Film, TV & Media

The Brief History of Black Jesus in Hollywood

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McGruder's "Black Jesus" isn't the first black Jesus, find out about the satirical and serious black Jesuses that have graced big and small screens to very little fanfare. Read more

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Curbing the Obsession with Black Reality Television

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On the eve of the premiere of BAPs, yet another reality show focusing on the lives of black people we must ask, “Are reality shows purely entertainment, or is there something more to consider?” Read more

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“Edge of Tomorrow’s” Lesson: Dying is the Way to Live

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Not since “The Matrix” has a film like this underscored spiritual principles that are central to the Christian faith. Read more

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‘Noah’ Blockbuster Has Almost Everything Going For It, Except Diversity

By Bob Smietana 

The new “Noah” movie has everything you’d expect in a biblical blockbuster. Big Hollywood stars. Extravagant special effects. An apocalyptic flood. One thing’s missing though: a hint of ethnic diversity. Read more

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Should Tyler Perry Sponsor a “Single Moms Night Out?”

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Can a social media campaign get Tyler Perry to put his money where his film is and sponsor a night out for single moms to see “Single Moms Club”? Read more

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On Faith and Doubt: A Review of the Series Premiere of Resurrection

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The new ABC series attempts to show what is really at stake when a loved one is raised from the dead and it is as much about doubt as it is about faith. Read more

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The Bishop Behind the Shark Tank

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This week’s Shark Tank will highlight the work of a man integral to bringing in diversity candidates to the show and he just happens to be a bishop who follows a King. Read more

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The Black Nativity Lights Up the Screen with Stars and Spirit

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UrbanFaith sat down with T.D. Jakes and the stars of the film to discuss what drew them to the project and how the film embodies the black church experience. Read more

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The Real “Race-Themed” Issue Behind “The Best Man Holiday”

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While “The Best Man Holiday” isn’t a race-themed movie, that it was called such prompts a discussion on the race-themed issue present in the creation and consumption of romantic comedies. Read more

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“Thicker than Water” is Pretty Thin and Spiritually Impoverished

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Bravo’s new reality show about gospel artist and preacher Ben Tankard and his family does more to showcase their love of wealth rather than their love of God. Read more

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