The fact-based script by Barbara Stepansky is adapted from the Time magazine article on the water crisis by Josh Sanburn, of course, national headline after headline long decrying the situation. Beyond that, this story is well told.
Wondering when the heck your favorite TV shows featuring diverse casts return or eager to learn of new TV shows with actors and actresses of color? Look no further than the list below. Currently Airing Greenleaf (OWN) Family Drama. Featuring Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Deborah Joy Winans, Oprah Winfrey, Lamman Rucker The unscrupulous world of the […]
Jus a few weeks ago, Avis-Marie Barnes settled into her first regular role, as beloved Anita Jones on AMC’s quirky new comedy-drama ‘Lodge 49.’
Although Marvel’s Luke Cage focuses on a male superhero, it’s really the women of the comic book series who drive the plot. Take for example Det. Misty Knight, who is played by Simone Missick.
Your definitive guide to summer TV programs featuring actors and actresses of color
Issa Rae once wrestled with either going to business school or law school after her graduation from Stanford University. She ultimately opted for neither as her career as a producer and creator became more focused and drew her away from her original post-college pursuits. “A clear path? No!” Rae told an audience of mostly […]
On Broadway (1959), in movie houses (1961), and afterward on television, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun increasingly held Black audiences — as well as White — rapturously spellbound. As hasn’t been done since, the American landmark helped usher this nation into the civilized world. The August Wilson of her day, Hansberry’s phenomenally unprecedented success came […]
Looking back on history, there’s an aspect of slavery to celebrate: the legendary underground railroad, which is done justice by short-lived but nonetheless noteworthy television series Underground (Sony DVD). Set on the fictitious Macon plantation in Georgia, this compelling drama is propelled by the cunning courage of seven souls making a desperate 600-mile run for […]
The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) since 1979 has brought films and other programming produced by Blacks to the American audience. The organization now has a new name: Black Public Media (BPM). The name change was first brought up in 2011, but in the last couple of years, BPM Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz and the […]
October was LGBTQ History Month. In a serious homage to that history, TPT, our local PBS affiliate, released a new groundbreaking documentary on October 16 with viewing parties scattered throughout the Twin Cities. The documentary, Out North: MNLGBTQ History, available online and on the network’s station, is the “first-ever, full-length film to document and honor […]