Jermaine Dupri Talks Xscape, R&B Music and Why He’s Feeling Drake

  So So Def Recordings' famous afroman billboard along Interstate 75/85 in Atlanta stood as one of the city's most prominent landmarks for many years. The iconic signage may be gone, but So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri isn't. Dupri, who steered the careers of top-selling '90s artists like Kris Kross, Xscape and Da Brat, and scored No.1 bops as a […]

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Spend June Celebrating the Best in Black Music

Are you obsessed with the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac’s murders, have never seen the 1978 classic “The Wiz” or want to relive Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar’s electrifying performance at the 2016 BET Awards? Well, you can do those things and more as XFINITY celebrates Black Music Month. Throughout June, XFINITY will offer an array of […]

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Academy Award-winners Dan Lindsay (l) and T.J. Martin (r) direct "LA 92."

Directors Discuss Documentary Marking the L.A. Riots’ 25th Anniversary

    People old enough to remember can recall the utter shock many people felt when a jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of using excessive force in the videotaped beating and arrest of black motorist Rodney King. It was April 29, 1992 and hours after the verdict, riots, protests and looting broke out in […]

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‘Queen Sugar’ Season Two Gets June Premiere Date

  "Queen Sugar" fans only have to wait two more months to find out what's happening with the Bordelon siblings. The Ava DuVernay-helmed, Oprah Winfrey-produced hit returns for its second season with a two-night event June 20 and June 21 on OWN. This news is pretty awesome considering the series debuted last September. The show also […]

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‘Scandal’ Celebrates 100th Episode by Revisiting Game-Changing Decision

  *SPOILER ALERT* Yep, it finally happened. If you watched the latest "Scandal" episode (or see the photo posted below), then you know that TV's favorite interracial couple has officially jumped the broom … sort of.  "Scandal," which debuted in April 2012 on ABC, celebrated its 100th episode by revisiting the whole Defiance, Ohio, storyline where Olivia, Mellie, […]

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Black Entertainment Options on Watchathon

  Just a few years ago, there weren't that many scripted TV series with a predominantly black cast or black people in prominent roles. But now, thanks to "the Shonda Effect" (yes, as in "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes), TV and cable networks are showcasing more quality series featuring black characters with more prominence, depth and complexity. […]

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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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