From Black Entertainment TV’s debut in 2017 to the rise of Black stars in Hollywood and beyond, here are some of the most interesting, surprising and powerful stories from this year’s crop of Black talent.
The show features Tracee and her brother Chase, who have become household names across the entertainment industry.
Tracee, who is the founder and CEO of the Black Entertainment Production Network, talks to NPR’s Rachel Martin about how Black people have been embraced and celebrated since she started producing in her home town of Houston in the 1970s.
In “It All Started With My Brother,” Tracee talks about growing up in a predominantly black household and how she hopes to change the way people perceive black people in general.
“I’m going to start talking about my brothers and sisters, not just my brothers,” she says.
“This is the truth about black people and black culture.
It’s not about me.
I am not some mythical creature.
And I want to change that.”
Watch Tracee’s interview with NPR’s Ruth Marcus here.