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    Updated on Jul 26, 2019. Posted on Jul 26, 2019

    11 Moments Of Black Excellence You Might Have Missed This Week

    Janelle Monaé can do no wrong.


    1. Janelle Monaé joined the cast as the lead role in Amazon Prime's Homecoming.

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    Season one starred Julia Roberts, but season two is all about Janelle. Hella excited to see JM bring her talents to her first major TV role!

    2. The trailer for Harriet dropped this week.

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    Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monaé, this biopic should be on everyone's watchlist.

    3. Marvel announced their Phase Four lineup and it's chock full of black excellence!

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    Mahershala Ali will play Blade in Blade, Brian Tyree Henry will play Phastos in The Eternals, Lauren Ridloff will play Makkari in The Eternals, Teyonah Parris will play Monica Rambeau in WandaVision, O.T. Fagbenle will play Mason in Black Widow, and Jeffrey Wright will play The Watcher in What If.... Congrats to the new Marvel inductees!

    4. HBO dropped the full trailer for Watchmen.

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    I cannot WAIT to see Regina King kill it in this role come October 2019!

    5. Aresnio Hall announced he'll be reprising his role as Semmi in Coming to America 2.

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    6. Taylour Paige joined the cast of Denzel Washington's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

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    She's joining the legendary Viola Davis in this adaptation of August Wilson's play. So much excellence on one screen, my goodness.

    7. Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis announced the drop of their new reality series, Styling Hollywood.

    8. Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller joined the cast as the leads in Ava DuVernay's highly-anticipated series, Cherish The Day.

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    Glad to have Xosha back on my TV screen!

    9. Beyoncé dropped the trailer for her new Netflix documentary, 22 Days Nutrition.

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    The doc follows Bey's weight loss journey as she got back into shape for the groundbreaking film and performance that was Homecoming. Sign me up!

    10. Leslie Irby became the first black woman with a disability to receive a pilot's license.

    11. Last but not least, Simone Biles won Gold at the U.S. Classic for the sixth year in a row.

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    Of course she did. Her excellence is unparalleled!

    What a week filled with excellence! Check back next week for more!


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