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LeBron James Is Producing a Docuseries for Showtime Called Shut Up and Dribble LeBron James Is Producing a Docuseries for Showtime Called Shut Up and Dribble

Remember that time Fox News host Laura Ingraham got upset that “someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball” would dare have an opinion on the politics going on in the country he was born in, raised in, lives in and pays taxes in—so she said LeBron James and any other NBA player with an opinion on Trump…

What The Chi Gets Right (and Wrong) About Chicago What The Chi Gets Right (and Wrong) About Chicago

Chicagoans are protective of their city, and for good reason. Over the past few years, the City of the Big Shoulders has been the go-to dog whistle for Republicans and what-about-black-on-black-crime enthusiasts alike. The city’s spot on America’s Wheel of Sensationalism has dominated the larger national media gaze as…

Lena Waithe’s The Chi Expertly Gives the People of Chicago Humanity and Backstories Lena Waithe’s The Chi Expertly Gives the People of Chicago Humanity and Backstories

The Chi is the type of TV show Chicago deserves. If you leave it to the media, the limited picture that’s painted of Chicago turns anyone who’s never been there away from ever coming to Chi-town because of the seemingly limitless examples of violence that plague the city.

Meet the Kids of Showtime’s The Chi Series in Rules of the South Side Webisodes  Meet the Kids of Showtime’s The Chi Series in Rules of the South Side Webisodes 

As Showtime gears up for its long-awaited premiere of the Lena Waithe executive-produced series The Chi, the network is offering a sneak peak at some of the characters you’ll grow to love on the series. The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of Chicago South Side residents who become linked by…

Thanksgiving and Chill: All the Shows to Binge-Watch Before You Get ‘The Itis’ Thanksgiving and Chill: All the Shows to Binge-Watch Before You Get ‘The Itis’

It’s that time of year again. White folks are clamoring at Starbucks for their pumpkin-spice lattes, and black folks are calling around to make sure Aunt Sheila is still making her signature turkey this year ... it’s Thanksgiving! And while many of us side-eye the massacre and theft masquerading as a family-friendly…

SNL Alum Jay Pharoah Is Ready to Become White Famous on Showtime SNL Alum Jay Pharoah Is Ready to Become White Famous on Showtime

Fans who’ve missed comedian Jay Pharoah since his official exit from Saturday Night Live last year after six seasons now can have him all to themselves thanks to his new Showtime series, White Famous. 

Whitney: Can I Be Me Succeeds in Not Exploiting but Celebrating Whitney Houston’s Life Whitney: Can I Be Me Succeeds in Not Exploiting but Celebrating Whitney Houston’s Life

As the Tribeca Film Festival rolls through New York City this week and next, perhaps no film has been more anticipated or controversial than Whitney: Can I Be Me , an inside look at troubled pop icon Whitney Houston. At the world premiere of the film Wednesday evening, directors Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal (no…

Burn Motherf*cker,
Burn!: Sacha Jenkins Digs Deep to Find the Root Causes of the L.A. Riots Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!: Sacha Jenkins Digs Deep to Find the Root Causes of the L.A. Riots

In 1992, Los Angeles erupted in violent opposition to the not guilty verdict for four police officers captured on video brutally beating Rodney King within an inch of his life. Twenty-five years later, there is no shortage of documentaries examining the Los Angeles riots.

John Ridley Erased Black Women in His Series Guerrilla Because of His Interracial Relationship John Ridley Erased Black Women in His Series Guerrilla Because of His Interracial Relationship

John Ridley’s upcoming Showtime series, Guerrilla, starring Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay, is supposed to be about black women during Britain’s black power movement who attempt to free a political prisoner. But at the center of the story is a character played by Pinto, a woman who is not black.

If Nick Cannon Leaves America’s Got Talent, Does It Make a Sound? If Nick Cannon Leaves America’s Got Talent, Does It Make a Sound?

Nick Cannon is a comedian. And I’m not talking about that hair thing that he’s taken to wearing lately or his rap career; like, Nick Cannon really believes himself to be a comedian.

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