What in the Weekend with Nikki Woods: Let Freedom Reign

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    The slate of movies dominated by Black actors continues this holiday weekend with openings for Black Nativity starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker, and Long Walk to Freedom with Idris Elba and Noemie Harris as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Heartthrob Elba is already hearing Oscar buzz around his commanding performance. BET and Centric air the Soul Train Music Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m, Faith Evans, Tamar Braxton, Eric Benet and Chaka Khan are among the performers. Concerts abound this weekend as well with Sevyn Streeter and singer/reality star K.Michelle criss-crossing the country on the BET Music Matters tour. We hope you’re having a safe and happy holiday weekend, wherever you are!

    HOT ON TV:

    All Times Eastern

    Friday, November 29

    Friday After Next

    The second installment in the Friday movie trio with Ice Cube and Mike Epps

    BET, 9:30 p.m.

    Saturday, November 30

    The Family That Preys

    Tyler Perry showcases two families – one black, one white and how their lives have intertwined over the years

     Sunday, December 1

    Sunday Night Football: Giants at Redskins

    NBC, 8:20 p.m.

    Two big rivals in the NFC East come together for a post holiday game

    Soul Train Music Awards 

    Anthony Anderson hosts the annual soul and R&B awardfest; Faith Evans, K. Michelle, Chaka Khan, Eric Benet and Tamar Braxton are all scheduled to perform.

    BET, Centric 8 p.m.

    READ IT:

    The Wedding Gift by Marlen Supaya Bodden

    The bestselling book about a woman who is gifted a slave who is actually her half-sister

    SEE IT:

    Long Walk to Freedom

    Idris Elba generates Oscar buzz in the Nelson Mandela biopic

    Black Nativity

    Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore are part of a star-studded cast that bring Langston Hughes’ play to life on the big screen


    Spike Lee remakes a South Korean film with Josh Brolin in the lead


    According to reviewers, another Disney classic for the holiday season


    Friday, November 29



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