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Eddie Murphy’s Balancing Act

Eddie Murphy received a Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and is dropping his new film, ‘You People,’ all in the same month. You could call it a comeback, but Murphy’s been here for years.

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Q&A: Shaq on His NBA Beginnings, His Legacy, and Why He’s So Critical of Today’s Players

Ahead of his new docuseries, the Big Film Subject reflects on his journey from an oft-criticized star player to the guy doing the criticizing of players

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‘Atlanta’ Was an Attitude

With ‘Atlanta’ ending its four-season run on the highest of notes, Brian Tyree Henry, Stephen Glover, and others from the team behind the series reflect on what ‘Atlanta’ was

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Hip-Hop’s Big TV Boom and Top Five Rapper Shows We Want to See

Writer Julian Kimble joins Charles to discuss Issa Rae’s ‘Rap Sh!t,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and more, before diving into their own fictional TV pitches about Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, and others

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The Misguided Ambition of Harper Stern

Ahead of the Season 2 return of HBO’s ‘Industry,’ series star Myha’la Herrold explains Harper Stern’s evolution

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‘Boomerang’ Dared to Depict Reality

The legacy of Eddie Murphy’s 1992 rom-com classic

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On ‘Atlanta,’ Everything Changes and Stays the Same

Season 3 has found the show’s core cast enjoying more success than ever. As the installment’s unorthodox storytelling exemplifies, fame makes the Black experience that much more confounding.

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Do Rappers Need to Grow?

Charles and Julian discuss working within the genre and what rappers could be doing to appease listeners and critics alike

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The More Things Change, the More Bomani Jones Remains

After a distinguished run on ESPN, Jones has moved into the anchor’s chair for his own HBO show. But it isn’t so much about the vessel as it is the man steering it.

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How the Deaths of Biggie and 2Pac Changed Rap Media Forever

Twenty-five years ago Wednesday, the Notorious B.I.G. was killed, marking the end of the most violent chapter in hip-hop’s history. For the writers and editors who covered his and Tupac’s lives and music, the tragedies stick with them to this day.