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Trading Places

Eoin Higgins | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

Rachel Dolezal has appropriated the black skin of those she came into her political maturity hoping to help. This woman grew up in relative affluence and privilege and confused a genuine political awakening with a shift in identity.

20 Rich and Famous Community College Graduates

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

While it's impressive and inspiring to hear stories of a self-made celebrities who carved out their fortunes without a college degree to their names, you might be surprised to see the 20 millionaires that landed on this list by attending community college.

Jim Breuer: Sports & Comedy Intersect for Stand-Up Guy

Terry Lyons | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Terry Lyons

No matter how much talent a professional coach has on his roster or a player has in his God-given gene pool, there's nothing that compares to preparation through practice, even if the ticket-buying public thinks they can just roll out the balls and play. Now picture the life of a stand-up comic.

Eddie Murphy To Be Honored With Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Comedian Eddie Murphy, famed for his roles in films like "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Trading Places," will receive the ...

Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy and My Dad: Not So Black & White

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment
Neal Wooten

The year 1983 was a great year in my life. I graduated high school, bought my first car, and Eddie Murphy came out with Delirious. A classmate loaned me the tape one day and explained that Murphy was very funny.

Grateful for SNL's Humility

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Weinstein

Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.

Bill Cosby Applauds Eddie Murphy For Not Impersonating Him On 'SNL 40'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: In a statement to NBC News, Bill Cosby said he was pleased Eddie Murphy turned down a chance to impersonate him during Sunday's "SNL 40" anniv...

Watch Eddie Murphy's Underwhelming Return To 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment

Eddie Murphy was one of the "Saturday Night Live" alumni that people were most excited to see at Sunday's 40th anniversary special, largely because th...

Eddie Murphy Looks To Get Back Into Groove With Music

AP | BIANCA ROACH | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Eddie Murphy biggest success in music came on his first try, with the 1985 smash "Party All the Time." After that, not much was heard ...

Buckwheat Returns

Julia Lee | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Julia Lee

For the first time in more than thirty years, Eddie Murphy is returning to Saturday Night Live. Let's take a trip back in time to revisit one of his most popular SNL characters, Buckwheat.

Eddie Murphy Is Returning To 'SNL' For The First Time Since 1984

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

The last time Eddie Murphy made an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" was Dec. 15, 1984. Thirty-one years later, it appears Murphy will finally retur...

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

LISTEN: Eddie Murphy's New Reggae Track Will Have You Jamming

Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this month legendary comedian-actor Eddie Murphy released his latest reggae-themed track online entitled, "Oh Jah Jah," via VP records. The ne...

Anika Noni Rose Brings Back Disney's First Black Princess for a Special Sofia the First Episode

Jim Hill | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"I love being part of the Disney family. Did I mention that I'm the youngest person ever to be inducted as a Disney Legend? That's a huge honor that I take very, very seriously," Anika said.

Self-Deprecation For S/S 2015

Greg Mania | Posted 01.04.2015 | Comedy
Greg Mania

When it comes to comedy, I think it should follow the dress code I believe everyone should follow which is fuck the dress code. I don't have time to worry about what my sense of style says about my style of humor writing. I already spend 18-20 hours a day wondering how to properly pronounce "gyro."

From SNL to Talk Radio, Joe Piscopo 'Digs the Journey'

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Brian DAmbrosio

What a ride it has been for the famous New Jersey native, age 63. From satirist to commercial kingpin to, most recently, radio talk show host, Piscopo has cracked the code on how to formulate all things re-inventive.

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Photographer Bill Jones' Says BET Awards Denied His Credentials

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

The BET Awards show held on June 29, 2014, was a record-breaking event. The event was cable's number one award show this season, drawing 7.9 million ...

Reverse Racism: The Month in Review

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.

Paint Job for St. Vincent: Annie Clark Really Knows How to Draw a Crowd

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

One of the most intriguing aspects about attending a St. Vincent concert is the anticipation. What will Annie Clark do next?

Eddie Murphy's Daughter Bria Rocks Bikini In Hawaii

Posted 04.04.2014 | Celebrity

Eddie Murphy's daughter Bria is a stunner, just like her mother -- former model Nicole Mitchell. So when she was spotted on the beach in Hawaii in a t...

How David Brenner Helped Launch the Success of the Legendary Club Catch a Rising Star

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

The moment that David Brenner went on stage, the audience went nuts. As the comedians would say, he killed. His act was flawless, and Brenner soon became a regular performer at the club.

9 Film Stars Who Could Learn From The McConaissance

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment

The McConaissance is officially in full swing and we can think of more than a few actors and actresses who could learn from the Oscar winner's newfoun...

Eddie Murphy's Daughters Turn Up The Heat In Racy Photo Shoot

Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

Two of Eddie Murphy's daughters are all grown up and getting plenty of buzz after a recent photo shoot. Last month, Bria Murphy, 24, and sister Sh...

Movie review: Ride Along

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Whether it was Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Hope & Crosby, Martin & Lewis -- or such modern attempts as Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, or Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan -- the dynamic never varies between the cool guy and the eager wannabe who never will, but who'll win our hearts with his misguided, comically unsuccessful efforts.

Eddie Murphy Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

Eddie Murphy may be best known for his comedic prowess and his roles in movies such as "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Coming to America," but the 52-year-ol...