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Review: BET Makes Its Dramatic Entry with Fresh, Entertaining 'Being Mary Jane' (Now Streaming on Netflix)

  • By Aramide A Tinubu
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  • August 27, 2014 12:53 PM
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"Being Mary Jane" became available on Netflix streaming this week - your chance to catch up season 1 of the series before season 2 premieres - assuming you didn't watch season 1 earlier this year, when it aired on BET. Here are some thoughts on the series to prep you...

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.

'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.

With the Primetime Emmys on the Horizon, My Picks & Yours for Who Will Win

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2014 2:20 PM
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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.

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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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.