Episode one of Grown-ish starts tonight at 8pm EST on Freeform with an hour-long premiere and I couldn't be more excited about what the show will be bringing to the table! Not only is Yara Shahidi an amazingly talented actress with great hair, she has also been an outspoken activist when it comes to racism, gender inequality and a vast number of issues.Read More
I've got some good news/bad news about Santa Claus. The good news: he's real! The bad news: he's dead. Sorry, everybody.Read More
11-year-old Jordan Reeves was born with a limb difference: her left arm stops just above her elbow. She's invented a bunch of cool tools to help other kids with only one limb--including one prosthetic that looks like a unicorn horn and shoots sparkles. She is everything pure and good in this world.Read More
Cleverbot apparently passed a Turing Test then didn't pass a Turing Test a few years ago, but none of that matters now because Jane Ritt ran a small D&D adventure with it and now we know what Cleverbot's true purpose in life is.Read More
Both Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert have had the dubious honor of hosting a White House Correspondents' Dinner, and they both had a tough time of it. Or did they? I mean, I thought they both did pretty well. Really tough crowd to please there, though.Read More
Thursday night marks the final airing of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore after Comedy Central announced publicly on Monday that the show had been canceled.Read More
Issa Rae, creator of Awkward Black Girl, has had an HBO show in the works for a while, and the trailer funny as hell.Read More
Watch All of President Obama's Correspondents' Dinner Speech
Last night was President Obama's final Correspondents' Dinner, and the President went out with a bang, roasting everyone from Trump to Prince George.Read More
Marley for President.
Last month we wrote about 11-year-old activist Marley Dias, who launched a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girl protagonists after she became frustrated with always "reading about white boys and dogs" in school.Read More
The news about Youtube star and author Issa Rae's Insecure first came out in 2013, and HBO is finally moving forward with the comedy series written by and starring Rae!Read More
NASA has been helping California manage drought for years. So. There.
I've heard more than a few jokes from comedians this week about how it's too bad NASA can't ship the water on Mars to California. Turns out NASA has been helping California manage their droughts for years.Read More
Get ready for a hoverboard that goes sideways ...
It's cool to see Ahmed Mohamed encouraged to continue inventing and building in spite of his wrongful, ridiculous, racially-motivated arrest. In this video, Larry Wilmore checks in with Mohamed to find out how he's doing, and what he hopes to invent next.Read More
Larry Wilmore revealed the magic behind Fox News' otherworldly (read: utterly out of left field) views on the Black Lives Matter movement and the so-called "war on cops".Read More
Vanity Fair just accidentally illustrated comedy and TV's "boys' club" problem better than any article ever could.Read More
Evan Young, valedictorian at Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Colorado, was never allowed to read his graduation speech because it included him coming out as gay. Of course, that backfired, and now his speech has reached a wider audience than ever intended with a reading at an Out Boulder fundraising event in the weeks following his graduation as well as this reading on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.Read More
Applications to Knowledge College ACCEPTED.
Larry Wilmore's take on slut shaming on The Nightly Show is spot-on.Read More
Hip-hop artist Jean Grae, comedian Mike Lawrence, Angela: Asgard's Assassin artist Phil Jimenez, and Marvel’s director of content and character development Sana Amanat showed up on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show to talk about the pushback against comics' move toward inclusivity and racial and gender diversity.Read More
After last week's news that TV and film audiences want diversity despite slow progress in making that happen, the findings of the Writers Guild of America are pretty hard to swallow: diversity among TV writers is incredibly low, and late night shows have the worst numbers.Read More