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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Wins the Best Limited Series Emmy — the First Streaming Series to Top the Category

At the time of last year’s Emmys ceremony, a seven-episode literary adaptation about the tumultuous life of a fictional chess prodigy might not have been an obvious awards mainstay. Yet, after a year when “The Queen’s Gambit” never really waned in its quest for TV’s highest prize, the Netflix show finished its calendar-spanning run by […]

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Michael Kenneth Williams Was a Master of Blending In While Standing Out

When my friends and I first watched “The Wire,” we’d call each other by the characters’ names. If you said something dumb, you’d be Prezbo. If you were smart enough to guess what happened next, then you got to be Lester. And whenever someone had a few too many sips of whiskey and fell asleep […]

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Oscar-Nominated Short Film ‘A Concerto Is a Conversation’ Bridges Generations in a Tale About Family and Race in America

Oscar-nominated short film “A Concerto Is a Conversation” is the story of love between a grandfather and his grandson woven together through music. It’s also a narrative about race in America.Composer Kris Bowers, the virtuoso behind “Green Book” and “When They See Us,” wears multiple hats for the film, as co-director (with friend Ben Proudfoot), […]

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One Perfect Shot Twitter Account Inspires New HBO Max Series from Ava DuVernay

Fans of the popular Twitter account @OnePerfectShot and its eponymous website are in for a treat, as HBO Max has announced a new “One Perfect Shot” documentary series from Ava DuVernay. The “Selma” and “When They See Us” director is set to narrate the series and executive produce it through her Array Filmworks production company. […]

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Netflix Pledges $5 Million to Black Creators, Youth Organizations, and Businesses

Netflix has pledged $5 million to organizations that create long-term opportunities for Black entertainment creators, Black youth, and Black-owned businesses.The company stated its intent to support the Black community and get more television and film stories from Black voices created by giving funds to a variety of Black-focused organizations, including Ghetto Film School, Film Independent […]

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‘Dear White People,’ ‘When They See Us’ Seeing Large Viewership Increases

“Dear White People” and “When They See Us” are enjoying large viewership spikes as Americans seek out socially-relevant television content amidst the ongoing nationwide protests.A new report from data firm Parrot Analytics noted that U.S. demand for “Dear White People” grew 329 percent over the last week, while “When They See Us” was up 147 […]

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NAACP Image Awards: Lizzo Named Entertainer Of The Year; ‘Just Mercy’, ‘Black-Ish’, ‘When They See Us’ Among Top Honorees – Full Winners List

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were handed out tonight and were aired live on Bet with trailblazing musician Lizzo bringing the “Juice” and taking the top honors for Entertainer of the Year and black-ish and When They See Us dominating the TV side and Just Mercy and Dolemite Is My Name taking trophies in the […]

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NAACP Image Awards Complete Winners List: Lizzo Named Entertainer of the Year

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were handed out Saturday night, with rapper Lizzo taking home the prize for Entertainer of the Year.Anthony Anderson hosted this year’s event, which celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honored individuals or groups who promote social justice through […]

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