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  • TV One announces Dynamic Slate of New and Returning Series

    Apr 15, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 1 Comment


    *New York– Kicking off its first upfront season with new President Bradley J. Siegel at the helm, TV One  unveiled its programming plans for the 2015-2016 television year. In a presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space, Mr. Siegel announced the entertainment network for Black adults is planning more than 460 hours of original programming […]

  • Demetria McKinney, Essence Atkins, Vivica A. Fox Shoot TV Pilot

    Apr 5, 15 by Deron Dalton 5 Comments


    *”The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Demetria McKinney posted on Instagram that she filmed a TV sitcom with actresses Essence Atkins and Vivica A. Fox. “I can’t say too much now, but I just shot a great sitcom pilot with these beautiful actresses, @essencesays and @msvivicafox. #workingactress #100 #TradeItAll.”

  • OWN to Air World Premiere of ‘Light Girls’ Monday

    Jan 18, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 3 Comments


    *Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the world premiere of “Light Girls” on Monday, January 19 at 9 p.m.– 11 p.m. ET/PT. The critically acclaimed documentary “Dark Girls” aired on the network last year, and award-winning filmmaker Bill Duke continues the conversation on colorism with “Light Girls,” sharing an in-depth study of […]

  • Light-Skinned Women Open Up About How Colorism Impacted Them (Watch)

    Jan 17, 15 by Deron Dalton 2 Comments


    *The black community addressed colorism and its impact on darker-skinned black women. But light-skinned women are also impacted by issues surrounding their color and have been since childhood, according to The Huffington Post. Bill Duke explores the pain, privilege and prejudice of light-skinned women in his new documentary, “Light Girls,” which is a spin-off of “Dark […]

  • Bill Duke Follows up ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary with ‘Light Girls’ (Watch)

    Dec 30, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Do light-skinned black women have it easier than their dark-skinned counterparts? That’s the topic of discussion in “Light Girls,” the sequel to Bill Duke’s critically acclaimed documentary, “Dark Girls.” Featuring various women in addition to celebrities like Diahann Carroll, Kym Whitley, Michaela Angela Davis, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Soledad O’Brien and Essence Atkins, “Light Girls” explores colorism […]

  • The Pulse of Entertainment: ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ Starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross Premiers September 24

    Sep 18, 14 by Eunice Moseley Leave a comment


    ABC’s ‘Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross premiers September 24, 2014 *“In this day and age it’s normal…to define myself as mixed. Before, I was identified with Black,” said Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”) when I asked about any “black-ish” issues in their own lives. Ross plays Rainbow Johnson a racially mixed woman in […]