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Here's Why Halle Berry Responded To Racism With A Short Bob In The '90s

Black actresses are speaking out on the inherent racism involved in Hollywood's lack of hairstylists who know how to style Black women's hair. NBC News spoke to several Black actresses about their experiences with hairstylists who lacked the knowledge to style Black hair. Halle Berry said her iconic short hair was born out of necessity, not a conscious attempt at...

Television,News

Regina Hall To Star As A Queer 'Master' Of Students In Amazon Occult Drama

Regina Hall is stepping into the executive producer role for Amazon's upcoming drama, Master. According to Deadline, Hall will executive produce and star in Master, written by Mariama Diallo (Hair Wolf, Random Acts of Flyness), who will also direct the series. The series will follow two Black women at a predominately white college in Massachusetts, "one head of students (aka Master)...

Television,News

'This Is Us' Writers Shoot Down This Theory About Malik And Deja

The team behind This Is Us is squashing a rumor about Malik (Asante Blackk) and Deja (Lyric Ross). Ahead of the Season 4 premiere, creator Dan Fogelman revealed that the new characters added to the show will be of importance to the main storyline of the Pearsons. "I think obviously these new characters are framed as characters who are going to have massive impacts on our main...

Opinion,Features,Film

Will Pixar's 'Soul' Be A Repeat Of Racial Tropes?

Soul marks the first Pixar movie with a Black character as the lead. The film, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, also has a Black co-director and co-writer in Kemp Powers. Prominent Black animator, Frank E. Abney III, who recently completed a Kickstarter for his own CGI-animated film featuring Black characters, is behind the film as well.  But here's the synopsis: “Joe Gardner, a...

News,Television

'Watchmen': Questlove's Surprising Connection To The Genealogy Storyline

Little did Questlove know that his appearance on Finding Your Roots would become an important part of Angela Abar's (Regina King) journey in HBO's Watchmen. If you've been following the series, you know that the mysterious character Will (Louis Gossett Jr.) told Angela he's there to help her understand who she is. While there could be many meanings to the statement, we know that...