Alfre Woodard‘s illustrious career adds an incredible new chapter named ‘Clemency.’

Directed by Chinonye Chukwu, the harrowing prison drama won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and deservingly so.

The film sees Woodard deliver a masterful performance as death row Warden Bernadine Williams.

Throughout its course, ‘Clemency’ hones in on the tall toll executions and their preceding moments take on Williams.

Central to the story is her interaction with a particular prisoner (played by Aldis Hodge), who maintains his innocence.

Ahead of the film’s UK release on July 17th, That Grape Juice‘s Samuel Eni caught up with the revered actress, who opened up about the role, the move towards equality in Black in Hollywood, advice for young creatives, and much more.


Controversy may have put a pause on Colin Kaepernick‘s earnings on the field, but the NFL quarterback is most certainly collecting his off of it.

Because it’s just been confirmed that the footballer turned race activist has signed a major  deal with Walt Disney.

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In order to justify the atrocities they meted out to black men, women and children, the human rights violators who powered the slave trade convinced themselves that black people were durable…willing and physically capable of handling the abuse they faced.

Unfortunately, this idea did not die with the trade’s demise and made its way into present day where people of African descent are deemed to be “stronger” or more durable than the white counterparts. The sum of this idea has deadly consequences.

Now find out why Taraji P. Henson hopes to make a change.



‘Noah’s Arc’ is back!

The cast of the groundbreaking Logo series reunited for a new scripted episode named ‘Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles.’

Broadcast tonight on the YouTube channel of creator Patrik-Ian Polk, the fresh fan-demanded chapter of the series follows the much-loved circle in the here and now as they navigate life, love, and drama amidst the global health crisis.

Featuring cameos from a few familiar faces as well as key cast Darryl Stephens, Jensen Atwood, Rodney Chester, Doug Spearman and Christian Vincent, the 15th anniversary episode of ‘Noah’s Arc’ awaits in full after the jump…


Kanye West isn’t the only name in the mix for the US presidency.

For, it appears comedienne Tiffany Haddish is making a bold bid for The White House too.

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Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature designed to celebrate TV and Film’s brightest moments and honour our creative ancestors.

Today, we revisit the life of Lena Horne.

Born on June 30th 1917, the entertainer was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant and was the descendant of an enslaved Senegalese girl as well as the seventh vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun according to some reports.

Her uncle, Frank S. Horne, would go on to become adviser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and raised her between 1927 and 1929. Undoubtedly inspired by her family’s rich legacy, Horne would go on to carve one of her own in the fall of 1933 when she launched what would become a groundbreaking career.

Join us below as we revisit some of her best and brightest moments.


Will Smith‘s star power is unwavering.

Find out how and why the actor’s pull at the box helped him close a deal worth over $120 million below…


Jada Pinkett Smith is breaking her silence on August Alsina‘s explosive claims that he had a romantic relationship with her — with the blessing of husband Will Smith.

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The actor Ray Fisher has a bone to pick with Joss Whedon.

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The countdown is on to the return of the ‘Real Housewives Of Potomac.’

As reported, the fifth season of the Bravo hit premieres on August 5th and promises many a dramatic twist and turn.

It also sees newcomer Wendy Osefo join Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels. All of who shake things up on their latest outing.

Ahead of the show’s comeback, the all-important season 5 taglines have been revealed in the new opening credits.

Watch after the jump…


Over 244,000 tuned in to Nickelodeon Monday night (June 29) to catch Alicia Keys host and moderate the ‘Nick News’ special, ‘Kids, Race and Unity.’

As we reported here, the virtual event – which aimed to “amplify the voices and experiences of Black kids across the country amid current events” – focused primarily on the impact of the work being done by young activists throughout the U.S.

Featuring a Q&A period with the founders and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, ‘Kids, Race and Unity’ was also highlighted by appearances from Naomi Campbell, Simone Biles, Chance the Rapper, and more who collectively added insight to the much-needed conversation.

Did you miss the special when it originally aired?  You can see it in full inside:


While hot on the promo trail for his new album, ‘The Product III: StateofEmergency,’ singer August Alsina sent the internet into a state of frenzy with the revelation he had an affair with married actress Jada Pinkett Smith.  What’s more, he even claimed her husband – Academy Award-nominated star Will Smith – approved.

Just hours after his commentary went viral, Pinkett hit back by denying his jaw-dropping claims (click here to read more).  Now, her superstar hubby is following suit.

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