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Marlon Wayans To Produce Show Based on His Life

Actor/comedian also stars in new film "Fifty Shades of Black," debuting Jan. 29, 2016

Marlon Wayans has produced a new show loosely based on his life called “Marlon,” that…

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Golden Globes: Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx Highlight the Night

Fans in uproar after Sylvester Stallone forgets to thank 'Creed' star and director

Here are some major highlights of Sunday night’s Golden Globes, where African American Hollywood heavyweights…

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[WATCH] USA Today Names Taraji P. Henson ‘Entertainer of the Year’

How this 'Empire' star has built an exemplary career in Hollywood

Taraji P. Hensen has made a major for herself in Hollywood and taken her modest…

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[Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper “Blackwash Rage” Strikes Back

Examining "blackwash rage"—unbridled anger over casting actors of color in non-traditional roles

It almost seems preposterous to use the word “controversy” with the words “casting” and “Star…

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‘The Passion’: Tyler Perry Hosting TV Musical About Jesus

Fox greenlights deal for two-hour event set to coincide with Palm Sunday 2016

Fox has ordered a two-hour live musical event hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry called…

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‘Shots Fired’: Sanaa Lathan to Star in Gina Prince-Bythewood TV Project

Fox network series focuses on racially charged police shootings; 'Empire' producer on board

Sanaa Lathan will star in “Shots Fired,” a Gina Prince-Bythewood directed project that has been…

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Steve Harvey Hosting Miss Universe Pageant: Will People Forget Trump Scandal?

After messy scandal and sale, new owners of organization find new TV partner in Fox

teve Harvey, arguably the hardest working man in show biz, has now added another iconic…

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[Op-Ed] Why One Affluent Chicago School Desperately Wants to Merge With a Poor One

Can the children of the wealthy and the poor learn together?

A rich school and a poor school, both in Chicago and only eight blocks from…

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Nas Executive Producing Erykah Badu Film

Movie will premier at Sundance in January

Super soul icon Erykah Badu is releasing an indie drama called “The Land” and has…

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Star Barbie Power: Ava DuVernay Doll Already Sold Out

Social media abuzz on news that the "Shero" is temporarily unavailable

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay has become a superstar not only on the Hollywood scene but…

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From Hip-Hop to the Small Screen: 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj Land New TV Deals

Each involved in biographical projects that put their personal stories on centerstage

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Nicki Minaj have all landed recent deals…

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‘Creed’ Opens Dialogue on Diversity in Boxing Films; Becomes Holiday Weekend Hit

Film starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone rakes in more than $42 million

Creed,” which cost $35 million to make, earned $42.6 million over five days. It’s the…

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Uniting for Activism: Usher, Harry Belafonte Spark Vital Chat on Driving Change

Bridging the gap, the two talk education, Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

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Entertainer Usher and legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte sat down recently during an…

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Academy Awards: Chris Rock and the 4 Before

Of the 75 hosts of the Academy Awards, only five have been black

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards has had a total of 75 entertainers,…

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Twitter User Creates Hashtag Campaign Calling for Boycott of Latest Star Wars Film

Opponents of the casting of actor John Boyega sound off with racist and bigoted insights

Small group of Twitter users calling for a boycott, claiming Star Wars film is “anti-white…

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Talks Near Death Experience and Strong Roles For Women of Color

The brain aneurysm survivor talks purpose and being a successful actress

The in-demand actor has amassed impressive credits to her resume, and her work in beloved…

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Sean Penn Has Words for Lee Daniels Portraying Him as a Woman Beater

Recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter has 'Empire' creator in hot water

Actor Sean Penn is going toe-to-toe with Lee Daniels, alleging that the ‘Empire’ creator defamed…

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Viola Davis and Regina King Make Emmy History

Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech and envisions an equal playing field for black actresses

Viola Davis delivers moving speech as she becomes first black woman to win an Emmy…

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Morris Chestnut Talks ‘Rosewood’ and the Key to Longevity in Hollywood

Chestnut opens up about his first leading television role

Morris Chestnut opens up about his new show ‘Rosewood,’ longevity in Hollywood and advice to…

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Emmys Honors: Taraji P. Henson Hopes 2015 is the Year of the Black Female Actress

'Empire' actress nominated with Viola Davis of 'How to Get Away with Murder'

On becoming Emmys pioneer: ‘Empire’ star says: “Here we are in 2015, and we’re still…

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