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…
With just two more days left in May, it’s time to get our calendars out and plot our binge-watching schedule for June. Exactly how many Netflix-and-chill sessions can we manage to squeeze in as summer officially begins? The answer is as many as it takes to watch all the good shows, films, documentaries and original…
If you have missed getting your fill of common sense and decency since the only first couple that matters left the White House in January 2017, your waiting may soon be over.
Brown, body-positive and beautiful in brilliant hues—that’s Danielle Brooks inside the pages of May’s Essence magazine, where the Orange Is the New Black actress models a spectrum of vibrant looks styled by Fashion and Beauty Director Julee Wilson.
Following the success of the first season of Luke Cage, Netflix released the trailer for season 2 of its acclaimed superhero series, and it’s chock-full of tidbits for the upcoming 13-episode season.
There’s something so refreshing about entertainment that tackles larger issues within the black community. Getting to see black people live out their full lives, all while staring down racism, microaggressions, police brutality, modern-day segregation, biracial identity, sexual identity, abortion and more, is…