Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker

Make Way for Madam C.J. Walker

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On My Block Season 3 Review (No Spoilers)

When we last left Monse (Sierra Capri), Ruby (Jason Genao), Jamal (Brett Gray) and Cesar (Diego Tinoco), it wasn’t looking too good; after a season involving stolen money, the death of a love interest and a family reunion, this new season should be a breeze, right? After a being kidnapped and sent on a final…

Queen Sono: South African Espionage Royalty

Now here’s a show to soak your greens and beat your fufu to on a Saturday afternoon. Queen Sono is a South African crime drama about a rookie agent facing criminal operations that threaten the stability of the country, as well as startling revelations about her past. Queen Sono is Netflix’s first original African series,…

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