69th Emmy Awards: Black history in the making
The 2017, 69th annual Emmy Awards may have had the lowest ratings in their televised history, but it didn't stop the production from making history.
2017-2018 fall season in Black
Here's a quick look at what’s coming this fall starring Black performers of all ages.
“Back in the Day” we used to ask, “Is it Black enough for you?” For the first time in Hollywood history we can again ask that question referring to the 2017 Emmy Nominations which boasts the largest number of people of color nominees in television history.
Ava DuVernay - “A Wrinkle in Time”
Hollywood is all abuzz about Disney’s latest trailer that was recently released online featuring writer/producer/director Ava DuVernay’s most anticipated film project to date, “A Wrinkle in Time.” The 1963 classic children’s fantasy written by Madeleine L’Engle follows a little girl’s search across dimensions of time and space to rescue her scientist father.
The 69th Emmy Awards nominations
The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were recently announced. As always, I like to highlight Black performers who are nominated along with their competition.
Idris Elba: From gunslinger to Bond?
On Aug. 4, Stephen King’s long awaited novel series “Dark Tower” will finally hit the silver screen. The movie tells the story of gunslinger Roland Deschain. Set in a world woven together with magic, Deschain is tracking an evil magician known only as the man in black (Matthew McConaughey). Sharing an ancient vendetta, the two men must fight to the death in this epic battle over the fate of the All-World Universe.
Hollywood: Diversity at last?
Whoopie Goldberg recently made headlines when she was among 10 First-Time Victors in the Historic Academy Board of Governors Elections. Not one to bite her tongue, Goldberg who currently hosts ABC the “View;” will surely use her voice for change.
BET Awards full of surprises
The incredibly talented Bruno Mars kicked off the 2017 BET Awards with a performance that immediately had the audience on their feet. A perfect set-up for a memorable night for more reasons than one. It was a night of honor, promise, hope and a very heartfelt call to action. Faith, social justice, racial pride and giving back were the themes of the night.
OWN’s “Queen Sugar” opening doors
OWN’s “Queen Sugar” is now in its second season and it promises to be impactful, tantalizing, and well worth watching. This tender, sophisticated drama tells the story of the Bordelon family, young adults trying to make sense of their lives and the directions they hope to take while fighting to maintain the family unit as a whole. Family members are striving to honor the legacy of their father who died without warning, leaving them a sugar cane plantation and the hope that despite all the set-backs it will prove to be the legacy he hoped for his children.
“#Flexin’ in my Complexion”
Imagine a 10-year old Southern California Black girl being traumatized by classmates because of the color of her skin. It was believed that the first elementary school she was enrolled in had only four Black girls in her class, which they believed attributed to the teasing. So much so that her family actually changed schools hoping that the teasing and bullying would stop. However, thanks to her big sister, the little girl has become a source of inspiration, and a game changer.