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Trending,Web Series

6 Exciting Black Web Series to Binge-Watch This Season

At times, surfing OnDemand, scrolling through your Netflix queue and scouring Hulu for a hidden gem may not yield ideal results for a weekend of binge-watching. But although popular web series like Brown Girls, Tough Love and RoomieLoverFriend have long come to an end or have been adapted for television, plenty of Black creatives still tell our stories online. Creators...

Television

'Boomerang' Star Tetona Jackson On The Importance Of On-Screen Black Experiences

Boomerang is an undisputed classic film. For ‘90s babies, the 1992 rom-com neatly sits in the pantheon of aspirational features that depicted the luxury apartments, high-powered jobs and grown-ass relationships we wanted when we grew up. Twenty-five years later, cut to Tetona Jackson, one of Shadow And Act's 32 RISING Award honorees and the lead of the film’s eponymous TV series. In...

Film,Opinion

Is Colorism 'Also A Star' In Yara Shahidi's New YA Film? [Opinion]

Even in Black Hollywood, light-skinned female leads are par for the course. The presence of dark-skinned women at the center of last year’s astronomically successful output Black Panther and If Beale Street Could Talk acknowledged the urgent need for a more inclusive take on the range of Blackness. The casting of grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, a Black and Iranian actress, in the...

Interviews,Television

BET'S 'College Hill': A History Of The First Black Reality TV Show

On January 28, 2004, BET's College Hill became the first Black reality TV show ever. Embarking on an unprecedented journey in television, The Edmonds Entertainment-produced docuseries amplified the experience of Black students at historically Black colleges and universities across the country. Patterned from previous TV hits like MTV reality show Real World and sitcom A Different World,...

Reviews,Television

10 of the Best TV Episodes of 2018

Let's be real: There's no shortage of television content. This year has seen an outpouring of mind-blowing, socially responsible, innovative and downright hilarious shows that may not get awards but will still stay queued up on our DVRs (or, ya know, added to our Netflix queue). Here are the most excellent episodes from the top shows of 2018. “High-Like” Insecure Episode 5,...