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'Chiraq,' Proposed Spike Lee Film Title, Draws Backlash From Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

(11) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 4:42 PM

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn some criticism in Chicago.

The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight black-on-black gun violence in the city's Englewood neighborhood, has caught the attention of the city’s alderman William Burns and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Needless to say, they're not...

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Amber Rose Dismisses 'Fashion Police' Rumors: 'It's Not My Type Of Show'

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Since Kelly Osbourne’s February departure and Kathy Griffin’s March exit from E!’s “Fashion Police,” many reports have surfaced speculating on who will fulfill co-hosting duties. NeNe Leakes, Khloe Kardashian, and Amber Rose are among many speculated to be considering the role, but it appears Rose has...

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The Paley Center For Media Set To Honor African-American Achievements In Television

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 1:22 PM

In celebration of the ever-growing diversity in television, The Paley Center for Media will pay homage to the various achievements of African-Americans who have contributed to the medium and have influenced culture and social change during a special tribute event in New York City.

The prestigious...

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Michael Jai White Writes Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends: 'I Believed All Women Were Crazy'

(14) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 6:03 PM

Following years of trial and error with romantic relationships, it appears actor Michael Jai White has stumbled upon an epiphany when it comes to dating, love and his former girlfriends.

Earlier this week the “For Better Or Worse” star took to his Facebook page to pen an open...

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Tiffany 'New York' Pollard Attempts To Fix Breast Implants On 'Botched'

(5) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 2:45 PM

Tiffany “New York” Pollard’s journey from humble beginnings in Utica, New York, to notoriety on VH1’s “Flavor of Love” resulted in the newfound reality TV star landing her very own show, “I Love New York.”

However, Pollard’s fame came at a cost after a bungled breast augmentation left...

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Michelle Obama On Gospel Music: 'When There's Struggle, Gospel Music Is That Ray Of Hope'

(27) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 6:06 PM

Michelle Obama has previously expressed her love for some of today’s biggest music artists, including Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez, through her childhood-obesity-fighting program, "Let's Move."

But Obama's love for music don't stop with pop. On Tuesday, during a special White House-arranged workshop for students on the history of...

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Jesse Williams Calls Out 'Justify-Anything' Americans Who Excuse Police Shootings

(137) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 2:24 PM

In recent years, actor Jesse Williams has been vocal about expressing his frustration surrounding police misconduct and the "criminalization of the black body."

In response to the April 2 death of Eric Harris -- who was fatally shot by a reserve sheriff's deputy as he...

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John Singleton Drops Out Of The Tupac Biopic Because He Says People Weren't Respectful Of Tupac's Legacy

(3) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 7:08 PM

Tupac Shakur's forthcoming biopic, "Tupac," has experienced a slight shift as it was announced last week that “Devil In A Blue Dress” director Carl Franklin has been named to replace John Singleton as the film's director.

According to Variety, the film’s spokesman, Greg Mielcarz, stated Singleton departed from...

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Idris Elba Puts An End To 'Black Bond' Rumors

(95) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 1:45 PM

In a recent interview, Yaphet Kotto, star of a 1970s James Bond film, blasted ongoing rumors that the popular franchise was casting its first black actor as the British Secret Service agent, calling the idea “ridiculous” and “silly.”

Now it appears Idris Elba --

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Bond Villain Yaphet Kotto Blasts Idea Of Black Man Playing James Bond: 'Play 003 Or 006 But You Cannot Be 007'

(355) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 12:22 PM

Despite former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal expressing her interest to cast Idris Elba as the first “Black James Bond,” one particular black character from the iconic franchise has totally rebuffed the idea from fans' wish lists.

During a recent interview with Australian...

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Romeo On Criticism Over White Girlfriend: 'I've Dated Girls As Black As Akon And As White As Casper'

(122) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 8:44 AM

Earlier this year, Romeo Miller made his relationship with Toneata Morgan public as the actor-rapper introduced the pageant queen to TMZ after leaving a West Hollywood nightclub. However, despite Miller's public display of affection, he admitted on "The Meredith Viera Show" this week that there were -- and...

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Public Figures Respond To Video Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Walter Scott

(93) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 3:55 PM

South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager was arrested Tuesday and charged in the fatal April 4 shooting of Walter Scott following the release of video footage taken by an unidentified witness, which showed the 50-year-old unarmed black man running away after a traffic stop.

Slager’s actions led...

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Chaka Khan Shares Her Thoughts On Bobbi Kristina And Drug Addiction

(11) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Since Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically induced coma on Jan. 31, a number of family and friends have publicly expressed their support for the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

Chaka Khan recently shared her thoughts on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition during...

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Mindy Kaling's Brother Admits He Pretended To Be Black So He Could Get Into Medical School

(423) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Applying to medical school is no easy feat, and apparently Mindy Kaling's older brother assumed the hurdles would be much easier if he were black.

Vijay Chokal-Ingam, who is the son of Indian immigrants, admitted on his website,, that he self-identified as African-American on med school...

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Azealia Banks On Obama: 'I Want To F*** The President'

(176) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 11:29 AM

After making a string of controversial comments in recent months and gracing the April cover of Playboy, Azealia Banks also landed the cover of the latest issue of Billboard, which features the Harlem rapper revealing some of her sexual fantasies and conquests.


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Isaiah Washington Talks 'Driving While Black,' Responds To Critics Who Don't Think Chris Rock Should 'Adapt'

(109) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Actor Isaiah Washington appeared on "CNN Tonight" on Wednesday to respond to the heavy criticism he's received online after posting tweets about Chris Rock's Instagram photos. Rock's pictures show selfies of the comedian that he took after he was stopped by the police on three separate incidents over the last...

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Zoe Kravitz Reveals How She Confronted Her 'Demons' With Anorexia

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 4:18 PM

Growing up around the glitz and glamour fame brings can often take its toll on some people. For Zoe Kravitz, the pressures of being a woman engulfed in the world of celebrity unfortunately resulted in the actress-singer-model battling an eating disorder at the age of 16.


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Raven-Symoné: 'I Am From Every Continent In Africa Except For One'

(149) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 5:49 PM

Last year, Raven-Symoné caused a stir on social media when she admitted during an episode of Oprah Winfrey’s “Where Are They Now?” that she does not want to be labeled as “gay” or “African-American,” but simply as an “American.”

During a recent interview with E! News,...

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'Empire' Star Grace Gealey Shares Her Thoughts On Skin Complexion In America

(43) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 4:44 PM

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-- “Empire” star Grace Gealey explains how the focus on skin complexion among women of color was the most surprising thing she discovered in America since relocating from the Cayman Islands at age 18. (Details Magazine)

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Will Jay Z's Tidal Survive The Wave Of Streaming Music?

(36) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 2:35 PM

Jay Z officially announced Monday his foray into the digital streaming music market with his star-studded press conference launch for Tidal.

Unlike its established rivals Spotify and Pandora, the mogul has enlisted a slew of A-list musicians to partner with him on the premium monthly subscription...

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