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Highlighting Black Women Who Are Shaking Up The TV Industry

Television shows have captivated our attention since the birth of television in the 1930s. Storylines that involve complex characters and dramatic events create timeless memories that span generations. Unfortunately, a vast majority of programming was produced, written, and created by white men. America did not see a woman produce a national TV show until the …

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Euphoria is Showing us the Complexities of Young Womanhood & Coming of Age

Sam Levinson’s HBO hit drama series “Euphoria” is rewriting the narrative of coming-of-age and showing us the complexities of coming into womanhood in the ever-changing world of the 21st century. From the betrayal between Cassie and Maddie, Rue’s experience with battling addiction, and Kat’s journey of navigating confidence and sex appeal, Euphoria is showing audiences …

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Is Killmonger A Villain?

“Black Panther” was a monumental film. The film broke numerous records and marked a defining moment in cinematic history. The story following the rise of Wakandan Prince T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman, was full of complex character development. Arguably the character audiences resonated with the most, besides T’Challa, was the film’s antagonist, Erik …

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“You Can’t Say Anything Anymore”

Dave Chappelle, a comedian some consider to be the greatest of all time, has made a career out of controversy. Across his thirty-year career, he’s demonstrated—through his boldly irreverent stand-up, the acclaimed Chappelle’s Show, and his unforgiving public persona—that he’d be anything before he’d be a conformist. His intransigence to this end has proven extremely …

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The Freestyles Are Dropped! The Cyphers Are In! Let’s Talk This Year’s XXL Freshman List

It’s that wonderful time of year again. Hip hop magazine XXL has released its annual freshman class list. In 2007, XXL decided to stir the pot by curating the year’s hottest acts and selecting 11 “freshmen”. These MCs were artists who generated massive buzz after dropping their debut album. Since its conception, several freshmen have …

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“Monster” Explores The Gray Areas In a Black and White Justice System

When Netflix released the film Monster, based on the 1999 novel by Walter Dean Myers of the same name, it went from underdog to overnight sensation. The Anthony Mandler-directed film made its debut at the Sundance Music Festival in 2018. It garnered little media attention, despite being received well by the audience. Entertainment Studios sought a …

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Janet Mock’s Outburst Is a Cry for Equality for Trans Women in Film

The New York City premiere for the third and final installment of the critically acclaimed TV show, Pose took place on Thursday night. The executive producer and director Janet Mock went off-script during the presentation. She demanded fair pay for Trans women and blasted Hollywood for their mistreatment of her. Page Six broke the incident on …

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Seattle native Tierra Umi Wilson, known as UMI

Black Artist of The Week: UMI

Seattle native Tierra Umi Wilson, known as UMI is making waves with her new re-released album, Introspection Reimagined. The L.A.-based musician is known for how tranquil her music comes across. UMI’s sound is very reminiscent of Groove Theory’s Amel Larrieux, very soulful with quaint lyricism. She radiates on this new album, making sure every listener …

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