True to the Game Is What I’d Expect to Happen if Tyler Perry Directed an Episode of Power

I’m a Netflix black-movie connoisseur. I’ve not been shy about the fact that if a movie exists and has lots of black people in it, there’s a better-than-99 percent chance that I’ll watch it, no matter what. They don’t even have to speak English. I may not make it all the way through—some movies are just that bad—but I…

Black Panther Breaks $1 Billion Mark and A Wrinkle in Time Claims No. 2 Spot in Historic Weekend for Black Films

Black Panther zoomed past the billion-dollar mark at box offices worldwide this weekend while earning the No. 1 box-office spot for the fourth week in a row as Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time finished in second place, marking the first time that films by black directors have held the top two spots at the U.S. box…

With Black Panther We Have a Black Movie and a Black Movie Soundtrack. It’s Like 1994 All Over Again

The soundtrack for Black Panther, the Top Dawg Entertainment-helmed Black Panther: The Album, dropped today. While Black Panther is a Marvel Cinematic Universe product, it’s still a black movie. From Ryan Coogler to Wakanda to kente cloth in videos to the two capital letters and the apostrophe in the lead character…

Making Proud Mary: Stylist Tym Wallace Shares His Behind-the-Scenes Secrets for Taraji’s Killer Hair

How dope would your hair look if you had a $10,000 wig budget? And how about an über-talented hairdresser like Tym Wallace scrutinizing your every move via a super-closeup iPhone app for moviemakers? You would be flawless, that’s what. Don’t take my word for it, though; see for yourself when Proud Mary
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Watch: Jenifer Lewis, the Undisputed ‘Mother of Black Hollywood,’ Tackles Mental Health Head-On

Mental health is a hefty topic of conversation, and oftentimes in the black community, it’s something that’s swept under the rug or prayed away. Living legend Jenifer Lewis says there is no shame in taking care of your mental health. Lewis has bipolar disorder, and in her new book, The Mother of Black Hollywood, she…

Watch: Everything I Need to Know About Life, I Learned From Black ’90s Movies

They just don’t make ’em like they used to. Yeah ... I’ve actually said that sentence in reference to movies; specifically, black movies. Everyone knows and boasts about the ’90s being one of the best decades for blackness on the big screen, and it’s true. Think about it. There was Boomerang, CB4, The Five Heartbeats,