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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the top trending news stories from this week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, some of the biggest news, tech, career,…

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[WATCH] Taraji P. Henson Talks Viola Davis’ Emmy Win on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The 'Empire' actress shares, "I think the universe is happy. Viola deserved that award."

On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ Taraji P. Henson discusses Viola Davis and her ground-breaking Emmy…

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Sean Penn Has Words for Lee Daniels Portraying Him as a Woman Beater

Recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter has 'Empire' creator in hot water

Actor Sean Penn is going toe-to-toe with Lee Daniels, alleging that the ‘Empire’ creator defamed…

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5 Lessons We Can All Learn From Viola Davis’ Emmy Awards Acceptance Speech

Viola Davis makes history at the Emmy awards as the first African American woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series

Viola Davis makes history as the first African American woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress…

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MC Lyte, Bethann Hardison, Catherine L. Hughes and More Honored at 9th Annual ADCOLOR Awards

ADCOLOR celebrates diversity in marketing, advertising, PR and entertainment

ADCOLOR hosts awards show to celebrate diversity in marketing, advertising, PR & and entertainment.

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Viola Davis and Regina King Make Emmy History

Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech and envisions an equal playing field for black actresses

Viola Davis delivers moving speech as she becomes first black woman to win an Emmy…

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Emmys Honors: Taraji P. Henson Hopes 2015 is the Year of the Black Female Actress

'Empire' actress nominated with Viola Davis of 'How to Get Away with Murder'

On becoming Emmys pioneer: ‘Empire’ star says: “Here we are in 2015, and we’re still…

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Weaves, ‘Designer’ Bags and … Sports: Alibaba Teams Up With Companies to Launch New Venture

Deal comes as NBCUniversal lands agreement with world's largest e-commerce source

Alibaba, a mega e-commerce site popularly known for vendors that sell hair extensions and other…

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Nicki Minaj Ranks First Among Latest Highest-Grossing Tours

Rapper turned pop-star brings in a whopping $13 million in revenue from tour

Nicki Minaj brings in $13 million from touring, ranking her first in latest highest-grossing tours.

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James Bond Writer Apologizes After Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ Comment

Actor being a contender for the role remains as speculation and rumor

Anthony Horowitz faced a Twitter storm of criticism recently after making comments about actor Idris…

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[STUDY] Black Women and Asian Men Underrepresented in Magazines

Despite black women getting Sept. covers, research shows that the playing field is still not diverse

A recent study by student and faculty researchers at the College of William & Mary…

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Caught on Twitter: Wiz Khalifa Restrained at Airport Because of Hoverboard

Customs officials on video during incident in Los Angeles

Hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa was restrained by customs officials in Los Angeles because, he says,…

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Original members of NWA and cast of Straight Outta Compton film

Is a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel In the Works?

Hip-hop artist Daz reveals plans for film depicting the rise of Death Row Records

Daz, a member of Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the film will include depictions of…

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PhaShanta Hubert Talks Becoming a Celebrity Host and Running Her Own Media Company

Hubert attributes much of her success to her family

PhaShanta discusses balancing her own media company, building a brand, and motherhood.

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[WATCH] Ludacris, Big Boi, Egypt Sherrod, Michael B. Jordan, and More Attend Fantastic Four Screening

Celebrities and influencers attend Fantastic Four movie screening in Atlanta

Celebrities and influencers attend Fantastic Four movie screening in Atlanta.

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Stevie Wonder Expands ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Tour

New dates announced starting Sept. 30 in Montreal and ending Nov. 24 in New York City

The performances include the R&B icon’s hits from his Grammy-winning 1976 double album, “Songs in…

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Danny Glover, Issa Rae, and Patrice Cullors in Martha’s Vineyard to Discuss African Americans and Media

'Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives' panel explores depictions of blackness

‘Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives’ panel explores depictions of blackness.

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SimonSays CEO, Ron Simons: From Software Engineer to Creative Producer

Award-winning producer and actor combines art and business

The multi-talented creative and businessman started his career at companies like Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Microsoft,…

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[WATCH] ‘The Wiz Live!’: Common and Ne-Yo Added to Star-Studded Cast

Entertainers join Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and more for NBC show

Common will play the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of the entrance to Emerald City, and Ne-Yo…

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Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen Gear Up to Host the ‘Fab Life’ this Fall

Banks will serve as chief stylist and executive producer of new lifestyle show airing next month

Get ready for the Fab Life daytime talk show airing this fall, hosted and produced…

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