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Words By MC Would you have guessed that Queen Latifah’s small role as Lawshawn, the tell-it-like-it-is waitress who cussed out Wesley Snipes for bringing the white girl to Sylvia’s in Spike Lee’s 1991 film Jungle Fever, would lead to a career spanning 35 movies, dozens of television roles and the official emergence of Dana Owens […]

Words by MC Even though writer Sophia Stewart’s lawsuit against the Wachowski’s was dismissed, no one should have needed a judge to tell them that the block buster film trilogy that was The Matrix, was a black brainchild. Friday Five: Places That Celebrate MLK Day Let’s examine the facts. The smartest person in the classic […]

On January 22, 2003 Black television changed forever. Comedian Dave Chappelle premiered his late night sketch comedy show on Comedy Central filling a void in late night television that had been vacated by the likes of “The Aresenio Hall Show” and  “In Living Color.” But Dave’s irreverent humor was in a class all its own. […]