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Posted on Sep 25 2015

‘The Leftovers’ Season 2: First Look at Kevin Carroll, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Jasmin Brown and Darius McCrary (VIDEO)

HBO’s highly-acclaimed drama series, “The Leftovers,” returns for season 2 this fall with a more diverse cast and we couldn’t be more excited. The series, created by Damon Lindelof, follows the lives of people after a global event in which many people disappeapred. The network released a featurette video (shown above) introducing the new black characters. According to the... Read More »
Posted on Sep 22 2015

Uzo Aduba wins Emmy for ‘Orange Is The New Black’

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Posted on Sep 20 2015

Viola Davis Wins Emmy for ‘How to Get Away With Murder’

Viola Davis made history on Sunday night when she won an Emmy for her leading role in ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.” The actress is the first black woman ever to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series. Davis beat out nominees Taraji P. Henson in “Empire,” Claire Danes in “Homeland,” Robin Wright... Read More »
Posted on Sep 20 2015

Regina King wins Emmy for ‘American Crime’ (VIDEO)

Regina King picked up the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie for her performance in American Crime at the 2015 Emmys on Sunday night. The actress, who plays a Muslim woman in the series, beat out actresses Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Kathy Bates... Read More »
Posted on Sep 13 2015

Reg E. Cathey wins Emmy for ‘House of Cards’

Reg E. Cathey won an Emmy on Saturday for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for his role as Freddie in “House of Cards.” Cathey beat out nominees Michael J. Fox in “The Good Wife,” Alan Alda in “The Blacklist,” F. Murray Abraham in “Homeland,” Beau Bridges in “Masters of Sex,” and Pablo Schreiber in “Orange Is The New Black.”... Read More »
Posted on Sep 09 2015

‘Empire’ cast pose for GQ (Photos)

“Empire” stars Trai Byers, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, and Jussie Smollett were photographed by Peggy Sirota for a GQ Style fall trend layout. The actors took over the historic Chicago Athletic Association for the shoot and posed in several of its locations within the hotel. On Fox’s breakout hip-hop soap opera, “Empire,” a trio of brothers are locked in a... Read More »
Posted on Sep 09 2015

‘How Did We Get Here?’ Web Series Trailer (VIDEO)

The British minds behind the popular Youtube web series Brothers With No Game are giving us a look into black love with a new drama web series titled How Did We Get Here?. The British based series, which stars Stephan Boyce and Kamara Bacchus, is described as a “complicated love affair between childhood sweethearts.” The series also stars Monique... Read More »
Posted on Sep 04 2015

Watch Idris Elba in ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Trailer (Video)

Netflix has released the intense first trailer for their original feature film, Beasts of No Nation. The film, directed by True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga, stars Idris Elba as an African warlord and Abraham Attah as his child protege. The official film synopsis reads: BEASTS OF NO NATION is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala,... Read More »
Posted on Sep 03 2015

Lupita Nyong’o to make New York Stage Debut in Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater... Read More »
Posted on Sep 01 2015

Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste mourned in Central Park (VIDEO)

Several hundred mourners gathered in Central Park on Monday to celebrate the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the history-making actor who died August 28 after falling from a fire escape. He was the first black actor to play Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway. Jean-Baptiste will also be honored at the Imperial Theatre on Tuesday evening when they dim... Read More »
Posted on Aug 31 2015

Will Smith’s ‘Concussion’ Trailer Is Electrifying

The trailer for Will Smith‘s NFL medical drama, Concussion, debuted today to the delight of football fans everywhere. The film is described as a “David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to... Read More »
Posted on Aug 31 2015

‘Tupac’ Film Casting Lead Role

With the success of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube‘s Straight Outta Compton, producers are ramping up their search for the lead role in Morgan Creek’s Tupac Shakur biopic. Contrary to popular belief, the film has not yet found it’s star. Director Carl Franklin and Betty Mae Casting are still searching for that special someone who can bring that “Thug... Read More »
Posted on Aug 29 2015

‘Les Misérables’ actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor who made his stage debut in Broadway’s Les Misérables, has died at the age of 21. The news of his death was confirmed by producers of Les Miserables on Twitter earlier today. The company released the following statement: “The entire LES MISERABLES family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle,... Read More »
Posted on Aug 16 2015

‘Danny and the Human Zoo’ Trailer Starring Kascion Franklin (Video)

A new trailer has hit the web for BBC One’s period drama, “Danny and the Human Zoo.” Newcomer Kascion Franklin stars as Danny Fearon, a talented teenager from a Jamaican family growing up in 1970s Dudley. The series is inspired by comedian and actor Lenny Henry‘s rise to fame. Henry, who wrote the programme, also stars in the show... Read More »
Posted on May 08 2014

Terry Crews named new host of “Millionaire” game show

NEW YORK (AP) – Terry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.” Crews, an actor, former NFL player and Old Spice pitchman, will join the weekday game show starting this fall, according to its studio, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. He replaces comedian Cedric The Entertainer, who’s hosting the show... Read More »
Posted on Mar 02 2014

Lupita Nyong’o Wins Oscar for ’12 Years a Slave’

Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role on Sunday night for her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o beat out several high-profile actresses such as Julia Roberts of “August: Osage County,” Sally Hawkins of “Blue Jasmine,” June Squibb of “Nebraska,” and Jennifer Lawrence... Read More »
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