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‘On the Come Up’ Review: Sanaa Lathan’s Cool and Confident Directorial Debut

Premiering in Toronto, the actress' directorial bow is an adaptation of Angie Thomas' bestselling novel about a young woman trying to become a rapper.

Viola Davis’ ‘The Woman King’ to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

The Woman King, starring Oscar winner Viola Davis, will have a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. With echoes of Black Panther, Davis as General Nanisca in the film leads a fearless all-female African fighting unit into battle against European invaders. The Woman King will get a first look in Toronto ahead […]

Toronto Film Festival to World Premiere Sanaa Lathan’s ‘On The Come Up’

Sanaa Lathan’s directorial feature debut On the Come Up is set to receive a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. The Paramount Players adaptation of Angie Thomas’ novel On the Come Up, about an ambitious 16-year-old rapper, stars Jamila C. Gray, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty and Mike Epps. The ensemble cast […]

Netflix’s ‘Hit & Run’: TV Review

This new drama from the creators of 'Fauda' is an international thriller that follows a murder investigation from Tel Aviv to New York City.

Regina King, Sterling K. Brown, Uzo Aduba Take on Classic Sitcoms to Raise Voter Awareness

A new Zoom series hopes to engage African American voters and highlight the importance of the census through laughs and re-creations of shows such as 'Golden Girls' and 'Friends.'

Sanaa Lathan Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Sanaa Lathan has left ICM Partners for CAA.

6 L.A. Salons, Beloved by Stars, That Specialize in Natural Black Hair

In Hollywood, there are still movie and TV sets where black actors can't count on adequate professional hair services.

DeWanda Wise Explains Why She Dyed Her Armpit Hair for ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

DeWanda Wise helps to launch Barefoot Wine’s Project Purple Light, which celebrates black women and art. She says her views are "radically soft," like dying her armpit hair green for 'She's Gotta Have It.'

‘The Twilight Zone’ Explores the Horror of Police Brutality

Episode three of 'The Twilight Zone' on CBS All Access offers up an Easter-egg filled episode that's also a timely parable about the threat of police violence.

Sanaa Lathan Boards Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’

Jordan Peele's reboot of 'The Twilight Zone' has added Sanaa Lathan for an early episode titled 'Rewind.'

‘Nappily Ever After’: Film Review

Netflix's 'Nappily Ever After' is a feathery, feel-good movie about women's beauty standards that feels closer to a coming-of-age story than a romantic comedy.

‘Nappily Ever After’ Trailer: Netflix’s New Rom-Com Centers on Hair Identity

The first trailer for Netflix's 'Nappily Ever After,' starring Sanaa Lathan, has been released. The Haifaa Al-Mansour directed rom-com centers on one woman as she finds her identity through her journey with her hair. The movie will debut on the streaming service Sept. 21.