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With A Gay Protagonist, Pixar Short ‘Out’ Makes History

With A Gay Protagonist, Pixar Short ‘Out’ Makes History

NEW YORK (AP) — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, “Out.” Hunter wrote and directed the nine-minute Pixar film, which recently… ... Continue Reading
Sybil Wilkes and Tom Joyner Team Up For Limited LIVE Series

Sybil Wilkes and Tom Joyner Team Up For Limited LIVE Series

Ready to be informed, empowered… and entertained? Former Tom Joyner Morning Show hosts Sybil Wilkes and Tom Joyner are teaming up for for a limited online series where the duo will talk to presidents of The Divine Nine about pressing issues impacting our community. The special series will be happening live from June 1, 2020… ... Continue Reading
Kirk Franklin & Fred Hammond Slated For Upcoming Verzuz Battle On Instagram

Kirk Franklin & Fred Hammond Slated For Upcoming Verzuz Battle On Instagram

Franklin & Hammond will be joined by TD Jakes for their upcoming Verzuz battle on Sunday (May 31). ... Continue Reading
Scottsdale Mayor Furious After Pictures From A Mask Free Party Hosted By Floyd Mayweather Leak

Scottsdale Mayor Furious After Pictures From A Mask Free Party Hosted By Floyd Mayweather Leak

It seems social distancing goes out the window when The Money Team is in town. One government official is not feeling the vibes to say the very least.  ... Continue Reading
NBC, Producers Say ‘America’s Got Talent’ Cleared By Probe

NBC, Producers Say ‘America’s Got Talent’ Cleared By Probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism on the set of “America’s Got Talent” concluded that her allegations were unfounded, according to NBC and the show’s producers. The outside review also said that Union’s claims had “no bearing” on the show’s decision to drop her as a judge, the network… ... Continue Reading
This ‘RHOA’ Star Tested Positive For COVID-19 Antibodies

This ‘RHOA’ Star Tested Positive For COVID-19 Antibodies

Tanya Sam is using her experience to educate her fans... ... Continue Reading
#MeToo, Phase 2: Doc Explores Heavy Burden on Women of Color

#MeToo, Phase 2: Doc Explores Heavy Burden on Women of Color

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and… ... Continue Reading
Fallon Apologizes For Using Blackface in 20-Year-Old Skit

Fallon Apologizes For Using Blackface in 20-Year-Old Skit

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Fallon tweeted on Tuesday that “there is no excuse for this.” Discussion of Fallon’s 20-year-old skit surfaced this week after a video of… ... Continue Reading
Former NBA Star Stephen Jackson Remembers His “Twin” George Floyd

Former NBA Star Stephen Jackson Remembers His “Twin” George Floyd

While the pair are reportedly not blood brothers, they were connected via their deep Texas roots. ... Continue Reading
BET To Hold 2020 BET Awards Virtually

BET To Hold 2020 BET Awards Virtually

Despite COVID-19, the 2020 BET Awards will happen in a virtual capacity on June 28. ... Continue Reading
Perry’s Studio Moves Toward Reopening While Industry Waits

Perry’s Studio Moves Toward Reopening While Industry Waits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood’s green light. “We’re taking the lead from… ... Continue Reading
Maia Campbell Among 44 Arrested In Atlanta Street Racing Sting

Maia Campbell Among 44 Arrested In Atlanta Street Racing Sting

Campbell, 43, worked as a television actress in the 1990s and has been plagued by public battles with drug addiction and mental health issues. ... Continue Reading
Kandi Burruss Wins Season 3 Of ‘The Masked Singer’

Kandi Burruss Wins Season 3 Of ‘The Masked Singer’

The RHOA alum and Xscape member beat out some tough competition to win! ... Continue Reading
‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray’s Dog Accused of Causing $26K In Home Damage

‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray’s Dog Accused of Causing $26K In Home Damage

Bryshere Gray may have been the “top dog” on the hit show, Empire, but it seems his dog in real life is being accused of causing some pretty extensive damages at his rental home and the landlord wants the money back. According to TMZ, Chicago landlords Vinod Venugopal and Payal Shah sued the Empire star after claiming that… ... Continue Reading
Little Richard Buried at Seventh-Day Adventist HBCU He Attended In The 1950s 

Little Richard Buried at Seventh-Day Adventist HBCU He Attended In The 1950s 

Oakwood University is a Seventh-day Adventist HBCU where Little Richard studied theology in the 1950s.  ... Continue Reading
Loughlin, Husband To Serve Prison Time For College Scam

Loughlin, Husband To Serve Prison Time For College Scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the college admissions bribery case and serve prison time, according to court papers filed Thursday. The couple agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in a plea agreement filed… ... Continue Reading
Tribute Broadcast Planned For Late Music Exec Andre Harrell

Tribute Broadcast Planned For Late Music Exec Andre Harrell

NEW YORK (AP) — A tribute to Andre Harrell, the influential music executive who discovered Sean “Diddy” Combs and died earlier this month, will air Sunday. The memorial broadcast dubbed “Mr. Champagne and Bubbles” — a nickname of Harrell’s — will feature tributes from Chris Rock, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Babyface, Naomi Campbell, Lee Daniels,… ... Continue Reading
Body Found On LA Beach Identified as WWE Pro Shad Gaspard

Body Found On LA Beach Identified as WWE Pro Shad Gaspard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, where he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Patrol officers were flagged down around 1:25 a.m. by a person reporting that a body had washed ashore, a Police… ... Continue Reading
Oprah Winfrey Gives Grants To ‘Home’ Cities During Pandemic

Oprah Winfrey Gives Grants To ‘Home’ Cities During Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore; Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee; and Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she was born. LIKE… ... Continue Reading
Beyoncé To Give Graduation Speech Alongside The Obamas

Beyoncé To Give Graduation Speech Alongside The Obamas

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube’s virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyoncé will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its “Dear Class of 2020″ event, which will take place June 6 at 3 p.m.… ... Continue Reading
Wendy Williams Pauses Talk Show Because Of Health Condition

Wendy Williams Pauses Talk Show Because Of Health Condition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking a break from her daytime talk show to receive treatment for a previously announced health condition. Williams has has been experiencing fatigue because of symptoms from Graves’ disease, a spokesperson for “The Wendy Williams Show” said Monday. As a precautionary measure, the spokesperson said, Williams is taking… ... Continue Reading
WATCH: Trailer For Spike Lee’s Vietnam Film ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Released

WATCH: Trailer For Spike Lee’s Vietnam Film ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Released

The Oscar Winning director's latest film centers around four African-American Vietnam veterans - Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) - who come together to fulfill a pact made when they were young soldiers serving on the front lines of Nam. ... Continue Reading
Kanye West Childhood Home Renovation Halted By City of Chicago

Kanye West Childhood Home Renovation Halted By City of Chicago

It seems that Kanye West‘s plans for his childhood home aren’t coming to fruition without a few problems after the city of Chicago halted renovation to the old crib. According to the Chicago Tribune, Kanye West has run into trouble with the city of Chicago while in the midst of renovating the South Side home… ... Continue Reading
Congratulations! Nick Cannon Graduates From Howard University And Speaks At Virtual Ceremony

Congratulations! Nick Cannon Graduates From Howard University And Speaks At Virtual Ceremony

Congratulations to Nick Cannon for graduating from Howard University last week.  ... Continue Reading
Kirk Franklin’s Grandson Is Here! [PHOTOS]

Kirk Franklin’s Grandson Is Here! [PHOTOS]

See photos of the newest edition to the Franklin/Nakwaasah family inside! ... Continue Reading