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Michael Ealy Deserves More Respect in Hollywood

Actor Michael Ealy is one of those Hollywood stars who have a recognizable face and a resume of films you're familiar...

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“Sometimes there’s a man, and he’s the man for that time and place,” narrates The Stranger (Sam Elliott) to open the Coen Brothers’ surrealist...

BGN Plays: Realm of Sands

Take the mystical beauty and mythologic character of anime, add in Tetris, and put it all in a board game, and...

Discovery Presents ‘Serengeti’ Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o

We cannot get enough of Lupita Nyong'o and on Sunday, August 18th the Oscar-winner will narrate the third episode of the...

Bresha Webb: From ‘Love That Girl’ and ‘Marlon’ to IFC’s ‘Sherman’s Showcase’

Bresha’s in this. You know Bresha right? Bresha Webb, the actress from around the way in Baltimore now working it in Hollywood and guest...

BGN Plays: Periodic — More Than Occasional Fun

Waaay back in the late 1860s, a newspaper in a small Ohio town is credited with coining the idiom, “You can’t...

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PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 9

On episode 9 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “Heroic”. If you’re a fan of...

PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 8

On episode 8 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “Unfit”. If you’re a fan of...

PODCAST: Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kevin Feige and company have finally announced what's in store for phase 4 of Marvel and we have ALOT of opinions about it! From...

PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 7

On episode 7 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “Under His Eye”. If you’re a...

Interviews

‘Zara: The Beginning’ Is A Different Kind of Superheroine Story

Written by: Chelsea Alexandra Representation is and may always be an important issue in the entertainment industry....

Michael Ealy Deserves More Respect in Hollywood

Actor Michael Ealy is one of those Hollywood stars who have a recognizable face and a resume of films you're familiar...

Bresha Webb: From ‘Love That Girl’ and ‘Marlon’ to IFC’s ‘Sherman’s Showcase’

Bresha’s in this. You know Bresha right? Bresha Webb, the actress from around the way in Baltimore now working it in Hollywood and guest...

Interview: The Cast, Crew and Brian Banks Himself on the Story of ‘Brian Banks’

This powerful and inspiring story revolves around Brian Banks (Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended...

The Best Pitch Oprah Ever Heard — The Story Behind ‘David Makes Man’

Premiering August 14th on OWN is the coming-of-age story David Makes Man from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and...

Showcasing Satirical Sketch Comedy on IFC’s ‘Sherman’s Showcase’

It’s not your father’s sketch comedy...unless your father was into Soul Train, Solid Gold, and In Living Color.  However, Sherman’s Showcase is more than the...

Comics

Bumblebee Comes to Cartoon Network as the Newest Member of the Teen Titans

Written by: Elizabeth Aguirre Over the Summer, the superheroine Bumblebee was added as the 6th member of Teen Titans Go! Bringing an extra dose of...

DC Universe’s ‘Harley Quinn’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actor Kaley Cuoco on the New Animated Series

Big Bang Theory actor Kaley Cuoco didn’t hesitate when offered the role of Harley Quinn in DC Universe’s new animated series of the same...

Van Monroe Gives us a Peek Inside of Essential Comics: A Whole New World

At any comic book convention, the exhibition floor is normally dominated by Artist Alley. Artist Alley is a series of booths, not unlike a flea...

Devyn Nicole is a Comic Book Writer Encouraging Young Girls to Be Superheroes

Superhero/heroine creator and motivational speaker, Devyn Nicole is currently making her mark in the comic book world. Driven by a desire to fulfill the need...

Avengers: How Marvel Masterfully Integrated The Comic Book Universe with the Cinematic Universe

In its purest form, art is about taking an idea and converting it to a medium that conveys that idea.  The artist works in...

Interview: From Blue Devil to New Devil, Paris Cullins on the World of Comics

Whether it is the folks you meet standing in line to enter in the morning, to the hungry folks in line for a twelve...

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Emilia is an All-Female Production Directed by and Starring Women of Color

Written by: Casira Copes (Twitter: @CasiraCopes) This past spring, in a recent quest to explore all things Black and feminist in London, I ended up...

The Summer of OWN Celebration During Essence Fest Brought Out The Brightest Stars

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The Annual Summer Concert Series in Virginia Beach Keeps the Music Momentum Going

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The Spy-Based Action Thriller ‘Vigil’ is a Story Movies Are Made For

What do you get when you mix The Avengers with Mission Impossible? You get the hard-to-put-down read by P.B. Obeng called Vigil. First, in a...

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley’s ‘Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism’ is Lemonade Literature

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