Following the literary and film success of “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly will turn her attention to two little-known but prominent Black families in Baltimore. Viking Books announced today (April 10) that it has acquired the rights to Shetterly’s next two books. The first will focus on the mid 20th-century achievements of the Murphys, a publishing family, and the entrepreneurial Adams family. As described by PBS, formerly enslaved patriarch John Henry Murphy founded

If you’ve been pining for a Foxy Brown television adaptation, then your prayers have been answered. Meagan Good will be starring as the iconic lead in Hulu’s new reboot. Good will not only take on Pam Grier‘s role in the upcoming TV series, but she’ll produce alongside her husband DeVon Franklin and his production company Franklin Entertainment. The show has also snagged Empire‘s

Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation that Ava Duvernay is on board to direct. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order

  Since the OWN cable network debuted in 2011, its popularity has skyrocketed among African-American women, particularly in the last two years. At a time when many cable networks have been experiencing declines in their viewership, OWN’s average prime-time viewership has grown roughly 30%, climbing to 537,000 in the past two years, as many network have suffered

Kat Graham shared the first image of herself as Jada Pinkett on the Atlanta set of the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me. The 5ft2in 26-year-old certainly resembled the 5ft 44-year-old, who attended Baltimore School for the Arts with the late, great rapper during the eighties. ‘I heard that we’re really similar,’ the Star

How could we cheer up Nina Simone fans about the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? losing to Amy at the Oscars last Sunday? Well, how about this: EW can exclusively reveal that Nina, a years-in-the-making biopic of the  “High Priestess of Soul,” will be released to theaters and on VOD, April 22. Directed by Cynthia Mort, the movie stars Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar actress