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How Aaliyah’s Tomboy Style Left An Imprint On Fashion

OKAYPLAYER HAS JUST LAUNCHED A NEW AALIYAH COLLECTION. PURCHASE EXCLUSIVE AALIYAH SHIRTS AND SWEATERS AT THE OKAYPLAYER SHOP  Aaliyah’s style,… Read More

September 24, 2021

Groundbreaking Filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles Dead at 89

A decorated novelist, actor, musician, and filmmaker, Melvin Van Peebles was considered the "godfather of black cinema." The film world… Read More

September 22, 2021

No Actors of Color Took Home Emmys Last Night and It Didn’t Go Unnoticed

White actors once again dominated the Emmys on Sunday night. At first glance, this year's ceremony had the potential to… Read More

September 20, 2021

LeVar Burton is Glad He Didn’t Get The ‘Jeopardy!’ Gig

"We're trying to figure out what the right game show for LeVar Burton would be." After a hard-fought campaign to… Read More

September 17, 2021

Dave Chappelle Is Opening His Own Comedy Club

Dave Chappelle has gotten the approval to move forward with building his own comedy club and restaurant in Yellow Springs,… Read More

September 16, 2021

How Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author Cadwell Turnbull Pulls From the Horrors of Real Life

We spoke with author Cadwell Turnbull about his new book No Gods, No Monsters, what it means to write fantasy… Read More

September 16, 2021

Nas Reveals He Caught COVID-19: “It Was Mentally And Physically Hard”

Nas shared that he tested positive for COVID-19 in October last year. In a recent cover story for Ebony, Nas… Read More

September 16, 2021

Here’s Who’s Playing The Banks Family in The ‘Fresh Prince’ Reboot

The cast of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is filling out. With the role of Will officially filled, Peacock has… Read More

September 14, 2021

Michael K. Williams’ Queer Roles Are An Important Part Of His Legacy

The late Michael K. Williams brought the stories of fictional — and real — queer figures to life through some… Read More

September 14, 2021

A Certain Character is Missing From the First ‘Hawkeye’ Trailer & Fans Want to Know Why

The first trailer for Marvel's Hawkeye was released. Fans wanted to know why a certain character wasn't featured. We're right… Read More

September 13, 2021

CBS Faces Backlash for Turning Activism into a Reality TV Competition

The announcement of CBS' new show, The Activist, was met with sharp critique and a whole lot of head-scratching. In case… Read More

September 9, 2021

Peter Parker and Miles Morales Join Forces in The First Trailer for The Next Spider-Man Video Game

The Spider-Man 2 trailer was unveiled today at the Playstation Showcase event along with a number of highly-anticipated new titles… Read More

September 9, 2021

‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Season 2 Is Saving ’36 Chambers’ Until The Very End [Review]

The second season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga is continuing to do more world-building around the group's mythos before going into the… Read More

September 9, 2021

“Whoa!” Watch the First Trailer for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

The Matrix Resurrections will be hitting theaters and HBO Max this Christmas. Warner Bro. has released the first trailer for… Read More

September 9, 2021

Joe Rogan Postpones Co-Headlining Shows with Dave Chappelle After Testing Positive for COVID

Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle were set to perform in Nashville and New Orleans this weekend. COVID-19 is proving to… Read More

September 2, 2021

LeVar Burton’s ‘Reading Rainbow’ is Getting The Documentary Treatment it Deserves

Reading Rainbow earned 26 Emmys and a Peabody Award during its 23-year-run on-air. LeVar Burton's beloved educational children's show, Reading Rainbow,… Read More

September 2, 2021