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In All Day and a Night, the new Netflix film written and directed by Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther), actor Ashton Sanders illuminates the plight of so many young Black men who feel trapped by their circumstances. READ MORE: Netflix...
Simone Missick has been making huge strides as the first Black woman to lead a primetime drama on CBS in All Rise and now she's making more history with the show's season finale. The episode was produced remotely and will...
OWN just dropped the trailer for the fifth and FINAL season of Greenleaf. The explosive trailer shows what's in store when the Greenleafs attempt to stay united while possibly losing their church to Bob Whitmore and Harmony and Hope...
Tina Knowles Lawson is launching a #IDIDMYPART, an initiative to help Houston residents get tested for COVID-19. Sponsored by BeyGOOD, the philanthropic initiative founded by her daughter, Beyoncé, #IDIDMYPART Mobile Testing Relief Campaign, this Mother’s Day weekend aims to bring...
HBO just dropped the first official trailer for Lovecraft Country, a new series from Jordan Peele, JJ Abrams. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Russ, the series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) and Jonathan Majors (Hostiles). The star-studded cast also includes...
While Hollywood remains at a standstill due to the coronavirus crisis, one series is about to make history. All Rise is the only scripted drama to produce an entire episode virtually while its cast and crew are under quarantine...
Kenya Barris is known for using his own life as source material for his hit shows like black-ish and BlackAF. While viewers have watched as the fictitious versions of him navigate the harsh realities of marriage, the content creator...
The Hollywood Reporter has named Nekesa Mumbi Moody as its new Editorial Director, a history-making move that makes the veteran journalist the first Black woman to take on the top editorial role at the prolific outlet. Moody has spent the...
HBO just dropped the first trailer for I May Destroy You, the new drama series created by Michaela Coel.  Coel stars in the series alongside Weruche Opia, Paapa Essiedu, Aml Ameen, Adam James, Sarah Niles, and Ann Akin. Other cast members...
Michael Jordan and NBA fans have been glued to the TV ever since ESPN started airing its 10-part miniseries The Last Dance. According to multiple reports, the biliionaire NBA legend is donating his share of the proceeds from the docuseries...
Scarface is opening up about his harrowing battle against COVID-19. The Geto Boys rapper revealed he is currently undergoing dialysis treatment during a Zoom call with Willie D.  "I'm glad to be alive," he said. "I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia...
Tyler Perry is gearing up for the release of his latest series Bruh. The show's three-episode premiere is slated for May 7 on BET+ and it's billed as a dramedy. BET Networks has dropped the first trailer and announced a premiere...
Now that Insecure has returned for a fourth season, fans get to enjoy a weekly dose of Issa Rae. The actress whose latest film, The Lovebirds, is set to hit Netflix next month spoke about her rise to fame and...
Niles Fitch just nabbed a groundbreaking role. The actor who plays a young Randall Pearson on NBC's hit show This Is Us has signed on to play a prince in the upcoming sci-film film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on...
Tamar Braxton is gearing up to star in another reality show, and this time she has a partner in crime. The Grammy-nominated singer will host a new beauty-focused series on VH1 entitled To Catch a Beautician and the show will...
Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for All Day and a Night and we can't wait to see the flick that stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jeffrey Wright.  Written and directed by Black Panther co-writer, Joe Robert Cole, the...
Kenya Barris debuted his latest offering #blackAF over the weekend and the first project from his huge overall deal with Netflix may feel a little familiar. Like his hit, black-ish, and subsequent spinoffs, the show is based on his own...
Netflix just dropped the first official trailer from its upcoming limited series Hollywood. The latest offering from Ryan Murphy (Pose, Glee) reimagines 1940s Tinseltown to be an inclusive place for Black and LGBTQ+ artists to thrive and shows us...
Kenya Barris has finally unveiled the first project from his monumental move to Netflix, #blackAF.  The series that stars Barris as himself shows what life is like as a Hollywood heavyweight with six children, a reality that has become increasingly...
Mali Music continues to create inspirational music on his own terms, and theGrio caught up with him to find out how the coronavirus quarantine is affecting his process while creating a new EP. The three-time Grammy nominee who dropped "Let...