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

(0) 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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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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Raven-Symone Gives Heartfelt Surprise, Honors Mentor Debbie Allen (VIDEO)

(9) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 4:01 PM

Since the tender age of 4, Raven-Symone has captivated television audiences across the globe with her role as Olivia Kendall during the final three seasons of “The Cosby Show.” And in addition to the iconic show, which served as a launching pad for Raven's career, she credits

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Sony's Hacked Emails Highlight Hollywood's Problems With Diversity

(108) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 2:15 PM

In addition to details about contracts, executive salaries and unpublished scripts that have emerged from leaked internal emails from Sony Pictures, another recently released exchange between a Sony executive and a producer has brought renewed attention to another open secret: Hollywood has a race problem.

In an exchange...

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7 Times Black Male Comedians Warned Against Police Brutality Years Ago (VIDEO)

(21) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 12:04 PM

The current concerns over police relations in America have been an ongoing social justice issue for decades.

It is also a subject many comedians have taken to task during standup comedy routines in an effort to not only entertain fans, but also bring awareness to excessive force...

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Diddy Responds To Eric Garner Decision: 'I Can't Take It Anymore'

(305) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 9:31 PM

In recent months, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been especially vocal about current events. The entertainment mogul took to his Instagram account in August to issue a message to President Barack Obama as tensions between protesters and police escalated in Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday, Combs voiced his frustration yet...

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Chris Rock Tackles Race Relations And Bill Cosby's Sexual Allegations In New Interview

(82) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Topics surrounding social and political issues have often made for great fodder among comedians and their standup routines. For Chris Rock, the decision to highlight current events in front of an audience is no different than news covered on political shows such as NBC's “Meet The Press.”

The...

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Wu-Tang Clan Respond To Police Shootings On New Track, 'A Better Tomorrow' (LISTEN)

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 5:08 PM

In light of the recent grand jury decision in Ferguson and the ongoing string of protests in America, Wu-Tang Clan has released the title track from their forthcoming Dec. 2 album “A Better Tomorrow.”

The introspective track, which samples Harold Melvin &...

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Stevie Wonder: 'Everyone Has To Be Accountable For The Guns That They Carry'

(8) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Throughout the course of his career Stevie Wonder has been to known to leverage his influence as an award-winning musician to help instill change in America. From helping to establish Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday as a national holiday to boycotting the state of Florida in...

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Notable Black Figures React After Darren Wilson Not Indicted In Michael Brown Shooting

(73) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:14 PM

After days of deliberating, a grand jury declined Monday night to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The decision followed weeks of protests across the country that called for justice after...

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Mary J. Blige: No Female Friends For My Husband

(25) 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'

(782) 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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