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Sherri Shepherd's Surrogate Slams Her For Acting Like 'Baby Is Non-Existent' (VIDEO)

(60) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Over five months since giving birth to a baby boy in Pennsylvania, Sherri Shepherd’s surrogate, Jessica Bartholomew, has finally broken her silence on the much-publicized bitter public battle between the former “The View” cohost and her ex-husband Lamar Sally.

Bartholomew recently sat down for...

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Iggy Azalea Responds To Eve & Jill Scott's 'Blaccent' Comments: 'I'm Myself'

(67) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 12:32 PM

Following a heated Twitter exchange with Azealia Banks and being schooled on Hip Hop by Q-Tip, Iggy Azalea is back in headlines once again.

This time the Australian-born rapper is responding to recent comments by fellow rapper-actress Eve and singer Jill Scott, who recently shared...

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J. Cole Lays Out Plans To Create Rent-Free Housing For Single Mothers

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 1:32 PM

J. Cole has big plans in store for his now-famous Fayetteville, North Carolina childhood home that graces the cover of his latest album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive.”

During a recent candid interview on the Combat Jack Show, the Roc Nation MC spoke at length on an...

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Montell Jordan Performs Super Bowl Version Of 'This Is How We Do It' At Buffalo Wild Wings (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 11:38 AM

This year will mark 20 years since Montell Jordan released his chart-topping hit single, “This Is How We Do It.” The popular track, which was the lead single from Jordan’s platinum-selling debut album of the same name, catapulted the singer-songwriter into super-stardom and sold out shows at some...

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Rashida Jones Corrects Reporter's Comment On Her 'Very Tan' Look: 'I'm Ethnic' (VIDEO)

(521) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 7:14 PM

This year’s annual Screen Actors Guild Awards prompted many touching moments including two empowering acceptance speeches from “Orange Is The New Black” star Uzo Aduba, as she took home the award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy series and “How To Get Away With Murder”...

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Nas Explains How Police Misconduct Exposes America's Weakness To The World

(20) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 5:33 PM

The reactions following last year’s non-indictments of police Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, New York prompted a wave of protests condemning police violence and racial injustice. However, for veteran hip hop emcee Nas, the controversial result from...

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Anthony Mackie On 'Selma' Oscar Snub: People Are Tired Of Being Bombarded With Race

(147) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 1:04 PM

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--Actor Anthony Mackie shares his thoughts on why “Selma” didn’t receive more Oscar nominations and the cause of its lackluster box office attendance. (The Grio)

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Pat Houston Slams Whitney Biopic: 'Lifetime Is Notorious For Making Bad Biopics'

(10) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 1:05 PM

Despite the lack of support from Whitney Houston’s family, Lifetime’s much anticipated biopic on the late singer, "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story,” drew a reported 4.1 million viewers during its premiere on Jan. 17.

And while the film was developed without the...

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8 Freedom Songs That Promoted Social Activism (LISTEN)

(3) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM

Since the dawn of human history, black people have been the catalysts and contributors to pivotal moments that have greatly affected our world. And during the civil rights movement, music was used as not only a form of self-expression but also as a medium to connect with fans and influence...

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Spike Lee's Advice To 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay On Oscar Nod Omission: 'F**k 'em'

(169) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 1:13 PM

The Academy Awards announced this year's class of nominees on Thursday -- and promptly drew heavy criticism for failing to recognize people of color from the list.

Many were particularly up in arms about the exclusion of “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and the film's lead...

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'Selma' Cast's Snub At The Oscars Prompts Heavy Disappointment

(20) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 2:31 PM

2014 was a pivotal year for black actors, actresses and directors, which included “12 Years A Slave” netting nine nominations -- however things didn't exactly pan out the same way this year.

Thursday’s announcement of the 87th annual Academy Awards nominations created a significant amount...

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11 Public Figures Share Their Inspiring Thoughts On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:27 AM

It has been over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to give his memorable “I Have A Dream” speech -- and still, the Civil Rights leader’s influential words of encouragement and promise still resonate with some of today’s activists and reflect...

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Tech Entrepreneur Tristan Walker Wants To Solve Health And Beauty Issues For Minorities

(7) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 4:52 PM

When it comes to men’s grooming, there's usually a lot of trial and error involved as guys search for the right routine to complement their individual lifestyles. In fact, tech entrepreneur Tristan Walker -- admired in Silicon Valley for his success as head of business development...

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'Sorority Sisters' Respond To Critics During VH1 Special (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 1:22 PM

Last Spring, VH1 drew controversy following the announcement of their then-developing project, “Sorority Sisters,.” The show's trailer was immediately criticized for depicting misrepresentations of members from black fraternities and sororities including Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho.

The reality...

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Hollywood Mogul-Agent, Charles King, Launches Multicultural Media Company, MACRO

(8) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 2:46 PM

The man responsible for brokering some of Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey’s high profile business deals launched his very own media firm on Monday to serve multicultural audiences.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood agent Charles King is exiting his longtime firm, William Morris Endeavor to launch Los...

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Mathew Knowles Discusses Plans For A Destiny's Child Biopic

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Last month’s string of Sony emails that were leaked by hackers brought controversy and unveiled private emails that were made all too public.

Among the once-confidential details the security breach highlighted was a proposed Destiny’s Child biopic presented by the group’s manager, Mathew Knowles. Shortly...

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13 Christmas-Themed Movies To Watch This Week (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 11:17 AM

It's that time of the year again where food, folks and fun are in abundance. When we're not relishing in the music and mayhem of the holiday season, we usually like to gather around to catch up on some of our favorite holiday flicks.

Check out some of our picks....

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Q-Tip Offers Iggy Azalea A Hip Hop History Lesson, T.I. & Azealia Banks Respond

(120) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 1:22 PM

A brewing battle between Iggy Azalea and fellow industry artists has found the Australian-born rapper in hot water, yet again.

Following a series of tweets responding to rapper Azealia Banks candid Hot 97 interview where she expressed her much-publicized issues with Iggy, "hacktavist" group Anonymous...

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21 Christmas Jingles To Compliment Your Holiday Season (LISTEN)

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 7:39 PM

Nothing gets us more in the holiday mood than our favorite yuletide tunes.

From Mariah Carey singing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" to John Coltrane's "Favorite Things," the wide-ranging tastes of the HuffPost BlackVoices editors have managed to compile a pretty eclectic mix. Check out our...

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Oprah Winfrey On National Protests: 'Y'all Are Not The First To Do It '

(9) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 1:17 PM

On Saturday, thousands of Americans participated in protests across the nation in an effort to call for justice against police brutality. In joining the movement, the cast of Ava DuVernay’s forthcoming motion picture, “Selma," also took action during the film’s New York City premiere by wearing...

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