Being Mary Jane: The Soundtrack

Being Mary Jane: The Soundtrack

Every influential television show becomes known for something other than its plot and characters. The Cosby Show was known for its portrayal of middle class, Black culture. Scandal is recognized for its fashion. And last night, Being Mary Jane stood…







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Creator Mara Brock Akil Provides Insight on ‘Being Mary Jane’

Creator Mara Brock Akil Provides Insight on ‘Being Mary Jane’

I fell in love with Mary Jane as she lay in bed with a man after sex and prayed, “Please, God, if he’s mine, give me a sign.” I loved her because she was real. I loved her because she…







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George Zimmerman Shucks & Jives for 72 Hours so He Can Cash Out…Again…

George Zimmerman Shucks & Jives for 72 Hours so He Can Cash Out…Again…

The last 72 hours of the Trayvon Martin case has been a circus at best. Here’s a rundown. In his Meek Mill voice, George Zimmerman said, “I want to thank God for letting me BALL on them niggas.” Ok, not…







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The Post Game Show: Stay Above the Influence

The Post Game Show: Stay Above the Influence

I’m seriously questioning whether The Game has the same writers and producers or whether The CW has higher standards than BET. Either way this is not the same show I fell in love with in 2006. As much as I’m confused by where they are going with the series right now, I must confess that I will keep watching. Maybe I’m addicted to The Game or just bad television in general. Whatever it is, I truly hope this show gets better. I’m rooting for The Game. Team Sabers!













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The Post Game Show: Lessons From Episode One

The Post Game Show: Lessons From Episode One

For the first time in two years, Tuesday night was Game night. And after endless anticipation, Saber fans sat glued to their televisions waiting to see if BET, the place where black culture goes to die (that came from my twitter fam. They rock J), was going to murder black America’s baby, The Game. There were jokes about BET, infamous for their inefficiency, going over capacity by the number of viewers and the Twitter fail whale popping on the screen, but overall, everyone was hoping that BET would win this round. By the end of the show, I can safely say everyone’s happy to have The Game back on air. The show is definitely not the same one that left The CW two years ago, but it’s still to be determined whether that’s a good or bad thing. Either way, there are definitely some lessons that can be learned from this first episode of The Game.

1) Too much drama is a bad thing. Was it just me or did you feel like The Game over did it with the plots? I mean in one episode Melanie destroyed her marriage, slandered Janay’s character, and destroyed Derwin & DJ’s life. And Malik! This negro is banging the owner’s wife & his former BFF’s “life partner” (Tee-Tee’s words, not mine). And I haven’t even touched Tasha, Jason, & Kelli’s story lines. So much went on in that hour I was exhausted by the time the show went off. My twitter fam said it best: BET has managed to turn a show with the perfect comedy & drama balance into a black soap opera. Seriously, I was waiting on Maury to hop out and say, “You are NOT the father!!!” Let’s hope the stories slow down soon. My nerves can’t take much more.













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Must See TV

Must See TV

Growing up I remember two solid blocks of television that you couldn’t miss: Thursday nights on NBC (The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and Friday Nights on ABC (Family Matters, Step by Step). It’s hard to find blocks like that anymore. However, must see television still exists. You just have to flip around to find it. Here’s a list of the programming you should check out this week.













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10 Lessons Learned from the 2010 BET Awards

I usually watch the BET Awards so that I can enjoy a little coonery with my friends via Twitter and Facebook. But this year was different. When I finally laid my head down around midnight, I had grown as a…








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