17 Jul, 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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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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Are We Witnessing The Return of Black-ish TV?

From the 1960s to around 2006, when The WB and UPN network merged, finding Black majority shows, on network TV, wasn’t that hard. Nor finding diverse depictions of Black people. You could find Black people living upper crust lives on The Jeffersons, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Girlfriends; Middle Class […]

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Rape and Television’s Scandal

  This post contains spoilers for last week’s episode of Scandal and includes discussion of rape. Originally posted on Persephone Magazine   As I do without fail every Thursday this year, I was enjoying an episode of Scandal while participating in a live tweet. Viewers, staff, and cast interact live while watching the show in a thoroughly modern new […]

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The Top 15 Black TV Shows of All-Time

  The rise and fall of Black TV shows have been a tumultuous one. Beginning in the 1950s with situational comedy Amos ‘n’ Andy, black sitcoms have gotten both their fair share of praises and criticisms. The height of black television was arguably the 90s. Many stations featured shows with all African American casts and […]

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