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BA Exclusive: ’Twenties’ Star Jonica “Jojo” T. Gibbs Talks Her Hopes For The New BET Series And Lessons She Learned From Lena Waithe: “You Stay Ready, You Ain’t Got To Get Ready”

Jonica for Twenties

Twenties lead Jonica T. Gibbs shares lesson from series creator LenaWaithe: “You stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.” Earlier this week, BET held its red carpet for the upcoming and highly-anticipated new series ’Twenties.’ The new comedy was created by Waithe and tells the story of “Hattie” (Gibbs), a …

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Lena Waithe Wants More Black Movie Stars To Finance Black Independent Films: “I’m Over Here Trying To Build A Community, And I Don’t See Other People Doing It”

Lena Waithe talks Queen & Slim

Lena Waithe says it’s time for more successful Black film stars to help fund Black independent films. When it comes to continuing the perpetuity of Black films, writer, actor and producer Lena Waithe, says it’s a good idea for Black film stars to pitch in to help finance their community’s …

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Halle Berry and Lena Waithe Team Up for BET’s “Boomerang”

BET’s “Boomerang” is happening, in fact, the network just secured two Hollywood heavy hitters to executive produce the 10-episode comedy series.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winner Halle Berry has teamed up with Emmy-winner Lena Waithe to executive produce the project, which has been described as a sequel to the …

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