Movies & Television

Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios Partner to Produce Brand-New Kids and Family Series Starring Young Dylan

Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios have entered into a content partnership to jointly develop and produce a new kids and family live-action series with 10-year-old rapper Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer). The news was revealed this fall on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Written by Perry, the project tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down…

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Film Review: Queen & Slim

It’s lyrical. Like an extended poem with waves of emotion, heady rumination, love proclamations and lost souls gathering around a common issue. Some will recollect the true-life story of Bonnie and Clyde, but they gained fame for crimes and robbing banks. A closer comparison is Thelma & Louise, two feminist icons who were pushed into rebellion.…

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Film Review: In Fabric

She thought she was simply buying a sexy red dress, off the rack. But when that frock came home with her, so did the supernatural. Writer/director Peter Strickland had a wicked vision in mind when he created this campy horror film, which has a style that is reminiscent of the 1977 cult classic Suspiria, by famed…

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Science Channel To Premiere Two-Hour Special ‘Lost Kingdom Of The Black Pharaohs’ December 1

A late dynasty of Ancient Egypt that ruled for 100 years beginning in 744 B.C was led by pharaohs including Piye, Shabaqo, and Taharqa, who won battles, powered the last great pyramid building boom, and gave the Egyptian empire its final golden age. Many scholars believed that these powerful pharaohs were black, but outdated stereotyping…

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THE BLERD BINDER: HBO’s Watchmen

Blurb: The Blerd Binder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome all as we talk about subjects ranging from Movies to Music and Tech to Toys. Today, we will be talking about the “Watchmen” premiere. By Noah Washington (SPOILER ALERT! This article contains spoilers for the first episode of HBO’s…

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BET+ Is Now Streaming Black Culture

The wait is finally over! BET+ has launched in the U.S. BET+ is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Android™ devices, Android TV™ devices, Amazon Fire TV and Prime Video Channels. Customers can also subscribe directly to BET+ through Apple TV channels and watch in the Apple TV app, on demand and ad-free, across their devices for…

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Film Review: Black and Blue

Black and Blue, a very modern dirty cop movie, is blessed with a tough-as-nails protagonist, set in a town where locals don’t trust police and told in short succinct scenes that have a steady rhythm.  B&B doesn’t have the pedigree of a Sidney Lumet crime drama (Prince of the City), the blistering sadistic peril of an Antoine Fuqua movie (Training…

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Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a joint teleconference broadcast live from the Four Season’s Hotel in New York’s Financial District, the Black News Channel (BNC) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association announced the official launch date and time for the nation’s first 24-hour, 7-days a week all-news TV channel that will…

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Film Gems Screen at 2019 New York Film Festival

The lineup at the 2019 New York Film Festival included art films that will likely be remembered more for their beauty than their content. Yet there were gems among the programming that will win awards, play in art film houses, thrive on streaming services and be remembered favorably. American Trial: The Eric Garner Story (***1/2) If…

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