In the past few years, it felt like black creatives in Hollywood were finally getting the recognition they deserved. Taking control of our narratives across TV and film and getting (read: taking) the opportunity to showcase ourselves in a different light. Zendaya’s portrayal of Rue in Euphoria highlighted the struggles of a depressed black teenager […]

Rickey Smiley Morning Show

When Ava DuVernay released the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series “When They See Us,” she likely knew that she would ruffle a few feathers.

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay isn’t listening to news surrounding Donald Trump’s efforts to bring A$AP Rocky home. He jumped on twitter to say he is working on getting the rapper out of jail in Sweden. Ava said that nobody cares about your token phone call just to make yourself look good. The Sweden Prime Minister doesn’t […]

In the African-American community calling someone, your “Auntie” can be a sign of respect; a way to acknowledge an individual as an elder, a mature leader of the community, or simply your mama’s best friend.


Black Twitter can be a volatile place. Today (June 4), the collective, and the stray gentrifier, is debating the usage of the word “Auntie” on these Internets. To many it’s a term of endearment. But to other, it’s a shade. However, the source of today’s online chatter is an interview Van Lathan recently had […]

Black History Month is officially underway and Netflix has curated a list of documentaries, movies and mini-series that are educational, thought provoking and entertaining, each of which will keep us informed all month long. Check out a few notable movies to watch on Netflix during this Black History Month. 13th Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary, […]

Black History Month

Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.

The 22-year-old star of 'Queen Sugar' is HB's pick for sexiest man of the year.

With the Obama family exiting the White House, this issue hopes to empower.

"Marley Mag's" first issue includes interviews with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and famed ballerina Misty Copeland.