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tv

Lena Waithe Discusses the Difficulty of Losing Black Heroes in the #MeToo Era

An upcoming episode of her show 'Boomerang' tackles complex debates in the black community around fallen icons like Bill Cosby.
Taylor Hosking
4.1.19
Culture

This Is What Discrimination in Hollywood Writers Rooms Actually Looks Like

A new report, with an open letter signed by Lena Waithe and others, paints a brutal picture of Hollywood's writers rooms.
Taylor Hosking
3.14.19
tv

Lena Waithe Made a Love Story for Black Millennials

The executive producer of BET's 'Boomerang' says that for her 'black people are love.'
Alex Zaragoza
3.5.19
Oscars

Lena Waithe Says Halle Berry Made Her Feel Like She Could Do Anything

Ahead of the Oscars, the Emmy-winning screenwriter talks to Broadly about working with Halle Berry on BET's "Boomerang" remake and the "string connecting" their trajectories as groundbreaking Black artists.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
2.21.19
Interviews

'The Chi' Soundtracks Hope and Beautiful Flaws on Chicago's South Side

Barry Cole, music supervisor on films like 'Belly' and 'Brown Sugar,' captures the spirit of Chicago in Lena Waithe's 'The Chi.'
Kristin Corry
2.4.18
tv

The Emmys Were a Win for Diversity, Decades Too Late

As we're celebrating a number of historic wins, we shouldn't forget how long it took to get here.
Pilot Viruet
9.18.17
entertainment

Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe, and More Explain Why Representation Matters

Though television has been slowly getting better with LGBTQ representation, it's clear we still have a long way to go.
Pilot Viruet
8.8.17
tv

The Standalone Episodes of 'I Love Dick' and 'Master of None' Are Brilliant

TV is often at its best when straying from its main plotlines.
Pilot Viruet
5.18.17
NETFLIX

Catching Up With Your 'Master of None' BFF Lena Waithe

We chatted with the actor/writer about working with Angela Bassett and Kym Whitley, shaping roles around her identity as a black lesbian, and her love of "Sex and the City."
Sara David
5.12.17
Hollywood: The Next Chapter

Eighteen Celebrities and Industry Leaders Explain How to Come Out in Hollywood

Maulik Pancholy, Lena Waithe, Lance Bass, Rhys Ernst, Harvey Guillen, and more tell us what's driving (and what may be easing open) Hollywood's LGBTQ closet.
Matt Baume, Ian Daniel, Jessica Ogilvie, Jon Shadel, Jennifer Swann, and Tyler Trykows
2.24.17