The story about the rise and fall of one of this nation’s most iconic 90s cultural events–LA’s Phat Tuesdays–is finally ready for its closeup.
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Five Reasons You Should Be Watching Disney Junior’s Rise Up, Sing Out Right Now
The new series of animated shorts on Disney Junior/Plus, Rise Up Sing Out, featuring music from The Roots, might just be the best thing happening this month.
The Write Ones: Thirteen Black Women Writers Changing the Faces of Television
There are no greater creative forces in the world than Black women. Today let’s take a look at thirteen that are changing the faces of television.
Everything’s A-OK: The Time James Earl Jones Made History Where The Air Is Sweet
January 17th was James Earl Jones’ 91st birthday. Today as we celebrate his birthday, we also celebrate the man, the legend, the voice by recognizing a distinction only he can claim.
The Sunday Stream
OWN’s The Kings of Napa got off to a fast start, setting up so many things in so little time. OK. But will it be able to keep up the pilot pace?
Baby Remember My Name: A Fame 40th Anniversary Appreciation Post
It’s hard to believe that Fame is turning 40 this year, which means it’s been around almost all of my life. What a time to be alive. Life is a celebration. Today we remember the name. Fame!
Mtume We Trust: 10 Artists That Successfully Sampled “Juicy Fruit”
The world lost a music giant with the passing of the legendary James Mtume. His legacy will live on through his music, most of all the hit track “Juicy Fruit.” Here are 10 artists that successfully sampled this classic.
The Sunday Stream
Two new Black sitcoms officially made their debut this past week on network television. Here’s to a strong start for ABC’s Abbott Elementary and NBC’s Grand Crew.
Kaboom! Look Who Stepped in the Room: Seven Television Series Returning Early 2022
It’s a new year and with it comes a few series making their return during 2022’s first quarter. Check the list and prepare to welcome back some of your faves.
Only Classics in the Building: Ten Steve Martin Films You Need in Your Life
It’s a new year and this is a Steve Martin appreciation post. These are ten of his films that you need to see in order to appreciate the comic genius he is.