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11 Moments Of Black Excellence To Light Up The End Of Your Week

Issa Rae of light, amirite?


1. The trailer for The Lovebirds, starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, dropped this week:

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2. Issa Rae announced that Season 4 of Insecure is coming to HBO on April 12.

3. The trailer for Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington, Jesse Williams, and Reese Witherspoon dropped this week:

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4. Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, premiered this week.

5. Spike Lee announced he's serving as jury president at Cannes Film Festival, thus becoming the first black person to ever do so.

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6. Cynthia Erivo was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture as well as for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.

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7. Matthew A. Cherry's short film Hair Love was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards.

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8. Eddie Murphy received the Critics' Lifetime Achievement Award at the Critics' Choice Awards.

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9. When They See Us also won big at the Critics' Choice Awards — Jharrel Jerome won Best Actor in a Limited Series, and the show itself won Best Limited Series.

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10. Fenty Beauty launched their first mascara this week.

11. Last, but not least, Meghan Markle inked a voiceover deal with Disney.

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H/T to Hollywood Melanin