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‘The Wiz Live!’ and the Audacity of Blackness on TV

The airing of The Wiz Live! on NBC was a landmark moment in television history. Not only did the all-Black cast slay the 3 hour production, but it was also a ratings monster posting 11.1 million total viewers and a 3.3 demo rating in preliminary returns. But most importantly, it is another sign of the changing entertainment landscape. Read More

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MC Lyte Sets the Game Straight on ‘Legend’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

MC Lyte is back (yesssss). The hip-hop legend is coming to snatch today’s rappers by their edges and let them know who the real queen of lyricism is. On Legend, Lyte made the album super exclusive by releasing it with a modified “surprise release”, somewhat reminiscent of what Beyoncé and D’Angelo have done, but in her case, the album was only available ...

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