Why Is Petey Pablo Filing For Bankruptcy Again?


By Robert Stitt Born Moses Mortimer Barrett III, the rapper known as Petey Pablo teamed up with Black Rob and Busta Rhymes nearly two decades ago, after his time in prison for armed robbery. He was signed to Jive records. From 2000 to 2004, he released singles such as “Raise Up”, which was directed by Timbaland, and “Diary of a Sinner” which was certified gold. His single “Freek-a-Leek”, produced by…

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50 Cent Meets A Son He Has Never Ever Seen


Reported by Liku Zelleke Ever the showman, rapper 50 Cent is at it again. Last Saturday, the 40-year-old announced on Instagram that he is the father of a third child – a son – whose mother he has chosen not to reveal. He shared a photo that showed him and the boy and a caption that read, “My life is full of surprises, this little guy is my son Davian……

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Ironic That Prince And His 80’s Girlfriend Vanity Both Died At 57


By Victor Ochieng The death of singer and multi-instrumentalist Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, has left many of his fans devastated. One of his friends, with whom they had a drug steered relationship back in the 1980s also died this year. The girlfriend, Vanity, who was part of a Prince-run music group called Vanity 6, died this year aged 57 the same age Prince died. Vanity, real name Denise Matthews,…

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Zoe Kravitz And Her Man Are Reminiscent Of Younger Mom And Dad


Reported by Liku Zelleke Everyone knows that Zoe Kravitz is the spitting image of her mom, Lisa Bonet. Her dad, Lenny Kravitz, doesn’t seem to have contributed too much in the looks and demeanor departments of their daughter. Well, Zoe was at the Coachella Music Festival last week with her boyfriend, George Lewis. The crowd that was around them couldn’t help but notice one thing: Zoe and George were exactly what Lisa…

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The OWN Network Cancels ‘Raising Whitley’


By Victor Ochieng OWN Network passes as the “most watched network for African-American women.” This is especially so because of its great programming. One show that the billionaire reality TV personality Oprah Winfrey believes turned things around for the better for her OWN network is “Raising Whitley.” For the show’s fans, however, it comes as a disappointment to learn that the network is cancelling the show, bringing it to a premature…

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U.S. Lawyer Talks about Her Secret Marriage To Actor Idris Elba And Why They Split Up


By Victor Ochieng Actor Idris Elba has risen to become among Hollywood’s top cream, having negotiated his way to success from poverty in London’s Canning Town. He’s played notable roles in different movies and series, including, TV’s Luther, The Wire and the Mandela film. There is no doubt that his rise to where he is has been relentless. He’s endured several challenges, including racism, to be where he is today….

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50 Cents Offers Up $23 Million To Clear Up His Bankruptcy Case


By Robert Stitt TMZ has reported about 50 Cent’s bankruptcy fiasco for a long time, and they just brought in some more breaking news. Apparently, 50 Cent, who said he was running in the negatives while posing with stacks, walls even, of hundred dollar bills, found his missing money. He is now ready to pay back his creditors…mostly. Fifty was able to talk his main creditors down several million dollars…

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Why Michael Jai White Doesn’t Want An Oscar Nomination


Reported by Liku Zelleke If there is one actor who doesn’t want to be nominated for an Oscar it is Michael Jai White. According to his observations, any Black actor that has won or even been nominated to the awards has seen their career plummet from that point onwards. A passing glance at the facts shows that White might actually have a point there. In a candid interview he held…

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Tavis Smiley Sets Up Scholarship Targeting his Alma Mater – Indiana University


By Victor Ochieng Broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley is definitely putting smiles on the faces of students through education. The 51-year-old has set up a $50,000 scholarship fund targeting his alma mater, the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The fund will be channeled towards recruiting African-American students, with a focus on students who are first in their families to join college. “My education at IU and SPEA continues to…

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Halle Berry Is Heading For Divorce Number Three Because She ‘Keep Marrying Boys’


Reported by Liku Zelleke It looks like big-screen actress and everyone’s sweetheart, Halle Berry is on her way to divorce number three – just two years after marrying Olivier Martinez. Halle and Olivier have one child together, and two more children from Halle’s previous marriage. Recently, Halle spoke to about 300 men that were gathered for Dondre Whitfield’s Student African-American Brotherhood Conference (SAAB). She took the opportunity to open up…

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Karrine Steffans and Columbus Short Have Decided To Work On Their Marriage


By: Giovanni Zaburoni Karrine “Superhead” Steffans has many talents but keeping a man isn’t one of them.  Her marriage to Columbus Short, a troubled actor and former employee of Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC Drama, Scandal only lasted a few months. In the past 48 hours, things got really ugly but it looks like it may be turning around.    According to Eurweb, Steffans says Short cheated on her.  On Tuesday,…

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Nobody Wants To Go To Prison, But If You Did, Having A Papoose From Love & Hip Hop Is Strengthening


By Victor Ochieng The coming of Remy Ma in Love & Hip Hop must have been a surprise to so many of the show’s fans. This is particularly because it isn’t the kind of show you would want to rope in a woman who’d been found guilty and slapped with a eight year sentence after she shot someone over a money dispute. With Remy Ma on the show, the direction…

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Singer Chrisette Michele Talks About Living With PCOS and No Longer Being A Vegan


By Victor Ochieng Grammy-winning singer Chrisette Michele was diagnosed with PCOS more than four years ago. It came at a time she was taking a vegan diet and working hand-in-hand with a holistic doctor. She was going through a lot, including Reiki treatments and kinesiology as well as relying on her Christian faith to give herself the best. She was continuously “praying and just asking God to just open up…

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Why Are Steve Harvey’s Fans Mad As H*ll?


By Robert Stitt Steve Harvey can’t blame the cue card. This time, he may have simply misread his audience. Apparently a 23-year old woman sent in a letter to Harvey which was read on his morning radio show. The letter described how the woman was awakened from her drunken stupor by her boyfriend who told her to get cleaned up. She said she did not know what he meant so…

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T.I. May Be Balling But He Better Pay Uncle Sam


By Nigel Boys Bringing his grand total debt to over $6.2 million and despite having an estimated wealth of as much as $215 million, Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known as the rapper T.I. has been accused of cheating the IRS out of another $1.6 million. The Daily Mail reports that the federal government agency hit the rapper with an amount of $1,640,664.90 in a federal tax lien filed in Georgia…

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