25 Feb, 2024

New ‘Young Love’ Series by Matthew Cherry to Hit Max Screens in September

Matthew Cherry’s new series, Young Love, is headed to MAX on Sept. 21. The animated show is based on the characters introduced in the Oscar winning short film, Hair Love. “Filled with comedy and heart, the all-new Max Original animated series Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family–including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter […]

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Idris Elba “Suavely” Addresses James Bond Scandal

On Tuesday, the latest author of the James Bond novels made a comment dismissing the prospect of actor Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond. In an interview published on the Daily Mail, Anthony Horowitz commented that he believed Elba to be “too street” and not “suave” enough to play 007. The remarks […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Pays Homage to Her Mother Updated #WorkThatBody Video

This weekend “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross recreated her mom’s 1981 video for Work That Body. T I decided to recreate my Mom’s Work That Body video from 1981 as a fun experiment and a surprise for my mama! And ODE to her! While she has so, so many incredible moments to choose from, this […]

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Why Zendaya’s Refusal to Be Diminished is Important For Us Black Girls

In order to understand why Zendaya’s appearance at the Oscars is important we have to understand the daily slights Black women have to contend with about their hair. My best friend’s mother had a live-in boyfriend who would frequently refer to me as a “wild child” because of my hair. Boys would constantly make fun […]

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The Darkness of Light / The Problem with ‘Light Girls’

This critique is not meant to discredit the experiences of the women interviewed, but to analyze the discussion and look further into the source(s) of colorism. After watching Bill Duke’s documentary Light Girls, there seemed to be a few things left unsaid. It didn’t shed a lot of light on the larger issues of black […]

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An Interview with Ackee & Saltfish and Strolling Film-Maker Cecile Emeke

Introduction: I was able to catch up with the UK native, Cecile Emeke, an amazing film maker of the youtube series “Strolling”. In her video she gives voice to black youth in the UK to tell their stories of topics surrounding Black culture and Blackness. These stories are ones that are not often heard compared to […]

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To Be Seen, Not Heard: A Critique of Selma

Recent film Selma, produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Ava DuVernay, has joined the ranks of 12 Years a Slave, Cesar Chavez, and other films which downplay the role women of color played when it came to suffering discrimination, as well as fighting for civil rights. Though what makes Selma special is the two […]

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You Won’t Get Enough of this Family Duo Dance Routine!

  The 6 Year old budding dancer, Princess, choreographed this Jersey Club Dance that she and ANi  perform together. This video is going viral and we see why. We love to see positive and loving relationships between family members!     Have you seen the video yet? How many times have you watched it so far?

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Out of the Mouth of Babes – In Defense of Willow and Jaden Smith

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. -Nietzsche It is very disturbing that all of the people criticizing Jaden and Willow’s remarks are adults who have had their own growing up time and opportunity to question the meaning […]

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Gabrielle Union’s response to Leaked Nude Photos

by Gabrielle Union as as told to Abigail Pesta for Cosmopolitan A day after I got married this past August, rumors spread on the Internet that my name was on a list of more than 100 women whose private photos had been stolen off Apple’s iCloud. I had been so happy that week, thinking about […]

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