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Non-white contestants and leads, including Black trailblazers Rachel Lindsay and Matt James, have historically been met with hostility from the majority-white Bachelor Nation audience. Longtime host Chris Harrison left the franchise in 2021, under fire over his handling of a racism controversy in an interview with Lindsay. Rachel Nance, who is Filipino and Black, tearfully recounted in March getting “hundreds” of DMs and comments using racial slurs for both Black and Asian people.

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Gymnastics legend Simone Biles is the focus of an upcoming Netflix docu-series that tracks her journey back to the top of gymnastics after a hiatus in 2020.

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Tyler Perry Studios and New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin are teaming up to produce faith-based films for Netflix. The multi-year, multi-picture deal will also include scripted and non-scripted series on the streaming service.

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Screenshot from the trailer of National Geographic's "Erased: WW2's Hero's of Color" 

Continuing National Geographic’s 136-year record of giving viewers access to pivotal historical moments with new breadth and insight, the network will honor the contributions and sacrifices of overlooked Allied soldiers of color with two new specials on Monday, June 3.

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‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Quinta Brunson Plans for New Coming-of-Age Teen Comedy Series / Credit: AB+DM for The New Yorker 

Abbott Elementary accolades are just the beginning for Quinta!

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Today, streaming is the biggest game in Hollywood and Whoopi Goldberg, an award-winning actress and co-host of “The View,” is stepping into this legacy, aiming to redefine the narrative of Black representation in family-friendly streaming by investing in Blkfam.

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Comcast NBCUniversal teams up with Never Whisper Justice to premiere Black Girls, a documentary that illustrates the inspiring stories of multiple Black women, who transcend beyond their adversities to become advocates in their communities, now available exclusively on Comcast’s Black Experience on Xfinity channel, on X1, Xumo, and Flex.

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Anthony Anderson & his mom, Doris Bowman (Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) 

Every year, the Primetime Emmy Awards bring about some very memorable moments, but this year, Black joy was on full display. As we celebrate all of the awardees, we take a look at six moments of immense Black joy during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards. 

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Art Rust Jr. is their Curt Flood for those hosting talk shows about baseball and other sports. And, like most baseball players who reap the spoils of modern economics thanks to Flood, sports talk show hosts rarely, if ever, extend a thank you to Rust.

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They’re the first HBCU to kick off the parade.

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