Fox News has cut its ties with Bill O’Reilly, one of the networks most recognizable political pundits. The mutual break-up comes after O’Reilly has been publicly accused of sexual harassment by multiple women who once worked at the network.
When you look across the late night landscape as it currently stands, you’ll find a lot of white and a lot of men. Despite America being filled with everything but white men, they’re still often treated as the faces of pop culture as they host late night television. Fortunately, Comedy Central is looking to change that.
Franchesca Ramsey, a comedian, writer and host of MTV’s Decoded, will executive produce and host her own late night show for the network, according to NBCBLK.
Charlie Murphy, famed comedian, writer and actor, has passed away at the age of 57.
Some would say that we’re living in a renaissance of Black art. Whether it be in music, painting or literature, black artists seem to be excelling even more than usual. This belief was further supported on Monday as Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. Out of the 21 writers awarded in New York City for their work, four of them – Colson Whitehead, Lynn Nottage, Tyehimba Jess and Hilton Als – were Black.
In recent years, Marvel Comics has made a considerable effort to diversify its characters. We just covered how America Chavez, a queer Latina woman, was getting her own solo-series a couple of weeks ago. Coincidentally, that’s around the same time that the publisher started to get hit hard in the sales department.
As if his initial $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools wasn’t already more than enough, Chance the Rapper continues to outdo himself. The Chicago rapper held a second press conference last week to announce some major news. First, the Chicago Bulls organization would be matching his initial donation. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, he announced the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
Beyoncé is already commonly known as royalty to her millions of adoring fans. However, a new development could transform Queen Bey into a whole new kind of royalty.
Variety reports that director John Favreau has Beyoncé’s name at the very top of his list of people he’d like to play Nala in the upcoming remake of The Lion King.
BET CEO Debra Lee has announced that longtime President of Programming Stephen Hill will be stepping down from his position in a memo shared with members of the media on Wednesday. Hill had been with the company for 18 years and its parent company, Viacom, since 1995.
Connie Orlando, senior VP for specials, music programming and news, will fill in as interim president for the time being, according to Billboard. It’s being speculated that Hill’s departure is part of Viacom’s attempt to rebrand itself and its properties.
HBO’s The Wire, which many consider to be one of the best television series of all-time, was a certifiable masterpiece. Not only did it offer never-before-seen perspective into the lives of its mostly black characters, but it painted a vivid picture of how the legal system operates from top to bottom.
Everyone along the chain of justice, including mayors, members of congress, police officers and drug dealers were highlighted in the exceptional show that’s still celebrated today despite first premiering 15 years ago.
Following the epic success of Moonlight both in the box office and on the awards circuit. The biggest question would be what’s next for those involved? Director Barry Jenkins in particular?