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Strong Black Lead

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 26, 2018 18:54:08 June 26, 2018 18:54:08

By now, you’ve probably seen Netflix’s Strong Black Lead short film. The spot is a recreation of the iconic 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem” but instead of legendary jazz musicians, Netflix brought together 47 black directors, producers, writers and actors. The promo has been dubbed “A Great Day in Hollywood” and each of these black creatives work on Netflix originals. Full Story

Golden Globes TV Noms – Not Boring

Duana Posted by Duana at December 11, 2017 18:39:47 December 11, 2017 18:39:47
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This is when being ‘contrary’ gets you into trouble.  For the record, I don’t think I choose the alternate perspective all the time, but some people, like 90% of the staff of this blog, seem to think I do, and usually I can mount a rousing defense.   Today though, when looking at the HPFA nominations for Best TV Series, Comedy, I’m in a weird place. Full Story

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TV Review: Luke Cage

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 13, 2016 18:26:38 October 13, 2016 18:26:38
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SPOILERS Mike Colter returns as Luke Cage, the stoic bartender we first met in Jessica Jones. Following the events of that show, Luke has retreated to Harlem, where his late wife’s last living relative, a barbershop proprietor known as Pop (Frankie Faison), has given Luke a job sweeping up in the barbershop. Full Story

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Luke Cage, the hero we need

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 27, 2016 16:37:11 September 27, 2016 16:37:11

“The world is ready for a bulletproof black man.” That’s what Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said at Comic-Con in July. I would watch the show based on that statement alone but Netflix’s Luke Cage looks like it’s actually going to live up to the hype. Ahead of the show’s release on Friday, Netflix has dropped the final trailer. Full Story