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Lovecraft Country SDCC Sneak Preview: Rising Tides Prove Dire Warning

Lovecraft Country SDCC Sneak Preview: Rising Tides Prove Dire Warning

With only three weeks to go until Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia "Leti" Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) embark on a road trip to find Black's missing father and claim a family legacy in HBO's Lovecraft Country, Majors, Smollett-Bell, and Vance joined moderator Sarah Rodman (executive editor, Entertainment […]

Marvel Comics Bringing The N-Word Back Into Print (Update)

Marvel Comics Bringing The N-Word Back Into Print (Update)

But here we have an allegory for racism using actual racist terms to make that point - in the real world, there is no anti-mutant prejudice, which makes it distinct from Stephen Colbert's use anti-asian prejudice to attempt to make a wider point about the acceptability of racism in media But even in this context,[...]

YouTube Purges Duke Spencer Molyneux Channels for Hate Speech

YouTube Purges Duke, Spencer, Molyneux Channels for Hate Speech

Since the change, YouTube has "terminated over 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policies."Molyneux and Spencer took to social media to vent their frustration, with Molyneux (who the Southern Poverty Law Center says "amplifies ‘scientific racism,’ eugenics and white supremacism to a massive new audience") comparing himself to other "philosophers" and the persecution they[...]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Terry Crews Says 4 Season 8 Eps Now Scrapped

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Terry Crews Says 4 Season 8 Eps Now Scrapped

Conversations about and protests against police brutality and systemic racism resulting from the killing of George Floyd continue across the country and around the world, requiring "police series" such as NBC's long-running comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take a long, hard look at how they portray law enforcement Speaking to Access on Tuesday, star Terry Crews[...]

Watchmen Team Discuss Recreating 1921 Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre

Watchmen Team Discuss Recreating 1921 Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre

Damon Lindelof's Peabody Award-winning series Watchmen has been a focal point of HBO's Juneteenth weekend programming, with an emphasis on honoring those murdered in the 1921 Tulsa Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street as well as educating the nation on a tragic part of this nation's history that's been ignored. The cable network […]

The Good Place EP Megan Amram Posts Apology for Past Racist Tweets

The Good Place EP Megan Amram Posts Apology for Past Racist Tweets

Next up in our never-ending series "White People Behaving Badly," we have The Good Place's Megan Amram. The NBC series co-executive producer is having to own up to and apologize for a number of racist, prejudice, and anti-Semitic tweets that recently surfaced. The tweets were posted in the early 2010s (with the examples below posted […]

Glee Star Samantha Ware Says Lea Michele Hasnt Learned Anything

Glee Star Samantha Ware Says Lea Michele "Hasn't Learned Anything"

A little more than a week after her former Glee co-star Lea Michele issued a statement to PEOPLE apologizing for anything she may have done that "hurt other people" (though she does not admit to remembering the events alleged), Samantha Ware (What/If, Chicago Med, God Friended Me) is offering her thoughts on the matter. Cast in […]

Jimmy Fallon: Different Show in Light of Protests SNL Backlash

Jimmy Fallon: "Different" Show in Light of Protests, SNL Backlash

A week after Jimmy Fallon was called out on social media for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch that featured him in blackface and the late-night host posted an apology on social media, Fallon returned to The Tonight Show on Monday to address the matter further as well as to promise "a different kind of […]




When They See Us: Ava DuVernays Central Park 5 Limited Series Releases Teaser

'When They See Us': Ava DuVernay's "Central Park 5" Limited Series Releases Teaser

Netflix and Ava DuVernay have announced the official title and release date for their "Central Park 5" limited series, with When They See Us (previously titled The Central Park 5) set to hit the streaming service on May 31, 2019. The four-part project examines the lives of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, […]


I Am the Night Trailer: Racism Black Dahlia Murder Collide in Patty Jenkins/Chris Pine Limited Series

'I Am the Night' Trailer: Racism, Black Dahlia Murder Collide in Patty Jenkins/Chris Pine Limited Series

With filming on Wonder Woman 1984 currently underway, TNT is giving us our first look at their "side project" I Am The Night (originally One Day She’ll Darken): a mystery-thriller limited series from executive producer/director Jenkins, and starring executive producer Pine.[caption id="attachment_877788" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: TNT[/caption]Inspired by a true story and focusing on Fauna Hodel's (India Eisley)[...]

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: Paramount Network Releases Docuseries Trailer Sets July Premiere

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: Paramount Network Releases Docuseries Trailer, Sets July Premiere

The reaction to the killing and subsequent trial would spark outrage and protests across the country; raising issues about racism, classism, police brutality, and gun control that the nation is still coming to terms with today.[caption id="attachment_877605" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Paramount Network[/caption]Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story includes interviews, home videos, family photos, and[...]

ABC Cancels Roseanne Following Abhorrent Repugnant Joke by Roseanne Barr

ABC Cancels Roseanne Following "Abhorrent, Repugnant" Joke by Roseanne Barr

Barr tweeted that Jarrett looked like "the Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby," prompting Roseanne producer Wanda Sykes to quit the show and sparking a wave of backlash on social media and even from fellow Roseanne stars like Sara Gilbert.https://twitter.com/iamwandasykes/status/1001494592649342979https://twitter.com/THEsaragilbert/status/1001513801546530816https://twitter.com/THEsaragilbert/status/1001513831875600384In a press release by ABC,  president Channing Dungey said, "Roseanne's Twitter statement[...]

Walking Dead Collectible Sparks Racism Controversy at North Carolina Credit Union

Walking Dead Collectible Sparks Racism Controversy at North Carolina Credit Union

A Funko Mystery Mini collectible doll has caused an uproar in Raleigh, North Carolina, after a woman complained to the management of a local credit union branch about a The Walking Dead statue depicting one of Michonne's "pets," undead zombies whose arms and jaws have been removed, making them docile and allowing Michonne to lead them around […]

Lovecraft Country: Luthers Wunmi Mosaku Joins Jordan Peele J.J. Abrams HBO Series

Lovecraft Country: Luther's Wunmi Mosaku Joins Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams HBO Series

Wunmi Mosaku (Kiri, The End of the F**king World) will be joining lead opposite previously announced Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in HBO's upcoming drama series Lovecraft Country, Deadline Hollywood reports. Adapted from Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, the project stems from Academy Award winner Jordan Peele's (Get Out) Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. Yann Demange (Top […]

Hostiles Jonathan Majors Taking HBOs Journey Through Lovecraft Country

'Hostiles' Jonathan Majors Taking HBO's Journey Through Lovecraft Country

Jonathan Majors (Hostiles) will be joining previously announced Jurnee Smollett-Bellhas on HBO's upcoming series roadtrip through Lovecraft Country. Adapted from Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, the project stems from Academy Award winner Jordan Peele's (Get Out) Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television. Yann Demange (Top Boy) will direct and executive produce […]