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Let’s Have a ‘Kiki’

  In New York City, LGBTQ youth of color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier to practice a performance-based art form, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have […]

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Cathy Hughes: TV One’s ‘Media’ Isn’t My Biopic

People may not be as familiar with Cathy Hughes as they are with Oprah Winfrey but they’ve undoubtedly been touched by her influence. As the founder and chairwoman of Radio One Inc., Hughes’ career has kept her mostly behind the scenes running the nation’s largest black-owned multimedia company. “She is one of the wealthiest self-made […]

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Black History Month: Black Women Making Moves Behind the Scenes

The Academy Awards airs in just a few days, and if all goes well, #OscarsSoWhite will be a thing of the past. This year, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali are among the record-tying number of black actor nominees, along with Ruth Negga, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer. READ ABOUT GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AND OTHERS MAKING MOVES BEHIND […]

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Black History Month: Black Women Creating Hollywood Magic

  There aren’t enough days in February to fully recognize the many and varied accomplishments black Americans have made in this country. READ ABOUT GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AND OTHERS MAKING MOVES BEHIND THE SCENES Even in the arena of TV and film, where Black Hollywood is currently experiencing a golden moment, the list would seem never-ending. This […]

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Black History Month: More #BlackGirlMagic Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

  We’re right in the midst of awards season, and this year is a very exciting one for black women and black men working in front of the camera and behind the scenes in Hollywood. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Ava DuVernay are among the more familiar names being recognized for their talents, but as I […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Celebrates Black Cinema

“Moonlight,” for all its successes both in the film festival and awards ceremony circuits, has achieved something far greater: It’s deservedly brought media attention and an increased awareness to queer black culture. Far-reaching LGBTQ publications such as OUT Magazine and The Advocate are increasingly crafting editorial pieces that bring to light not only many of the hardships the black LGBTQ […]

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Black History Month: See the Black Women Behind Hollywood’s Magic

If this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards nominations are any indication, black Hollywood is doing pretty well right now. Most people are familiar with those in front of the camera like Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer, but more goes into creating successful films and TV shows than […]

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10 Great Holiday Films That Will Make You Smile

        ‘Tis the season to gather your loved ones and enjoy movies that celebrate the holiday season. And you don’t have to leave your house to do it! Just grab your laptop or TV remote and XFINITY’s got the rest. This year’s Black Entertainment Holiday Collection includes a festive mix of your favorite family-themed films […]

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Binge on This: 10 LGBT Films to Kick Off the New Year

Whether you’re decompressing after the holidays or getting refueled before going back to work, here are 10 LGBT films to help you kick off 2017 with rainbows and a bang! “Appropriate Behavior” (2014) Desiree Akhavan writes, directs, and stars as Iranian-American bisexual Shirin in this fantastic feature set in Brooklyn. Cutting back and forth between […]

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Pre-Order the Movie Most Likely to Slay the Oscars

#OscarsSoWhite? Not today, Oscars. Not today.   The 2016 Academy Awards will forever be known as the most dramatic year in the awards show’s history—and that’s saying a lot considering this is the same broadcast that brought us the unforgettable, “You like me!” Sally Field moment. The public protestation over the lack of minority nominees in the running for […]

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