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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Date Set + Watch 1st Teaser + New Character Details

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2014 5:51 PM
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The hit show received a total of 17 Primetime Emmy nominations this year. Season 4 debuts Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. FX has released an official first teaser for the upcoming season, which is embedded within.

Check Out the First Teaser-Trailer for 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2014 7:55 PM
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It tells the story of an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A & T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline.

PBS Goes on Archaeological Dig for Josiah Henson - Escaped Slave Who Inspired 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin' (Watch)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2014 2:30 PM
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If you're fond of science and history (being fully aware of what the term "Uncle Tom" has come to represent today), and want to know more about Josiah Henson, you might appreciate this:

"Bang, Bang!" HBO Releases New Trailer for 'On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z' (Premiering in September)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2014 11:30 AM
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Taping September at Stade de France in Paris, the only international leg of their current tour, the special will feature the superstars performing more than 40 songs.

Ghana’s Oil Crisis Doc 'Big Men' Premieres On PBS' POV August 25th

  • By Sergio
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  • August 14, 2014 11:18 AM
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Rachel Boynton's documentary about the violent struggle for control of Ghana's oil resources makes its telelvsion broadcast premiere on PBS's POV Monday August 25th

New Feature Documentary Will Investigate Atlanta’s Rise to Hip-Hop Powerhouse. Watch Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2014 11:14 AM
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The film chronicles the decisions of the city’s forefathers in post-civil rights Atlanta as they created an environment for African American arts and culture to thrive, which set the scene for a local hip-hop scene to emerge.

Here's Your First Look at the 'Unauthorized Saved by the Bell' Lifetime Movie. Excited?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2014 10:44 AM
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Currently shooting in Vancouver, and the movie will premiere Labor Day, Monday September 1, at 9 pm PT/ET.

Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' Premieres TONIGHT! Will You Be Watching?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2014 8:31 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.

Trailer: 'Girlfriends' Getaway' (Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams, Essence Atkins)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 7, 2014 8:12 PM
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While I may not always fall in love with the content, I appreciate and I'm encouraged by the recent push for original content amongst existing black TV networks (or networks that cater heavily to black audiences).

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!