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These Black musicians-turned-actors lit up the small screen in their respective TV guest cameos.

Let's binge Black! Check out six TV shows representing for our culture that you need to be watching this winter TV season.


Best known for her charm and undeniably witty humor, Taraji P. Henson has been a consistent face in Hollywood for over 20 years. She attended North Carolina A&T but eventually transferred to Howard University, where she graduated in 1995. On the big screen the D.C. native stole our hearts in the hood classic “Baby Boy” […]

The third season of “The Rickey Smiley Show” will premiere on TV One this Friday, April 4th at 9 pm EST/8 pm CST. The sitcom stars the radio personality as Rickey Smiley, a character loosely based on his own life as a popular Atlanta DJ. Smiley’s character is also a single father to three children trying to […]


ABC’s “Scandal,” Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” and Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” are among a record 46 programs to receive a Peabody Award this year. The annual honor, named for businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, […]


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hit it big at the box office last year with “Pain & Gain,” which co-stars Mark Wahlberg and now the two are back at it, but this time for a half-hour dramedy pilot set for HBO. Centered around a group of retired athletes living in Miami, the series will be executive […]

Since returning to the airwaves on the OWN Network with “Oprah’s Lifeclass” and “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” Iyanla Vanzant has been healing relationships and families one show at a time. On a recent broadcast of “Fatherless Sons” she explored the pain and pathology of men who grow up without their fathers as well as what […]