What We Not Gon' Do Is Act Like Janet Jackson Wouldn't Be With Bobby Brown, Who Was the Absolute Man in the '80s

On the heels of the surprisingly successful The New Edition Story last fall, BET decided to ride the gravy train one more time with the Tuesday release of episode one of The Bobby Brown Story, to be followed be episode 2 on Wednesday night. Much like with New Edition, we followed along on social media with care as we…

I Invested a Whole Sunday Binge-Watching Everything Sucks! Only to Find Out It’s Been Canceled. Everything Sucks

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…

10 Reasons I’m Very Excited To Be Here About BET’s “The New Edition Story”

Tonight, the first part of BET’s three-part miniseries, “The New Edition Story,” debuts. If you don't think I'll be glued to my television tonight at 9pm, you're huffing glue. It’s been a good long while since I’ve been this excited about a biopic. I still have the “New Edition –Past and Present” VHS tape and would…

The Members of New Edition Made Sure BET’s Biopic Came Correct With Their Story

In one of the most poignant scenes in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story, the young Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant are fresh off their first major world tour. The tour bus, painted with the group’s name in graffiti letters on the side, pulls in slowly to drop the singers…

Urbanworld Celebrates 20 Years of Showcasing Black Films While Hollywood Plays Catch-Up

Long before Hollywood entertained modern-day diversity or inclusion conversations, Urbanworld, founded by onetime Motown Records and Miramax Films executive Stacy Spikes in 1997, was already expanding the “urban” landscape in film, pushing beyond racial, geographic and other limits, and freely mixing music and other…