February 28, 2015
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Empire’s Jussie Smollett Signs Recording Deal with Columbia Records

I’m going to act like I didn’t see this coming.  The success and popularity of Fox’s new hit “Empire” is clear and so is the success of the show’s main characters. Jussie Smollett, who plays the gay middle son of Luscious Lyons, Jamal Lyons, is definitely soaring among the stars …

February 26, 2015
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Sybrina Fulton Speaks 3 Years After the Murder of Trayvon Martin, Says Zimmerman “Got Away With Murder”

I’m pretty sure that during the days and months immediately following the murder of her son, Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton would not have imagined that Trayvon’s killer would be a free man three years later. But that is indeed the case. Sybrina expressed her disappointment to the Associated Press that federal prosecutors …

February 24, 2015
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Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins and Andrea Lewis Team Up for “Black Actress”

The plight of the black actress in Hollywood is one that I’ve heard expressed time and time again from some of my favorite actresses. Just this past week, Essence hosted it’s 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The luncheon which uplifts black women in Hollywood is necessary because far …

February 23, 2015
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Common and John Legend Bring Audience to Tears During “Glory” Performance at the Oscars

As expected, Selma, the film starring David Oyelowo and Oprah, didn’t win big at this year’s Academy Awards. The award winners clearly lacked diversity but the show’s attendees and performers didn’t let that make the film’s message null and void. During the show there were several moments that highlighted the need for equality and …

February 20, 2015
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Kanye’s Breakfast Club Interview: 3 Things That Made Us Side Eye Yeezy

It’s very clear that Kanye West’s media hiatus is over. He did very little talking last year but so far in 2015, he’s back to his no holds barred attitude when it comes to sharing his opinions. His most recent sit down with The Breakfast Club sparked some controversial comments. I won’t attempt to …

February 20, 2015
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Beyonce Didn’t Wake Up Like This But Who Cares?

All hell has broken loose in the “Beyhive”! Why? Because some untouched photos of Queen Bey have surfaced of her looking less than flawless. The unretouched outtakes appear to be from Beyonce’s 2013 L’Oreal Feria and Infallible product campaign. The photos were originally posted by fansite The Beyonce World who has since removed them …

February 18, 2015
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North West Rocks Bulletproof Vest Designed by Yeezy

Fashion is all about taking risks but those risks are normally reserved for adults. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West seem to think toddlers can take fashion risks too. Kim shared a photo of the famous couple’s daughter, North West, rocking a bulletproof vest designed by her fashion crazed daddy during …

February 13, 2015
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Meet the DMV’s Top 30 Under 30

Last month the DMV Network announced its top 30 Under 30 of the DMV’s best and brightest professionals. If you’re a mover and shaker in the Washington DC metro area,  you’ve probably worked with, encountered or at least heard of a few of these phenomenal millennials. The list includes artists, …

February 10, 2015
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Nickelodeon Partners With Because of Them We Can to Celebrate Black History Month

When I interviewed activist and photographer Eunique Jones Gibson last year, I knew that her campaign,  Because of Them, We Can™, would add to the landscape of social change in a major way. The campaign has hit another milestone with it’s partnership with Nickelodeon. The two have teamed up to commemorate Black History Month …

February 9, 2015
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Sam Smith the Big Winner at the 2015 Grammys

Last night was the year’s biggest night in music, Grammy night. According to Sam Smith, it was also the best night of his life. The 22 year old singer took home four awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist at 2015 Grammy Awards. He also graced …

February 8, 2015
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“Selma” and “Black-ish” Score Big at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards

This past Friday night the NAACP honored the achievements of people of color in the entertainment industry at the 46th installment of its NAACP Image Awards. 

February 2, 2015
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Bobbi Kristina Remains in Critical Condition

After being found face down and unconscious in her bathtub, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown remains in a medically induced coma and breathing only with the assistance of a ventilator. Relatives and fans are praying for the best, but it’s not looking good for Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown. A …

January 30, 2015
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Surrogate For Sherri Shepard and Husband May Be Forced To Pay Child Support

When being kind enough to carry a baby for someone else goes wrong… When Jessica Bartholomew agreed to carry and deliver a baby for media personality and actress Sherri Shepherd and her then husband, Lamar Sally, she never imagined that she’s now be paying child support for the child. Shepard …

January 29, 2015
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Parents in Uproar After Teacher Firings During Class

How would you feel as a parent to learn that your child witnessed the firing of his/her teacher in the middle of class? Well that’s exactly what happened at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science. And it get worse. The reason behind the firings? The social studies teachers …

January 22, 2015
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[EXCLUSIVE] Regina Hall Dishes on Her 1st Leading Role in “With This Ring”

If I told you that actress Regina Hall had never had a leading role would you believe me? Yeah, I wouldn’t believe me either, but it’s true. However, that streak comes to an end with her next role in the LifeTime movie With This Ring. We gave you the scoop on the …

January 20, 2015
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The Whitney (and Bobby) Biopic

We knew that the Whitney biopic that was directed by Angela Bassett and aired last weekend on LifeTime would be centered around a certain part of Whitney Houston’s life and more specifically, her relationship with Bobby Brown, but sheesh. The film followed the lives of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown EQUALLY and probably …