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This Is Us Star Lonnie Chavis Claps Back at Trolls Who Made Fun of the Gap in His Teeth This Is Us Star Lonnie Chavis Claps Back at Trolls Who Made Fun of the Gap in His Teeth

What is the world coming to when a 10-year-old has to gather (presumably) grown-ass trolls and straighten them out?

This Is Me: At Home With Susan Kelechi Watson  This Is Me: At Home With Susan Kelechi Watson 

Susan Kelechi Watson wows us every week on the hit NBC show This Is Us. Her natural beauty—from her bouncy curls to her tight curves—is the perfect embodiment of her character, Beth Pearson, who is, well ... perfect.

‘I Gotta Go. And I Can’t Take Her With Me’: A Mother’s Love on This Is Us ‘I Gotta Go. And I Can’t Take Her With Me’: A Mother’s Love on This Is Us

Somehow, I didn’t realize that This Is Us had returned to my Tuesday nights. The last episode I saw was THE episode where Jack [CENSORED]. You know what? “[CENSORED]” means died. Bought the farm. Kicked the bucket. And any other euphemism for dying you can think of. Anyway, on Facebook, I saw somebody mention this…

Watch: Sterling K. Brown on the Success of Black Panther and His Next Career Moves

Who could forget this guy’s performance in Black Panther? Sterling K. Brown is killing everything he touches. He now intends to move forward into writing and directing his own projects as well.

Howard University All Up and Through This Is Us Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week Howard University All Up and Through This Is Us Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

This second season of This Is Us has been interesting. For starters, it’s nowhere near as emotional as the first season was, for better and worse. Until last night’s episode, “Number Three,” I’d only shed tears maybe once. That ALL changed last night, though, buddy.

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…

Hey, Y’all, I Met Oprah. Here’s What Happened Hey, Y’all, I Met Oprah. Here’s What Happened

A little backstory on how we got to the point where this is even a thing: On Nov. 17, 2016, I wrote a piece called “Queen Sugar Hits This Dad Right in the Feels.” By the end of that day, life was different; anything was possible. The piece published first thing in the morning that day. By 2 p.m., I received a call…

#RelationshipGoals: 10 Reasons We Love This Is Us Couple Beth and Randall #RelationshipGoals: 10 Reasons We Love This Is Us Couple Beth and Randall

After the dysfunction of Scandal’s Olivia and Fitz, Issa and Lawrence of Insecure, and just about every reality-TV couple, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) on NBC’s This Is Us are just the representation of #BlackLove that viewers need.

Watch: Sterling ‘Bae’ Brown Explains That Viral Thirst Trap Emmy-and-Abs Pic

I thought it couldn’t get any better than Sterling K. Brown winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for This Is Us. But it did! The head makeup artist on This Is Us, Zoe Hay, and head hairstylist Michael Reitz decided to gift the world with a snapshot of Brown proudly holding his new Emmy with his shirt…

Watch: Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry’s Emmy Mixtape

The first black actor Brian Tyree Henry saw on television was Jasmine Guy, in A Different World. Henry was absolutely enamored.

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the Detroit Mentor Who Inspired That Emotional Father-Son Scene in This Is Us Meet the Detroit Mentor Who Inspired That Emotional Father-Son Scene in This Is Us

Like a lot of young men today, Jason Wilson, CEO of the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy in Detroit, grew up without his father around. Struggling with his emotions and resentment toward his mother, Wilson turned to the martial arts.

I Binged Watched ‘This Is Us’ And My Feelings Are In Shambles. I May Never Recover.  ZOMG! I Binged Watched ‘This Is Us’ And My Feelings Are In Shambles. I May Never Recover. ZOMG!

(There are very, very light spoilers in this piece. None of them tell you much of about the plot of the show.)

Black-Led TV Shows Have Always Had Crossover Appeal; So Why the Side-Piece Treatment? Black-Led TV Shows Have Always Had Crossover Appeal; So Why the Side-Piece Treatment?

Earlier this month, Nielsen unveiled a study examining the broader appeal of black-led and/or -focused content—particularly in television. It begins with acknowledgment that black people play a pivotal role in shaping various sectors of popular culture in the U.S. In its findings, “73 percent of non-Hispanic whites…

This Is Us Makes Me Cry, and That’s Just Fine This Is Us Makes Me Cry, and That’s Just Fine

I’m not much of a crier. But for the last couple of months, I can count on crying, or at least getting misty-eyed, every Tuesday night thanks to NBC’s This Is Us. And during this week’s episode, and through all of the spoilers on social media, even after watching it On Demand, I sobbed like a baby for at least a good…

Alan Thicke, TV Dad on ’80s Sitcom Growing Pains, Dead at 69 Alan Thicke, TV Dad on ’80s Sitcom Growing Pains, Dead at 69

Alan Thicke, best known for his role as the lovable Dr. Jason Seaver on the ’80s sitcom Growing Pains, died Tuesday at the age of 69. Thicke’s death was confirmed with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday by a publicist for his son, pop-soul singer Robin Thicke.

10 Things We Can’t Wait to See in the New TV Season 10 Things We Can’t Wait to See in the New TV Season

Every year around this time, the big four broadcast networks­—ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (I don't count the CW, since it dropped Girlfriends)—make a big deal of trotting out their new shows for the fall TV season. And while many network executives seem to have gotten the memo about diversity­—except, apparently, CBS, whose…

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