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MASSIVE #TBBshoutout to Issa Rae… From Awkward Black Girl to New HBO Show ‘Insecure’…

Issa Rae is the unofficially crowned Queen of Black Internet, after her cult-classic-amazing web series ‘Awkward Black Girl’ took American, UK and global black audiences specifically, by storm. Starved for non-stereotypical black characters, starved for non-stereotypical black female characters, starved for a short-haired, dark-skinned leading lady, starved for a leading lady who didn’t always make the right decisions and was just as confused about life as we were, Awkward Black Girl became the awkward black girl’s church of salvation. Awkward Black Girl, and Rae’s independent determination inspired a world of web series’ and platforms including the very popular Black &...

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Idris Elba in Talks to Star Alongside ‎Jessica Chastain in New Aaron Sorkin Movie!

You can’t help thinking that film makers we admire seem to have been freed to cast their ‘dream leads’ by the diversity debate. When Aaron Sorkin says of his next movie venture, “The casting of Jessica and Idris in the two lead roles is any filmmaker’s dream come true… They’re two of the greatest actors of their generation, paired for the first time, and their chemistry will be electric.” If it comes to pass, it is set to further solidify Elba’s standing as the World’s Coolest Dude, since ‎Molly’s Game tells the real-life story of a long-running, exclusive high-stakes poker game run...

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11th Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2016 Nominations Announced. Kojo & Brenda Emmanus to Host

The annual Screen Nation Film & Television Awards returns once again to the West End of London, as the UK’s only international celebration of black British achievement in film and TV. Now in the first year of its second decade and firmly established on the international awards circuit, the star studded ceremony will be hosted by Brenda Emmanus (BBC London News Arts Correspondent) and Kojo (comedian and ITV2 Love Fix presenter); who will pay homage to some of the finest British talent and globally established film & TV stars working in the UK and around the world today. Celebrating diversity and outstanding achievements...

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