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'Black Dynamite' The Animated Series Premieres This Sunday, July 15, At 11:30pm

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  • July 13, 2012 5:06 PM
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With this and The Boondocks returning for a 4th season, although a specific date hasn't been given yet, Adult Swim will become the choice TV location to go to for black anime for adults.

Tyler Perry's 'For Better Or Worse' Returns To TBS Tonight, Friday The 13th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 13, 2012 3:25 PM
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As was announced in February this year, TBS ordered 35 new episodes of Tyler Perry's latest sitcom, For Better Or Worse - the ensemble comedy based on characters from his Why Did I Get Married? flicks, starring Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.

Sophie Okonedo Describes Her Role In 'Sinbad' As Cross Between Medusa & Eartha Kitt

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 13, 2012 1:47 PM
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"I'd say my character is a cross between Medusa and Eartha Kitt - or at least, that's who I was channelling! Razia is queen of the water thieves and they all worship her."

Roger Bobb's 'Raising Izzie' Gets TV Premiere Date (Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 13, 2012 9:06 AM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier last year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, is making his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that's based on the grand-prize winning script of the 1st annual GMC Faith & Family Screenplay Competition last year, and that made its world premiered as the closing night film at the 2012 American Black Film Festival last month or so before its TV premiere GMC (Gospel Music Channel) this month.

Bounce TV: Bouncing Into Motown: Detroit's #1 Rated WXYZ-TV To Launch Bounce TV

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  • July 12, 2012 11:23 AM
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Features On Muhammad Ali, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Judith Jamison Part Of THIRTEEN's 50th

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  • July 11, 2012 7:07 PM
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This fall, New York's THIRTEEN, the flagship station of PBS, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, September 16, 2012, with a number of commemorative events and programs, offering diverse programming focusing on the *Black expereince* in the USA.

Shaquille O’Neal Comedy Show Gets Greenlight And 10-Episode Order

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 2:18 PM
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After graduating from the New York Film Academy last year, I figured he'd be prepping to shoot his feature film debut by now, instead of hosting a needless series for TruTV.

BET Adds Idris Elba's 'Luther' To Its Lineup (Airing This Saturday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 10:52 AM
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Smart move by BET, and I applaud it. Even though we've championed Luther here on S&A, and I know a lot of you folks have already watched the series - both seasons - I'm also aware that there's still a large percentage of America (specifically black America) who have yet to watch a single episode, and probably don't even know that the series exists, which is unfortunate.

Watch Now - FRONTLINE's 2-Hour Doc Presentation, 'ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 11:10 PM
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It aired tonight on PBS; If, like me, you didn't get to watch it, but were interested enough to want to tune in, you can watch it right now, because PBS has placed the entire 2-hour documentary online, and the first part of it is embedded below.

POV Short Cuts Presents 5 New Docs Debuting On PBS (Stories On Civil Rights Heroes, Deportation, More)

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  • July 10, 2012 5:04 PM
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POV (Point of View), the award-winning nonfiction film series celebrating its 25th year on PBS in 2012, brings the popular POV Short Cuts back to the schedule with a new collection of short documentaries. These diverse films tell stories of hard-fought and hard-won civil rights battles, a family’s separation after deportation and lessons learned from parents. The five short films include an Academy Award® nominee, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; a Student Academy Award® winner, Sin País (Without Country); and three new animated shorts—Eyes on the Stars, Facundo the Great and A Family Man—from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps oral-history project.