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Jessica A. Caesar’s web series ‘MEME QUEENS’ is what happens when ex-beauty queens take on the internet

Aramide Tinubu - September 25, 2017
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In the age of social media, there’s an immense desire to glow up– to become internet famous and build wealth through likes, DMs, and sponsorships. Unfortunately, when you really consider it, most of us are basic AF and without any real talent, connections or money, longlasting internet fame is simply a pipe dream. In her hilarious web series MEME QUEENS, actress and creator, Jessica A. Caesar …

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Exclusive: A Screenwriter’s Paradise — ScreenCraft’s 2017 Retreat in Jamaica

Aramide Tinubu - September 22, 2017
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“Nothing is good unless other people say it’s good,” Creed scribe Aaron Covington explained — his voice ringing out in a room full of screenwriters at various stages in their careers. Covington had flown down from Los Angeles to mentor a select group of writers over the course of five days for ScreenCraft’s inaugural retreat at Jakes Treasure Beach in Jamaica. Notebooks and computers were pulled from satchels and handbags as …

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‘Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’ is an electric look at an enigmatic performer (TIFF Review)

Aramide Tinubu - September 13, 2017
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Black entertainers in this country shoulder a burden that we don’t often consider – that of representation. Even now in the 21st century, the Black artist must carry the entire race with them as they navigate career, politics and the complexities of their personal lives. Watching from the sidelines, we expect –perhaps unconsciously, for these larger than life figures to make choices that are conscious …

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Interview: The cast & creators of ‘The Deuce’ on selling sex, the ’70s and misogyny

Aramide Tinubu - September 9, 2017
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Sex is everywhere. From beverage commercials to lipstick ads, hardly anything in popular culture is sold without some semblance of eroticism embedded in it. Since the 1970’s, depictions of sex and sexuality have only gotten raunchier, more explosive and often exploitative. It’s a subject also now stands at the forefront of our society — and yet the way in which we discuss sex and more …

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Gbenga Akinnagbe talks HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ — a series on the porn industry’s rise in ’70s NYC (S&A Fall TV Preview)

Aramide Tinubu - September 8, 2017
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George Pelecanos and David Simon — the dynamic team behind HBO’s The Wire and Treme have returned to television with a breathtaking drama. The Deuce is a ’70s set series that follows the rise and legalization of pornography in New York City’s Times Square, once termed ‘The Deuce.’  As always, the creators present a meaty and fully fleshed out cast, encompassing everyone from sex workers, cops, pimps, journalists, mobsters and beyond …

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‘Power’ Season 4 Finale recap “You Can’t Fix This”

Aramide Tinubu - September 4, 2017
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At the police station, a bleary-eyed Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) gives his statement to a detective about his sister’s death. The detective asks him to go over the moments before Raina’s (Donshea Hopkins) murder in detail over and over again. Finally, a devastated Tariq exclaims, “Don’t you think I would have told you if I knew something?!” When the camera pans out, we see a …

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Interview: Malik Yoba talks psychological thriller ”Til Death Do Us Part’ & his upcoming one-man show

Aramide Tinubu - August 29, 2017
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Malik Yoba is a pillar in the entertainment industry. From his breakout role on the ’90s FOX TV cop drama New York Undercover to his most recent role on ABC’s Designated Survivor, the Bronx native is no stranger to thought-provoking projects and provocative story lines. The three time NAACP Image Award winner’s latest role in the upcoming psychological thriller ‘Til Death Do Us Part is will tackle something else entirely — …

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Exclusive First-Look: TV One’s ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ domestic violence PSA

Aramide Tinubu - August 25, 2017
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Ahead of the premiere of TV One’s new original film, When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story the cast and crew are speaking out about the horrors of domestic violence. Based on a popular episode of TV One’s  For My Man, When Love Kills depicts the true life tragedy of a teen mom in Atlanta who found herself the victim of mind manipulation and physical abuse at the hands of a …

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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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