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  • Good Movies on BET Plus

    Good Movies on BET Plus

    Looking for good movies on BET Plus? We’ve got you covered. We went through the BET Plus library to explore which of their original movies stacked up best when asked by the viewers. Admittedly, there were not many movies to choose from, and while we love the Black representation offered, the quality just isn’t consistent…

  • The Vince Staples Show: A Good Show that Lacks Intention

    The Vince Staples Show: A Good Show that Lacks Intention

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not super familiar with Vince Staples. To most of you, that probably doesn’t preclude me from commenting on his new show, “The Vince Staples Show”. To the people of the Vince Staples subreddit, it means I couldn’t possibly understand the many levels to this series. But onward…

  • Black Influencers: The Rising Voices Shaping Culture

    Black Influencers: The Rising Voices Shaping Culture

    If you find yourself spending more and more time online every day, you’re not alone. Many of us spend nearly 7 hours daily on a device connected to the Internet. It only makes sense that these digital spaces we inhabit so often can have an influence on our lives and our society as a whole.…

  • Black Reality TV Shows to Watch in 2024

    Black Reality TV Shows to Watch in 2024

    Let’s just be honest: Black reality TV shows have often gotten the short end of the stick. Rarely do they get enough exposure, investment or love. For example, back in March of 2022, NBC launched a new reality series starring a Black woman called “The Courtship”, only to remove it from NBC after airing just…

  • New Black Movies in 2024

    New Black Movies in 2024

    Due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, we lost out on a lot of awesome movies over the past year, as many films got bumped in favor of releasing them at a more convenient time for promoting them alongside the actors. While that sucked for our movie viewing habits, the result is that these next…

  • Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins: A Rising Star in Black Hollywood

    Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins: A Rising Star in Black Hollywood

    Okay, so I’ll admit I don’t love pigeon-holing Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins as being a star only in “Black” Hollywood with the title that I chose. Her talent, which we’ll dig into, is not confined to her ethnicity, as she’s a force to be reckoned with across Hollywood—period. Yet I used “Black Hollywood” anyway. Why? Because…

  • The Best Black TV Shows of 2024

    The Best Black TV Shows of 2024

    Coming off a year of writers and actors strikes, many viewers are wondering what’s to come for the Black TV shows of 2024. And while there were a couple of amazing Black TV shows that dropped in 2023, The second part of last year left us hungry for some of our favorite shows. Because of…

  • From Pawns to Kings: BET’s Game of Chess in the Battle for Black Audiences

    From Pawns to Kings: BET’s Game of Chess in the Battle for Black Audiences

    This article about BET Original series dominating the list of top cable shows among Black audiences got me thinking. About chess!  I’m not the most prolific chess player ever. And I’m not the guy that’s going to be able to tell you the names of strategic chess openings, call out any of the great players,…

  • Essence Atkins: Movies, TV Shows & An Impactful Career

    Essence Atkins: Movies, TV Shows & An Impactful Career

    Essence Atkins: An Impactful Black Actress When it comes to the top Black actresses of her time in Hollywood, Essence Atkins is not usually mentioned. Names like Octavia Spencer, Regina King, Viola Davis and even the newly minted Zendaya often top the list of the best Black actresses of the past decade. But just because…

  • The Black Movies of the 80s Every Film Lover Should See

    The Black Movies of the 80s Every Film Lover Should See

    If you are Black, or just a lover of Black cinema, then the Black movies of the 80s ought to represent something special to you. The 1980’s decade was a rebirth for black filmmakers and film lovers alike, as the 1970’s largely introduced the blaxploitation genre, which while positive in some aspects, was fraught with…