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NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’: The Iconic Classic Gets an Updo!

  It is a one of a kind phenomenon: A classic 1988 John Waters film became a hit Broadway musical, then became a successful movie musical and, on December 7, will make its live television debut. “Hairspray,” like no other story, has lent itself successfully to all of these media reincarnations. The original movie is a testament […]

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‘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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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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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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