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  • 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…

  • The Queen Sugar Cast: A Deep Dive Into Ensemble Excellence

    The Queen Sugar Cast: A Deep Dive Into Ensemble Excellence

    You can have the best-written show in the world, but without a cast of actors who can properly convey the emotions and relationships between people in the story, your show is going to flop. Fortunately for Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar,” writing and cast combined in the kind of alchemy that makes for amazing television. Today,…

  • ‘Atlanta’ Characters: Understanding the Show Through Its Personalities

    ‘Atlanta’ Characters: Understanding the Show Through Its Personalities

    Throughout the many shows we’ve loved in 2023, few shows manage to blend character development with social commentary as seamlessly as “Atlanta.” Created by and starring Donald Glover, this critically acclaimed series takes viewers on a journey through the lives of its diverse cast of characters, each contributing in their own unique way to the show’s dynamics…

  • Spotlight on the Cast of ‘Scandal’: Where Are They Now?

    Spotlight on the Cast of ‘Scandal’: Where Are They Now?

    With more than 120 episodes spread out over seven seasons, “Scandal” was a television sensation during its six-year run on ABC. Kerry Washington took center stage as the first Black actress to lead a network drama in almost 40 years. She and many other members of the cast have been recognized for their outstanding performances throughout the…

  • Now Defunct, the Tyler Perry Studios Tour was Once a Black TV Lovers Oasis

    Now Defunct, the Tyler Perry Studios Tour was Once a Black TV Lovers Oasis

    Love him or hate him, there’s no question that Tyler Perry has had an incredible impact on the film industry – and on his adopted hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. And the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios compound is one of the strongholds of that impact, as well as a growing fixture of the burgeoning Atlanta film…

  • 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…

  • 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…