Aisha I. Jefferson

Weekly Hot List: ‘Queen Sugar,’ ‘Atlanta’ and 3 More Reasons Why This Is A Great Week in TV

  A lot of cool things happened this week in black entertainment: Time Inc. released images of Barack and Michelle Obama looking gorgeous on the November cover of Essence magazine while FLOTUS looks absolutely stunning on InStyle’s November cover; Leslie Jones returns to Twitter after her website hack; and Beyoncé turned 35 in style — she […]

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Can’t Make It to Beyoncé’s 35th B-Day Celebration? Throw a Bey-Day Film Party!

It’s an awesome time to be Beyoncé! Her visual album “Lemonade” continues to be one of the most-talked about subjects since dropping nearly five months ago. That “earth-shaking visual album,” as described by pal Serena Williams, is why Beyoncé took home eight, count ‘em, eight, moonmen at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. That brought her […]

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Phylicia Rashad Joining ‘Empire’ Plus Watch Season 3 Trailer

“Empire” is adding another veteran screen goddess to its cast and we’re pretty excited about it. Phylicia Rashad, who many of us know from “The Cosby Show,” is joining the upcoming season of the Fox drama. Rashad will portray Diana Dubois, a powerhouse from one of New York’s oldest and most prominent black American families, a press […]

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Beyoncé’s Performance and 8 More #BlackGirlMagic Moments at the VMAs

Britney Spears may be the “queen of the VMAs” (well, Vogue just crowned a new queen) but Sunday night was reigning with plenty of #BlackGirlMagic. From Beyoncé and her “Lemonade” posse’s magnificent walk down the white carpet to Teyana Taylor’s awe-inspiring dance moves, I’ve selected 10 moments at MTV’s Video Music Awards that will make any melaninated princess beam with pride.   1. Beyoncé’s grand VMAs entrance. Many […]

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Film Details Prejudices Black Americans Faced at 1936 Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games may have concluded earlier this week, but the planet is still buzzing about the Simones (Simone Biles and Simone Manuel), Daryl D. Homer and other black American Olympians who rocked in Rio over the past month. They kicked butt and deserve every morsel of accolades they receive. Sadly, receiving worldwide acclaim […]

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‘Love Jones’ Musical Coming To a City Near You

“Love Jones” is back, y’all! No, the long-awaited sequel isn’t coming (at least that I know of) but a stage adaptation marking the 20th anniversary of this cult classic will embark on a national tour next month. “Love Jones The Musical” will be aligned with the 1997 romantic drama starring Nia Long and Larenz Tate that struck […]

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Comedy Central Cancels ‘The Nightly Show,’ Final Episode Airs Tonight

UPDATE: “The Nighlty Show with Larry Wilmore” final episode aired and has been added to this story.  It’s something many of us wanted — a good nightly talkshow with a smart, witty black host —but like too many good things, it’s coming to an early end. “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” will air its last […]

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