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A House Divided: Urban movie channel expands scripted slate with multigenerational family saga

The Urban Movie Channel is the first and largest subscription streaming service dedicated to Black film and television from AMC Networks’ privately owned subsidiary, RLJ Entertainment.

Tamela Mann talks about God, marriage, family and Madea

Known for his ashy-kneed, mixed-matched-clothes-wearing, country-with-a-K character, Leroy S. Brown, who everyone calls Mr. Brown, and his daughter, Cora Jean Simmons, the sweet, honest character with a golden voice, are a well-known gospel singing and Christian comedy duo

40 Fingers: Four artists mix their diverse styles during an evening of jazz at TBAAL

Shelton Summons, Caleb Sean McCampbell, Shaun Martin and Xavier Jackson will be on stage Saturday at 8 p.m., bringing their personal jazz style to the Naomi Bruton Main Stage at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters as part of ...

GRIT & GRIND: Local actor: From South Oak Cliff to the big screen

For Christopher Dontrell Piper, known for his roles in The Long Road Home and Queen of the South, acting is more than just a career. It’s a calling – one that he found early on.

Malcolm X documentary to shed light on his impact on America – then and now

A screening of the documentary, Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement, hosted by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, will be held Feb. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Local rapper ‘champions’ anti-bullying campaign

“I’m the champion. I’m the chosen one,” Young Fab raps on his recently released single, Champion. “I’m the champion. I’m a hole-in-one.”

Amazing Grace: Documentary of Aretha Franklin’s live recording of the best-selling gospel album of all time

Back in the day, if you couldn’t get to church on Sunday to hear the pastor’s sermon, you’d put on Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album – the best-selling gospel record of all time – and she would give you your ...

Rihanna, Axl Rose tell Trump to cease playing their music

When a popular singer with 88 million followers on her Twitter account sends a message about something bothering her, people tend to notice. When she sends the message less than 72 hours before a crucial midterm election, they probably notice ...

DBDT reflects on historic times, cherished moments in Director’s Choice series

Dynamic and powerful are two words that have been used to describe the works of the Director’s Choice series presented by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, located at 2400 Flora St. in the ...

Soul Rep Theatre wraps up season of ‘soul powered’ plays

The Soul Rep Theatre Company recently closed its 11th season with its final “soul powered” play,

Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement

The film Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement will have its premier showing to the Dallas community Saturday at noon at the Inspiring Body of Christ church, located at 7701 S. Westmoreland Ave. The screening is ...

Power of Women: MeToo founder Tarana Burke focuses on survivors

They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke – a name unknown to most people until six months ago – who got the biggest ovation at Variety’s annual ...

The Last O.G.

TBS’ The Last O.G – as in “original gangsta” – starring Tracy Morgan as a man just out of prison and learning his way around a changed world, also holds a lesson in comedy chemistry.

Black Girl Magic: The magic of A Wrinkle in Time

“Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous, with Black Panther already taking in a billion dollars in global box office receipts and Jordan Peele becoming the first African American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for his ...

Peele, Bryant and Del Toro win at a more diverse Oscars

A slight sense of change was palpable at the 90th Academy Awards as Hollywood sought to confront the #OscarsSoWhite issues in the post-Harvey Weinstein era and pivot to a vision of a more inclusive film industry.

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