Life In the Fast Lane: Mayweather Purchases 250mph Supercar


By Shanieka Stanton Life in the fast line just got a whole lot faster for Pro Boxer Floyd Mayweather. The multimillionaire, known for his expensive taste, recently showcased his brand new toy, a new Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, captioned: ‘My new 4.8 million dollar car.’ The car is the only USA-spec Terevita in the world and dons an exquisite black and white trim with a silver body. It is the most…

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Resurrecting Ali: Woman Nominated for Academy for Telling Tupac’s Story Dies

Karolyn Ali during The 77th Annual Academy Awards - Nominees Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

By James A. Merritt We have lost another beacon of Black excellence, this time from the entertainment landscape. Oscar-nominated producer  and music industry pioneer Karolyn Ali, 70, died in the comfort of her Los Angeles home on Tuesday. According to Deadline, Ali died of natural causes. Her professional endeavors include more than 30 years worth of collaborations on film projects, documentaries, music videos and commercials. From the beginning of her career, Ali had…

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Pastor Marvin Sapp Amongst Those Honored at McDonald’s 365Black Awards


By James A. Merritt Gospel great, Marvin Sapp, is amongst a long line-up of African-Americans being honored at the McDonald’s 365 Awards this year.  At a time in America where Black Americans are feeling heightened racial tension and increased public scrutiny, it is refreshing to see the positive work being done in the community by our brothers and sisters in the areas of art, entertainment, and community engagement. We rarely…

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Columbus Short Arrested During Mic Check at his Album Release Party


Reported by Liku Zelleke Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short was arrested last Tuesday night in Studio City, California. He was scheduled to perform tracks from his new album at the Infusion Lounge when four bail bondsmen crashed the party, and slapped handcuffs on him. According to TMZ, who broke the news of Short’s arrest, Short had been arrested because “he failed to appear in one of his domestic violence cases…

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Kerry Washington Loves Her New Figure And Tells Why


Reported by Liku Zelleke Thirty-eight-year-old “Scandal” star Kerry Washington says she doesn’t want to go “back” to her pre-baby body and weight. Regardless, though, she looks as fit as ever as she adorns the cover of SELF magazine’s September issue. Washington gave birth to her baby Isabelle Amarachi in April 2014 and her body – in a sports bra and a leotard – definitely doesn’t show that she’s the worse…

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Beverly Johnson’s New Book ‘The Face That Changed It All’ Discusses Why She’s Lucky To Be Alive


By James A. Merritt Known as the first Black supermodel, Beverly Johnson, 63 is ready to tell her story by detailing some of the horrifying trappings of the modeling industry in the ’70s and ’80s in her new tell-all book, The Face That Changed It All. According to People, Johnson shares startling memories of starving herself to weigh just 103 pounds after being called “too fat.” At the time, she…

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Michael Vick Is Finally Free From Financial Bondage


Reported by Liku Zelleke Ex-NFL star Michael Vick looks like he’s getting his financial affairs in order after having had to file for bankruptcy in 2008. At the time, he claimed he owed over $20 million to creditors and his assets along with his income were dwindling fast following the dog-fighting scandal which led to several of his endorsements being cancelled. In his career, Vick had made over $120 million…

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Actor Jesse Williams’ Drawn Image On Instagram Defends Black Lives Matter

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By Michal Ortner Jesse Williams, well-known for his appearance on Grey’s Anatomy, has voiced his opinion concerning the “Black Lives Matter” verses the “All Lives Matter” debate. The actor activist has posted another attention-getter to his Instagram for his 781,000 followers to ponder. August 14, Williams added a simply drawn image to his Instagram account of a cartoon character with a water hose and two houses. One house is fine,…

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Lil Wayne and Bow Wow Are Among Some Deadbeat Celebrities


By Robert Stitt When you use somebody’s fireworks you have to pay for them. Don’t we all teach this to our children? That’s right, you would think that some things would go without saying. Apparently not if your name is Lil Wayne, Mr. Carter, Weezy F. Baby, or whatever you’re being called that day. Bossip reports that Pyrotek Special Effects had sued Lil Wayne in U.S. District Court for failing…

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Drake Diss May Lead to Hip Hop Evolution


By Shanieka Stanton In a Huffington Post article entitled “I Just Can’t Get Down With Hip Hop Anymore,” award-winning multimedia journalist Ernest Owens shared the incense of many original Hip Hop fans who have given up on the culture, thriving instead off of nostalgic Hip Hop hits of the past to commemorate a time when Hip Hop was true. “I think 2015 is officially the year we can all agree…

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3 More Women Come Out And Accuse Bill Cosby Of Misconduct


By James A. Merritt As the old adage goes, “when it rains, it pours.” For Bill Cosby, right now it’s pouring. The world renown comedian and entertainer, and beloved creator of The Cosby Show has been hit with more allegations of sexual assault. Recently, 35 women appeared on the cover of New York Magazine to tell their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby. On Wednesday, three more women came…

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Next Friday Set to Bring Ice Cube Box Office Millions Again


By Shanieka Stanton History is repeating itself in more ways than one for rapper O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube. Jackson is expected to generate box office millions surpassing those of culture classic “Next Friday,” with the movie release of N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton,” in which Jackson’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will debut as his father on film. The groups 1988 hit ‘F—ck the Police’ has once again become…

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RHOA Welcomes Back Sheree Whitfield


By Andre Jones After seven seasons on the hit Bravo reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), NeNe Leakes, the show’s clear star power, has decided not to return for an eighth season. In her place, Bravo has brought back former RHOA personalities Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Hampton. Whitfield, former wife of NFL player and Atlanta Falcon Bob Whitfield, has a new contract with the Bravo network to return for…

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Are Free From The Church of Scientology


According to, Will Smith was introduced to the Church of Scientology by Tom Cruise and became a member in 2007. Smith’s tax records verify that he made donations to the church and even received a $1.3 million refund from them when one of the church’s schools, the New Village Leadership Academy, closed. In 2007, Smith told Access Hollywood, “I was introduced to [Scientology] through Tom, and I’m a student…

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Bobby Brown Wrestling With Guilt Over His Daughter’s Death


By Andre Jones Bobby Brown, father of recently deceased Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been expressing deep feelings of guilt over her death. “I should have made her go to rehab and become her guardian – just like Britney Spears’ father did to save her,” Brown confided to U.K.’s Daily Mail. Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31st. After being…

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