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via HB: While everyone else looks forward to Friday, Shonda Rhimes finds her power in Thursday. The television producer, who most simply calls herself a “storyteller” owns programming for one of the biggest nights in TV in terms of advertising dollars. She’s expanding her reach by bringing Shondaland to Netflix, but it doesn’t stop there. The 48-year-old, mother […]

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via eurweb: Michelle Obama sat down for a conversation with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, where she spoke about female empowerment, ethics in the White House and was ultimately surprised by a video message from her husband celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Reflecting on Barack Obama’s eight years in office, the former FLOTUS said she […]

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It’s handled. According to multiple reports, Scandal the popular show that upgraded Kerry Washington‘s profile, helped Shonda Rhimes dominate TV and kicked off a Golden Age of Black TV, is ending after 7 seasons. Variety.com reports:  In January, ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey indicated that the network was expecting the finale to come sooner rather […]

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Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton. Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Chelsea Handler, Ted Danson and Constance Wu were among the entertainers who paid homage to the Democratic presidential candidate at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards Monday in Los Angeles. They listed […]

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Watch Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now panel discuss Pres. Obama's commencement speech at Howard University in the video clip above.

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“You never say yes to anything.” Who would think that statement would apply to Shonda Rhimes? She’s ABC’s queen of television owning everyone’s Thursday nights with her three hit shows:Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. Still, those six life-altering words were used to describe Rhimes by the person who knows her […]

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With the recent success of shows featuring African-American actors/actresses, are we experiencing the "Golden Age" of Black TV?

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Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae all grace the cover of the May edition of Essence Magazine for their “Game Changers”…

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Actor Columbus Short joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss his return to TV in TV One’s “Fear Files” and life after leaving…

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A new report released by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA reveals that Hollywood is dominated by White men. The…

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The stars were out Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood for Ebony’s Power 100 Gala. The annual list and event honor Black achievement in various categories, like Innovators (Shonda Rhimes, Kevin Hart), Cultural Influencers (Rickey Smiley, Lupita Nyong’o), The Thinkers (NewsOne Now‘s Roland Martin, Ta-Nehisi Coates) and Young Leaders (Mo’ne Davis, The Jackie Robinson West […]

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    Gladiators everywhere are waiting anxiously for the return of Olivia Pope & Associates and in trueScandal fashion, Shonda Rhimes has delivered some juicy tidbits about the upcoming season. At the end of last season we all wondered what actually happened to Harrison. Did he die? Was he going to miraculously wiggle his way out […]