Aisha I. Jefferson

‘Ghost Brothers’ Series Breaks Barriers, Adds ‘Soul’ to Ghost Hunting TV

Something strange in your neighborhood? Who you gonna call? Ghost Brothers! An all-girls remake of the 1984 classic “Ghostbusters” hits theaters this summer, but an Atlanta-based ghost hunting trio is letting everyone know that they ain’t afraid of no ghosts. Meet the stars of “Ghost Brothers,” Destination America’s new paranormal series: Juwan Mass, 31; Dalen […]

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Singer Andra Day on Her ‘Rise Up,’ Lessons Learned as Stevie Wonder’s Protégé

If Eartha Kitt and Amy Winehouse had a baby, Andra Day would surely be her. NPR made a similar comparison last August, about two weeks before her debut album “Cheers to the Fall” dropped, when it said Day has Kitt’s “unflappable confidence” and Amy Winehouse’s “effortless grasp of classic jazz.” This may be true, but […]

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‘Underground’ Stars Discuss Slave Drama’s Importance

Ask many black Americans and they will tell you that they are over films and television shows depicting them and their ancestors in subservient and stereotypical roles. Even though historical dramas “Twelve Years a Slave,” “The Help” and “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” received much acclaim, a segment of the black population believe that Hollywood prefers […]

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BET Networks's Stephen Hill, ABFF Awards honoree Diahann Carroll, Nicole Friday and Jeff Friday, ABFF Founder and CEO, at the ABFF Awards in Beverly Hills. (Photo: Soul Brother/ Hilton)

10 Reasons to Watch the ABFF Awards

Want to know why events like the ABFF Awards, a Golden Globe Award-styled ceremony that honors black achievement in television and film, exist? Because Hollywoodn’t. That cleverly stated phrase may seem simplistic, but 20 years ago, it led Jeff Friday to create the American Black Film Festival and, this year, the ABFF Awards (also called […]

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