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"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!

Trailer: 'Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football' Narrated by Jeffrey Wright (Coming 9/23)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2014 12:05 PM
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The 60-minute documentary tells the little-known story of 4 outstanding and brave African American men who broke the color barrier in pro football in 1946, one year before Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey were credited with integrating Major League Baseball.

"Shut Up & Give Me Some Money" - New Trailer for LeBron James-Produced STARZ Series, 'Survivor's Remorse'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2014 1:01 PM
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This will be the second new series with a starring black cast that STARZ greenlit this year - the other being the 50-Cent produced "Power," which stars Omari Hardwick.

Harold Perrineau Leads a Group on a Journey of Survival Across Post-Apocalyptic USA in Trailer for 'Z Nation'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2014 10:49 AM
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From production company The Asylum ("Sharknado"), the 13-episode action-horror series starts 3 years after a zombie virus has gutted the country, as a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.