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Amber Ruffin and Her Big Capricorn Energy Are Taking Over Late Night

Amber Ruffin exudes Big Capricorn Energy. Ambitious, tenacious and undeniably talented, the zany comedian — whose birthday is Jan. 9 — is carving her own path in a field that’s hard-pressed to give Black women their proper due. READ MORE

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday Director Lee Daniels on Jazz Icon: 'Her Imperfection Is What Made Her Perfect'

Billie Holiday didn’t particularly enjoy singing “Strange Fruit,” a chilling anti-lynching anthem that compared Black bodies to fruit hanging from a tree, but she knew it was too important to not be performed. READ MORE

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Queen Latifah: 'Black Women Have Been Equalizing for Years and Years, From Hatshepsut to Kamala Harris'

Queen Latifah is using everything in her arsenal to bring the titular Robyn McCall to life on CBS’ The Equalizer (Sundays, 8/7c).

The former rapper and singer relies on her musicality when it comes to fight sequences, and READ MORE

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Genius: Aretha EP Suzan-Lori Parks: 'Black Female Genius Is Powerful in a Way You Don't Even Realize'

It takes a genius to know one. So, it only makes sense that the creators behind Nat Geo’s Genius series would tap Suzan-Lori Parks to showrun, executive-produce and write Season 3, Genius: Aretha. READ MORE

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Malcolm Spellman Is Ready to Deliver an Undeniably Black Superhero Story

Malcolm Spellman is a name you’ll see over and over in 2021. The multitalented producer and writer is marking his Hollywood territory with a deluge of high profile projects due out this year. READ MORE

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Ava DuVernay Opens Up About How Queen Sugar Season 5 Became a Time Capsule for Black People in 2020

In the West African tradition, griots keep their people’s history alive by telling the stories that need to be told. The stories that give Black people energy and hope when they are weary, and courage when they are afraid. This is the role Ava DuVernay has taken on READ MORE

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Yvette Lee Bowser Talks 'Investment in Inclusion,' and Why Aspirational Black Female Friendships Are Her Brand

It’s been nearly three decades since Yvette Lee Bowser blazed a trail as the first Black woman to develop her own primetime series, with the funny and relatable Fox sitcom Living Single. But her long and impressive list of career accomplishments in television doesn’t end there. READ MORE

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Bob Hearts Abishola's Gina Yashere on Being Her Authentic Nigerian Self Before Hollywood Thought It Was Cool

“We’re changing the hearts and minds of old white people in middle America,” Bob Hearts Abishola co-creator Gina Yashere says of her groundbreaking CBS series. READ MORE