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Kaepernick, ESPN Team Up For Documentary Series On His Life

Kaepernick, ESPN Team Up For Documentary Series On His Life

Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co. The deal between Kaepernick’s production arm, Ra Vision Media, and The Walt Disney Co. was announced Monday. The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social… ... Continue Reading
Rickey Smiley’s Daughter Shot 3 Times In Houston

Rickey Smiley’s Daughter Shot 3 Times In Houston

Rickey Smiley shares that over the holiday weekend, his daughter Aaryn was shot in Houston. ... Continue Reading
Cosby Citing Systemic Racism As He Fights Assault Conviction

Cosby Citing Systemic Racism As He Fights Assault Conviction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had another word for it. The conduct Cosby detailed in his… ... Continue Reading
Broadway Star Nick Cordeo Loses Battle With COVID-19 At Age 41

Broadway Star Nick Cordeo Loses Battle With COVID-19 At Age 41

Cordero had been hospitalized since April with COVID-19. ... Continue Reading
Kanye West Tweets He Is Running For President In 2020

Kanye West Tweets He Is Running For President In 2020

Kanye West announced with an Independence Day tweet that he intends to run for president in 2020 – 122 days before the Nov. 3 election. ... Continue Reading
NFL To Reportedly Play Black National Anthem Before Games In Week 1

NFL To Reportedly Play Black National Anthem Before Games In Week 1

Adding to the performative responses by national brands, the sports league's decision feels as hollow as the rest of them. ... Continue Reading
Phaedra Parks Responds To Returning To #RHOA Rumors

Phaedra Parks Responds To Returning To #RHOA Rumors

Will Phaedra return to RHOA? ... Continue Reading
Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival Canceled Due to Pandemic

Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival Canceled Due to Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, the rap mogul’s Roc Nation company said it plans to produce the popular festival in 2021. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. “2020 is a… ... Continue Reading
Mary J. Blige Is Releasing Her Own Wine Collection

Mary J. Blige Is Releasing Her Own Wine Collection

Mary J. is coming through with something new! ... Continue Reading
Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Stars As Aretha Franklin In ‘Respect’ Biopic [VIDEO]

Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Stars As Aretha Franklin In ‘Respect’ Biopic [VIDEO]

The star-studded Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, is set for a December release date! ... Continue Reading
Netflix Series to Dramatize Kaepernick’s Path to Activism

Netflix Series to Dramatize Kaepernick’s Path to Activism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism. “Colin in Black & White” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years to illuminate the experiences that shaped his advocacy, Netflix said Monday. “Too often we see race… ... Continue Reading
Jaden & Jada Pinkett Smith Call Out YouTuber Shane Dawson Over Inappropriate Willow Smith Video

Jaden & Jada Pinkett Smith Call Out YouTuber Shane Dawson Over Inappropriate Willow Smith Video

Jaden Smith is not playing about his sister. ... Continue Reading
2 Brothers Change Minds, Will Cooperate in Smollett Case

2 Brothers Change Minds, Will Cooperate in Smollett Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who admitted helping actor Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago last year are again willing to help in the case after initially saying they were done cooperating with prosecutors, their attorney said Thursday. In yet another strange twist in a story that has been full of… ... Continue Reading
Beyoncé’s Message, Epic Performances Stand Out at BET Awards

Beyoncé’s Message, Epic Performances Stand Out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to viewers: Go vote. “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which celebrated its 20 years… ... Continue Reading
Camille Cosby Speaks Out In Support of Husband Bill Cosby

Camille Cosby Speaks Out In Support of Husband Bill Cosby

In a new interview, the wife of beleaguered comedian and entertainer Bill Cosby broke her silence and shared that she's on board with an upcoming appeal for her husband's sexual assault conviction. ... Continue Reading
Beverly Johnson Creates New ‘Rule’ To Increase Diversity In Fashion Mags

Beverly Johnson Creates New ‘Rule’ To Increase Diversity In Fashion Mags

The first woman to be on the cover of Vogue proposes that every publication requires two Black professionals to be interviewed for influential positions. ... Continue Reading
St. Louis Rapper Huey, Known For “Pop, Lock & Drop It” Hit, Dead At 31

St. Louis Rapper Huey, Known For “Pop, Lock & Drop It” Hit, Dead At 31

Huey, born Lawrence Franks, Jr., was last active in 2014. ... Continue Reading
Disney Changing Splash Mountain, Ride Tied to Jim Crow Film

Disney Changing Splash Mountain, Ride Tied to Jim Crow Film

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride based on “The Princess and the Frog,” a 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead.… ... Continue Reading
‘Little Rascals’ Star Arrested For ‘Huffing’

‘Little Rascals’ Star Arrested For ‘Huffing’

Brandon “Bug” Hall, best known for his role as Alfafa in the 1990’s version of ‘The Little Rascals’ has been arrested. According to TMZ, over the weekend Weatherford Police Department was asked to check on the 35-year-old actor. Police reported they found a lot of air duster cans, that are used to clean keyboards. Bug… ... Continue Reading
’30 Rock’ Pulls Blackface Episodes From All Streaming Services, Reruns

’30 Rock’ Pulls Blackface Episodes From All Streaming Services, Reruns

Cultural sensitivity should be top of mind for any reputable brand. NBC is showing that they hear the masses by pulling some shows that do not align with today’s temperature. Vulture is reporting that the National Broadcasting Company is manning up to their faults by scrubbing some crass comedy bits. 30 Rock was guilty of… ... Continue Reading
Mother of Boy Who Drowned Is Suing Carl Crawford For $1 Million Claiming He’s Responsible

Mother of Boy Who Drowned Is Suing Carl Crawford For $1 Million Claiming He’s Responsible

The mother of the child that drowned at Carl Crawford's home is suing him claiming he is responsible for her son’s death. ... Continue Reading
Happy Birthday Solange! 10 Times She Was Our Style Muse

Happy Birthday Solange! 10 Times She Was Our Style Muse

Solange is our style muse. ... Continue Reading
Bill Cosby Granted Appeal in Pennsylvania Sex Assault Case

Bill Cosby Granted Appeal in Pennsylvania Sex Assault Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, comedian Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Cosby has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging… ... Continue Reading
Jimmy Kimmel’s Blackface And Reported N-Word History Resurfaces Ahead Of Emmys Hosting Gig

Jimmy Kimmel’s Blackface And Reported N-Word History Resurfaces Ahead Of Emmys Hosting Gig

The comedian is called out by social media. ... Continue Reading
Kelly Rowland Speaks About Being Reunited With Her Long Lost Father

Kelly Rowland Speaks About Being Reunited With Her Long Lost Father

This past Father’s Day, celebrities, like the rest of the world, shared Father’s Day posts on social media. But yesterday, Kelly Rowland offered a heartwarming story about reconnecting with her father, after she was well in her thirties. ... Continue Reading