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On the Ground at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening in Jackson On the Ground at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening in Jackson

It is debatable whether the unexpected snow hitting the South, including Jackson, Miss., affected attendance at the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History more than Donald Trump’s appearance Saturday.

Donna Brazile in Atlanta: ‘Don’t Step on Me When I Tell You My Story’ Donna Brazile in Atlanta: ‘Don’t Step on Me When I Tell You My Story’

It’s hard to miss Donna Brazile. She’s literally been all over the TV with her political tell-all, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, which debuted at No. 6 on the coveted New York Times best-seller list.

SNL Alum Jay Pharoah Is Ready to Become White Famous on Showtime SNL Alum Jay Pharoah Is Ready to Become White Famous on Showtime

Fans who’ve missed comedian Jay Pharoah since his official exit from Saturday Night Live last year after six seasons now can have him all to themselves thanks to his new Showtime series, White Famous. 

Writer-Director Angela Robinson Tells the Story of How Psychology and Polyamory Created Wonder Woman Writer-Director Angela Robinson Tells the Story of How Psychology and Polyamory Created Wonder Woman

Even if you’re familiar with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the film about the man behind Wonder Woman, you might not know that a black woman wrote and directed it. Probably because most of Angela Robinson’s career has largely been in the shadows of television, directing and producing such hit series as The L…

Meet the Tech Duo With the App That Lets You Grab the Styles You Love on Social Media Meet the Tech Duo With the App That Lets You Grab the Styles You Love on Social Media

If you’ve ever admired someone’s shoes, wardrobe or general style on social media and wanted to grab it, the good news is there’s an app for that called CoSign. The greater news is that it’s a black creation courtesy of first-generation Nigerian Americans Esosa Ighodaro and Abiodun “A.J.” Johnson.

Whose Streets? A Ferguson, Mo., Documentary That Is Right on Time for Charlottesville, Va. Whose Streets? A Ferguson, Mo., Documentary That Is Right on Time for Charlottesville, Va.

As the idiot known as the president continues to defend the tiki-torched, “alt-right,” neo-Nazi, white supremacist orgy that went down in Charlottesville, Va., resulting in one person’s death and several injuries, social media’s blood pressure has gone way up, with millions posting outrage.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Still in Her Feelings About That Tupac Film During an Atlanta Radio Interview Jada Pinkett Smith’s Still in Her Feelings About That Tupac Film During an Atlanta Radio Interview

Jada Pinkett Smith’s outrage over the Tupac Shakur film All Eyez on Me has not subsided one bit. During an appearance Wednesday on The Ryan Cameron Morning Show With Wanda Smith on Atlanta radio’s V-103, while promoting her latest film, Girls Trip, with co-star Regina Hall and producer Will Packer, Pinkett Smith had a…

John Singleton on How Crack Overtook L.A. in the New FX Series, Snowfall John Singleton on How Crack Overtook L.A. in the New FX Series, Snowfall

Snowfall is proof that, more than 25 years after breaking through with his Oscar-nominated debut film, Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton hasn’t forgotten his roots or, most importantly, his responsibility.

All Eyez on Me Star
Demetrius Shipp Jr. on Being Tupac, a Role He Seemed Destined to Play All Eyez on Me Star Demetrius Shipp Jr. on Being Tupac, a Role He Seemed Destined to Play

To say that a Tupac biopic has been a long time coming is an understatement. Perhaps few know that as well as Demetrius Shipp Jr., the icon’s “blink twice” doppelgänger who was originally cast in the role in 2011 and waited through a handful of directors, including John Singleton and Carl Franklin, before Benny Boom,…

Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy  Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy 

Twenty-five years ago, longtime cinematographer Ernest Dickerson made a deep impression with his directorial debut, Juice, a hip-hop-era film noir revolving around four teenage boys growing up in Harlem at a time when crack and violence were first emerging as devastating norms for urban youths. Juice, released Jan.…

MC Lyte on Why Dope Female Emcees Are Now MIA MC Lyte on Why Dope Female Emcees Are Now MIA

Thirty years ago, “Take It Lyte” and the more popular “I Cram to Understand U” were how most hip-hop lovers were introduced to MC Lyte. By the time her album Lyte as a Rock dropped the next year, in 1988, there was no debating whether MC Lyte was a bona fide emcee. She was actually an elite one.

W. Kamau Bell on How to Solve Chicago’s Violence and Why Black Celebrities Host Shows About Race W. Kamau Bell on How to Solve Chicago’s Violence and Why Black Celebrities Host Shows About Race

Comedian W. Kamau Bell gives a lot of credit to Chris Rock for taking a big chance on him in 2012 by executive-producing his first show, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, on FX. “He basically gave me my career,” Bell said to The Root. “He might say differently: ‘You would have made it some other way.’ But, yes, he…

Starz’s American Gods Boasts a Hot Leading Man and a Goddess Who Swallows Men With Her Vagina Starz’s American Gods Boasts a Hot Leading Man and a Goddess Who Swallows Men With Her Vagina

It’s hard to explain American Gods, Starz’s bold new series, to most. Steeped in fantasy, mythology and Americana, American Gods explores immigrants and the gods and spirits they brought with them in a unique fashion.

What About Rodney King? Spike Lee and Roger Guenveur Smith
Speak on Their Netflix Film  What About Rodney King? Spike Lee and Roger Guenveur Smith Speak on Their Netflix Film 

Footage of four Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King kicked off Spike Lee’s great 1992 film, Malcolm X, months after the Los Angeles riots had died down. Now, 25 years later, he has directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, Rodney King. Interestingly, Rodney King premieres on Netflix the day…

For the Henrietta Lacks Family, It’s a Matter of Who Gets to Tell Their Story For the Henrietta Lacks Family, It’s a Matter of Who Gets to Tell Their Story

Who can tell your family’s story? That’s one of the key issues the book and now HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, raises. It’s one that Henrietta Lacks’ son Lawrence and his son, Ron, have been asking for some time now.

Burn Motherf*cker,
Burn!: Sacha Jenkins Digs Deep to Find the Root Causes of the L.A. Riots Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!: Sacha Jenkins Digs Deep to Find the Root Causes of the L.A. Riots

In 1992, Los Angeles erupted in violent opposition to the not guilty verdict for four police officers captured on video brutally beating Rodney King within an inch of his life. Twenty-five years later, there is no shortage of documentaries examining the Los Angeles riots.

9 Reasons to Check Out John Singleton’s BET Series, Rebel 9 Reasons to Check Out John Singleton’s BET Series, Rebel

OK, those Rebel commercials on BET haven’t exactly moved you, even if this show is intended to fill the void left by the midseason finale of Being Mary Jane. Because it’s 2017 and black TV isn’t as sparse as it once was, you still have those Netflix Dave Chappelle comedy specials to get to, not to mention countless…

Muhammad Ali Jr. on His Detainment: ‘I
Felt Like Somebody That Wasn’t a Citizen of the United States’  Muhammad Ali Jr. on His Detainment: ‘I Felt Like Somebody That Wasn’t a Citizen of the United States’ 

When Muhammad Ali Jr. was first detained by immigration officials at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport as he traveled back from Jamaica with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, toward the end of February, initially, the son of the legendary boxer wasn’t so quick to blame President Donald Trump’s misguided Muslim travel…

Black Cop Kills Unarmed White Kid? Everything Isn’t as
It Seems in Fox’s New Series Shots Fired Black Cop Kills Unarmed White Kid? Everything Isn’t as It Seems in Fox’s New Series Shots Fired

Oscar Grant. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. Anthony Hill. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. These are just a few names from a much longer list of black men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in less than a decade. So when the new Fox show Shots Fired ran early trailers zoning in on a black cop,…

Exclusive: ‘You Can’t Buy a Boss’: Nick Cannon on His Split From America’s Got Talent Exclusive: ‘You Can’t Buy a Boss’: Nick Cannon on His Split From America’s Got Talent

Nick Cannon looked relaxed as he hosted a listening party for his music artist ItsaMovie, a 20-year-old Atlanta-area native, Tuesday night at M Bar, located on historic Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Despite reports of his health challenges, Cannon, who just became a dad again to a third child, a son named Golden, looked…

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