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India.Arie Accused Of Lightening Skin, Denies it on Facebook

Her latest photo on her current single, 'Cocoa Butter,' has people thinking she has altered her skin

Sometimes it’s the ones you don’t expect?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Bob Teague, Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, is Dead

Teague was a seasoned newspaper reporter before he moved into network news

A pioneering black TV newsman has died

By Makkada B. Selah

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College Entrepreneurs Wanted for New Reality TV Series

Show's format will be similar to NBC's "The Apprentice"

Facebook, Google, and Dell were all started in dorm rooms.

By C. Daniel Baker

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Judge Joe Brown Cancelled After 15 Seasons

CBS pulls plug on popular court show after failed negotiations to cut Judge's salary.

Judge Joe Brown was the second highest court show in syndication.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The VMAs Head to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Will Jay-Z perform at the first ever awards show in Brooklyn?

Will you be attending?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jamie Foxx Goes Presidential in Official ‘White House Down’ Trailer

The talented actor continues his streak of blockbuster films this year

Will Jamie Foxx pull it off as a good black president?

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Swizz Beatz: More Than Just A Music Artist

Expanding his brand on the canvas

Swizz Beatz creativity knows no bounds.

By Sasha King

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Viola Davis and Daughter Take a Trip to the Aquarium

Viola Davis took a day off from work to visit the aquarium with her daughter, Genesis.

‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis took her daughter for a trip down South to Atlanta’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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Legendary Motown Songwriter and Producer Deke Richards, Dies

Producer of Jackson 5's hit "ABC" dies at hospice.

Richards was suffering from a bout with cancer

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New Lil Wayne Documentary to Air on BET

The making of the New Orleans rapper's 'DEWeezy' commercial will air this weekend

Will you check it out?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Usher, Public Enemy to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

This year's honorees include Donna Summer, Albert King and Quincy Jones

Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera are among the many singers performing at the ceremony

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Robin Roberts to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award

The GMA anchor is being rewarded for her extraordinary grace and courage during her recent medical journey

Using “vision, resources and commitment” to further positive change, Robin Roberts is selected to win…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Smith takes on his music career.

Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘Django Unchained’

Smith says the role was not for him

Actor reveals why he passed on ‘Django Unchained’

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History’s Most Loved TV Shows Turned Into Movies

Which one of these was your favorite TV show turned into a movie?

The Good Times movie is on deck, so here’s other TV shows turned into movies

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Though Tragic, ‘Phil Spector’ Focus Brings Black Music History to Forefront

Beatles producer also had hand in black music heavyweights' success

HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ film brings to the forefront details of a horrific murder, but also…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Sapphires’ Were Inspired by the US Civil Rights Movement

This film shows the struggle that this girl group endured as they mimicked the movement born here in the States

Was the Australians’ group struggle as bad as the Blacks struggle in the civil rights…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Dwayne Wade Teams Up With Author James Patterson to Help Kids Read

Dwayne Wade and James Patterson inspire kids to read.

Dwayne Wade joins forces with best-selling author, James Patterson, to encourage kids to read more.

By Amber McKynzie

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Michael ‘Blue’ Williams Gun Buyback Program Accepted by NYPD

Music executive initiates unique program to encourage young men to give their weapons in exchange for opportunities

Let’s get the guns out of our community

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Ebony Celebrates 50 Years of the Fashion Fair

Fifty years of Fashion for Ebony.

What a celebration!

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Director Antoine Fuqua Talks White House Thrillers and Hollywood Boss Moves

Filmmaker's latest action-packed movie hits theaters today

Opening in theaters today, March 22, we caught up with film director on White House…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Men Connect in Inspiring Dialogue Via Black Male Engagement

Black men across the country are changing the conversation about African American men through Black Male Engagement.

African American men gather together online and in person to show the rise of successful…

By Amber McKynzie

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Snoop Lion’s ‘No Guns Allowed’ Shows Change

The rapper's name change also alters his mindset when it comes to recording music these days

What do you think of his anti-gun song?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Reasons We Do Not Need A ‘Good Times’ Movie

'Damn, damn, damn'.... Hollywood wants to revive the '70s sitcom

Do you want to see it?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Grammy Award Winning Gospel Rapper Lecrae: “I’m as Much a Hip-Hop Artist as Jay-Z”

Independent artist becomes the first rapper to win a Grammy in the Gospel category

Lecrae utilizes online marketing to help reach the masses without a major label

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Williams Sisters Documentary ‘Venus & Serena’ Plots Sisters’ Rise to the Top

The Williams sisters have dominated tennis for over a decade

‘Venus and Serena’ provides unprecedented access into the tennis superstars’ lives

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rihanna’s Tour Documentary Set to Premiere in May

Top-charting singer will be seen while embarking on her tour to promote her last album, Unapolgetic, with select media and fans

Are you interested in a Rihanna documentary?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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LL Cool J: “It’s Nice to be Responsible for the Love Side of Things”

The multi-talented artist says he's most proud of introducing the love side of Hip-Hop

Should LL be credited with introducing Hip-Hop to the love song? He sure thinks he…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Live for Billions

The matriarch of the Jackson family files lawsuit for $40 billion for Michael Jackson's wrongful death

Do you think AEG Live is responsible in any way for Michael’s death?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Good Times’ Movie in the Works

Good Times was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1970s

Will you go see the movie?

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Steve Harvey’ is the #1 New Syndicated Daytime Show With Women 25-54

Multi-talented comedian is taking daytime talk by storm!

Watch out, Howard Stern! Steve Harvey is making his mark and staking claim to be…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oprah Winfrey: Forbes Magazine’s Most Influential Celebrity

The media mogul does it once again while topping the list for 2 straight years

Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes magazine’s annual list of the “Most Influential Celebrities,” with an “influential…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cicely Tyson Still Gets Nervous After all These Years?

Stage and film veteran still gets the jitters before a performance

Is it hard to believe a veteran of both stage and film like Cicely Tyson…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Omarosa Defends Return to The Apprentice

Omarosa talks emotional return to Donald Trump for 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'.

Omarosa Manigault returns to reality TV after the passing of her late fiance, Michael Clarke…

By Amber McKynzie

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Chaka Khan Featured on Billboard Magazine’s First Augmented Reality Cover

What better way to celebrate 2 milestones than to be featured in a tribute issue?

Chaka Khan celebrates 40 years in entertainment and her 60th birthday

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Author Tanji Dewberry Uses Oh Fiddlesticks to Help Children Cope With Unknown Emotions

Tanji Dewberry writes a children's book on how to cope with mental health.

Tanji Dewberry turns to writing to express her feelings, and help children deal with “negative”…

By Amber McKynzie

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Songwriters Hall of Fame will Honor Motown Founder, Berry Gordy

Famed Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at this year's ceremony

A living legend continues to be honored.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Vanessa Simmons to Star in Her First Leading Movie Role

Run's oldest daughter steps outside her Pastry to take on romantic comedy

Starring movie role adds to the resume of the eldest daughter of Run of Run-DMC…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Harlem Shake’ Producer Being Sued

2 artists are suing Baauer and Mad Decent Records for sampling their voices without permission

Do you like the Harlem Shake song?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Spike Lee’s Film Accused of Fostering Homophobia

LGBT activist criticizes filmmaker's "School Daze" on Twitter.

Writer says Lee’s film based on Morehouse College did not reflect balanced view on homosexuality…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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New Wu-Tang Clan Album Confirmed for 20th Anniversary

Cappadonna confirms, “The recording has begun, It’s all being done in the secret Wu-Tang bat chamber."

It will be their first album in 6 years.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Marvin Gaye’s Ex Urges Jesse L. Martin to Back out of Biopic

Biopic focuses on down-and-out period in Marvin Gaye's life

Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife disapproves of upcoming biopic

By Makkada B. Selah

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Texas Mom Uses Stun Gun to Discipline 14-Year-Old Son

Kimra Hysaw uses stun gun to discipline her "handful" son.

Texas mom uses stun gun to punish her son for playing basketball without permission.

By Amber McKynzie

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A 21-Year Look at Halle Berry’s Most Intriuging Roles

Black Enterprise looks back at some of Halle Berry's most intriguing film roles.

From Boomerang to B.A.P.S., Black Enterprise takes you down memory lane with some of Halle…

By Amber McKynzie

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Berry Gordy Says his Broadway Play is his “Last Major Endeavor”

Motown to star on Broadway.

Gordy’s illustrious career ends where it started

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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New Digital Magazine Targets Black Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women

Elixher is go-to resource for multidimensional representation of all things queer

Readers can download Elixher magazine on their mobile phones and tablets.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Terrence Howard Backtracks on Revealing Oprah Winfrey Description

'Dead Man Down' actor changes his tune when describing Miss Winfrey

Howard showed a little class this time around

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Do you Agree? Terrence Howard Says Blacks Have ‘Crab Mentality’

Howard says if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all

Terrence Howard says blacks need to support each other more

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lil’ Kim Takes Lawyer to Court For $1 Million

Rapper sues for licensing and branding transactions

Rapper Lil Kim claims she was duped into signing a series of bad licensing deals

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will And Jaden Smith’s Trailer for “After Earth” Released

The Smith's do it again.

Will you check out the father and son duo in action?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Jill Scott Lands New Role in CBS Pilot

Soul singer will have a role in the pilot show, Second Sight, slated to appear on CBS

Scott has a busy year ahead of her

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tamar Braxton Makes Deal With L. A. Reid’s Epic Records

Singer is no longer on her husband's label

Tamar signs to Epic unexpectedly

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to Reunite on TV’s ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Axel Foley and Billy Rosewood will make appearances in pilot TV episode of 'Beverly Hills Cop'

What do you think of reviving this show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Renewed by BET

Laughs will continue for Kevin Hart's 'reality' series

Do you like the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Nas to Play at Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Festival in 2014

Legendary rapper will be performing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra

Illmatic will be the soundtrack of the night

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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DMX Tells Iyanla Vanzant to ‘Shut the F Up’ on ‘Fix My Life’

Angered rapper lashes out at television host.

Vanzant tells DMX she isn’t intimidated by him.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Terrence Howard Regrets Iron Man Movie, Says it Destroyed his Career

Terrence Howard claims Iron Man franchise "killed" his career.

Don Cheadle replaced Howard

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Nicki Minaj is Officially a Comic Book Character

The colorful artist is now in color!

Bluewater Comics partners with Nicki Minaj to create a comic book based on her life

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“Django Unchained” leads MTV Movie Awards nominees

The Jamie Foxx film has 7 nominations to lead the pack

Somewhere Spike Lee is shaking his head in disgust

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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BOUNCE TV to Produce its First Original Reality Show

Grammy nominated group, foreverJONES, will be the network's first original non-scripted series

Will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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New TV Show, “Gang Related” Adds RZA to Cast

Producer takes on another TV role in Fox's new drama

What a transition The Rza has made.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Law & Order’s Jesse L. Martin Replacing Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic

It's not clear why Lenny Kravitz backed out

Jesse Martin signs on to play singer Marvin Gaye

By Makkada B. Selah

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LL Cool J Says It’s Too Early to Talk About a Chris Dorner Film

LL Cool J tells TMZ it's "disrespectful" to talk about a Chris Dorner film so early.

Don’t they look a lot alike?

By Amber McKynzie

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Run-DMC’s First Performance in Atlanta in Over 12 Years

The Atlanta Braves have the legendary Hip-Hop group performing in their 2013 Summer Concert Series

If you live in ATL, will you be attending?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Singer Morrissey Disses Beyonce Over Animal Material on Handbags

Bey gets slammed for skin in wardrobe.

What do you think of the animal fur or print?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Kevin Hart Plays Quevanzhane Wallis as The Pope for SNL Spoof

Kevin Hart plays the first female, child, and black pope.

What did you think of his SNL appearance?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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The Queen Latifah Show Returns To Daytime TV

The Queen is back with a revamped daytime talk show

According to Sony Pictures TV, the show will debut on CBS on September 16th at…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kendrick Lamar Asks for Darker-Skinned Female Lead for Video

Lamar says the industry needs "more balance" in terms of skin tones

Rapper Kendrick Lamar fights colorism in the music industry

By Makkada B. Selah

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Taraji P. Henson Spreads Her Wings In New PETA Ad

The Person of Interest actress poses again with her dog, Uncle Willy

What is your opinion of PETA?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Roots’ QuestLove Will Release A Book in June

The title of author is being added to the drummer's resume

Will you buy the book?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former Temptations Singer Richard Street Dies at Age 70

After a short illness, famed Motown singer is dead

Did you grow up loving the Temptations?

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President Obama Takes Photo W/ Rosa Parks Relative

President Obama plays with one of Rosa Parks' youngest living relatives after dedication ceremony.

President Obama spoke at Rosa Parks statue unveiling

By Amber McKynzie

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Chicago Teacher Wins Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions

Chicago teacher takes home $250,000 in Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions.

Chicago history teacher, Colby Burnett, takes home the grand prize after winning Jeopardy’s Tournament of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Zoe Saldana Responds to Nina Simone Row

Zoe says she's doing it for 'her people'

Zoe speaks out about playing Nina Simone

By Makkada B. Selah

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Supreme Court Nays James Brown’s Estate Settlement

The Godfather of Soul's estate to stay divided as is.

Attorney General Henry McMaster dealt a settlement that split Brown’s estate for charity, his widow,…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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‘Downton Abbey’ Set to Have a Black Character

Rumors are that the show has put out a casting for a black actor

If you aren’t watching this show now, will you watch if a black character is…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Black Role in Motorcycle Culture is Celebrated

Harley-Davidson recognizes contributions by blacks on their 110th anniversary

Did you know that blacks had a role in the motorcycle culture?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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D.L Hughley Will be “Dancing With the Stars” this Spring

Outspoken comedian among the latest cast of stars for the TV show

Jacoby Jones and Victor Ortiz will also join the cast

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins: Singer, Director, Survivor and “Champion”

While she looks to revive her entertainment career, T-Boz continues to give back to those with leukemia and sickle cell anemia

Her reality show just ended but Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has got so much else going…

By Tomika Anderson

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The Donald Calls ‘Django Unchained’ the Most Racist Movie He’s Ever Seen

Trump says Tarantino's flick is a 'disgrace'

Donald Trump goes off on Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Denzel Washington: “I Don’t Want Movie-Star Friends”

Is it wrong for Denzel to be comfortable with his friends, even if they aren't actors?

Should Denzel be friends with other movie star actors?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Onion Apologizes to Quvenzhané Wallis

After offensive tweet is removed from Twitter, publication issues a formal apology to the young actress

What did you think of this apology?

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Cookie Johnson Shares First Reactions to Magic’s HIV Status

Cookie Johnson shares initial reaction to husband's positive HIV status.

Magic Johnson’s wife shares her reaction to learning of his HIV status during a New…

By Amber McKynzie

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Fantasia Upset Over her JET Cover, Wants Apology

Season 3 American Idol winner annoyed that the magazine used an old photo of her

Does she have a beef?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Defends Her Use of the N-Word on Twitter

Lisa Lampanelli receives extreme backlash for N-word comment on Twitter.

Lisa Lampanelli defends her use of the N-word on Twitter after receiving huge backlash for…

By Amber McKynzie

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New York’s Harlem Neighborhood Speaks Out Against Harlem Shake Videos

Harlem neighborhood says "Harlem Shake" videos are "disrespectful."

Filmmaker Chris McGuire takes to the streets of Harlem to see what residents have to…

By Amber McKynzie

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5-Boro NYC Tour Features Beacons of Black Culture

A cultural journey is taking place in New York City for this Black History Month

Have you been on this tour?

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Michael Jackson ONE: Cirque du Soleil’s New Las Vegas Show

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip will be the place to be this summer

Will you check out this show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Anthony Anderson Says He’s Willing to Play Chris Dorner in Film

Anthony Anderson says he's up for the role of Chris Dorner if a film is ever made.

After a tragic killing spree by the now-late Chris Dorner, Anthony Anderson says he’s up…

By Amber McKynzie

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Emmett Till’s Family Pens Open Letter to Lil’ Wayne

Wayne was blasted in the letter for being insensitive

Lil Wayne’s offensive lyrics in the song “Karate Chop” sparked outrage

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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“A Different World” Actor, Lou Myers Dies At 76

He played Mr. Vernon Gaines on The Cosby Show spinoff

Were you a big fan of him?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Prince Jackson Lands On-Air Gig With “Entertainment Tonight”

Michael Jackson's oldest son is now a TV correspondent.

The 16-year-old says he wants to be a producer and actor.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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TLC Dumps “Starter Wives” After Poor Ratings

Decision viewed as sudden

It hasn’t even finished its first season and its gone already

By Sasha King

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Justin and Jay-Z to Headline 2013 Wireless Festival

London to see Hova and JT's suit and tie this July.

Get ready Britain!

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Angela Davis’ Strength, Focal Point, in ‘Free Angela’

Free Angela takes us back 41 years.

What are your thoughts on Angela Davis?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Idris Elba on Popularity with Women: “It’s Hard to Feel Like a Sex Symbol”

Although female fans would disagree, the British actor doesn't see himself as a sex symbol.

Elba appears on the cover of British GQ

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Keke Palmer Will Play Chili in Upcoming TLC Biopic

Joins Lil Mama and Drew Sidora to round out cast

What do you think of the casting so far?

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Kevin Hart Will Host Saturday Night Live March 2

Comedian gets ready to host the late night show for the very first time

Are you a fan of Kevin Hart?

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Kirk Franklin Hired as Co-Host of GSN’s ‘American Bible Challenge’

Franklin will be featured with his choir

Franklin will co-host a Bible trivia show on the Game Show Network

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Beyoncé Shares Blue Ivy in New HBO Documentary

Beyoncé shows off her baby girl, Blue Ivy, during her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream.

After keeping her life private for so long, Beyoncé opens up her pregnancy and how…

By Amber McKynzie

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Stevie Wonder Disappointed with Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyric

Lil Wayne frowned upon for releasing disrespectful lyrics about Emmett Till.

Epic Records asked to pull Future’s recent single, “Karate Chop,” as Lil Wayne disrespectfully references…

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D’Angelo, Sinbad and Ne-Yo Headline Soul Beach Music Festival

Comedy and soul music on tap in Aruba for Memorial Day weekend

Sinbad will also be in attendance.

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Rihanna and More Win Big with Sales Increase After Grammy’s

Rihanna and many others see album and single sales shoot up after Grammy's performances.

Rihanna, Miguel, Frank Ocean and more see singles and album sales go up after taking…

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“The Best Man” Sequel Slated for Christmas Release

Are you ready?

The Best Man: the classic romantic comedy is finally getting a sequel!

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African American Fine Art Auction at Swann Galleries

Works by Norman Lewis, Charles White and more artists are being auctioned off in New York City

Do you have paintings from any of these artists?

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Comedian Wayne Brady Strikes Back at “Not Black Enough” Statements

The "Let's Make A Deal" host defends his blackness

What are your thoughts?

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“My Brother Marvin” Play on Singer Marvin Gaye Debuts in Detroit

Zeola “Sweetsie” Gaye, Marvin's sister, shows you her brother's life, through her eyes

Play debuts in the Motor City this week

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Hollywood Cashing in on Slave Era Movies

Has oppression become a trend?

Another trend that may not be as apparent is the influx of slavery era films…

By Sasha King

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VIBE Honors Mary J. Blige At Pre-Grammy Event

Queen of Hip Hop Soul is honored at VIBE's Impact Awards

Where does Mary J Blige rank on your favorite singer’s list?

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Quvenzhane Wallis to Replace Willow Smith as Annie

The youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar scores the role in big screen remake

Quvenzhane Wallis will be singing the sun will come out tomorrow as the next Annie.

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Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies At 80

Famed jazz musician has passed away

Did you listen to Byrd’s music?

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Phylicia Rashad Does Not Like Reality TV Mothers

Clair Huxtable is not a happy mom

Former mom on The Cosby Show doesn’t like Reality TV ‘Moms’

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Queen Latifah Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement With Netflix

Deal will allow Netflix users exclusive early views of Queen Latifah Productions.

Queen Latifah’s “Flavor Unit” continues it’s success

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Kareem Abdul-Jabar Hates HBO’s ‘Girls’

The former NBA star and U.S. Cultural Ambassador says the show 'Girls' falls short

Former NBA-er writes a review of the popular HBO series ‘Girls’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kerry Washington Wins 3 NAACP Image Awards

Scandal actress takes home top honors

Leading actress Kerry Washington takes home 3 awards for the night

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Oprah’s New Book Club Pick: First-Time Author Ayana Mathis

Her debut novel the Twelve Tribes of Hattie gains massive national readership

Have you read the book?

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I Will Always Love—And Miss—Dr. Betty Shabazz

Lifetime's Betty & Coretta renews my deep appreciation for the personal encouragement I received from Dr. Shabazz.

I’d been looking forward to the Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta for weeks. However, when…

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Nelson Mandela’s Granddaughters Land Reality Show

The show debuting February 10 will show, among other things, the sisters shark cage diving

‘Being Mandela’ takes viewers into the lives of one of South Africa’s most influential families

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TV One’s “R&B Divas” Add 2 More to the Cast

Angie Stone and Xscape's Latocha Scott added to popular reality series

They will join Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Berry Gordy Featured on PBS For Black History Month

Motown legend is the featured guest as industry luminaries discuss his contributions

What is your opinion of Berry Gordy?

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Six Little McGhees: A Reality Worth Watching

Reality show is one of the top three on the OWN network

The series originally debuted on OWN weeks ago, and is currently being re-aired on OWN’s…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Willow Smith Won’t be “Annie” in Movie Adaption

The daughter of Will and Jada is too old to play the role now

The ‘Whip My Hair’ singer Willow Smith is no longer slated to play the title…

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Gabby Douglas Gives Olympic Memorabilia to Smithsonian

Gabby Douglas gives pictures, leotards and more to Smithsonian National Museum.

Gabby Douglas goes down in history and donates personal bits to the Smithsonian National Museum…

By Amber McKynzie

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Tom Joyner: “Tavis Smiley is Fascinated with his own Legacy”

Tom Joyner feels Smiley wants to be remembered in the way Dr. King is remembered.

Joyner and Smiley parted ways after the latter began criticizing the president.

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Isaiah Washington Plays the D.C. Sniper in ‘Blue Caprice’

'Blue Caprice' is a new film about the D.C. Sniper case

Former Grey’s Anatomy star Isiah Washington returns to the big screen in new biopic

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The Office Actor, Craig Robinson, Set to Star in New Sitcom

Craig Robinson is set to star in a new NBC spin-off series of The Office starring none other than himself.

Craig Robinson slated to star in a NBC spin-off series of The Office.

By Amber McKynzie

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First-time Black Filmmaker Wins Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

Ryan Coogler is a 26-year-old filmmaker from Oakland, California

Black filmmakers takes home the biggest prize at Sundance

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HBO Hires Tom Hanks to Produce Mini-Series on Black Boxer Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was the world heavyweight champion in 1908

Tom Hanks signs on to tell story of first black world heavyweight champion

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Kerry Washington to Receive Top Honor at NAACP Image Awards

TV's first black leading lady in over 40 years will be recognized by the NAACP

‘Scandal’ leading actress, Kerry Washington, has been named the recipient of the NAACP President’s Award…

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NJ Library Displays Controversial Artwork Of Slave

Artist Kara Walker's drawing creates controversy

Black artist Kara Walker’s artwork was the topic of discussion as it shows the horrors…

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Museum Curators Search for Artifacts to Commemorate President Obama

Museum curators hit the ground in search of personable Obama memorabilia after Monday's inauguration.

Museum curators go in search of Obama memorabilia for 2015 museum opening.

By Amber McKynzie

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Jamie Foxx calls Spike Lee “Irresponsible”

"Django Unchained" actor finally responds to Spike Lee's criticism of the Quentin Tarantino film

What’s your take on Spike’s comments?

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Mike Tyson to Play Tortured Murderer on Law & Order: SVU

Mike Tyson's acting resume is growing quickly

Are you a fan of Law and Order?

By Amber McKynzie

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Robert F. Chew, “Prop Joe” on “The Wire,” Dead at 52

Chew died in his sleep.

The actor was a fixture in the Baltimore theater community.

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“Real Husbands Of Hollywood” Makes Impressive Debut on BET

Kevin Hart's satirical outlook of Reality TV makes an impressive debut for BET

What did you think of the show?

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MC Lyte to be Honored at 2013 Hip Hop Inaugural Ball

The popular emcee will be honored for all her achievements over the past 25 years of her career

The invitation only reception will take place during 2013 Grammy week in Los Angeles

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Harlem’s “Black Ink Gallery” Tattoo Parlor Showcased on VH1

Have you been watching the show?

The show follows the lives of the tattoo artists in the store.

By Black Enterprise

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Black Female Tattoo Artist Speaks on Creativity, Racism in Art World

How many black female tattoo artists do you know?

Being a black tattoo professional has placed the artist in a strange caste.

By Black Enterprise

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Uncle Luke: ‘Spike Lee Is No Quentin Tarantino’

It seems that Spike Lee can't get anyone to agree with his assessment of Django Unchained

Controversial rapper and mayoral candidate, Luther ‘Uncle Luke’ Campbell writes a blog for Miami New…

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Nas Talks Candidly About his Hip-Hop Career

Nas opens up for many of his fans.

The recently Grammy-nominated artist discusses his problems with the IRS, being sued by a concert…

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Destiny’s Child Releasing a New Song, Compilation Album

Beyoncé announces another Destiny’s Child album release

Do you want the group back together?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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It’s Destiny! Michelle Williams Joins ‘Fela!’ Cast

Former Destiny's Child member adds another hit play to her resume

Did you see Fela!?

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Prince to Be Honored at Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert

Various artists will pay tribute to Prince and his music at a charity concert in New York

How big of a Prince fan are you?

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Is Nas the Greatest Lyricist of All Time?

CNN seems to think so.....

What do you think?

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Oprah OWN’s Network Reveals 2 New Tyler Perry Shows

The titles of two Tyler Perry shows are announced

“The Haves and Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” will be the shows featured on…

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NBC’s “Real Music Live” Says No to Auto Tune

Who says real singing is dead?

NFocus Entertainment President and CEO Mark Hill has a passion for what he calls “real”…

By Demetria Irwin

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Gabourey Sidibe Lands New Gig With WORLD Channel

The star of Precious has found a new role as host of public TV show, AfroPop.

After time away from the big screen, Gabourey Sidibe is making her way to television…

By Amber McKynzie

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Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business

From working with celebrities to creating the next set, through dance

The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Antoine Fuqua Defends Tarantino, Admonishes Spike Lee

Spike Lee can't catch a break with his criticism of Django Unchained

Do you agree or disagree with Spike’s take on Django Unchained?

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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