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Tyler Perry hit with a messy lawsuit from former employee

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A former employee of Tyler Perry is suing for millions alleging that he was fired after refusing the a superior’s sexual advances. In the lawsuit, Joshua Sole claims that Perry exposed him to “contempt and ridicule.”   The man is suing for millions in damages, and claims that his history with Perry is what led to other incidents that have been revealed in the media. Sole’s first interaction with Perry,…


Long Time Radio Legend, News Anchor Ty Wansley Passes Away at 63

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Reported by Victor Ochieng Ty Wansley, a longtime radio show host and news anchor, died on Wednesday at the age of 63. Wansley died at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was admitted last week over congestive heart failure and relevant disease. The radio personality is reported to have suffered small strokes a couple of times in the past. Many people extended their condolences to Wansley’s family and friends. “He…


Marlon Wayans to Spoof “Fifty Shades…” With “Fifty Shades of Black”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Marlon Wayans, the king of spoof comedy, has just announced that he will be back in March of 2016 with his take of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which he will be calling “Fifty Shades of Black.” The original movie, based on the book written by E.L. James, is an erotic romantic drama starring Dakota Johnson as college graduate Anastasia Steele who has a sadomasochistic relationship with…


These black people have more money than Oprah

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A lot of people think that Oprah Winfrey is the wealthiest black person on the planet.  That’s just not true.  The biggest money in the world isn’t made in entertainment, it’s made in the ownership of companies that extract raw materials, or provide large scale telecommunications, etc.  But Oprah gets the most attention, which is why a lot of other successful black business people don’t get the attention they deserve….


NJ Man Says Rapper DMX Robbed Him at Gas Station

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By Victor O DMX is currently being investigated by police after a New Jersey man accused the rapper and his entourage of snatching and making away with thousands of dollars belonging to him. The man, whose name was not revealed, claimed to have been robbed by the rapper and his entourage of about 15 people at an Exxon gas station in the early hours on  Easter Sunday. NJ.com reports that…

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Can You Guess What MTV is Giving Kevin Hart?

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Reported by Ryan Brennan MTV made a big announcement today that involved good news for Kevin Hart, well-known comedian, actor and television producer. The network announced that he will receive the Comedic Genius Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The award was introduced in 2013, when Hart’s co-star in the film Get Hard, Will Ferrell, was the first to win. Hart,…

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Can Comedians Be Funny Without Backlash? Jamie Foxx Accused of “transphobia”

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By Lyonel Laverde-Hansen Our popular culture is based on a tension of competing purposes. On one hand, we value the importance of freedom of expression, most famously enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. A range of personalities has invoked his or her Constitutional rights to justify expression which many find offensive. As a result, performers can be banned or condemned, but not imprisoned for violating local “obscenity laws.”…

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R&B Singer Angie Stone Arrested For Allegedly Knocking Out Daughter’s Teeth

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According to court documents, Grammy-nominated R&B singer Angie Stone was arrested Monday along with her daughter for a domestic violence incident that occurred between the two.  The documents show that Stone and her daughter, Diamond, were in an argument about Stone’s grandchildren when things turned violent. Stone told police that her daughter punched her in the face, so she defended herself using a metal stand that accidentally hit Diamond in…


Barbershop 3: Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer Coming Back After 11 Years

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By Naturally Triece According to Deadline, a Barbershop 3 is on the way. The threequel will be coming 11 years after the sequel to the first Barbershop, which was a hit! The site is reporting that they’re still barbering the deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director, Malcolm D. Lee, to direct Barbershop 3. Rumor has it that the film is coming along very well and steps…


Samuel L. Jackson to Bill Cosby: “Say Something”

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By Michal Ortner Many high profile celebrities have offered their opinion on the Bill Cosby scandal, which has involved several women who claim that Cosby made inappropriate advances toward them. Samuel L. Jackson is now sharing his opinion on the situation. In the 80s, Jackson actually worked with Cosby as his camera stand-in for three years. “I wish he would say something,” said Jackson. “Popular opinion would say, ‘Where there’s…


Lee Daniels’ kids have read Anne Frank 100 times, but don’t want to read Roots

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In case you don’t know the story of Anne Frank, it’s an intriguing diary written by a young Jewish woman during World War II.  The Jewish community takes great pride in the book, and they make sure that many of their children read it at some point in their lives as a point of cultural heritage. Lee Daniels, creator of the show “Empire,” and the films “Precious” and “Monster’s Ball,”…


Kareem Abdul Jabbar Says ISIS Represents Islam Like KKK Represents Christianity

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As of late the media has been saturated with the comments of former NBA stars–like Charles Barkley and Karl Malone–who point fingers at marginalized groups as being responsible for their own problems. For some, that will render the recent comments of the always intellectual Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a breath of fresh air. Appearing on Monday’s episode of ‘Morning Joe’, the NBA legend was asked whether Islam played a role in terror…

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Karl Malone: Time for Black People to ‘Stop Looking for a Handout’

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Whenever racial controversy ensues, there are always at least a few black celebrities waiting in the wings to blame black people for the problems they face. Charles Barkley is probably the celebrity most well known for making harsh criticisms of the black community, but NBA legend Karl Malone recently threw his name into the category of wealthy blacks who blame blacks for not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. Appearing…

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Bobbi Kristina’s Aunt Hit Relative Over Head With Bottle During Hotel Brαwl

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Tensions are surely running high among Bobbi Kristina’s relatives given the circumstances, but according to 11Alive news in Atlanta, frustration escalated to violence among family members during their hotel stay. The local affiliate reports that Brown family members were involved in a physical altercation at a hotel. Police report that Tina Brown, Bobby Brown’s sister, hit Shayne Brown, Bobby Brown’s cousin, in the head with a bottle. The victim was…

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Bitter-sweet: Bobby Brown and His Wife Are Expecting Another Baby

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By Tamala Perkins Bobby Brown has been in an Atlanta hospital at his daughter Bobbi Kristina’s bedside. She is reported to be fighting for her life after being found unresponsive in a bathtub but he has also received some good news; his wife Alicia Etheredge is pregnant. Brown and his wife are expecting their second child together who will be Brown’s sixth child. The couple has a five year old…