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Interview: Chatting w/ Anthony Hemingway, Lena Waithe & Ben Jones About Their New TV Project

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • March 7, 2014 1:53 PM
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Interview: Chatting w/ Anthony Hemingway, Lena Waithe & Ben Jones About Their New TV Project

Watch: Black Women Content Creators On State Of Black Women In Contemporary Media

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2014 12:11 PM
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Watch: Black Women Content Creators On State Of Black Women In Contemporary Media

Short Drama "Save Me" by Lena Waithe Now Available Online

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 27, 2012 1:40 PM
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Those who have been following the Finding the New Black interview series should recall Lena Waithe, the television writer on Nickelodeon's How to Rock who has also written and directed a number of short films and web content.

"Finding the New Black" Interview with TV Writer & Filmmaker Lena Waithe (Part 2)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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"We’re ‘80s babies. So we were coming of age in the ‘90s when Spike Lee was king of black cinema and Tyler Perry wasn’t even a thought. John Singleton was getting nominated for an Oscar. You had the Hughes Brothers taking on Hollywood, the Bythewoods were coming up, Love Jones was in theaters, Dancing in September was on HBO. Since that’s all we know, and what we know to be good - we’re like the rebirth of that, I think."

Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • March 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often on this site. But there are still more that are doing work we should all be aware of.