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Power Season 4 2017 EP 409 -- Pictured: Naturi Naughton (Tasha St. Patrick) and Joseph Sikora (Tommy Egan) CR: Myles Aronowitz/Starz
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27….I’m F*ckin 27

Aramide Tinubu - August 24, 2017
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My knee is throbbing. As I write this, I am currently propped up on my fluffy queen-sized mattresses with my right leg elevated — a makeshift ice pack from some juice cleanse I did in the past two years rests on my knee. The offending knee is wrapped in the ace bandaged I got that time I almost broke my toe. The Golden Girls is …

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Exclusive: Watch the season finale of ‘Keloid’

Aramide Tinubu - August 23, 2017
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In the season finale of The Black TV & Film Collective’s supernatural web-series, Keloid — Keloid (David Nixon) discovers a devastating secret that shocks him to his core. With a tracker on his tail and his past resurfacing to haunt him, Keloid must race against time before his mother Marielle (Aba Woodruff)  goes into hibernation. Desperate to uncover the mysteries of his lineage and the reasons behind …

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A definitive ranking of the Top 8 characters on ‘Power’ that we’ve despised

Aramide Tinubu - August 21, 2017
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The fourth season of Starz’s Power comes to a close this Sunday, and everything that has happened up until this point will lead to what will surely be an explosive conclusion. With the death of his eldest daughter, Raina (Donshea Hopkins)  — Ghost (Omari Hardwick) will certainly be embarking on a vicious path for revenge, unlike anything we’ve seen thus far. This season much of our collective …

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‘Power’ Season 4, Episode 9 recap: “That Ain’t Me”

Aramide Tinubu - August 21, 2017
Power Season 4 2017 EP 409 -- Pictured: Naturi Naughton (Tasha St. Patrick) and Joseph Sikora (Tommy Egan) CR: Myles Aronowitz/Starz

As the ninth episode of the fourth season of Power opens, Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) is attempting to be less terrible. He’s interviewing for a position at the boarding school in Connecticut Raina (Donshea Hopkins) told him about. (It’s the same school Angela attended.) Though the interviewer points out the decline in Riq’s academics and behavior, the boy still aces the interview. Later, when Ghost (Omari Hardwick) …

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Interview: Director John Trengove talks South African coming-of-age drama, ‘The Wound’

Aramide Tinubu - August 17, 2017
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ohn Trengove’s South African coming-of-age drama, The Wound is a visceral and powerfully done film about queer Black identity and its intersections with Ukwaluka, the rite of passage for male Xhosa teens— a rural tribe in the country. The film follows Xolani (Nakhane Touré) an isolated closeted factory worker who returns each year to act as a khaukatha, or mentor for the younger boys. However, his real …

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You’ve never seen a black superhero story like ‘Keloid’ before

Aramide Tinubu - August 16, 2017
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Our teen years can sometimes feel stifling — we find ourselves confined in a box desperate to stretch out and explore adulthood while clinging to the safety of adolescence. Without any of the unexpected trials of life, it’s a bewildering time and the unexpected can feel overwhelming. Coming-of-age stories are plentiful in Hollywood for this very reason. Audiences relish the opportunity to watch characters grow and …

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BlackStar Film Festival Spotlight: ‘How They Sway’ — a glimpse inside a predominantly black dance company in Atlanta

Aramide Tinubu - August 6, 2017
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The beauty of ballet — the precision, whimsical costumes and classical performances like The Nutcracker and Black Swan are well known and regaled across the globe. Black ballet, on the other hand, is an entirely different beast. Black people have long-since by excluded from the historically exclusive craft. In this tiny world of elite dance a small number of names including Alvin Ailey, Misty Copeland and the Dance Theater …

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BlackStar Film Festival Spotlight: Time travel & police brutality collide in ‘See You Yesterday,’ exec produced by Spike Lee

Aramide Tinubu - August 5, 2017
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Loss often feels unfathomable — a festering wound that never quite seems to heal. All-consuming at times the weight of it all bears down on you. It becomes the sole object of your focus, the pain and heartbreak demand every ounce of emotion that you have. In some instances, the overwhelming sense of sadness might cause you to do some shocking things. In his superb …

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