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90’s hip-hop stars Kid ‘N Play will reunite tonight on TV One’s Way Black When for the series’ last night of reminiscing on the 1990s.

Before Barack Obama became the first African-American President (sorry, Bill Clinton does NOT count) the only time we saw a Commander-in-Chief of color was in the movies.  Sometimes the portrayals were dignified (Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact) other times they were not (Terry Crews in Idiocracy), but nine times out of ten the world was […]

Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Laz Alonzo, Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, Romeo, and Mike Epps star in this romantic black comedy “Jumping The Broom.” After a failed love life Paula Patton meets Laz Alonzo where they kick it off and later get engaged. Problem is Paula’s family is more “upscale” than Lazes. Drama ensues after the […]

Led Zeppelin is considered by many to be one of the greatest bands in the history of rock music, but their roots clearly lie in the tradition of the blues. Their blues influences got the best of them on a few occasions during their run in the late 60s and 70s. In 1972, the band […]

As our battle to name The Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time rages on, Bobby Brown explains why Sanford & Son should still be in the competition. Take a Look: http://media.kyte.tv/js/kyte.jsKyte.Embed.path=”http://media.kyte.tv”;Kyte.Embed.altpath=”http://www.kyte.tv”;window.kyteplayer=new Kyte.Player(“”,{appKey:”default”,width:420,height:685,p:”6982″,tbid:”17″}); Related: 25 Reasons We Love “A Different World” Top 5 Black Sitcoms That Aren’t “The Cosby Show” Top 9 Black Sitcom Theme Songs

Nowhere has the depiction of black life been more diverse than in the world of cinema. Go to any video store, surf any video rental website and look at the wide selection of films in the African-American/Black films section. The variety is vast, so if you’re having trouble where to start, here are nine of […]

Despite our predictions to the contrary, number one seeded shows The Jeffersons and Good Times suffered devastating loses in the “Elite Eight” match-ups of our Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time Competition. See Greatest Black Sitcom Bracket Challenge Good Times was defeated by second seed A Different World.  Even more surprising, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air […]

Despite our predictions to the contrary, number one seeded shows The Jeffersons and Good Times suffered devastating loses in the “Elite Eight” match-ups of our Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time Competition. See Greatest Black Sitcom Bracket Challenge Good Times was defeated by second seed A Different World. Even more surprising, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air […]

It was 1997 when Love Jones premiered starring budding stars Larenz Tate and Nia Long, and almost 15 years later we’re still jonesin’ for the movie that came to be a definitive portrait of black love. Written and directed by Theodore Witcher, Love Jones was the first in a series of films in the late […]

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the birth of one of black music’s greatest songwriters, Curtis Mayfield. His work with his group The Impressions, as well as his solo work continues to live on in today’s music through sampling. Having been sampled by artists ranging from Mary J Blige to Kanye West, his music has […]

Reality television has been one of the most controversial mediums of television since its inception, especially in the black community. Name a reality show not centered on a black character, and there’s usually something negative said about them. Name reality shows centered on a black character, and there’s something negative about them too. But negative […]

A woman who believes “luck is preparation meeting opportunity,” Oprah Gail Winfrey has continuously shattered gender and racial barriers in America. Winfrey is the most successful talk show host in American TV history — male or female, Black or white — and the first female African-American billionaire. As one of the most influential women in […]