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#ShortFilmShoutout: 'Colors Of Sankofa' Puts Colorism Within The Diaspora In The Hot Seat

This is installment #24 of Shadow And Act's #ShortFilmShoutout series. The trials of assimilation rear their ugly heads when a Black CEO interviews a prospective employee in Colors of Sankofa, directed by Jalen Blot and written by Patrick Mensah-Boadi. In Colors of Sankofa, Elyse Bempong (Tye Myers) is trying to fill a high position within her company. But she gets a shock from...

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Eddie Murphy Confirms He'll Reprise Other Characters In 'Coming 2 America' And 'Couldn't Be Happier'

Eddie Murphy is praising the way Coming to America 2 is shaping up. "I couldn't be happier with how it turned out," he said on The Ellen Degeneres Show Friday. "A lot of people have this expectation, like people would say to me when they found out I was doing it, ' Don't f--- that movie up.' So we've gone above and beyond what anybody would think. I'm really, really happy with...

Television,News

A 'Moesha' Reboot Is The Works, According To Brandy

Moesha fans have wanted to know if the Brandy-led show will come back ever since it ended in 2001. An appropriate question, seeing how so many of our favorite shows from the late '90s and early '00s are making comebacks in pop culture. Thanks to Brandy, we finally have a positive answer. It has been reported that during Sheryl Lee Ralph's DIVA Foundation event this week, Ralph...

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Issa Rae To Write, Star In And Produce 'Perfect Strangers' Remake

Issa Rae is continuing to add to the "multi-hyphenate" term by writing, producing and starring in the English-language remake of Paolo Genovese's Italian dramedy Perfetti Sconosciuti or Perfect Strangers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows a group of friends who play a high-stakes game at a dinner party. The game: they must place their phones upright on the table...

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Jenifer Lewis Co-Signs Fan Idea For Her To Star In 'Boondocks' Reboot As Grandad's Sister

Since John Witherspoon's death in October, The Boondocks fans have wondered how the show's reboot will move forward with Witherspoon's beloved character, Grandad. Enter Jenifer Lewis, who has responded to hopeful fans asking for her to join the show. Singer-songwriter Durand Bernarr suggested that Lewis could play Granddad's sister. "Picture it," he wrote, "Grandad passes away in...