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Watch 'Inside Africa's' Trip to Kenya to Explore "The Lupita Nyong'o Effect" on the Country's Film Industry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 12:25 PM
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“You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president posted on Twitter the day Lupita won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in '12 Years a Slave.'

Emmy Trophies Will Be Handed Out Tonight. Several Black Actors Nominated. Who Will Win?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 11:39 AM
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Uzo Aduba, Joe Morton and "The Square" won their individual categories, as reported earlier this week, at a ceremony during which primarily behind-the-scenes creatives were feted. So we can officially mark them as winners.

Watch 'Gotham: The Legend Reborn' Preview Special Ahead of September Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 10:37 AM
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Jada Pinkett Smith returns to TV to co-star in the FOX 1-hour drama series, which, after watching most of the trailers for new 2014/2015 series, is one of the few that I'm actually interested enough in to check out when it debuts.

'Black Jesus' Saves the TV Sitcom

  • By Dylan Green
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  • August 22, 2014 4:22 PM
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“Black Jesus” is a good-hearted sitcom without the sanitizer - “Sanford and Son” with the edges left in tact and still just as funny.

FOX Releases Pilot Episode of New Drama Series 'Red Band Society' (Co-Starring Octavia Spencer) Watch It Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2014 2:50 PM
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The busy Spencer's casting came a couple of months after NBC put its "Murder, She Wrote" reboot (which was to star Octavia Spencer) on ice, with plans to come up with another way to re-imagine the series.

Spike TV Announces More Leading Characters for 'Tut' Event Series - Nonso Anozie & Kylie Bunbury Included

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2014 4:44 PM
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"Tut" will be shot entirely on location in Morocco this fall and will debut on the network in 2015. This will be Spike TV's first scripted event series in eight years.

Exclusive Sit-Down Interview w/ Mike Brown's Family + More in BET 'Justice for Ferguson' Special

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2014 1:26 PM
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Additionally BET News will speak to Missouri Highway Patrol’s Captain Ron Johnson and NAACP member of the national Board of Directors, John Gaskin.
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Date Set + Watch 1st Teaser + New Character Details

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2014 5:51 PM
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The hit show received a total of 17 Primetime Emmy nominations this year. Season 4 debuts Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. FX has released an official first teaser for the upcoming season, which is embedded within.

Iyanla Vanzant Takes Her Show to the Streets of Ferguson, MO for Special Episode of 'Fix My Life'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2014 1:25 PM
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The airdate will be announced in the coming week.
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It's Not Often That Genius Hackers Are Played by Black Actors; Bow Wow Books Series Regular Role on 'CSI: Cyber'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2014 3:01 PM
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Well, at least he's not playing a gangster, or a drug dealer - roles that black actors are often asked to play in these police procedurals.