Aisha I. Jefferson

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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Stevie Wonder Added to Prince Tribute Lineup at #BETAwards

What better way to end Black Music Month than with the 2016 “BET Awards”? And like its predecessors, this year’s show — which includes a star studded tribute to Prince — will to be one we’ll talk about for years to come. Stevie Wonder, Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae are among those who’ll […]

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Celebrate Black Music All Month Long!

It’s June and you know what that means… Black Music Month! Spend this time enjoying films and music videos featuring your favorite black artists including Michael Jackson, TLC and Kendrick Lamar. Below, I’ve listed the great collection XFINITY offers for your enjoyment. Remember the Greats, BET Experience, Essence Music Festival, “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” […]

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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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