Erika Alexander On the Legend of Maxine Shaw, Living Single, and Her Buffy Spinoff Comic

Erika Alexander has one of those signature laughs. It’s really more of a cackle. Over the phone, her effusiveness travels, just as her character Maxine Shaw’s did through five seasons of Living Single, the prototypical ’90s sitcom about four black women in Brooklyn. At one point a cultural force—the highest-rated…

Apparently There Are 3 People Who Haven’t Listened to Kendrick Lamar’s Award-Winning Damn., and They Were All on Jeopardy! Last Night

Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. was pretty much literally the best album of 2017. K-Dot’s fourth studio album was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammys. It was selected as Billboard’s Year-End No. 1 album of 2017 and received widespread acclaim from critics.

Judge of Characters: Colonizers Are Having a Hard Time Stomaching Black Panther’s Success

It’s official: Black Panther is a blockbuster hit, and our feelings will never be done with this film. This movie has emotionally affected us all. While there are many melanated people who are swathed in pride because of Black Panther’s representation and all-out beauty, there are just as many (if not more)…

Tiffany Haddish Becomes 1st Black Woman to Host MTV Movie & TV Awards

In a sea of award shows, you may say to yourself, “I didn’t even know the MTV Movie & TV Awards were still a thing.” But with Tiffany Haddish hosting this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, it’s definitely going to be a huge “thing.” Especially with Haddish becoming the first black woman to host the show.