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Passing Star Ruth Negga to Star as Josephine Baker in Upcoming Limited Series for ABC Signature

Passing Star Ruth Negga to Star as Josephine Baker in Upcoming...

The life of legendary jazz entertainer Josephine Baker will be coming to a small...

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AAFCA Awards 2021: Mariah Carey, George C. Wolfe, Stacey Abrams All In Documentary Among Honorees

AAFCA Awards 2021: Mariah Carey, George C. Wolfe, Stacey...

Ahead of its 12th annual celebration, the African-American Film Critics Association...

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Kick Off Your Shoes and Relax Your Scrolling With This Week’s Virtual Events

Kick Off Your Shoes and Relax Your Scrolling With This...

And we back and we back! The second week of Black History Month is well underway...

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The Obama’s Higher Ground and Netflix Team Up for 6 All-New Projects

The Obama’s Higher Ground and Netflix Team Up for 6 All-New...

When they go low, we get to streaming. Or at least, that’s my game plan following...

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Lift Evr’y Voice and Chill: Start Your Black History Month Off Right With These Virtual Events

Lift Evr’y Voice and Chill: Start Your Black History Month...

Happy Thursday, folks! As you may have already realized, Black History Month is...

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Amazon Reveals Stacked Cast for Upcoming Anthology Series Solos

Amazon Reveals Stacked Cast for Upcoming Anthology Series...

Amazon Studios has announced the cast for a new anthology series from Hunters creator...

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And the Skippy Goes To! Here Are The Root's 2nd Annual The Blackest Awards Winners

And the Skippy Goes To! Here Are The Root's 2nd Annual...

2020 was a year. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Because this whole endeavor...

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The Case For and Against Rocking Gear From a College You Didn't Graduate From (Or Attend)

The Case For and Against Rocking Gear From a College You...

I’m an HBCU (historically Black college or university) enthusiast. There was a time...

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On a Scale of 1 to 'Marvin Gaye and Jesse Jackson Playing Pickup Basketball,' How Black is My In-Home Workspace?

On a Scale of 1 to 'Marvin Gaye and Jesse Jackson Playing...

For Christmas, I told my wife that I wanted a workspace in our home. I have the...

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A New Era for a Modern Museum: The Guggenheim Names Naomi Beckwith Its New Deputy Director and Chief Curator

A New Era for a Modern Museum: The Guggenheim Names Naomi...

For 84 years, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has represented the vanguard...

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A Discussion About The Term 'SpelHouse,' Ownership, Business and Culture Vultures

A Discussion About The Term 'SpelHouse,' Ownership, Business...

I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the term “SpelHouse,” the portmanteau...

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Dear Jordan 3s, I Owe You an Apology

Dear Jordan 3s, I Owe You an Apology

Once upon a time not long ago, when people didn’t wear masks and hit outdoor shows,...

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My Family Celebrated Kwanzaa For The First Time. Here's How It Went

My Family Celebrated Kwanzaa For The First Time. Here's...

Despite my pretty obvious penchant for and desire to support the spirit behind “rooting...

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Habari Gani? This Kwanzaa, We’re Celebrating All the Beautiful and Resilient Blackness We Saw in 2020

Habari Gani? This Kwanzaa, We’re Celebrating All the Beautiful...

Kwanzaa is a Black holiday that takes place between December 26 and January 1 each...

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Barack Obama Revealed His Fave Books, TV and Film He Consumed in 2020 While Chillin' on A Promised Land

Barack Obama Revealed His Fave Books, TV and Film He Consumed...

2020 is almost over. Soon, we’ll be embarking on a new year. Now that’s change we...

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This Is Not a Drill: You Can Score Rare Cover Art From HBO's Lovecraft Country

This Is Not a Drill: You Can Score Rare Cover Art From...

If you’re still rewatching the first (and we hope not the last) season of HBO’s...

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Charles Phillips Named New Chairman of Apollo Theater Board of Directors, Donates $1M to Emergency Fund

Charles Phillips Named New Chairman of Apollo Theater Board...

It’s always showtime at the Apollo Theater, but the historic theater is also announcing...

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For the Culture: Spend This Long Weekend With Some of Our Greatest Authors and Artists

For the Culture: Spend This Long Weekend With Some of Our...

Right about now, you’re hopefully on your third (or fourth) round of leftovers,...

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Fans Want LeVar Burton to Read a Rainbow of Jeopardy! Clues as Possible Replacement Host

Fans Want LeVar Burton to Read a Rainbow of Jeopardy! Clues...

I’ll be honest—it’s pretty damn surreal to even be writing about this.Read more...

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Twice-Impeached Non-President Donald Trump Acquitted for the 2nd Time

Twice-Impeached Non-President Donald Trump Acquitted for...

Welp, the second attempt at convicting twice-impeached former President Donald Trump...

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