrets and lies the clan wants to keep hidden. […]

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Finale, Tweets Prove ‘Empire’ Star to Remain on Series

*SPOILER ALERT* Two things you need to know about “Empire” star Jussie Smollett: He ain’t leaving the FOX hit and he plays entirely too much. A week ago, Smollett, who stars as Jamal Lyon, posted a tweet that suggested he was leaving the series. The cryptic Twitter message read: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time w/ @EmpireFOX. […]

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Translating Mariah Carey’s Shadiest Moments on ‘WWHL’

When it comes to throwing shade, Mariah Carey can hang with the best of ‘em. She’s quick-witted, funny and takes no prisoners, even if they’re her fellow divas. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera are just a handful of those who’ve been slashed over the years by the blade know as Mimi’s tongue. So you […]

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Maxine Faces Tough Choice on Newly-Renewed ‘Carmichael Show’

Would you turn down assistance from a family member knowing full well you really could use it? That’s the dilemma Maxine faced on the latest episode of “The Carmichael Show” when her wealthy father comes to town to celebrate her graduation. Maxine’s father, Grant North, has “unreasonably high standards” and she worries whether he will […]

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WATCH: Top 5 Moments from Drake’s ‘SNL’ Appearance

I like Drake. Yes, there are scores — and I do mean scores — of teens and adults who salivate over the Canadian-born singer-rapper daily. His contribution to Rihanna’s spicy joint “Work” and his hits like “One Dance” give them more reasons to drool, but my affinity for him is different. Drake’s favorability rating with me rises after he […]

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‘Empire’ Star’s Tweet Suggests He’s Leaving Hit Series

*SPOILER ALERT* Is Jussie Smollett leaving “Empire”? That’s the question fans of the Fox hit are trying to answer after the star posted a cryptic message on Twitter today. In the message, posted shortly after midnight, Smollett, 32, said he’s enjoyed his time on the series but it’s time to “make a record & some […]

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Actress Says She Didn’t Want Iconic ‘Coming to America’ Role

Though it’s been nearly 30 years since we saw Vanessa Bell Calloway as Princess Imani in “Coming to America,” many people can’t help but sing “she’s your queen to be” when they see her today. Yep, girlfriend still looks amazing. “I work out. I don’t drink any sodas or coffee. The only thing I drink is tea […]

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