BET Networks's Stephen Hill, ABFF Awards honoree Diahann Carroll, Nicole Friday and Jeff Friday, ABFF Founder and CEO, at the ABFF Awards in Beverly Hills. (Photo: Soul Brother/ Hilton)

10 Reasons to Watch the ABFF Awards

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 […]

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Flashback: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sherri Shepherd, Common and Keke Palmer attend the 2011 Common Ground Foundation gala fundraiser in Chicago. (Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd Cast in Broadway’s ‘Cinderella;’ Oprah Stuns in Catsuit & More

Sherri Shepherd will help Keke Palmer make Broadway history next month and Oprah Winfrey’s turning heads with her latest magazine cover. Plus, there’s my weekly watchlist and what’s hot (Malia Obama being Malia Obama) and not (Joan River’s talking about babies).

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KeKe Palmer. (Photo:  Angela Weiss/ Getty Images)

KeKe Palmer’s New TV Show, Kenya Moore Considers Leaving ‘RHOA’ & More

Plenty to report about today including KeKe Palmer’s poised to make TV history, Kenya Moore’s considering leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and the “Today” show’s Tamron Hall on People’s “Most Beautiful” issue. Plus, check out my TV watchlist and what’s hot (Outkast adding another lineup) and not (the KKK’s plans for a Pennsylvania neighborhood). […]

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (l-r) Porsha Stewart, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore -- (Photo by: Wilford Harewood/Bravo)

‘RHOA’ Season 6 Reunion Recap, Ice Cube Visits ‘Ellen,’ ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ Cast’s Lovefest & More

It’s no surprise that “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season six reunion special is among the top news in black entertainment today. Joining that show is Ice Cube’s visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and people’s thoughts about the Lifetime film “A Day Late and a Dollar Short.” Plus, see what’s hot (KeKe Palmer lands […]

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Can’t Stop Watching: The ‘Scandal’ relationship I love, Kerry Washington, 50 Cent Teaches, What’s Hot/Not & More

“Scandal” is on everyone’s mind today! And with hours until the season 3 premiere, it’s understandable. As gladiators gear up for their favorite show’s return, I find myself reflecting on its first two seasons.

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