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Thoughts on Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' After Last Night's Premiere?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 8, 2014 12:23 PM
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The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

Watch 1981 TV Report 'Racial Stereotyping: Inside & Out' (What's Changed 30+ Years Later?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2014 3:18 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Nothing particularly new here. But I like postings *artifacts* like this, if only to remind us of just how little has changed in over 30 long years, when it comes to depictions of black people on film and TV!

Bonds, Deceptions & Dreams: An Overview of Starz's 8-Episode Freshman Series 'Power'

  • By Aramide A Tinubu
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  • August 4, 2014 11:39 AM
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Power deals with numerous themes over the course of its eight-episode season. I felt that it would be important to highlight some of these themes as significant threads that were a constant.

Remembering The Remarkably Unremarkable Short-Lived 'Tenafly' TV Series

  • By Sergio
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  • July 18, 2014 11:11 AM
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Long forgotten and overlooked, the short lived NBC series "Tenafly" was important and groundbreaking in its own quiet subtle way.

Watch 43-Minute Documentary on the Making of 'The Walking Dead' (Take a Peek Behind the Curtain)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 14, 2014 3:48 PM
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The special gives fans a peek behind the curtain, revealing secrets of how various aspects of the show works.

'Extant' Drew 9.4 Million Viewers Last Night. Did You Watch? Your Reactions?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2014 12:14 PM
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  • 11 Comments
I can't say that I was immediately hooked, but I certainly wasn't turned off either, and will definitely be returning for seconds, and hopefully even more servings after that.

Eartha Kitt - The Greatest Catwoman of Them All - Coming to Blu-Ray DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • July 2, 2014 9:32 PM
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With the 1960's 'Batman' TV series finally coming to blu-ray DVD in the fall, we have to ask again, was Eartha Kitt the greatest Catwoman of them all?

Cast This: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown In The Angela Bassett-Directed Lifetime Original Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2014 3:16 PM
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  • 39 Comments
Cast This: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown In Angela Bassett-Directed Lifetime Original Movie

Interview: When Faith Turns Into Fire - Roger Ross Williams on 'God Loves Uganda' (Tonight On PBS' Independent Lens)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • May 19, 2014 8:12 PM
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Interview: When Faith Turns Into Fire - Roger Ross Williams on 'God Loves Uganda' (Tonight On PBS' Independent Lens)

Are TV Networks Finally Starting To Realize The Ratings & Profit Potential In Producing Content For Black Women?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 9, 2014 11:26 AM
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  • 20 Comments
Are TV Networks Finally Starting To Realize The Ratings & Profit Potential In Producing Content For Black Women?