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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

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Tyler Perry Set to Release Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie

Project in production in Atlanta with mogul to reprise his starring role

Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a Halloween Madea movie called “Boo!…

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Jamie Foxx: Singer, Actor, Comedian, Hero

Entertainer pulls man from burning vehicle

Late Monday night, Foxx heard a crash outside the gates of his home in Hidden…

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[WATCH] Akon Joins World Leaders to Talk Energy Access at Powering Africa: Summit

Washington D.C. event seeks to provide platform for investment opportunities for the continent

Entertainer Akon will participate in the Powering Africa: Summit, a platform to showcase power, trade…

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The Academy Keeps Dreaming of a White Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee plan to boycott in protest

However, the complete absence of black thespians and creators among the nominations for the 2016…

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“Ride Along 2” is a Comedy-Filled Road Trip

The comedy hit theaters Friday, Jan. 15

Ride Along 2, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart hit theaters Friday, January 15.

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[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

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[WATCH] Kevin Hart Gets His Own Line of Nike Kicks

'Ride Along 2' co-star becomes first actor/entertainer to have his own cross trainer

Comedian Kevin Hart has his own Nike sneaker, dubbed “Hustle Harts,” reportedly becoming the first…

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Chef Phillip Ashley Rix Named Official Chocolatier of Grammy Gift Lounge

$79 golden praline is one of the most expensive chocolates on the market

Chef Phillip Ashley, who was featured as a Black Enterprise Modern Man, has been named…

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[WATCH] Possible ‘Creed’ Sequel Planned for November 2017 Release

Sylvester Stallone recently took home a Golden Globe for "Best Supporting Actor," in the reprisal of his role as Rocky Balboa

Fans of the “Rocky” franchise might be in for a treat in the form of…

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Marlon Wayans To Produce Show Based on His Life

Actor/comedian also stars in new film "Fifty Shades of Black," debuting Jan. 29, 2016

Marlon Wayans has produced a new show loosely based on his life called “Marlon,” that…

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Jamie Foxx Lands Role in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Academy Award–winning actor set to play Little John in 'gritty' film

Jamie Foxx is set to play Little John in “Robin Hood: Origins,” a Lionsgate film…

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[WATCH] ‘American Crime Story’: Why Cuba Gooding Jr. Didn’t Contact O.J. Simpson

Set for a Feb. 2 TV debut, series covers one of the most scandalous crime cases

Cuba Gooding Jr., who’s set to play O.J. Simpson in FX’s upcoming crime drama, reportedly…

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LeToya Luckett Talks New Film, the Career Impact of Social Media, and More

"Lucky Girl" star explains the positive impact social media can have on an artist's career

R&B singer and actress LeToya Luckett talks new film “Lucky Girl,” plans for new music,…

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Black “Bachelor” May Finally Be Coming to ABC

ABC president Paul Lee says, "It's likely"

After airing for 14 years, the infamous The Bachelor franchise may finally be adding some…

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NAACP Announces Theatre Award Nominees

'Porgy & Bess,' 'Above the Fold,' and Taraji P. Henson among top nominees

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announced nominations for the 25th Annual NAACP…

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Bounce TV Posts Strongest Year in its History

Platform is fastest-growing African American network

Bounce TV, touted as the nation’s “first-and-only broadcast TV network for African Americans,” had…

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Reports: Janet Jackson Having Surgery to Remove Tumor on Vocal Cords

Family, supporters and fans send well wishes via social media

Actress and singer Janet Jackson will have throat surgery to treat a suspected cancerous growth.

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Camille Cosby Will Not Be Deposed in Case Against Husband

Emergency motion to stay the deposition by accusers' lawyers was allowed

Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers…

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[WATCH] USA Today Names Taraji P. Henson ‘Entertainer of the Year’

How this 'Empire' star has built an exemplary career in Hollywood

Taraji P. Hensen has made a major for herself in Hollywood and taken her modest…

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