Kenya Barris made Hollywood headlines this summer when he decided to part ways with ABC, only to sign a lucrative, eight-figure deal weeks later with Netflix. Speculation swirled as to whether or not a shelved episode of his hit show black-ish had anything to do with his departure from the Disney-owned network.
Like many women in media—particularly women of color—Keli Goff wanted to be like Oprah. But not for the fame or the Oprah-size paychecks.
Identity is no small issue for Dear White People’s Logan Browning. Aside from her leading role as the oft-confused but always outspoken biracial firebrand Samantha White, Browning tells Refinery29 she’s spent her entire life being asked: “What are you?”
Fun fact: The first time I saw comedian Janelle James perform, while sitting in the audience of a 2015 taping of Wyatt Cenac’s comedy showcase, “Night Train,” I knew she was someone I wanted to know. The woman was strumming my pain and singing my life, hilariously lamenting the state of once-epic breasts and proposing…
In less than two weeks, Black Panther (and Killmonger, and Shuri, and M’Baku, and Nakia, and Okoye, and Forest Whitaker’s Zuri accent) will be available on Netflix, permanently killing any hope you had of finishing your Netflix queue.
Tiffany Haddish and Cardi B are going neck and neck for the started-from-the-bottom-now-we-heah year.
Just weeks after exiting ABC, black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall series deal with Netflix. Barris’ deal goes into effect Aug. 16 and will have Barris producing projects for Netflix through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.
A woman’s identification with her hair can be a powerful thing, but for a black woman, it is a tangled identity fraught with the ongoing effects of racism, respectability politics and beauty standards that have historically marginalized our hair along with everything else.
Orange is the New Black took Netflix by storm. The chronicle of a white woman’s prison sentence gave us glimpses into the world of women in prison, particularly women of color. From petty thieves to murderers, shows like OITNB remind us of the humanity in everyone.
Shonda Rhimes is taking her talents to Netflix. No commercials, binge-watching, what more could we want?
Rumors are swirling that Beyoncé’s next visual album could be hitting Netflix—but should we believe them?
Omar coming to a small screen near you as Michael K. Williams joins the cast of Central Park Five, a limited four-episode series that Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay is creating, writing and directing for Netflix.
For the last two days, a story has been circulated and shared on the internet claiming Mo’Nique is set to get a $10 million deal from Netflix. Despite the fact that neither Mo’Nique, her people or Netflix had confirmed the story, it continued to gain momentum—and people shared it everywhere. As I said when I…
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After using the n-word on two separate occasions, Netflix’s chief communications officer, Jonathan Friedland, has been fired. In a memo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that Friedland’s use of the word at work “showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity.”
Luke Cage is coming back to us for a second season, and this time, shit gets real! There are new characters, like Mariah Dillard’s (Alfre Woodard) estranged daughter, played by Gabrielle Dennis, and we get to see Woodard be sexy in her new love affair with Shades.
Have you watched season 2 of Dear White People yet? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? This season digs deeper into the issues that black students in a white college face, like subtle and blatant racism, and, honestly, those that a kid in any college might face, like dealing with pregnancy, depression, coming…
Apple just signed Oprah Winfrey to a streaming deal that will “create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” according to the Washington Post.
I started watching the Netflix original show Everything Sucks! the way I end up watching everything, including stellar movies like My Sidepiece Hit the Lotto (potentially THE most ridiculous movie I’ve ever seen, and I own a physical copy of the movie N-Secure, which you should never see): I scrolled through the…