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BBC1 Makes History With Two Black Actors in Primetime

In a historic first for BBC1, and television in the UK, it has been announced that Sophie Okonedo, Oscar nominated in 2004 for her role in “Hotel Rwanda” and Adrian Lester, both actors of African descent, will be the central characters followed in the new primetime political drama series “Undercover,” written by award winning playwright […]

Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester star in the BBC 1 series "Undercover". Photograph by Des Willie courtesy of the BBC.

“How To Be Single” Gives Good Valentine

Going into this Valentine’s Day holiday weekend, “How To Be Single” does something that is refreshingly different from your typical Valentine’s Day Chick Flick movie fare. Rather than staying inside it’s box via delivering come cute laughs and an obligatory good cry scene about the difficulty of being alone, “How To Be Single” actually investigates […]

"How To Be Single" Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Killing The “American Dream” Of #OscarsSoWhite

Call me crazy, but from a pragmatic point of view maybe this whole #OscarsSoWhite situation isn’t so bad.  Yes, it’s terrible that people of color would seem to be chronically if not systematically underrepresented by The Motion Picture Academy when it comes to the bestowing of Oscar nominations, as well as the actual Oscar award […]