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Watch: Let the Battle Begin in Netflix’s Roxanne Shanté Biopic Roxanne, Roxanne

The year is 1984, and the ends of your fat laces are freshly tucked inside your suede Pumas. You’ve just finished asking your father to buy a large piece of linoleum flooring so that you can practice your backspins in the carpeted living room when you hear the sounds of a braggadocious 14-year-old girl destroying an…

Is It Sterling K. Brown’s Personal Mission to Make Us Cry in Every Damn Role He Plays?

The most popular show on network television stars black people and is set in Pittsburgh, but I cannot bring myself to watch This Is Us. I’m sure it’s as compelling as everyone says it is. But the commentary attached to the show—which vacillates from “OMG THIS SHOW MAKES MY EYES SHALLOW PUDDLES OF SALT!” to “OMG I NEED…

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