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Profile: Michaela Coel, Paradigm Shifter

Profile: Michaela Coel, Paradigm Shifter

Michaela the Destroyer How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the most sublimely unsettling show of the year. Michaela Coel’s “I May Destroy You” is a sprawling, 12-episode HBO-BBC series that fictionalizes the story of her sexual assault.

24-Hour Black News Channel Soon?

24-Hour Black News Channel Soon?

The first 24-hour Black News Channel is expected to launch November 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM The cable network is the brainchild of J.C. Watts, Jr., former U.S Representative (R-Oklahoma) now BNC chairman. And veteran journalist Bob Brilliante who will serve as the cable network’s CEO. 

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Della Reese performing on her show in 1970. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)

Della Reese isn’t just a successful singer or actress. Her legacy is far more profound: Reese was the first black woman to host her own syndicated talk show in the United States. This historic fact, though, has been reduced to a footnote in her biography for a simple, maddening reason.
No full episode of this show, which ran for 197 episodes between 1969 and 1970, exists in the public domain.

The program was historic. But why are the archives lost? For the Answer visit Atlas Obscura

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