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In Light Of Last Night's Steamy 'Scandal' Sex Scenes, Revisiting TV's 1st Interracial Kiss Between A White Man & A Black Woman

  • By Courtney
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  • December 7, 2012 11:05 AM
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In light of last night's steamy episode of Scandal, as we saw Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope and Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant heated up our TV screens with one or two scenes that made some of us wonder how they got past network TV censors, and also because it's Friday, I thought I'd take us back about 44 years, to the November 22, 1968 Star Trek episode titled Plato's Stepchildren, which is popularly-cited as the first example of a scripted kiss between a white man and black woman on American television (between Kirk and Uhura).

CNN Presents Another 'Black In America' Special (...Groan....)

  • By Sergio
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  • December 7, 2012 10:43 AM
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LOOK OUT! DUCK! HIDE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!

Nzingha Stewart Will Make Episodic TV Directing Debut w/ Episode Of 'The Game'

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 7:10 PM
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The following was posted on the Disney ABC Talent Development & Diversity Facebook page earlier today:

First, Preacher's Wives; Now Lifetime Orders New Reality Series 'Preacher's Daughters' (We're Sorry)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 3:29 PM
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  • 8 Comments
My goodness! When does this madness stop?!

After Watching 'Lincoln' & 'Django Unchained' Tune To PBS For 3-Hour-Long 'The Abolitionists' (Preview)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 3:09 PM
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One of the new programs that will comprise the winter/spring season ahead for PBS, is a 3-part, 3-hour American Experience film titled The Abolitionists.

'Key & Peele' Are 2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominees! No 'Scandal' Love (Cable TV Dominates)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 1:54 PM
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Proving once again that the best-written shows (especially dramas) are on cable TV... here are your 2013 WGA nominees for TV, news, and radio.

ABC Developing Cop Comedy Series To Be Written By & Starring Hannibal Buress

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 1:26 PM
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ABC is getting into the Hannibal Buress business.

'Central Park Five,' 'Soul Food Junkies' & More Are PBS Winter/Spring 2013 Lineup Highlights

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 12:41 PM
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An exciting winter/spring season is ahead for PBS, including the return of fan faves like Downton Abbey; and lots of new original programming, including The Abolitionists, which brings to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, intertwining the stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown.

Before 'Django Unchained' There Was 'The Outcasts'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 5, 2012 10:41 PM
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So with all the attention on Tarantino's Django Unchained (which I confess I've seen already and absoluely love - but I'll get to that soon in due time) one should keep in mind that the basic premise of a black and white team of bounty hunters isn't new at all. In fact there was a TV show based on the same premise back in 1968.

Tonight On 'Don't Sleep!' - Victoria Mahoney, Armond White, John Singleton Talk Black Hollywood

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2012 5:31 PM
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So... this should be interesting, and definitely worth watching, even if you've never watched an episode of BET's Don't Sleep! with T.J. Holmes: a panel that includes John Singleton, Victoria Mahoney and our favorite film critic Armond White.