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From ‘The Get Down’ to ‘Patti Cake$,’ Hip-Hop Has Rocked This Actor’s World

Mauritania-born, Maryland-raised actor Mamoudou Athie was best known for playing Grandmaster Flash on the flossy now-canceled Netflix hip-hop origins series “The Get Down” for the past two years. In his latest role, the Yale...

Marlon Wayans Lives His Dream with Launch of ‘Naked’ On Netflix and ‘Marlon’ On...

Marlon Wayans hasn’t been completely off the radar. He has stayed active with parody films like the recent "Fifty Shades of Black," plus he’s been on the stand-up comedy circuit. But August has been...

Algee Smith Follows Role In ‘The New Edition Story’ with Gut-Wrenching Turn In ‘Detroit’

Algee Smith has been taking us back lately. Earlier this year, he thrilled us as Ralph Tresvant in BET’s “The New Edition Story.” Now, as one-time Dramatics member Cleveland Larry Reed in director Kathryn...

Garcelle Beauvais Talks Spider-Man, Interracial Love and Hollywood Longevity

As "Spider-Man: Homecoming" surpasses the $500 million box-office mark worldwide, veteran actress Garcelle Beauvais is happy to share in that success. Playing any role in a Marvel franchise is a big deal and that’s...

‘Insecure’ Stays Loyal to Its Fan Base, Despite Show’s Popularity with White Audiences

Black Twitter was abuzz as HBO's "Insecure" returned for its second season. Consequently, the show trended highly. Any sophomore effort runs the risk of not meeting expectations, but "Insecure" didn't fall victim. The show's fans...

‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Star Brandon Barnes Says Reality Is He’s Not a...

"Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" wrapped its first and, so far, only season on June 13 on WE tv. And although Bow Wow, who also serves as an executive producer of the show, is...

Wyclef Jean Talks Being ‘Bamboozled’ During His Failed Political Career, Trump’s Immigration Policies and...

TV One’s flagship music series Unsung returns Sunday, July 9 with a spotlight on Wyclef Jean, probably its first ever solely featuring a Caribbean immigrant to the United States. In it, there are many...

‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discusses Sadly Relevant Topic of Driving While Black In Season Premiere

Coming on the heels of the nonconviction of the Minnesota cop who stopped and killed Philando Castile, Micah’s “Driving While Black” moment in the second-season premiere of “Queen Sugar” hit a strong nerve. “Queen...

ABFF Previews Sure-Fire Summer Hit ‘Girls Trip’

Hollywood producer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee are no strangers to the American Black Film Festival. Packer, whose numerous film credits include the "Ride Along" and "Think Like a Man" franchises, credits...

Jamaica is Quickly Becoming a Superb Foodie Destination; 1 More Reason to Visit the...

Jamaica's culinary goodness is potentially another one of its greatest assets, and Memorial Day Weekend Atlanta Black Star joined Visit Jamaica — guided by native Jamaican Lyndon Taylor  — as part of a group of...

Stars of All Kinds Shine In Atlanta to Illuminate the Full Life and Lasting...

Pastor. Dr. Martin Luther King comrade. Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). U.S. Congressman representing Georgia. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Mayor of Atlanta. Pivotal broker for the 1996 Olympics...

‘LA 92’ Raises New Questions, Challenges Old Assumptions About the ’92 L.A. Riots

Twenty-five years ago, Los Angeles erupted in violence after a white jury acquitted the four white cops who brutally beat Rodney King within an inch of his life despite video evidence. Twenty-seven years prior,...

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