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When It Comes to On-Screen Arguments, Producers Want Viewers to Blame the Scary Black Man

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Despite its name, reality TV is anything but. Arguments are often set up and tense situations are regularly manufactured in an effort to spark drama, and hopefully garner high ratings. But when on-screen arguments involve black folks, and specifically black men, why is it that...

Kerry Washington’s Scandal Premieres Tonight, Will You Be Watching?

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Tonight ABC is gearing up for the premiere of its newest D.C.-based drama Scandal, which stars Kerry Washington. The show follows Olivia Pope, a Washington D.C. crisis management expert who cleans up many of the embarrassing and potentially career-ending secrets of the city’s elite. Scandal is written by veteran...

Loving Black Women is Not an Affliction

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You’re as excited as I am about Mad Men’s return after a super-long hiatus, right? I’ve been jonesing for some Joan…and Don and Peggy and Roger. Five seasons haven’t diminished the fact that the show is one of the smartest things on television. And guess...

Kerry Washington Gets Vanity Fair Feature, But Not the Cover–What’s Up With That?

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Kerry Washington is gearing up for the debut of her ABC primetime show, Scandal, and the press is eating it up. In the show, Washington plays Olivia Pope, a D.C. crisis-management expert whose clients are some of the city’s most prominent residents. In Scandal, she’s...

It’s Not Just Us: ABC to Produce Show Starring For Latina Maids

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Yesterday I asked if networks were finally adding more diversity to their fall lineups, and today it seems like it might actually be true. Only problem? They seem to want people of color to play to the stereotype. According to Deadline and Jezebel, Eva Longoria is...

NeNe Leakes, Laz Alonso & Trisha Goddard Heading to NBC, Are Networks Finally Adding More Diversity to Their Lineups?

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Last week we told you about Meagan Good landing the lead role on NBC’s drama Notorious, and now we have a few more additions to the network’s possible fall lineup. Nene Leakes, star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, has apparently landed a role on NBC’s...