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Hulu Takes Down an Episode of ‘Golden Girls’ Over Blackface Concerns

Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls over blackface concerns amid Hollywood’s grappling with troubling portrayals of race in film and TV. But as streamers have taken a machete to episodes featuring blackface like 30 Rock, Scrubs, and the Netflix comedy sketch series With Bob and David, and late-night hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have publicly apologized for past uses of blackface, criticism has started to emerge that Hollywood is “overcorrecting” without actually addressi...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David, Bob, Hulu, Dorothy, Black, Political, Rose, Beatrice, Lorraine, Roxane Gay


‘Colin in Black and White’: Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick Team Up For Netflix Series Based on Kaepernick’s High School Years

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are joining forces for a new Netflix series. They’ve created Colin in Black and White, a limited series which “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.” But this isn’t a documentary series – it will be scripted, and Kaepernick will serve as the show’s narrator. In 2016, Kaepernick (who was the quarterback for the S...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Minneapolis, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Ava Duvernay, True Story, White, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick


Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series

Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, When They See Us) and activist/ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are developing a new limited series for Netflix titled Colin in Black & White. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); go...
Tags: TV, Movies, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Ava Duvernay, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick, DuVernay, Turlock California, Michael Starrbury, Paul Marotta Getty


‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ is Like a Six-Hour Marvel Movie, Says Anthony Mackie

Whenever The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ends up debuting on Disney+, series star Anthony Mackie says fans will be treated to a show that feels like a six-hour Marvel movie. Although that speaks to the quality of the production matching what is usually seen on the big screen, Mackie also thinks Marvel productions could use some improvement when it comes to diversity behind the scenes. Our first official look at footage from Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Disney, Sequels, Marvel Studios, Black, Falcon, Black Panther, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Nate Moore, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier


Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Salt Lake City Have the Lowest Black Homeownership Rates in the U.S., With Just One-Quarter of Black Families Owning Their Home

Nationwide, 44% of Black families own their home versus 74% of white families Seattle, WA – June 29, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Just 44% of Black families own the home they live in as of the first quarter of 2020, up from 41.1% in the first quarter of 2019, an increase that may reverse as the coronavirus pandemic upends one of the “most promising economies in recent memory” for Black Americans. For white families, the national homeownership rate is 73.7%, up slightly from 73.2% in th...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Austin, Radio, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Dc, Black, Redfin


LeBron James is Producing a Documentary About the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

If you watched HBO’s Watchmen series, you were possibly surprised to learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that unfolded in the Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood, known at the time as the “Black Wall Street.” Somehow, one of the biggest incidents of racial violence in the history of America was used to kick off the events of a comic book sequel TV series, but it wasn’t featured in most history books in school. Because of the lack of awareness of this tragic event, LeBron James and his Sprin...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Wikipedia, America, Netflix, United States, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Muhammad Ali, Usa Today, Black, Octavia Spencer, Drexel, Greenwood, National Guard


‘The Simpsons’ Won’t Have Have White Actors Voice Characters of Color Anymore, Mike Henry No Longer Voicing Cleveland Brown on ‘Family Guy’

Back at the beginning of the year, Hank Azaria decided to vacate the role of convenience store owner Apu on The Simpsons after the character became embroiled in controversy for not just encouraging stereotypes of Indian characters, but for being voiced by an actor who was white. Now The Simpsons will be following suit across the board by no longer having white actors voice any characters of color from here on out. The Simpsons isn’t the only FOX animated series making changes with how they cast...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Fox, Animation, Kristen Bell, Cleveland, Family Guy, Jenny Slate, Black, APU, Central Park, Harry-Shearer, Henry, Hibbert


CALL & RESPONSE: Protesting Through Art

Guests include Dulcé Sloan, Uzo Aduba, Shy (House of Ebony) and CCH Pounder! Today’s discussion will cover protesting through art. Featuring special guests Dulcé Sloan (Comedian & Correspondent on “Daily Show with Trevor Noah”) ,Uzo Aduba (Actress, “Mrs. America” on Hulu & “Orange Is The New Black”), Shy (House of Ebony ballroom performer, featured on HBO’s “Legendary”) and more! Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream it live weekdays on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 1...
Tags: Hbo, Humor, Funny Or Die, Hulu, Trevor Noah, Black, Mike, YouTube Facebook, Aduba, CCH, Shirley Chisholm, Baron Vaughn, Dulce Sloan, Cch Pounder, COVID, FOD


Netflix Pulls ‘Community’ Episode Over Blackface Concerns, ‘The Office’ Edits Out Blackface Scene

As protests supporting Black Lives Matter continue, Hollywood finds itself in the sometimes uncomfortable position of playing defense when it comes to race relations in the United States. That’s resulted in people like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel apologizing for using blackface in the past, and shows like 30 Rock, Scrubs, and the Netflix comedy sketch series With Bob and David wiping episodes featuring blackface from streaming platforms and syndication. Now two more former NBC comedies, The O...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Office, David, Netflix, Pennsylvania, United States, Community, The Office, Shirley, Bob, Black Lives Matter


CALL & RESPONSE: Black Tech & Innovation

Guests include Van Lathan, Morgan DeBaun & Baratunde Thurston. Stream it live weekdays at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today’s discussion will cover Black Tech & Innovation. With special guests Baratunde Thurston (Writer, Activist, Comedian, and Commentator), Van Lathan (Reporter & Podcast Host “Higher Learning” on The Ringer), and Morgan DeBaun (CEO & Founder Blavity Inc.). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream it live weekdays on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 12pm PT/3pm ET! ...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Humor, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Funny Or Die, Tamir Rice, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Mike, YouTube Facebook, Morgan Debaun, Blavity, Baratunde Thurston, Baron Vaughn, Rachel Lindsay


Beyoncé Knowles-Carter To Receive Humanitarian Award At ‘BET Awards 2020’

Today BET Networks announced new additions to the line-up of the 20th Annual BET Awards, honoring prolific activists in the Black community and recognizing those who unfortunately left us in 2020. The world endured incredible losses this year including NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard. In memoriam of those great losses, Grammy Award-winning global icon and superstar Lil Wayne will give tribute to Kobe Bryant, and the multi-talented Wayne Brady will honor L...
Tags: Beyonce, Entertainment, Disney, Nba, Cbs, Lil Wayne, Coachella, Kobe Bryant, Houston, Bet, Unicef, Black, Burundi, National Urban League, BET Networks, HBCU


CLIP: Patrisse Cullors Explains The Importance Of Collective Care

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors discusses why we need to move from self-care to collective care On Call & Response, Patrisse Cullors talks about the importance of “collective care,” (example: communities supporting each other emotionally and practically during a crisis & pushing for reforms and structural changes in society). Cullors also discusses the detrimental effects the Black community faces feeling “hunted” on a daily basis, generational trauma, and the importance...
Tags: Humor, Funny Or Die, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Patrisse Cullors, Cullors, Baron Vaughn, Importance Of Collective Care, Co Founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors


Alicia Keys to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special

Alicia Keys to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special Nickelodeon’s heralded Nick News marks its return with a special hour-long presentation Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, premiering Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, the program will amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events. The special will feature the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions f...
Tags: TV, Movies, Cbs News, India, Africa, New York Times, Alicia Keys, TV News, Black, Nickelodeon, PAUL, Wynn, Nashville Tenn, Medford, Peabody, ALICIA


CALL & RESPONSE: Controlling The Narrative Of Black Image In The Media

Guests include Matthew Cherry, Ernie Hudson, Phoebe Robinson. Stream it live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today’s show: controlling the narrative of Black image in the media. Featuring special guests, Matthew Cherry (Oscar-winning director of the animated short film “Hair Love”), Ernie Hudson (actor, “Ghostbusters” and “The Family Business” on BET+) and Phoebe Robinson (comedian and actress, “2 Dope Queens.” author of NYT Best-Seller, “You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have t...
Tags: Texas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Humor, Funny Or Die, Bet, Black, Duncan, Mike, Phoebe Robinson, DeAndre Arnold, Ernie Hudson, Mike Eagle, Baron Vaughn, Matthew Cherry, COVID


‘Jodie’: ‘Daria’ Spin-Off Starring Tracee Ellis Ross Picked Up by Comedy Central

Daria, the pinnacle of ’90s animated irony, is entering the modern age with a new animated spin-off series titled Jodie. Comedy Central has given a series order to Jodie, which will star Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross as the voice of the titular lead. Created and written by Grace Edwards (Insecure, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Jodie follows one of Daria’s friends in Lawndale High as she graduates college and enters the workforce. Deadline reports that the Daria spin-off series Jodie ha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, South Park, Comedy Central, Mtv, Tracee Ellis Ross, Black, Golden Globe, Viacom CBS, Lawndale, Daria, Jodie, Glenn Eichler, MTV Studios, Jodie Landon, Grace Edwards


Beyoncé Releases New Song “Black Parade” in Honor of Juneteenth

Surprise! Beyoncé just dropped a new song in honor of Juneteenth called “Black Parade.” In addition to the track, Beyoncé also unveiled the “Black Parade Route”—an online directory putting a huge spotlight on Black-owned artists and businesses through her BeyGOOD charity. “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. “Being Black is your a...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Beyonce, Pop Culture, Jazz, Black, New Music, National Urban League, Instagram Being Black


Jodie: Tracee Ellis Ross-Led Daria Spinoff Gets Series Order at Comedy Central

Jodie: Tracee Ellis Ross-led Daria spinoff gets series order at Comedy Central Comedy Central has given a series order to Grace Edwards’ new adult animated spinoff titled Jodie, based on the character from MTV’s classic 90s sitcom Daria with Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross set to voice the titular lead. This marks the black-ish star’s first ever animated project, who has also signed on as an executive producer. RELATED: Debra Messing to Star in Comedy Series East Wing for Starz ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Comedy Central, Mtv, TV News, Starz, Tracee Ellis Ross, Black, Golden Globe, Edwards, Lawndale, Daria, Jodie, ComingSoon, Glenn Eichler


HBO Making Every Episode of ‘Watchmen’ Available for Free This Weekend to Honor Juneteenth

Last year, HBO’s Watchmen series from executive producer Damon Lindelof blew us all away by not only being a riveting sequel to the groundbreaking comic series, but a searing indictment of systemic racism, both in law enforcement and American society at large. Now HBO is giving everyone a chance to see this powerful and provocative series by making it available for free to watch starting on June 19, and the date for this is certainly not without meaning.  HBO sent out a press release announci...
Tags: Hbo, Texas, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, United States, Black, Damon-Lindelof, Wyatt Cenac, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Galveston Texas, Bessie, CRENSHAW, Comic Book/Superhero, Greenwood District


CALL & RESPONSE: How to Deal (Trauma? Anger? Moving Forward? Organizing?)

Hosts Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle explore these topics with special guests Chanelle Benz & Demi Adejuyigb. Stream live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! On today’s show: How to deal with trauma and anger evoked by our current times. We’ll also discuss what we can do to move forward and organize. Featuring Chanelle Benz (Author, The Gone Dead) and Demi Adejuyigbe (Comedian and Writer). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream today’s live episode right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! ...
Tags: Humor, Sarah Jones, Funny Or Die, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Demi Adejuyigbe, Blavity, Du Bois, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Baron Vaughn, Comedy Central TV, Blavity Inc, Chanelle Benz Demi Adejuyigb Stream, Featuring Chanelle Benz, Open Mike Eagle Stream, Chanelle Benz


CALL & RESPONSE: How to Deal (Trauma? Anger? Moving Forward? Organizing?)

Hosts Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle explore these topics with special guests Chanelle Benz & Demi Adejuyigb. Stream live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! On today’s show: How to deal with trauma and anger evoked by our current times. We’ll also discuss what we can do to move forward and organize. Featuring Chanelle Benz (Author, The Gone Dead) and Demi Adejuyigbe (Comedian and Writer). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream today’s live episode right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! ...
Tags: Humor, Sarah Jones, Funny Or Die, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Demi Adejuyigbe, Blavity, Du Bois, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Baron Vaughn, Comedy Central TV, Blavity Inc, Chanelle Benz Demi Adejuyigb Stream, Featuring Chanelle Benz, Open Mike Eagle Stream, Chanelle Benz


CALL & RESPONSE: Police Brutality and the Movement for Black Lives

Guests include Patrisse Cullors, Clayton English, & Melina Abdullah. Stream live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today’s episode of Call & Response will cover Police Brutality and the Movement for Black Lives with special guests Patrisse Cullors, Clayton English and Melina Abdullah. SHOW NOTES In this episode of Call & Response, we covered: What “Defunding the Police” means (Melina Abdullah) City Council Herb Wesson’s motion to not deploy the police for non-violent calls (Melina Ab...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Humor, Funny Or Die, Black Lives Matter, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Mike, Movement for Black Lives, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Baron Vaughn, KJLH, Melina Abdullah, Comedy Central TV, FOD, Blavity Inc


Netflix Donating $5 Million to Support Black Youth, Black Creators, and Black-Owned Businesses

After creating a collection of Black Lives Matter movies and TV shows to show support and solidarity with the global movement trying to stop police brutality and racial inequality, Netflix is putting their money where their mouth is. The streaming service is pledging $5 million to organizations dedicated to helping Black youth, Black creators, and Black-owned businesses who aren’t always afforded the same opportunities. Variety has word on the Netflix donation to various Black-centric organi...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Black Lives Matter, Black, Reed Hastings, Film Independent, South Los Angeles, Business and Industry News, Ghetto Film School, Posse Foundation, National Black Programming Consortium, Know Your Rights Camp, Netflix Donating, Black youth Black, Black Public Media, Black and Brown


Tyler Perry Will Pay for Rayshard Brooks’ Funeral AND College Tuition for All Four of His Kids

Tyler Perry is giving back to the family of Rayshard Brooks after his murder at the hands of Atlanta police by paying for the father-of-four’s funeral. During a press conference on Monday (Jun. 15), the family’s attorney, L. Chris Stewart, announced that the 50-year-old media mogul will cover the costs of Brooks’ funeral after he was shot in the back and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend. “We do want to acknowledge and thank Tyler Perry, who we spoke with and who will be taking care o...
Tags: Celebs, Funerals, Atlanta, Georgia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Wendys, Black, Tyler Perry, Wendy, Stewart, Brooks, Perry, Chris Stewart, Tyler Perry Studios, Fulton County Medical Examiner


Redlining’s Legacy of Inequality: $212,000 Less Home Equity, Low Homeownership Rates for Black Families

The racist 1930s-era housing policy continues to widen the racial wealth gap as homeowners in redlined areas have earned 52% less in home equity Seattle, WA – June 11, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The typical homeowner in a neighborhood that was redlined for mortgage lending by the federal government has gained 52% less—or $212,023 less—in personal wealth generated by property value increases than one in a greenlined neighborhood over the past 40 years, according to a report from Redfi...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Chicago, Radio, Canada, San Jose, Philadelphia, Detroit, Kensington, Black, Redfin, Seattle Wa, West Philadelphia, South Side, Walker


CALL & RESPONSE with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle premieres next week on Funny Or Die and Blavity

FOD is partnering with Blavity Inc. to highlight, promote & amplify talented Black voices in comedy, hip-hop, and culture. Last year, Funny Or Die partnered with creators Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle to produce the Comedy Central TV show The New Negroes. The show’s mission was to highlight, promote, and amplify talented Black voices — both new and established — in comedy, hip-hop, and culture. Baron, Mike, and FOD believe this mission has always been important. Starting Tuesday, June ...
Tags: America, Humor, Funny Or Die, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Mike, Blavity, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Baron Vaughn, Comedy Central TV, FOD, Blavity Inc, Baron Mike, CallAndResponse Karen


The New Film Exploring What It Means To Be Black & Boujee

What does it mean to be Black and boujee? Rani Patel Williams, the Ugandan-born and London-based creative entrepreneur, answers that very question in a joyful new short film. Rani had been working in the creative industries for over a decade, championing brands with purpose while striving to effect real change at a local and societal level, before founding FANGIRL, a radical non-gendered accessories and apparel label, in January this year. She found inspiration in Black and LGBTQI+ club culture,...
Tags: UK, London, News, Entertainment, West, Black Lives Matter, Black, Rani, Fangirl, Lgbtqi, Boujee, COVID, George Floyd, George Floyd Breonna Taylor, UK Black Lives Matter, Rani Patel Williams


Netflix Creates a Black Lives Matter Collection, Rotten Tomatoes Launches LGBTQ Pride Month Hub

The Black Lives Matter movement has become a powerful statement that is making an impact around the world. Millions are marching in solidarity, and it has many amplifying the voices of black creators who have been frequently pushed by the wayside. That includes black filmmakers, and Netflix is working to ensure that people searching for something to watch on their streaming service are able to find something more than just The Help in order to broaden their perspective on what it means to be bl...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Movies, America, Netflix, School Daze, Oscar, Spike Lee, Johnson, Rotten Tomatoes, Black Lives Matter, Black, Moonlight, Malcolm X, La 92, The Black Lives Matter, Dee Rees


CALL & RESPONSE with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle premieres next week on Funny Or Die and Blavity

FOD is partnering with Blavity Inc. to highlight, promote & amplify talented Black voices in comedy, hip-hop, and culture. Last year, Funny Or Die partnered with creators Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle to produce the Comedy Central TV show The New Negroes. The show’s mission was to highlight, promote, and amplify talented Black voices — both new and established — in comedy, hip-hop, and culture. Baron, Mike, and FOD believe this mission has always been important. Starting Tuesday, June ...
Tags: Humor, Funny Or Die, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Mike, Blavity, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Baron Vaughn, Comedy Central TV, FOD, Blavity Inc, Baron Mike


Michael B. Jordan Calls on Hollywood Agencies and Studios to Hire Black Staff

After Frances McDormand’s Oscar-winning speech advocating for inclusion riders in Hollywood to help usher in more diversity in front of and behind the camera, actor/producer Michael B. Jordan was one of the first people to publicly announce that he and his Outlier Society production company would be implementing an inclusion rider going forward. Years later, Jordan continues to advocate for change in the entertainment industry. During a protest in Los Angeles this past weekend, the Creed and Bl...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Frances Mcdormand, Oscar, Jordan, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, John Boyega, Black, Michael B Jordan, Fruitvale Station, Oscar Grant, Fox Plaza


Compass CEO calls on his agents to spend billions with Black vendors

Robert Reffkin also wants banks to only take companies public that include Black individuals on its board of directors.
Tags: Board of Directors, Diversity, Radio, Goldman Sachs, Compass, Cnbc, Black, Brokerage, Select, Robert Reffkin



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