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A Pryor biopic was set to be made in 2016 starring Mike Epps, Oprah and Eddie Murphy but never made it off the ground.


Netflix has tapped “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to produce a documentary feature based on the life and career of civil rights attorney Ben Crump. The project will be directed and produced by Emmy-nominated Nadia Hallgren, and Barris will co-produce with Roger Ross Williams, Lauren Cioffi with Geoff Martz executive producing. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Here’s more via Variety: The doc […]


Kenya Barris talks with T.I. for his podcast expediTIously telling his story and discussing his current divorce battle.

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After twenty years of marriage to Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris, the man behind Black-ish and Grown-ish, Kenya Barris, filed for divorce in LA on Friday, according to The Blast. At this time, a specific reason has not been given for the divorce action. The couple shares six children. Dr. Barris is an anesthesiologist affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical […]


“Shaft” is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. […]


ABC has announced plans to renew its hit comedy “Black-ish” for a sixth season, in addition to rolling out another spinoff, “Mixed-ish,” based on a younger version of the character Rainbow Johnson, focusing on her upbringing in a mixed-race family in the ’80s. Created by award-winning writer/producer Kenya Barris, “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson and Tracee […]

Every young person has a moment where they notice a shift from childhood to adulthood. Maybe it’s when they graduate from college, pay their first bill or buy their first drink. For actors that moment may be when they’re nominated for their first award in one of the adult categories. Marcus Scribner, 19, stars in […]


Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has finally spoken out about ABC’s decision to shelve an episode that explored the NFL kneeling controversy. The Emmy-nominated showrunner says when he sat down last fall to write an episode titled “Please, Baby, Please,” he had a sense it might ruffle quite a few feathers. via THR: The setup was relatively simple: Dre, the Johnson […]

If you’re a child of the 70’s, then you may remember the TV show Bewitched. It starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, who was a woman who had witchcraft powers that enabled her to make life more convenient. Much of the show was centered around her antics with her husband, who wasn’t always supportive of her […]

Did you know Black-ish was based on show creator Kenya Barris‘ real-life? Barris and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Barris, have 6 children and the show reflects various aspects of their lives. Now, their story is being extended via a parenting book that looks through the eyes of Dr. Rainbow Johnson but was actually penned by […]   It is always nice to see celebrities reach back once they have “made it”. This time around it is super producer and writer, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and his wife Dr. Rainbow Barris, who have awarded Clark Atlanta University (CAU) $1 million dollars. The gift, which has been named the Kenya and Rainbow Barris […]