Revivals Fail to Deliver

The updated versions of both Will and Grace and Curb Your Enthusiasm premiered last week with disappointing results. The series may or may not be your cup of comedy tea, but what was painfully revealed is that selfish white people comedy does not play in the current climate.  Will and

Big Emmy Wins in Diversity

With Emmy wins for Best Comedy Writer, Director, and Drama Actor going to Lena Waithe, Donald Glover, and Sterling K. Brown respectively, what could have been a predictable night was punctuated with some dramatic firsts that left us hopeful for more inclusivity in the future. Lena Waithe’s heartfelt speech about telling

North Shore Controversy Flares Over Evita Casting

North Shore Theater is mounting a production of Evita without any LatinX actors. After a year of outrage about whitewashing and cultural mis-appropriation, the producers seem to be tone deaf to the discussion happening around them.  Granted, Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin kicked off the “white actor playing brown character

Activist/Comedian Dick Gregory Dies at 84

One of our civil rights greats, Dick Gregory, passed away this weekend. His insightful and biting commentary on race relations helped move the conversation forward during the turbulent 60s.  As a reminder that we have all been here before, google him, check out his work, and read the article on

ABFF Lines Up Exciting Schedule

Get ready for ABFF! In addition to screening highly anticipated feature films like GIRLS TRIP with Queen Latifah and HBO’s DEFIANT ONES documentary, ABFF will feature master classes by top talent and premieres of some of the industry’s hottest new pilots. CLAWS starring Niecy Nash, and John Singleton’s new series SNOWFALL will