Black Women in Comedy Festival Unites ‘Overlooked’ Comedians on New Platform
Feb27

Black Women in Comedy Festival Unites ‘Overlooked’ Comedians on New Platform

Crown Heights comedian Meshelle was passed over time and time again when auditioning for HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” during the late 1990s. “I was pregnant each time I auditioned, which might have had something to do with them wondering how serious I was about my comedy,” she told amNewYork. “That entire time, I got no stage time unless I did it myself.” Being overlooked is nothing new for many...

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How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Changed The Movie Industry
Feb26

How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Changed The Movie Industry

2018 was the ultimate proof that diversity in movies isn’t just good for society but it is actually profitable, too. Not only did Black Panther become a culture phenomenon, but Crazy Rich Asians basically rejuvenated the romantic comedy genre all on its own. While its haul of $174.5 million was only the 17th highest grossing movie of the year domestically, it was also the most successful rom-com of the last 10 years and the...

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Kal Penn’s New Show Is Like ‘a New York Times article with jokes’
Feb26

Kal Penn’s New Show Is Like ‘a New York Times article with jokes’

Though best known for films like “Van Wilder” and the “Harold & Kumar” series, actor Kal Penn has led a rather eclectic career as of late. He took time off from Hollywood to work for President Barack Obama’s administration, then returned to acting on shows like “Designated Survivor.” Now he’s the host of a new topical documentary series on Amazon Prime. The show, titled “This Giant Beast...

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Critics’ Choice Awards Highlight Increased Diversity with One Glaring Exception
Jan17

Critics’ Choice Awards Highlight Increased Diversity with One Glaring Exception

Los Angeles, Jan. 17 – At the Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night, Taye Diggs praised how this year has been great for inclusivity for “all under-represented people,” specifically calling out successes when it comes to gender, sexual orientation and race. While this is extremely important, it is upsetting that once again the largest minority in the U.S. – people with disabilities – was not mentioned as well. This also was the case at...

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Maroon 5 to play 2019 Super Bowl halftime show
Jan17

Maroon 5 to play 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

Pop band Maroon 5 will provide the halftime entertainment at next month’s Super Bowl in Atlanta in a show that will also feature rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, the National Football League said on Sunday. Maroon 5, a three-times Grammy-winning group led by Adam Levine, will be joined by rising star Scott and Atlanta, Georgia native Big Boi, who was previously one half of rap group Outcast. The Pepsi-sponsored show will...

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