From A Different World to Dear White People: Meet the Black-TV-Series Whisperer, Yvette Lee Bowser

“We’re all storytellers,” Yvette Lee Bowser said to me during our chat after I asked her how she battles creative blockages. She went on: “Writer’s block only exists when trying to figure out specifically how you’re going to tell the story. I never feel a dearth of stories to tell or characters of whom to tell those…

Watch: My Black History: Lorraine Toussaint’s Mission to See Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the focus is usually on historical figures who loomed larger than life, paving the way for the progress we experience today. But black history isn’t just about telling stories of our past. History is being made every day and has been made throughout our lives; it’s not just

Lee Daniels Needs to Stop It With This White-Girl Lead in Star and His Magical Negro Speeches

Lee Daniels often espouses racial views typically heard only from characters in a Magical Negro movie. It’s one of those characteristics about the celebrated director that you like to forget in order to enjoy his art. Unfortunately, Daniels won’t cooperate with some of us in such an endeavor because he refuses to stop…