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Media Questions Of The Week

Is Spelman going against its creed because of its new policy that will allow transgender women to attend?

Will Tisha Campbell participate in VH1’s Hip-Honors tribute to Martin Lawrence for his TV show Martin?

 

Why didn’t the editors at British Airways’ High Life magazine know that Lupita Nyong’o is not from Wakanda because it is a fictional African country from the upcoming Black Panther movie she has a role in?

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Queen Sugar Returns For Mid-Season Premiere In October

Queen Sugar will have a two-night mid-season premiere on October 3rd and 4th at 10 PM ET. Ava DuVernay’s drama about the Lousiana-based Bordelon family is growing its audience with a season two viewership of 2.3 million viewers and being one of the top shows on cable for women ages 25-54. Queen Sugar is one of the shows bringing attention to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.

Ava DuVernay hand picked an all-female directing team that includes Julie Dash, Kat Candler, Cheryl Dunye, Garrett Bradley, Demane Davis, Liesl Tommy, Amanda Marsalis, Maryam Keshavar, and Christine Voros.

The first season of Queen Sugar is streaming exclusively on Hulu and season two is available on the Watch OWN App and WatchOWN.tv.

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Big Freedia Bounces Back Has A New Season New Single

Big Freedia Bounces Back is returning in September for the sixth season. The changes taking place in Freedia’s life has kept her fans engaged with all the ups and downs. Last season she got a new manager, worked with Beyonce, dealt with Mississippi’s anti-Twerking laws and the charge for federal housing violations.

Freedia has also collaborated with legendary Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh on the new song “Dive On That B*tch” and they will release a Bounce Back mixtape later this week.

Big Freedia Bounces Back returns to Fuse on September 12th at 10 PM ET.

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Prince: Sign O’ The Times Showtime Teaser

Prince’s Sign O’ The Times was in theaters when it was first released and then had a brief distribution on the VHS format. The film was an artistic triumph that was well-received but it never got a proper release on DVD.  Showtime’s presentation of Sign O’ The Times on September 16th at 9PM ET will be the first time the public has had access to it in years. The teaser is a quick peek at Prince charging the stage to perform the music from his second double album that was actually supposed to be a triple album.

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Prince’s Sign O’ The Times Concert Film To Air On Showtime

Prince’s 1987 concert film Sign O’ The Times will air on Showtime September 16th. The movie was the companion piece to his double album of the same name and is one of the most vividly filmed concerts. Sign O’ The Times was critically acclaimed when it was originally released in movie theaters. The concert was filmed at Paisley Park and footage was also used from his tours in Belgium and the Netherlands. It will be the first time in more than a decade that it will be seen on television. Fans are still waiting for the film to be reissued because it went out of print in 1991 and never had an official DVD release.

 

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