Zendaya Responds to Space Jam 2 Lola Bunny Redesign Controversy

BY Michelle Mehrtens, Screen Rant

Space Jam: A New Legacy star, Zendaya, shares her thoughts on the unexpected controversy surrounding the redesign of her character, Lola Bunny. The original 1996 comedy was a live-action/animated hybrid that starred basketball icon, Michael Jordan. In the film, he joins a basketball team led by the Looney Tunes in order to help them win a game against a group of nefarious aliens. Continue reading Zendaya Responds to Space Jam 2 Lola Bunny Redesign Controversy

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Impacting the Next Generation

By Tawanah Reeves-Ligon

It would be hard in 2021 to not recognize the name or face of award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan. He is particularly known for his film portrayals of shooting victim Oscar Grant in the 2013 drama Fruitvale Station, boxer Adonis “Donnie” Creed in the Creed films (an offshoot of the classic Rocky franchise), as well as Erik Killmonger in 2018’s record-shattering Black Panther, Continue reading Impacting the Next Generation

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How Taraji P. Henson Honored Tina Turner, Diana Ross and More Black Women at 2021 BET Awards

By Zach Seemayer‍, WKYC

After a high-energy opening performance featuring Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby, Henson took the stage in a stylish gold ensemble that was a clear tribute to Diana Ross. “It’s 2021, and we are celebrating the year of the Black woman,” Henson declared with a smile. “Celebrating Black women isn’t a fad or a trend it’s a forever mood.” Continue reading How Taraji P. Henson Honored Tina Turner, Diana Ross and More Black Women at 2021 BET Awards

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Little Mermaid Set Photos Reveal Halle Bailey In Ariel’s Iconic Burlap Look

BY ABIGAIL ONG-PIZARRO, SCREEN RANT

New set photos from Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid show Halle Bailey recreate an iconic Ariel scene from the 1989 animated classic. The upcoming movie is the latest live-action remake of a beloved Disney film following Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan. Continue reading Little Mermaid Set Photos Reveal Halle Bailey In Ariel’s Iconic Burlap Look

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Pharrell joins Chanel to launch mentorship program for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs

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Pharrell Williams is helping Black and Latinx entrepreneurs with his latest initiative. The two-part program — a collaboration between Chanel and his Black Ambition nonprofit organization — will specifically work toward providing emerging businessmen with “access to knowledge, insights and opportunities from industry-leading experts,” per The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading Pharrell joins Chanel to launch mentorship program for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs

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Billboard Music Awards: Drake’s son joins him to accept artist of the decade

By Mark Savage, BBC

Drake’s son Adonis made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, joining his father onstage as he won an artist of the decade prize. The rapper, 34, gripped his son’s shoulder throughout his speech, before hoisting him into the air and saying: “I want to dedicate this award to you.” The three year old burst into tears, and left the stage clinging to his father’s leg. Continue reading Billboard Music Awards: Drake’s son joins him to accept artist of the decade

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The Underground Railroad Team Talks Aaron Pierre’s Distracting Beauty as Caesar — and That Episode 2 Shocker

By , TV Line

To be clear, The Underground Railroad is a serious and thought-provoking work of art. The 10-part limited series, which Oscar winner Barry Jenkins adapted from Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, is now streaming on Amazon Prime and is in many ways a visually rich conversation starter on American slavery and race relations. Continue reading The Underground Railroad Team Talks Aaron Pierre’s Distracting Beauty as Caesar — and That Episode 2 Shocker

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J. Cole Dropping ‘Applying Pressure: The Off-Season’ Documentary

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J. Cole season is upon us. The rapper revealed on Sunday that his new movie, Applying Pressure: The Off-Season Documentary, will drop at 1 p.m. ET on Monday (May 10) on YouTube. At press time there were few details about the Scott Lazer-directed film that will accompany the MC’s upcoming album, The Off-Season. Continue reading J. Cole Dropping ‘Applying Pressure: The Off-Season’ Documentary

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