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Say it isn’t so. Two of our favorite shows Queen Sugar and Insecure on HBO have now come to and end. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they are both coming back for second seasons and in the case of Queen Sugar, they are shooting three more episodes for Season 2. And […]

Love is never easy. And in this week’s Queen Sugar we are heading to the home stretch, with only one episode left. These Bordelons – over the course of the season, they have earned a place in our hearts from the first moving episode through to #12, “Far Too Long.” It’s likely because each character […]

It is with teary eyes that I must remind you that the first season of Queen Sugar is coming to an end. This is only good news if you are just now catching up, or if you haven’t watched at all yet, because that means you can just binge-watch the whole season at your leisure. […]

NEW YORK – The sisters of Queen Sugar look like the women you already know. Rutina Wesley, who plays Nova Bordelon, looks like a pretty Barbie in person, all fine features, slim figure and gorgeous skin. Dawn Lyen Gardner who plays Charley Bordelon West, is lighter-skinned with broader features. They are dressed much like their characters would be […]

Even though these episodes of Queen Sugar were likely written last year, the themes are timeless. That’s evident in this tenth episode of the show, “So Far.” The episode covers a lot of ground, but like much of Queen Sugar it does so in moving and nuanced ways. Reporter Nova (Rutina Wesley) is going to […]

 And we’re back. We’re now recapping a show, Queen Sugar, you all seem to like, if you have OWN, which is still and issue. (Note to Oprah: Please give us cable cutters a standalone app option, or for those who still have cable, a less expensive cable tier for your network. Thanks.) So we’re already […]

Gabrielle Union has had a busy week. She’s on the cover of Essence, where she talks about The Birth Of A Nation controversy and her own sexual assault and announced via Instagram that she’s back on the set of her BET show Being Mary Jane. Michael Ealy also announced that he’s joining the cast for Season […]

We are at the penultimate episode of Season 3 of Power. For those without an SAT vocabulary, that means next to last, as in there’s only one more episode until we have to wait an entire year for the next one. Sigh. Stakes is high for several characters as we wind down this season, no […]

TV is enjoying somewhat of a Golden Age. While the Oscars remains #sowhite in most of its prestigious offerings, there is a great swatch of diversity across TV including several shows where Black characters are either the main focus of the show or are the lead of an ensemble cast. In some of the shows […]

We’re back and so is Power. The third episode, “I Got This On Lock” seems to start out as another show entirely. We get the bird’s-eye view of a pharmacy robbery in progress (shades of Menace II Society). One would-be robber seems a little more reluctant than the other. He texts somebody and then the cavalry […]

So, Power’s back and so much has happened. We’re recapping from Episode 2, so follow along each week with us and let us know what you think. Episode 2: “It’s Never Over” opens with Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and his side chick/favorite Fed, ASA Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) in bed together. We give it to actress […]

Long before the likes of programs like The Arsenio Hall and The Tavis Smiley Show, a program based out of New York aimed to combine Black entertainment and culture. The SOUL! program was the brainchild of the pioneering Ellis “Mr. Soul” Haizlip which ran from 1968 to 1973. Haizlip, a native of Washington, D.C., made a […]