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

(20) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 4:35 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 | 12:28 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 | 4:49 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 | 5:02 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 | 5:10 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

(129) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:27 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

(8) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 6:16 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

(105) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 6:46 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 | 4:50 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 | 3:57 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 | 4:09 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 | 6:52 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 | 6:43 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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Keke Palmer Reveals Plans To Visit Ferguson, Responds To Social Media Backlash

(7) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 6:03 PM

As she prepares for her historical role as the first African-American to play Cinderella on Broadway beginning Sept. 9, Keke Palmer has also expressed her thoughts on the outrage stemming from the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Earlier this week, the 21-year-old actress-singer...

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J. Cole Mourns For Michael Brown In Tribute Song (LISTEN)

(3) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 4:55 PM

A week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country are demanding justice, including a multitude of entertainers and other public figures. Roc Nation artist J. Cole is the latest to add his voice with a...

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T.I. On His Marriage: 'It's Okay As Long As Paradise Is Still There'

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 4:38 PM

As rapper T.I. adds the finishing touches to his 9th studio album, “Paperwork,” the Grammy award-winner has also faced rumors that there is “trouble in paradise.” when it comes to his marriage to Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.

But the self-proclaimed "King of the South," seemed unfazed...

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'Dear White People' Director Justin Simien Talks Film's Provocative Title

(75) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 9:51 AM

This fall director, Justin Simien will make his feature directorial debut with the release of his comedy-drama, “Dear White People.” The much talked about flick, which stars Dennis Haysbert, Tyler James Williams, and Tessa Thompson, has already generated a significant amount of buzz after winning the prestigious title...

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T.S. Monk Talks Thelonious Monk's 100th Birthday Celebration & Plans Of Forthcoming Biopic

(8) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 5:37 PM

It's been more than 30 years since the death of Thelonious Monk, but the pioneering bebop pianist continues to inspire a new generation of musicians through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Established in 1986 by Monk's son, Thelonious Sphere (T.S.) Monk III, the institute, based in Washington,...

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5 Ways James Brown Made An Impact On American Culture

(18) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eight years after his death.

Brown’s trademark stage presence has not only left an impression on legions of artists who followed in his footsteps, including...

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Sherri Shepherd's Estranged Husband, Lamar Sally, Adds More Drama To Divorce Battle

(59) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:52 PM

As television personality Sherri Shepherd continues to manage her public divorce battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally, new reports have surfaced regarding the couple's soon-to-be-born child.

According to TMZ, Sally, a television writer, is reportedly drafting legal documents in an effort to ensure that Shepherd, a...

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