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Interviews,Television

In The Writers' Room Of 'This Is Us': A Chat With Shukree Tilghman, Kay Oyegun And Eboni Freeman

Graduating from both NYU and Columbia did not guarantee a trip down easy street for Delaware native Shukree Tilghman, when he set out to work as a writer in the entertainment industry. He still faced many challenges and had to put in a lot of work for a long time before getting his proverbial “big break” as a full-time TV writer. "After being broke and out of work for several years,...

Film,Interviews

Amma Asante Reveals The Long Road To Her Controversial Passion Project, ‘Where Hands Touch’

If movie lovers were to guess which director would cause the most controversy in 2018, it’s a safe bet that Amma Asante wouldn’t be top-most in anyone’s mind. However, with her new film Where Hands Touch, the British filmmaker, who thus far has been celebrated for her sensitive portraits of star-crossed romances in period films like Belle and A United Kingdom, has done just...

Television

The Women of 'Greenleaf' Take Center Stage In Season 3 And They Will Keep You Enraptured Like Never Before

Late last season on Greenleaf, Lady Mae, in the midst of a heated clash with Tasha Skanks, notices a painting of three women over Tasha’s desk in her office. It's almost an overhead angle with the women’s stately, wide-brimmed hats figuring most prominently in the foreground. They are leaning slightly forward solemnly, almost in prayer. As season three of OWN's upscale drama opens, ...

Interviews,Television

Deborah Joy Winans Reveals How Regina King Used Improv To Direct Real Drama In 'Greenleaf'

Ask virtually anyone to name the best black gospel singers out there, and the Winans family would be at the top of their list. The talent for singing seems to have touched virtually every member of the sprawling family. Deborah Joy Winans, daughter of Carvin Winans and Deborah Kerr Winans, is also musically gifted. However, when she was growing up, she was more artistically inspired by...

Television

If You're Not Watching These 12 Amazing Black Women In Sci-Fi & Fantasy, You're Missing Out

Hallelujah, television is finally giving us black women characters in sci-fi who are more than just part of the background! Here's a list of a select few standout characters who play crucial roles in the series in which they appear and are ushering a new era in television where black women have a firm place in future civilizations. 1. Nafessa Williams - Thunder/Anissa in Black...