October 21, 2014


#TGIT Week 4: Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder

(Photo: Lipstick Alley)

In last week's episode, Daddy Pope unleashed his inner Miss Celie from The Color Purple upon Jake.... … [Read more...]

2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Live Blog


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Sunday Open Thread: It’s All About New Edition

New Edition

New Edition is an R&B and pop group formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement of the 1980's and 1990's and led the way for groups like New Kids on the … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses


This week's the open threads highlight famous blaxploitation actors and actresses. Today I am highlighting 2 more performers. Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 - October 2, 2006) was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses


Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) is an American actor. He has been called "the first black action hero" for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film, Shaft, and its sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Teresa Graves

Teresa Graves (born Terresa Graves; January 10, 1948 – October 10, 2002) was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 made-for-television film Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first African-American woman to star in … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses


  Frederick Robert "Fred" Williamson, nicknamed "The Hammer" (born March 5, 1938) is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American Football League during the 1960's. He has black … [Read more...]