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Jay Speaks! Hosted by Jay West Coming Soon!

Jay Speaks! A new and unique Internet Audio/Video Podcast that will focus on entertainment & current events , features, reviews, interviews and more. Hosted by Jay West. Coming Soon! ...
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Ludacris becomes Gabonese citizen, celebrates African heritage

US rapper and actor shares news on social media, prompting fans to respond: ‘Welcome home.’ African American rapper and actor Ludacris has gained dual nationality and become a Gabonese citizen ...
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Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over ‘concerns’

Streaming service’s first feature film, The Banker, starring Samuel L Jackson, is pulled from US festival. By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9071803https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Apple has abruptly cancelled the world premiere ...
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All-black town of Boley the latest example of forgotten Oklahoma history to become pop-culture entertainment

Hollywood continues to discover largely forgotten events in Oklahoma history and decide that they should be turned into pop-culture stories for the public to see. The latest is “Boley,” a ...
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John Witherspoon, of ‘Boondocks’ and ‘Friday’ fame, was a singular type of on-screen father figure

“Oh, man. Your mother and I never would have moved into this neighborhood if we had known you’d need a gun to walk down the damn street,” Willie says. He ...
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This Black Costume Designer Transformed Regina King Into A Superhero for HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

Clothes don’t make the woman, but they do make the actress. Wardrobe depicts a character’s story onscreen before they speak a word and clearly, Sharen Davis is a born storyteller ...
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Former BET Chairman Debra Lee: Keep Pressure on Corporations To Expand Black Board Representation

Some 20 years ago, Debra Lee, then chief operating officer of Black Entertainment Television, gained her first corporate board appointment when she was tapped to serve as a director for ...
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New York Comic Con becomes a welcome home for Black nerds

With movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Black Panther having multi-million dollar box office results, families across the nations are becoming more familiar with Black superheroes on their screens, ...
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Queen Latifah to receive Harvard University black culture award

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award ...
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Wayne Brady Cast as DC Comics’ Gravedigger on Black Lightning

Black Lightning’s third season is officially in full swing, pitting the Pierce family and the town of Freeland against an ever-evolving Markovian threat. While there’s no telling exactly where that ...
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Tyler Perry Studios, the house ‘Madea’ built, becomes a landmark for black Hollywood

No matter how high Tyler Perry climbed up the ladder of Hollywood success, his past would not let him go. Armed with a sharp, often raucous sensibility and a desire ...
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Why We Need More Black Characters in Fantasy

From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games, the worlds of fantasy in fiction and film are mostly White. This limitation is more influential than we may realize. What do stories ...
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Singer R Kelly pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

The R&B artist is charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse involving three teenage girls and a woman. In this photo taken and released by the Chicago Police Department on ...
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21 Savage Arrested For Allegedly Overstaying Visa

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Sunday in Atlanta for allegedly overstaying his U.S. visa, an ICE spokesperson said. According to CNN, ...
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Michael Jackson documentary on child sexual abuse shocks Sundance

Documentary leaves film festival crowd in shock, as Jackson’s estate rejects rehashing of ‘discredited allegations’. ‘Leaving Neverland’ was shown at the Egyptian Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah ...
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Andre Rison Holds Open Casting Call for “Foolishly In Love-The Andre Rison Story”

Andre Rison Holds Open Casting Call for Biopic “Foolishly In Love” ATLANTA- Former Atlanta Falcon and local legend Andre Rison alongside AME Studio1 will host an open casting call for ...
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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch train is coming to auction

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch (now named Sycamore Valley Ranch) has sat on the market for almost three years without a buyer. The contents that once filled the 2,700-acre property, in ...
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Actress Della Reese Has Passed Away At 86

On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that actress Della Reese died. A representative confirmed that the 86-year-old Touched by an Angel star passed away in her California home on Sunday ...
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Al Jarreau, Legendary Jazz Singer, Dies at 76 – NBC News

Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau died early Sunday morning two weeks after being hospitalized due to exhaustion and later cancelling his 2017 tour. He was 76. Source: Al Jarreau, Legendary ...
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Oscar Nominations: No Repeat of #OscarsSoWhite

Seven people of color were among the 20 acting nominees, while ‘La La Land’ earned a record-tying 14 noms and Mel Gibson landed a best director nod. Source: Oscar Nominations: ...
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53 Black Celebrities Explore Obama’s Impact On Entertainment

“He saw us. It’s a wonderful and powerful thing to feel seen.” —Uzo Aduba, star of Orange Is the New Black Source: 53 Black Celebrities Explore Obama’s Impact On Entertainment ...
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Are Soulja Boy & Chris Brown Really Going To Take Part In A Boxing Match?

When Soulja Boy and Chris Brown started beefing earlier this week—over an Instagram “like,” no less–we couldn’t have predicted that it would eventually cross over into the sports world. Rappers, ...
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Denzel Washington Visited Fans’ Homes While Shooting ‘Fences’

*Denzel Washington surprised quite a few residents in Pittsburgh by paying them a visit while he was in the city shooting “Fences.”Washington and the cast chatted with an audience in ...
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Antoine Fuqua Directing HBO Muhammad Ali Documentary

Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) will direct a Muhammad Ali documentary that will air on HBO.The multi-part documentary will be produced by Lebron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment. “It’s ...
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Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab

A little over a year after his near-fatal drug overdose, Lamar Odom has checked himself into rehab in San Diego.“It was his own decision. He wanted to work on his ...
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Mariah Carey Says Relationship With James Packer Wasn’t Meant To Be: ”You Have to Accept That and Move On”

Mariah Carey is in full promo mode for her new docu-series, Mariah’s World, and is opening up about her failed engagement to James Packer. During a recent sit-down with E! ...
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Sevyn Streeter Not Allowed To Sing National Anthem At 76ers Game Because Of “We Matter” Jersey

Singer Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to perform the national anthem prior to the Philadelphia 76ers home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. And during her performance of ...
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Final A Tribe Called Quest Album To Be Released!!

Fans of real hip-hop received some amazing news last week – A Tribe Called Quest will release one last album in November!!In an open letter to fans posted on Facebook, ...
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Tyler Perry Continues His Reign At The Box Office

For a second weekend in a row, Tyler Perry reigned supreme at the box office!! The beloved director’s latest, Boo! A Madea Halloween, took in another $16.7 million over the ...
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Mary J. Blige’s Estranged Husband Requesting Six-Figures Per Month In Alimony!!

Mary J. Blige‘s estranged husband wants her to pay up!!Martin “Kendu” Isaacs is requesting a six-figure amount per month in spousal support in his ongoing divorce from the R&B icon ...
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