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Recap,Television

There's A Reckoning In 'Oh Mamere': 'Queen Sugar' Season 4, Episode 10 [Recap]

Episode 10, titled "Oh Mamere", opens with Violet (Tina Lifford) doing her thing at her restaurant. Unfortunately, she has an unwelcomed guest. Nova (Rutina Wesley) has commandeered one of the booths for herself and she has no plans on leaving until she and Aunt Vi hash some things out. When Vi confronts her, Nova refuses to cower. She knows that after bringing Vi's violent ex-husband...

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Brutal Blows & Breakthroughs: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4, Episode 9 [Recap]

As "Stare at the Same Fires" opens we find a wilted Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) sitting at some bar in New Orleans drinking away her sorrows. She begins venting to the bartender in a very un-Charley-like fashion and though he tries to suggest that she slow down or call someone to help her Charley simply puts on her sunglasses and keeps on drinking. Charley has given up. After the fire...

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There Is Only Suffering Here: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4, Episode 8 [Recap]

As "All the Borders" opens, it's clear that Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) has faded into herself. She, along with Ralph Angel (Kofi Sirobie), Romero (Walter Perez) and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), sit helplessly as the fire department finally gets the fire at Queen Sugar mill under control. Keke (Tanyell Waivers) even comes running up desperate to see if Micha is OK. The fire has devastated...

Recap,Television

'Queen Sugar' Won't Let The Bordelons Get A Break: Season 4 Episode 7 [Recap]

As is the theme with this season of Queen Sugar, "Of Several Centuries" opens with Nova (Rutina Wesley). This time the eldest Bordelon sibling is in Philadelphia to discuss her book and to be a guest on a Finding Your Roots-type television program called Legacies. Caught up in the whirlwind of pseudo-celebrity, a revelation completely jolts Nova. Legacies producers have uncovered...

Interviews

Legendary Filmmaker Robert Townsend Just Keeps Getting Better With Time [Interview]

Legendary filmmaker Robert Townsend's impact on defining Black cinema is undeniable. Dubbed The Godfather of Independent Film, Townsend began his acting career in the 1980s, a time when Hollywood was only letting in one Black actress/actor at a time. Fed up with demeaning roles and bit parts, the Chicago native decided to tell his own story, taking the reins to write, produce and...