For years and for a number of reasons, Hollywood’s movie studios have sought out Caucasian actors for the leading roles in their pictures.

Left for gifted actors of colour? The occasionally impossible mission to find roles that speak to and for talent that often goes overlooked by the general public.

As a result, many African-American players find themselves forced to sustain their careers by playing dangerously stereotypical roles which are then used to fuel unfavourable ideas many have about their people…globally.

How Ryan Coogler‘s ‘Black Panther’ is lifting the world out of this darkness?

By offering Asian movie buffs  new and far more accurate insight into blackness.

The result? Magic.

Watch ‘What Koreans Think of Black Panther‘ to see it for yourself, below…


Tinashe is finally hitting the performance circuit in support of new single ‘No Drama.’

The Offset assisted jam is the first of three songs lined up to precede her long-awaited sophomore album ‘Joyride’ (due later this year).

She took front stage center at Sony’s Lost In Music Session to perform the song.

Backed by a full band, the 24-year-old put a fresh spin on the gritty jam.

Check out the performance below…


Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.  So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.

This week we groove to the words and sounds of Jill Scott and her critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Who Is Jill Scott?’  Join us inside:


Khalid has emerged as one music’s hottest properties since the release of his debut album ‘American Teen’ last year.

The Platinum certified set was largely powered by smash ‘Location,’ which the 20-year-old performed at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today.

Broadcast from London, the set also saw the Texas native tackle Tracy Chapman‘s classic ‘Fast Car.’

Peep both performances below…


Teri Hatcher has revealed that she would love to reunite with Alfre Woodard (above) and her former ‘Desperate Housewives’ co-stars for a reboot.

Details below…


Alexandra Burke is back and dancing her way to the release of new album ‘The Truth Is’ on March 16th.

Ahead of its arrival, the stage blazer lived up to her billing at the WE Day London event – a celebration of young people making a difference in their communities.

Joined by a bevy of dynamite dancers, Burke rocked the SSE Arena with a spirited showing of new single ‘Shadow’ and #1 hit ‘Bad Boys.’

Watch her in action below…


Camila Cabello dominated the charts and the airwaves with breakout smash ‘Havana’ and now aims to best that success with new single ‘Never Be The Same.’

The Pop anthem, which is also the title of her upcoming tour, has been performing well on Pop radio and looks poised for success.

With the launch of its accompanying visual, can it fulfil its potential?

Watch below and let us know…


This is the face of lady who fooled the world into believing that she was an African-American woman.

Her name? Rachel Dolezal.

This year, after details on her horrific childhood surfaced and offered some insight into the problems she faces as an adult, the political activist has teamed up with Netflix to create a “tell-all” documentary about her life.

Full story below…


The general public has thrown its support behind the beloved actor Terry Crews after his attempt to bring the man who assaulted him sexually to justice was sabotaged.

Full story below…


Chloe x Halle continue to heat up the scene with new music.

The singing sisters, who are signed to Beyonce‘s Parkwood Entertainment, have just unleashed the video for ‘Warrior’ – their contribution to Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ soundtrack.

Apt in its time of arrival, the clip (which stars Storm Reid) premieres amidst ample buzz for the movie and the pair’s debut album ‘The Kids Are Alright’ (due March 23rd).

Check it out below…


Having whipped up and served her fair share of R&B hits over her 20+year career, it should come as no surprise that Grammy-winning songstress Monica is a pro at whipping and serving up dishes that even come as the envy of professional chefs.

Longtime fans of the songstress have seen her show off those skills in the past in various segments and features in magazines, but most recently she was spotted taking to ABC’s ‘The Chew’ (March 7) to dish on memories from her storied career and even help throw down in the creation of a vegan mac-n-cheese.

See it all below:


Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled are as unlikely a duo as a duo comes. But somehow, the pair are pressing on with their joint ventures.

Currently trekking the US on Lovato’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me Tour,’ the stars have joined forces for new song ‘I Believe’ – from Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ soundtrack.

With the movie due in theaters tomorrow (March 9th), the arrival of the track’s video is right on time.

Check it out below…


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