Film, TV & Media

‘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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SNL, Black Girls Rock and Why Black Women Must Define Themselves

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Kerry Washington’s guest appearance on SNL was progress but there is still more work to do in the portrayal of black women on television. Read more

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The Playmakers: Smashing Sacred Cows with Humor

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The creators of viral videos “Stuff Black Church Girls Say” and “10 Types of Black Preachers” are bringing humor to the masses via poking fun at Black Church culture, but do they go too far? Read more

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‘Church Girl’ Preaches to the Faithful

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The Molina/Houghton debut is light on realism, but tries to make up for it with production sheen and earnestness. Read more

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