black excellence

Exclusive Benny Boom Gives Us An Inside Look Into OWN Network’s “Ambitions”

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The OWN Network has another gem on their hands with the summer hit Ambitions. The ensemble drama centers on the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster ( Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. Brian White, Kendrick […]

Netflix Officially Orders Kenya Barris’ ‘Black Excellence’

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Netflix has ordered Black Excellence, their first series project with Kenya Barris with Barris and Rashida Jones set to star. Friday’s announcement described the upcoming show this way: “Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, ‘Black Excellence’ looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the ‘family […]

John Legend Becomes First Black Man to Earn EGOT Status

John Legend Becomes First Black Man to Earn EGOT Status

John Legend made history twice last week. The singer and actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special winner, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. At 39, Legend is the youngest EGOT champ and furthermore […]

Kid Fury Teaming up With Lena Waithe on New HBO Comedy

Kid Fury Teaming up With Lena Waithe on New HBO Comedy

Kid Fury, co-host of The Read podcast, is reportedly developing an HBO comedy series for which The Chi creator Lena Waithe will be one of the executive producers, according to Variety. The story follows a twentysomething sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression. […]

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Apparently Wasn’t Aware That Young Black Kids Can Play Chess

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The dangers of the many misguided stereotypes about Black people are most dangerous when someone in power subscribes to them. On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin visited Nativity Academy at St. Boniface, a Louisville, KY middle school that is 86 percent Black and only 1 percent white according to education nonprofit GreatSchools.org. Before entering, Gov. Bevin recorded a […]

Jasmine Harrison Was Accepted to 113 Colleges: “I Can Go Anywhere”

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It’s the time of the year where High School Seniors are eagerly waiting to hear back from the college of their choice. Jasmine Harrison, 17, got accepted by over 100 schools. Harrison applied to 115 schools and was only denied from two. Plus the scholarship offers she received totaled to about $4 million, according to […]

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft is a Fan of Diddy’s Money Moves

If Diddy is serious about buying the Carolina Panthers, he might have just gotten the biggest co-sign from one of the league’s best owners. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told TMZ Sports that he’s a “big fan” of Diddy when asked Monday about the music mogul’s interest in purchasing the Carolina team. “He’s a good businessman. He’s a very good […]

Comedian Arsenio Hall Will Host “BET Honors”

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Comedian Arsenio Hall will host the ninth annual BET Honors premiering February 23rd on BET. The star-studded night will honor five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business. The ceremony will be taped on Saturday, January 23rd at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. […]