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Building His Own: Tyler Perry Is Partnering With BET to Launch Streaming Service This Fall Building His Own: Tyler Perry Is Partnering With BET to Launch Streaming Service This Fall

Tyler Perry is building his empire and his next venture is coming with a little help from his friends at BET.

Watch: Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith Are 'Staying Alive' in Queen & Slim Teaser Trailer

Queen & Slim are staying alive, no matter what. Even in a world where police officers constantly target people who look like them.

2019 BET Awards: The Horses Were in the Back and Black Women Were in the Front 2019 BET Awards: The Horses Were in the Back and Black Women Were in the Front

The 19th annual BET Awards have come and gone and it was the blackest way to start the summer. I watched the shenanigans go down live from one of the blackest media rooms in the game.

Seth Meyers and Rihanna Went Day Drinking. When Can We RSVP to the Next One, Though?

On the night of June 20, 2019, the clouds parted and we were all treated to one of the greatest things known to man: A visual of what it’s like to day drink with Rihanna.

First Look: Behind the Scenes and on the Run With Queen & Slim First Look: Behind the Scenes and on the Run With Queen & Slim

Y’all. Meet Queen & Slim. And instantly fall in lust, love and lure.

ABFF 2019: How Beats Tackles Chicago Crime and the Curious Case of Anthony Anderson's Forehead Acting ABFF 2019: How Beats Tackles Chicago Crime and the Curious Case of Anthony Anderson's Forehead Acting

Chicago is a city that has been thrust into the abyss of exploitation, as national media has been lured by the city’s crime-ridden headlines. But what of the people who make up the city? What of their stories? What makes them tick? After all, the people are the heart of any city, in my opinion.

Donald Glover and Beyoncé Want You to Feel the Love Tonight in New International The Lion King Clip Donald Glover and Beyoncé Want You to Feel the Love Tonight in New International The Lion King Clip

Love is in formation. Can you feel it? Can you feel it? CAN YOU FEEL IT? Tonight, that is.

Heartwarming Movie About the Friendship Between a KKK Member and a Black Man Set to End Racism Heartwarming Movie About the Friendship Between a KKK Member and a Black Man Set to End Racism

Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all post-racial propaganda movies are created redundantly.

August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Film Adaptation Confirmed With Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman to Star, Denzel Washington to Produce August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Film Adaptation Confirmed With Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman to Star, Denzel Washington to Produce

Another one of August Wilson’s brilliant plays is coming to the silver screen! Get ready to sound the trumpets because this time, it’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Dear White People, How You Like Your Grits?

OK, OK, OK, I have a confession—the headline is a tad misleading as I don’t really care how white people like their grits or whether they know what a grit is. This is really about that Justin Simien show on Netflix. Ha! Gotcha!

What Is the Best and Blackest Movie Soundtrack? What Is the Best and Blackest Movie Soundtrack?

It’s African American Music Appreciation Month (lovingly known as Black Music Month) and what better way to celebrate than to honor just how much music affects another celebrated medium? That’s right, we’re talking film.

ABFF to Launch 1st Feature Award for Directors in John Singleton’s Honor in 2020 ABFF to Launch 1st Feature Award for Directors in John Singleton’s Honor in 2020

It’s a wrap on the 23rd Annual American Black Film Festival! I got to attend this year on behalf of The Root (I have more coverage from the fest coming soon; look out for it!) and as always, it was delightfully black as fuck.

The Marathon Medal: Nipsey Hussle to Be Honored With Humanitarian Award at 2019 BET Awards The Marathon Medal: Nipsey Hussle to Be Honored With Humanitarian Award at 2019 BET Awards

Along with his business acumen and music, Nipsey Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) was known for his humanitarian spirit. Locals lovingly called him “Neighborhood Nip.” It’s one of the main reasons why the marathon shall, indeed, continue.

Emanuel, Produced by Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, Debuts on the 4th Anniversary of the Charleston, SC, Shooting Emanuel, Produced by Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, Debuts on the 4th Anniversary of the Charleston, SC, Shooting

On the evening of June 17, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof marched into what was typically thought to be the purest form of sanctuary—a church—and terrorized a group of black worshippers. Nine people, including senior pastor and South Carolina State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham…

ABFF 2019: Shaft Highlights Toxic Masculinity, Wet Glitter, and Grits ABFF 2019: Shaft Highlights Toxic Masculinity, Wet Glitter, and Grits

They say no one understands Shaft but his woman. But, does Shaft even like women? Yes, he likes pussy, but I mean, as people? Well, the 2019 addition to the franchise challenges that notion a bit with a family member from the new generation—none other than John Shaft’s son.

Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am: ‘Navigating a White Male World Was Not Threatening; It Wasn’t Even Interesting’

Toni Morrison’s work has always been deemed as rich and poetic, perhaps an extension of her very own life.

‘30 Years Later and Not Much Has Changed’: Oprah’s Interview with The Exonerated Five to Air on Netflix and OWN

Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam—once known as “The Central Park Five” are now “The Exonerated Five.”

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