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Daniel Ezra and Samantha Logan in “All American: Homecoming,” which is set at the fictional Bringston University. (Bill Inoshita / The CW)

Market Fridays where students can shop from local Black vendors. Hump Wednesdays featuring popup concert performances. The long-awaited family reunion at homecoming. All are quintessential parts of life in the AUC — Atlanta University Center Consortium — home to four Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

Yet these experiences haven’t

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Tyler Perry is sharing some sweet words about his close, longtime friend Cicely Tyson.


The entertainment mogul wrote a heartfelt tribute to Tyson on Thursday night after learning she had died at the age of 96.

Tyson and Perry, 51, worked together on several films beginning with 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman as well as Why Did I Get Married?, Madea’s Family Reunion and Why Did I Get Married Too?

“I was sitting at the table working when I got this overwhelming feeling to wat

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Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.

“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on top of the tree.”


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“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on top of the tree.”

Cicely Tyson was 96 years old. There are going to be stories everywhere about her remarkable life. She was married at one time to Miles Davis.

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One of the coolest needle drop moments was Luke Skywalker's Darth Vader Rogue One hallway scene. They went full Darth Vader with Luke Skywalker. It's just that in this context he's not killing a bunch of rebels. He's actually getting rid of a bunch of dark troopers that are trying to kill the protagonists, the people that we want to survive. When Jon Favreau was talking about doing the Luke Skywalker cameo scene, actually filming it,  he said they brought Mark Hamill down so  they did not film h

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WandaVision is intriguing for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that one of its main characters is currently dead. But we know better by now than to second-guess Marvel, so despite the confusion, we're eager to see what WandaVision has in store for us when it hits Disney+. Release date During the company's Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic Con in July of 2019, Marvel Studios revealed a pretty packed calendar for 2020 and '21, laying out plans for a whopping ten new films and te

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The Mandalorian’s second season premiere is just two days away, and, if you’re like me, you’ve forgotten most of what happened in the first season. If you’re also like me, you’re not planning to hunker down and marathon the first eight episodes again.

Fortunately, Disney has created a 99-second recap of The Mandalorian’s first season to save us all the trouble

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(RNS) — Chadwick Boseman, who was most known for playing the superhero in the title role of “Black Panther,” was a person of faith from childhood who shared biblical wisdom along the path of his career.

The actor, who also portrayed baseball great Jackie Robinson, civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, and singer/dancer James Brown, died at age 43 on Friday (Aug. 28), after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016.

From the impression he left on a pastor of his youth to his own words at

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The late Chadwick Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina, a city that, like many in the Palmetto State, also features a Confederate statue. The 118-year-old monument — which is dedicated to the Confederate veterans of Anderson County and bears the inscription, “The world shall yet decide in truth’s clear far off light, that the soldiers who wore the gray and died with Lee were in the right” — was vandalized back in June, and now there’s a petition to replace it wit

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.

“A true fighter, Chadwic

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DeVon Franklin on the set of the “Breakthrough” movie in Winnipeg, Canada, December 2018. | The Christian Post

Christian author and filmmaker DeVon Franklin announced that he’s struck a deal with CBS where he plans to “create new opportunities for people of faith and people of color.”

Franklin, president and CEO of the Franklin Entertainment production company, made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday.

“Thanks for all the thanks and congrats! I’m beyond excited to expand into TV with

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This is my take on the all Black Avengers team if it were to ever come into play. Let me know some of the marvel characters you would like to see in all black version of the Avengers team. Let us know any questions and theories you may have about the concept as a whole or maybe even the characters like Blue Marvel or Monica Rambeau.


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Tyler Perry Studios costume designer Crystal Renee knows the pressure of having to lead a team.

Starting out as a production assistant, Renee worked her way up in the industry to become an actress and, eventually, a TV and film costume designer. Her fearless faith, says Dr. Joseph Walker III, is what makes her a fearless leader.

And sometimes that means telling the harsh truths to someone on your team.

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There is no doubt that Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, will continue to affect the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although Tony gave his life in Avengers: Endgame, his connection to the other heroes in the MCU, including Spider-Man (Tom Holland), means that his legacy will live on. While his story has seemingly ended, there has been a lot of rumors that Downey is seriously considering returning to the MCU in the near future, but only if one of his former co-stars
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(New York, NY) – March 3, 2020 – BET+ announced the new original drama from Tyler Perry, “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” will premiere Thursday, March 19, 2020, exclusively across all platforms the service is available. Three episodes, of the 24-episode one-hour drama, will be available to stream with new episodes launching every Thursday. “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is the first new original series from Tyler Perry to stream on BET+, a joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios. The se
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The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm’s first-ever, live-action series tells the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.  The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. 

Check out new character art and the trailer below:

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Premiering August 14th on OWN is the coming-of-age story David Makes Man from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan.

Best known for his work in Moonlight, David Makes Man is Tarell Alvin McCraney’s debut in television. He serves as series creator and is alongside an impressive team of executive producers that include Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan. This is the first of a series of projects that Jordan has launched under his Out

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired its last episode in 1996, but nearly 23 years later, the show is still making a lasting impact on its viewers. Case in point, writer and director Morgan Cooper.

Cooper took to Twitter sharing a trailer for a film he titled Bel-Air. “Like most 90’s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince. Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the story… so I decided to make this. S/O to incredible team who worked on this,” he wrote.

Unlike the primarily lighthearted si

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“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday night with lying to cops when he claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack — and authorities want him to surrender, police said.

Chicago PD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Smollett was charged with filing a false police report, a felony, after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the criminal complaint. Cops were seeking to have Smollett turn himself in as soon as possible, Gugliemi said.

“We’re trying to get

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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2019, file photo Kiki Layne arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. ESSENCE has named four actresses as its annual “Black Women in Hollywood” honorees. They are Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, Layne and Jenifer Lewis. The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They a

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