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10 black YouTube series that you should binge-watch this weekend

The Youtube series has become a staple in the pantheon of binge watch entertainment that should not be slept on. Ever since the very first days of Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, and even before, there have been talented young men and women creating series written, directed, produced and featured by people of color that tell our stories in the only way we can tell them. It's the least we...

News

Kenan Thompson will make history as longest-running 'Saturday Night Live' cast member

Comedian and actor Kenan Thompson has come a long way since his Nickelodeon days on the 90s hit shows, All That and Kenan & Kel. The 39-year-old Saturday Night Live cast member will become the longest-running cast member in the show's history.   He joined the cast back in 2003 shortly after his stint on Kenan & Kel and has been going strong since. Thompson's...

News

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Comedian and civil rights crusader Dick Gregory died Saturday night in Washington, D.C., after being hospitalized for about a week.  His family made an announcement publicly on Facebook. The Associated Press reports that Gregory died after suffering a severe bacterial infection. The legend who used his humor to talk about social justice was 84 years old. The author and social...

Film

The first black woman in road racing, Joi "SJ" Harris, dies while filming stunt for 'Deadpool 2'

Brooklyn native Joi “SJ” Harris died in Vancouver Monday morning, August 14 while filming a stunt on the upcoming superhero film Deadpool 2. Harris is the first black woman in road racing. According to CTV News, this was Harris' first time doing stunts for a film and she performed the stunt successfully four times after losing control the fifth time around. The bike's throttle became...

Opinion

11 actresses who could play Angela Davis in her upcoming biopic

Legendary activist-turned-philosophy professor, Angela Davis is set to have a feature film created to illustrate her life. This Is Us writer Kay Oyegun will pen the script and Forest Whitaker was announced as executive producer. Nina Yang Bongiovi, producer of Dope and Fruitvale Station, Sidra Smith and Codeblack CEO Jeff Clanagan are also producing. Angela Davis herself will be...