On the extended version of his 1988 single “I Wish U Heaven,” Prince sang “Take this beat / I don’t mind / Got plenty others / and they’re so fine!” Apparently a few hip-hop producers got the message and began mining Prince’s catalog for samples! Here are a few of our favorites! Kanye West “Big […]

For anyone who has ever attended an HBCU (Historically Black College and/or University), they will tell you how true to life the title A Different World is. The show itself was a spot-on depiction of life on a college campus where the majority, if not all, the students are of color. Beginning as a spin-off […]

Yesterday we closed our second round of The Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time Competition narrowing down our picks from 32 to our Sweet Sixteen. No upsets to report here, but check out the scores from last week’s match-ups. The voting is now open to determine the Elite Eight. Vote now! The Cosby Show: 147 Gimme […]

You got questions? These nine television hosts probably had them too, for a wide array of celebrities, politicians, athletes, and everyday people with amazing stories. Check out our list of the nine best black television talk show hosts. 1. Oprah Winfrey Initially The Oprah Winfrey Show was just another talk show when it debuted in […]

Don’t get me wrong.  I have nothing against The Cosby Show.  It’s not only one of the best black sitcoms to ever be produced, but one of the best sitcoms, period.  But when it comes to ranking black sitcoms, The Cosby Show is the “Thriller” of the medium.  It will almost always land at the […]

In the 1980s, musicians only scratched the surface of what could be done with the music video. Michael Jackson set the standard and in the 1990s, everyone raced to match or surpass him.

If the early 1990’s will be remembered for one thing, it’s the sound of a dog barking, but not by a dog itself, by a man named Arsenio Hall. Though Hall at the time was most famous for his starring role as Eddie Murphy’s sidekick in Coming To America, Hall would eventually step into his […]

If the early 1990’s will be remembered for one thing, it’s the sound of a dog barking, but not by a dog itself, by a man named Arsenio Hall. Though Hall at the time was most famous for his starring role as Eddie Murphy’s sidekick in Coming To America, Hall would eventually step into his […]

We love to see sitcoms with actors who look like us, talk like us, and act like us, but we know such shows are in small supply. To make up for the small amount of television shows with people who look and sound just like us, we supplement them with shows about people who live […]

Last week we opened the voting for our Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time Competition.  Yesterday voting closed for round 1 and we’re down from 64 shows to 32. Based on the seeding of the editorial team we didn’t see any upset loses although we were surprised to see the short-lived 90’s sitcom “Thea” beat out the […]

Each week an Interactive One Editorial team staffer will share their top 5 picks for our Greatest Sitcom Bracket of All-Time Competition.  Make sure to vote for your favorites! There are many Black sitcoms that have graced The Boob Tube, but only a few can be placed in the top spots. A great black sitcom […]

Was there a better decade for black films than the 1970’s, when the Blaxploitation era was in full effect? Though it was a controversial era for African-Americans, Blaxploitation cinema was a creatively rich period that broke down racial barriers for many black actors and filmmakers. Names like Richard Roundtree, Pam Grier, and Melvin Van Peebles […]