Want to know why events like the ABFF Awards, a Golden Globe Award-styled ceremony that honors black achievement in television and film, exist? Because Hollywoodn’t. That cleverly stated phrase may seem simplistic, but 20 years ago, it led Jeff Friday to create the American Black Film Festival and, this year, the ABFF Awards (also called […]
On our televisions over the years we’ve had gay characters like Jack McFarland on “Will and Grace” and, more recently, Mitch and Cam on “Modern Family” and, as of last week when the show premiered, we can add Valente from BET’s new hit sitcom, “Zoe Ever After.” As played by Tory Devon Smith, Valente is […]
If you were one of the millions of viewers who watched last year’s BET Honors then you remember that Wayne Brady showed up and showed out. But can he do it again?
You know those TV characters you might see who say the things you wish you could say and do the things you might wish you could do? Meet M-Chuck Calloway of the new comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse,” which premieres Saturday on Starz. M-Chuck is one tough woman who helped take care of her family growing up […]
Apparently there is life after death. At least in the entertainment world. BET Networks announced Tuesday that it will broadcast the recently-axed series “Single Ladies” on Centric, BET Networks’ 24-hour music and entertainment network.
After two-week vacay (compliments of last week’s State of the Union Address) and teasing us with a pretty intriguing promo, “Being Mary Jane” returned Tuesday, answering a couple of questions and offering a few surprises. I’ve listed three things that stood out to me during Tuesday night’s episode.
Strong black woman is a phrase that many people either utter with pride or cringe at its very mentioning. Whether you embrace or reject it, one thing’s for sure: there’s a growing number of them on TV.
A South Florida woman is suing the Black Entertainment Television network in a dispute over a Facebook page she developed to promote the show “The Game.”
A transgendered style correspondent who says BET made him tone down his feminine look on the network’s pre-awards show last month has filed a lawsuit against the network’s parent company for discrimination, wrongful termination and emotional distress.
Even though Gabrielle Union lost the lead role of ABC series “Scandal” to Kerry Washington, she says the experience gave her hope that strong and likable female characters can be created for black actresses.