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The slate of movies dominated by Black actors continues this holiday weekend with openings for Black Nativity starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker, and Long Walk to Freedom with Idris Elba and Noemie Harris as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Heartthrob Elba is already hearing Oscar buzz around his commanding performance. BET and Centric air the Soul Train Music Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m, Faith Evans, Tamar Braxton, Eric Benet and Chaka Khan are among the performers. Concerts abound this weekend as well with Sevyn Streeter and singer/reality star K.Michelle criss-crossing the country on the BET Music Matters tour. We hope you’re having a safe and happy holiday weekend, wherever you are!


All Times Eastern

Friday, November 29

Friday After Next

The second installment in the Friday movie trio with Ice Cube and Mike Epps

BET, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 30

The Family That Preys

Tyler Perry showcases two families – one black, one white and how their lives have intertwined over the years

 Sunday, December 1

Sunday Night Football: Giants at Washington Football Team

NBC, 8:20 p.m.

Two big rivals in the NFC East come together for a post holiday game

Soul Train Music Awards 

Anthony Anderson hosts the annual soul and R&B awardfest; Faith Evans, K. Michelle, Chaka Khan, Eric Benet and Tamar Braxton are all scheduled to perform.

BET, Centric 8 p.m.


The Wedding Gift by Marlen Supaya Bodden

The bestselling book about a woman who is gifted a slave who is actually her half-sister


Long Walk to Freedom

Idris Elba generates Oscar buzz in the Nelson Mandela biopic

Black Nativity

Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore are part of a star-studded cast that bring Langston Hughes’ play to life on the big screen


Spike Lee remakes a South Korean film with Josh Brolin in the lead


According to reviewers, another Disney classic for the holiday season


Friday, November 29



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