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Posted on Jul 23 2012

Malik Yoba returns tonight in Syfy’s ‘Alphas’

Malik Yoba returns tonight as the powerful crime fighter Bill Harken in the season two premiere of Syfy’s Alphas. The actor, who also directed a few episodes of  show this season, spoke with BET about his character . “For me, as far as television and film go, this is one of the most complete characters I’ve played,” says Yoba. “I get to... Read More »
Posted on Jul 23 2012

‘Girlfriends’ Alum Golden Brooks Joins ‘Hart of Dixie’

Golden Brooks, best known for her role as Maya on UPN’s Girlfriends, has joined the cast of CW’s Hart of Dixie in a recurring role for it’s upcoming second season. Brooks will play Ruby Jeffries, described as a “woman with acerbic wit who returns to BlueBell and makes quick friends with Rachel Bilson‘s Zoe,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. “However,... Read More »
Posted on Jul 21 2012

‘Harry’s Law’ star Aml Ameen joins ‘The Butler’

British actor Aml Ameen, best know for his role in NBC’s “Harry’s Law,” has been added to the star-studded cast of Lee Daniel‘s The Butler. The film centers Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), a severant who started working at the White House in 1952 and went on to serve eight presidents. Allen was said to have ”a unique front-row seat... Read More »
Posted on Jul 19 2012

Emmy Awards 2012: Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Giancarlo Esposito, Loretta Devine and Maya Rudolph Nominated

A whopping total of five black people were nominated for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in various acting categories.  Some of the names were a surprise like Don Cheadle for his role as Marty in Showtime’s House of Lies and Maya Rudolph for her funny skits on SNL. Some of the nominees we accurately predicted last year such as Giancarlo Esposito... Read More »
Posted on Jul 18 2012

Anthony Mackie in talks to play superhero in ‘Captain America’ Sequel

Anthony Mackie is definitely on course to takeover Hollywood with his talent. The 32-year-old actor, who has a slew of upcoming projects, including Runner Runner, is reportedly in negotiations to join Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Mackie is ruomred to play Falcon, one of mainstream comics’ first black superheroes and possibly the first American one. “The character, Sam Wilson, is Harlem-based and had... Read More »
Posted on Jul 18 2012

Watch ‘The Skinny’ Starring Jussie Smollett and Shanika Warren-Markland (Full Movie)

Is gay cinema the new champion of black Independent film? Filmmaker Patrick Ian Polk‘s latest project, The Skinny, introduces viewers to a new group of up-and-coming black actors in a very intriguing full-length feature film that explores the taboo subject of gay relationships in the black community. The ensemble cast includes Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Shanika Warren-Markland (“Demons Never Die”), Jussie... Read More »
Posted on Jul 18 2012

French Government on ‘Think Like a Man’: We don’t have the power to ban a black film

EXCLUSIVE: Several months ago, reports began to circulate on the internet about the French government banning the hit film ‘Think Like a Man’ from release in France due to it’s predominately black cast and lack of “diversity.” A number of American websites including  BET, The Root, TheYBF, GlobalGrind,TheGrio, and  HelloBeautiful picked up the story and ran with it.  Those reports were false. reached... Read More »
Posted on Jul 16 2012

Gaius Charles Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 9

Gaius Charles has joined the cast of the upcoming ninth season of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in a recurring role, TVLine reports. Written and created by black scribe Shonda Rhimes, the medical drama follows a racially diverse group of high strung doctors and medical residents in a Washington state hospital. Best known for his portrayal of a high school football... Read More »
Posted on Jul 16 2012

Black actors takeover Comic-Con 2012 (Photos)

Black star power was definitely in effect at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The annual four day festival showcases the best of comic books, movies, television shows, games and costumes. Actors and the creative forces behind some of the biggest Hollywood projects hold panel discussions in front of live audiences. We’ve compiled a photo gallery of notables promoting their... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2012

‘Breaking Dawn Prt 2’ Character Posters Feature Judi Shekoni and Tracey Heggins (Photos)

Black actresses Judi Shekoni and Tracey Heggins are officially Twilight icons. The two stars were immortalized in newly released character posters for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the upcoming final film in the franchise. Shekoni will protray Zafrina, a South American vampire who forms an alliance with the Cullen family against the sinister Volturi. She is described as a... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2012

Watch ‘Treme’ Season 3 Teaser Trailer

HBO’s original series about the post-Katrina lives of residents in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans is back for a third season. The network released an extended preview of the upcoming season ahead of its fall debut. Featured in the teaser are Rob Brown, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce and Jon Eyez. Treme returns Sunday, Sept. 23 at... Read More »
Posted on Jul 14 2012

Watch new ‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Trailer

The brand spanking new trailer for the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead just hit the net . Viewers get a proper first look at samurai sword-wielding heroine Michonne (played by Danai Gurira) and are reintroduced to T-Dogg (IronE Singleton) in the horrifying new footage. The group realizes they may have bitten off more than they can... Read More »
Posted on Jul 14 2012

Todd Williams Joins ‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Cast

Another black guy is coming to the vampire town of Mystic Falls. Todd Williams has been added to the Season 4 cast of CW’s The Vampire Diaries in a recurring role. Williams will play Connor, “a mysterious and powerful new vampire hunter, ” reports In a season 4 press release, the network describes a new villain intent on destroying the bond Elena and her friends have with... Read More »
Posted on Jul 13 2012

Dayo Okeniyi lands new roles after ‘Hunger Games’ debut

Fresh off the success (and controversy) of his film debut in the record-breaking action flick The Hunger Games, Nigerian thespian Dayo Okeni has landed two roles in some very promising new films. Okeniyi has been added to crime pic Runnner Runner, and the indie teen drama The Spectacular Now. In Runner Runer, Okeniyi joins a cast that include Anthony... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

Nate Parker Lands Role in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’‎

Nate Parker has joined the cast of 1970s set crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, reports Deadline.  Written and directed by David Lowery, the indie pic is described as a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde.”  Saints follows a felon who escapes from a Texas prison to reunite with his wife and child. The film co-stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Its unclear what role Parker will play in the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2012

Watch ‘Awkward Black Girl’: Season 2, Episode 2

J (Issa Rae) is still having major issues in her personal and professional life in the second episode of Awkward Black Girl. Worried about letting her relationship jitters get in the way of her blossoming relationship with White J, she lets her hair down for an intimate evening with her new love interest. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned.... Read More »