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Film

Disney Restores Princess Tiana's Original Depiction In 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' After Colorism Controversy

Disney has received both praise and acclaim for its films. However, Disney has also received backlash due to its lack of inclusion in animated films. Case in point: Princess Tiana. Disney's first black princess, who was introduced in the acclaimed 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog, reappears in Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet, the sequel to Wreck-It...

Television,Interviews

Gail Bean Talks Nabbing Key Roles On Three Of The Biggest Black TV Series, Her Career Ambitions And More

With her scene-stealing portrayals as the uproarious Rasheeda on the hit HBO show Insecure and the bubbly Nadine on the FX gem Atlanta, Gail Bean has carved out her own patented brand of unrepentant black exuberance that has been missing from our screens. Just take a look at her resume and you'll find a rarity: an actress who moves seamlessly from comedy to drama. Each of Bean's roles...

Festivals

NMAAHC Partners With Netflix For The Inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture announced that streaming giant Netflix will be a partner for the museum's inaugural African American Film Festival, which is set to take place this October. To kick off the festival, Netflix will screen the upcoming documentary Quincy, which will offer an intimate look into the life of music legend Quincy...

News,Television

Alfred Enoch To Take Over Lead In BBC Thriller 'Trust Me,' Replacing 'Doctor Who' Star Jodie Whittaker

As a former member of the Keating 5 on the ABC legal thriller How To Get Away Murder and a card-carrying member of the Harry Potter film franchise, Alfred Enoch is no stranger to the twists and turns abound in the film and TV game. Following the death of his former How To Get Away With Murder character Wes Gibbons, word has come that Enoch has been cast in another television...

News,Television

Watch A Snippet Of Sterling K. Brown And Susan Kelechi Watson's Audition For 'This Is Us'

Although television is always lacking when it comes to black love, we've been privileged to some iconic black super-pairings. From Dwayne and Whitley on A Different World to Scooter and Khadijah on Living Single, black love is a potent thing when depicted right on television. If you watch the NBC drama This Is Us, then you'd know that that the chemistry between Emmy winner Sterling...