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Black Girls Rock

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 28, 2018 15:17:07 August 28, 2018 15:17:07
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One of the most underrated red carpets of the year is the BET Black Girls Rock! red carpet. Every year, I forget it’s happening and every year, it delivers some of my favourite looks. This year’s honourees included Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige Full Story

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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

MTV Trailblazers: Lena Waithe and Keiynan Lonsdale

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 19, 2018 15:23:10 June 19, 2018 15:23:10
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Lena Waithe won the official MTV Trailblazer award in last night’s broadcast but it was Keiynan Lonsdale who proved why the trail she’s blazing is so important. Keiynan was a trailblazer in his own right while accepting Best Kiss solo, proudly in a dress, flawlessly without his co-star and kissing partner Nick Robinson in Love, Simon (Nick couldn’t make it). Full Story

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Lena Waithe: Best Met statement

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 8, 2018 09:03:33 May 8, 2018 09:03:33
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Last September, Lena Waithe gave one of the all-time best Emmy speeches. I remember pausing the show right after Lena’s speech and transcribing every word she said to accept her Emmy as the first black woman to win for comedy writing on a note in my phone. Full Story

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Ready Player One is the nadir of fanboy culture

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2018 13:44:11 April 2, 2018 13:44:11
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Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, a return to his populist roots and the escapist fantasies for which he is most famous. Based on poet Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, RPO is a fanboy’s love letter to nostalgia and gatekeeping and now it’s been enshrined by Steven Spielberg himself. Full Story

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Show Your Work: Zendaya’s style weapon, Lena’s wardrobe, and a ticking clock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2018 20:00:31 March 26, 2018 20:00:31
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Here are Zendaya and Yara Shahidi this week at the Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend. Their stylists, Law Roach and Jason Bolden, were featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s first ever Stylists Roundtable last week talking about the work of celebrity styling. Full Story

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Aziz Ansari’s speech was short

Duana Posted by Duana at January 8, 2018 13:10:26 January 8, 2018 13:10:26
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I really loved Master of None Season 2. I almost didn’t watch it, given that I found Season 1 fine, funny at times but not unmissable. Season 2 is a different story. There’s an ambitious arc, there’s Italy, there’s episodes that are doing ambitious things, including two Aziz himself is essentially not in. Full Story

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Lena Waithe’s own words

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 4, 2018 17:08:09 January 4, 2018 17:08:09
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Last year, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for writing in a comedy series, for her work on Master of None’s stellar “Thanksgiving” episode. This year, Waithe is launching her own show, The Chi, on Showtime. According to her profile in the New York Times Full Story

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Before we wrap up Emmy week, let’s once again shout out Lena Waithe who became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing and who gave one of the best speeches of the night, if not the best speech of the night.  Read Full Intro

Lena Waithe: Emmys Best Dressed, Best Prepped (Duana)

Duana Posted by Duana at September 18, 2017 16:57:17 September 18, 2017 16:57:17
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If we have learned one thing from Taylor Swift, it is that there is no charm in fake surprise at an awards show win. Genuine surprise makes great TV – the gasping and gulping and ‘you like me!’ that fuels social media the next day—but the calm, faux splutter of ‘well gosh, I don’t know what to say, um… I mean, uh… my team, I…” is not cute. Full Story

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