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Interviews

Omari Hardwick Talks 'Real to Reel,' Legacy And 'Power': "I Would Love People To Say I Made Myself At Home In This Industry"

At his core, Omari Hardwick is a storyteller. While many folks met him in Ava DuVernay’s stellar 2011 film I Will Follow and then, of course, as the stoic drug kingpin Ghost in Starz’s Power, Hardwick's journey in the entertainment industry spans nearly two decades. Throughout his career, his work has covered almost every genre across multiple mediums and platforms. Presently, he’s...

Interviews,Television

Oprah Winfrey, Mara Brock Akil And Michele Weaver On 'Love Is__,' Heartache And Lessons Learned

Black women aren’t often given the opportunity to tell our love stories publicly. Instead, our courtships, regrets and lustful encounters are whispered about amongst our girlfriends. Epic love stories -- the ones that we see in movie theaters or on TV screens -- are typically reserved for white women, while advice from male “relationship experts” and unfounded statistics are strewn...

Interviews,Television

Mara Brock Akil And Salim Akil Talk Their Seductive New Show 'Love Is ___' With Series Leads Will Catlett & Michele Weaver

Love stories were made for the screen. There is a magic that comes with falling, diving in head first and allowing yourself to become connected and enraptured with another soul. In romance films, the audience is pulled under quickly, caught up in the first mesmerizing moments of desire and lust. However, television allows artists and audiences to unpack the nuances of love....

Television

On Queen Sugar's Ralph Angel And The Nuances Of Black Fatherhood

In the canon of black American television, black fathers have been a staple – particularly on some of our most beloved sitcoms. From James Evans on Good Times to Phillip Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, these men have been the ultimate father figures for those of us who are deeply connected to our fathers and for others who felt a paternal void. Despite varying economic statuses...

Broadway,Interviews

The Cast Of 'The Lion King' On Broadway Unpack The Show's Majestic Blackness And Its Incredible 20-Year Legacy

We all know the story of The Lion King, an enthralling Disney tale that follows a young lion named Simba who, after coming to terms with the death of his father, Mufasa, must rediscover his destiny. The Lion King on Broadway elevates this classic story. It’s a singular, majestic experience that connects its audience to childhood and leaves them transfixed as the story, music and dancing...