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Mary J. Blige: No Female Friends For My Husband

(17) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 2:22 PM

As we steadily approach the holiday season in the coming weeks, Mary J. Blige is anticipating two special occasions. On Dec. 2, the Grammy Award-winning songstress will release her 13th studio album, “The London Sessions,” followed by her 11th wedding anniversary to husband-manager, Kendu Isaacs on...

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Chris Rock Explains How 'Black Fame' Led To The Making Of 'Top Five'

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 2:09 PM

The ongoing discussion surrounding race and diversity in Hollywood has not only been a hot button topic in recent years, it has also inspired the making of Chris Rock’s forthcoming film, “Top Five.”

During a recent interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host, Charlie Rose,...

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Ferguson Residents On Rising Tensions As Grand Jury Decision Looms

(33) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon as the city of Ferguson, Missouri awaits a grand jury decision in the case of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by local police officer Darren Wilson.

And despite dozens of demonstrators gathering outside...

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Alicia Keys Explains The 'Beautiful Value' In Raising A Blended Family

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Following a star-studded turn out while raising $2.3 million through her annual Black Ball to assist people affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India, Alicia Keys is anticipating the birth of her second child with husband, Swizz Beatz in late December.

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How To Make It As A Black Sitcom: Be Careful How You Talk About Race

(92) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 1:02 PM


Photo illustration by Troy Dunham.

Among those who consider such things, it's generally agreed that "The Cosby Show" holds a canonical, almost sacred status in television history. But there's

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BET Announces ‘The Game' Will End After Season 9

(7) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 5:00 PM

Following a 2011 return to network television for its fourth season, it appears the play clock has finally expired on BET’s “The Game.”

Earlier this week, the network announced the comedy sitcom will come to an end following the conclusion of seasons eight and nine. With filming currently...

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Revolt TV Lands Verizon's FiOS Multi-Platform Deal Ahead Of Anniversary

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 2:43 PM

Despite a September New York Post report on Revolt TV’s struggle to increase its viewership, Sean “Diddy” Combs has responded with another major business move involving the network’s growth.

Earlier this week the network announced its new multiplatform deal with Verizon FiOS, which...

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Queen Latifah: Domestic Violence Is A Problem In 'Every Part Of Society'

(26) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 5:35 PM

As discussions surrounding Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL due to a domestic dispute with his wife continue to bring more awareness to domestic violence, more public figures, including Queen Latifah, are also voicing their opinions on the issue.

During an upcoming episode of “The...

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'Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts Explains Why She Refused To Give LAPD Her ID (VIDEO)

(900) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 1:28 PM

As previously reported, last week two Studio City police officers in Los Angeles detained and allegedly mistook "Django Unchained" star Daniele Watts for a prostitute after they saw her -- reportedly fully clothed -- kissing boyfriend and celebrity chef Brian James Lucas in a car.

And following her...

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Tavis Smiley: 'Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama'

(778) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 5:49 PM

Tavis Smiley’s relentless criticism aimed at President Barack Obama has made dozens of headlines throughout the commander-in-chief’s presidency. And though, some may have questioned the political commentator’s motive behind his personal analysis, he recently insisted during an interview on HuffPost Live that his commentary...

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Taraji P. Henson: Hollywood Execs Don't Get Me (VIDEO)

(30) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Throughout her acting career, Taraji P. Henson has had the honor of appearing in films alongside stars like Brad Pitt and has made guest appearances on popular television series including, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." But despite playing in Hollywood's big leagues, the Academy Award-nominated actress is still very...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Defends Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson's Controversial Email

(190) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 6:10 PM

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson drew a hailstorm of criticism this past weekend after announcing plans to sell his controlling interest of the team following voluntarily reporting a racially charged 2012 email, addressed to Hawks President Danny Ferry, to the NBA.

And while some have deemed Levenson’s...

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Denzel Washington: I'm Interested In Being The Next James Bond

(130) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 5:27 PM

As fans continue to entertain the possible idea of a black actor gracing the silver screen to star as James Bond, another actor has added his name to the list of potential candidates to portray the suave British intelligence officer.

This past weekend while promoting his latest...

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Lenny Kravitz On His New Album 'Strut' And His Dream Of Working With Prince

(9) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 7:16 PM

This year has proven to be a monumental one for Lenny Kravitz. Not only did the funk-rock multi-instrumentalist celebrate his 50th birthday in May, he's also marking the release of his 10th studio album, "Strut," which comes out Sept. 23. It will be Kravitz's first album on his...

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'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Defines New Show And Responds To Critics

(111) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 7:46 PM

This fall, ABC will add more diversity to its slate of programming with the new family sitcom "black-ish." Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, and executive produced by Larry Wilmore and "America's Next Top Model" co-creator Kenya Barris, the half-hour comedy series takes a look...

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The Truth Behind This Year's Historical Bi-Coastal Budweiser Made In America Festival

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 5:50 PM

This weekend Budweiser will make history with its third annual Made in America festival taking place simultaneously in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, marking America’s first bi-coastal festival.

In addition to seeing Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Kendrick Lamr, and Iggy Azalea grace...

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Black TV Producer, Charles Belk, Arrested By Beverly Hills Cops Who Thought He Robbed A Bank

(1135) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 4:57 PM

As the nation continues to grapple with police discrimination in America, a number of incidents are now surfacing more than ever thanks to the power of social media.

One recent encounter took place in Beverly Hills Friday, Aug. 22, during Emmy Award weekend between local authorities and

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'The Breakfast Club' Airs Audio Of Floyd Mayweather Reading Promotional Drop (LISTEN)

(125) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:09 PM

What started as a $750,000 challenge from rapper 50 Cent to Floyd Mayweather for the boxing champ to read one full page of a Harry Potter book out loud, has now escalated to public humiliation courtesy of Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.”

On Friday, the hosts...

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Donnie McClurkin Talks Tour, Current Events And Reality TV

(36) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 7:52 PM

A convincing phone call from Fred Hammond’s brother, Ray, earlier this year was all it took for Donnie McClurkin to join the Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer on the 2014 annual Festival of Praise tour.

Set to kick off on Sept. 17 at the Fallbrook Church in Houston, the...

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Calls Out The President On Ferguson: 'Obama Get On A Plane'

(38) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 7:43 PM

As tensions between protesters and police increased on Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, and President Obama sends Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the ongoing turmoil, some critics have voiced their concerns that the commander-in-chief has not traveled to the St. Louis suburb himself.

While watching the events...

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