The Eczema Metaphor: Digging Into the Skin Condition of ‘The Night Of’

by Neelanjana Banerjee The recent series finale of HBO’s “The Night Of“ miniseries — an American version of the BBC’s “Criminal Justice” — became an unexpectedly South Asian American-centric show with its portrayal of Nasir Khan, played by British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed, as a young Pakistani American man accused of murdering a young woman he […]

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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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XFINITY’s New International Menu Launches August 30

The new International menu folder on XFINITY On Demand will provide a simple, easy-to-discover place for your favorite international content, from Asian action films and Bollywood, to Cinema Asian America offerings, Anime, and other foreign films. With a subscription, the Asian channels that are available for viewing include TV Japan, Eros Now, Filipino On Demand, Disney Channel […]

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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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