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Video,Film

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II: Revenge And A Son’s Love Drives 'Aquaman' Villain Black Manta

When one thinks of DC comics superhero Aquaman, Shakespeare might not be the first thought that comes to mind. But weaving the classic Hamlet through the plot of the upcoming Aquaman movie is exactly what Director James Wan (Saw, Furious 7) has done. In the first big screen film to feature the ocean-protecting champion who can communicate with sea creatures, breathe underwater, and...

Interviews,Television

Amber Stevens West On Her 'Happy Together' Character Joining The Ranks Of WoC Entrepreneurs

Amber Stevens West experiences a lovely sort déjà vu whenever she reports to work on the set of CBS’ new sitcom Happy Together these days. “My dad was on a sitcom for CBS,” she explains of her father, actor Shadoe Stevens who appeared in the sitcom Dave's World from 1993 to 1997. “It was on the same lot that I work on now, shooting Happy Together. I went every Friday and watched him do...

Opinion,Series,Television

The Burdens Of #BlackWomenAtWork Are On Display This Television Season

It wasn’t so long ago that #BlackWomenAtWork was trending in social media. Within the space of a week, Congressional Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) had her hair derided by bombastic former Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly and journalist April Ryan, was spoken to as if she were a child by then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In the midst of a White House press briefing, Spicer...

Features,Interviews,Film

How Young Actor TJ Wright Brings Heart To 'The Hate U Give'

Angie Thomas’ young adult novel The Hate U Give spent over 70 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and George Tillman Jr.’s masterful adaptation to film of the Carter family deserves some recognition come awards' season. The Hate U Give is now in wide release, and TJ Wright, who plays Sekani Carter, the younger brother of the protagonist, Starr (Amandla Stenberg), brings...

Interviews,Series,Television

Faith, Family and Facebook: Brandon Micheal Hall on New Series 'God Friended Me'

God Friended Me star Brandon Micheal Hall has been on a roll. Almost as soon as he graduated from Juilliard, he landed a regular role on the TBS comedy series Search Party. He then went on to star in his own comedy on the ABC network The Mayor. Though a critical favorite, it lasted just one season. Then, Hall got a call from his representatives telling him that CBS wanted a meeting with...