Media Questions Of The Week

Will Tracee Ellis Ross get a raise for her role on Black-ish after promising to make less appearances until her slavery is comparable to Anthony Anderson’s her male co-star?

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Is Cary Mulligan right that if Dee Rees were a white man she would receive offers to direct big movies like Star Wars?


Will Kim and Kanye’s new daughter Chicago West love or hate her name?


The Roots Meet Schoolhouse Rock On Season Premiere Of Black-ish With I Am A Slave

[youtube id=”M_FP7x322cc”] Black-ish returned for its fourth season Tuesday night and the episode addressed Juneteenth which comes from June 19, 1865, the official end date for slavery. One of the tools used for the history lesson about slavery was a video of The Roots as cartoon characters performing “I Am A Slave.” The song is modeled off of the Schoolhouse Rock short educational films that aired on ABC during the ’70s and ’80s’ specifically the civic-oriented one called “I Am A Bill.” The Roots quickly rap about the history of American slavery as they are depicted as slaves in chains on the auction block.

Tracee Ellis Ross Wins Golden Globe For Black-ish

[youtube id=”2TQkgElWGzQ”] Tracee Ellis Ross won her fist Golden Globe Award last night and it was for Best Actress in a Musical or a Comedy for her TV show Black-ish. She thanked her family and colleagues and dedicated the award to women of color and colorful people. Ross talked to reporters during her backstage interview about her connection to the character on the show and being the first Black woman to win the award in 35 years. Debbie Allen won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1983 for her role as Lydia Grant on Fame.

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Media Questions Of The Week

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What aspects of James Brown’s life will be addressed in the Alex Gibney-directed documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown?


How long will the new sitcom Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Tracy Ellis Ross run?

Why did CeeLo Green make disparaging comments about rape on Twitter after pleading no-contest to charges that he gave a woman the drug ecstasy?