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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,...

Film

7 Political Films That’ll Keep Your Fire Burning Until The Next Election

The 2018 midterm election was akin to a political thriller, keeping us on the edge of our seats wondering if our elected officials were going to kill us this time or not. Thankfully, the midterms ushered in a host of wins for the people. Democrats clinched majority control of the House of Representatives, and more than 100 women were elected into Congress, including Ayanna Pressley, the...

Opinion,Television

How TV Is Furthering Mental Health Conversations For Black Women

It’s not uncommon for Black women — myself included — to relate deeply to women on television these days. From Issa Dee (Issa Rae) on Insecure,  to Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) on This Is Us, or Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley) and Charley Bordelon West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) on Queen Sugar, it seems like Black women are able to find pieces of themselves and their own story within depictions...

Film,Television

Major Money Moves: 10 Best Black Hollywood Deals Inked In 2018

The tide is beginning to turn in Hollywood for Black creators. In tandem with the reshaping of how everyday people consume entertainment, this year has sent shockwaves through the industry. Not only has there been an outpouring of unprecedented performances in both TV and film, but a number of producers and directors are now inking massive deals with streaming services, TV networks...