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Black TV shows get the boot

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — The 2018-2019 TV season won’t be ending until this August, but the major broadcast networks have already decided on the future of many of their comedy and drama shows. […read more]

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MC Lyte will join cast of ‘New York Undercover’ reboot

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Hip hop veteran MC Lyte is joining the cast for the reboot of the 90’s cop drama New York Undercover. The Brooklyn spitter will be starring alongside Malik Yoba and Lauren Velez who starred in the original series over 20 years ago. Lyte will be starring as Lt. April Freeman, a no-nonsense boss that keeps her officers on their toes, Deadline reports. […read more]

With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
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Trump’s approval rating drop could be a disaster for the GOP in 2018

DEFENDER NEWS SERVICE — We don’t know if this is the beginning of a trend or not. Three polls are just three polls, though Trump’s approval rating has declined to its lowest level since April, according to the FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics trackers. Still, the President’s approval rating did not shift in the Gallup’s weekly tracker. […read more]

Entertainment

ABC Adding New Rhimes Drama, Five Others

(USA Today) – ABC is adding six new dramas next season, including projects from Shonda Rhimes, a Biblical epic and a thriller about the mysterious reappearance of a politician’s presumed-dead son. The Rhimes project, written by longtime colleague Betsy Beers, is The Catch, a thriller about a Read More

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A Modern Family With Issues

  (New York Times) – The first time I heard about “Black-ish,” ABC’s new sitcom about an affluent black family in Los Angeles, I was skeptical about its premise. Early commercials and previews played up tired stereotypes about “acting white,” made jokes about curvy behinds Read More

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Brady to Guest Judge ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

by Kimberly Roberts Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune Versatile entertainer Wayne Brady, winner of both Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, will be among the celebrated guest judges when “So You Think You Can Dance,” (SYTYCD) returns to Fox for its tenth season Read More

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D.L. Hughley Joins ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast

  by Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Suggesting that he has what it takes to hold his own outside of the comedy film and stand-up arena, comedian D.L. Hughley officially joined the cast for season 16 of “Dancing with the Read More

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Robin Roberts Diagnosed With Rare Blood Disorder

[BET.com] (Courtesy: BET.com) Robin Roberts announced on Good Morning America that she has been diagnosed with a rare blood and bone marrow disorder called MDS, and will undergo a bone marrow transplant. Sadly, this news happens five years after she battled breast cancer. Speaking on Good Morning America and writing on her blog post, Roberts Read More