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Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

by Dr. Boyce Watkins The older I get, the more I appreciate Spike Lee.   Spike ruffles feathers with his raw commentary, but I’m firmly convinced that he cares about black people.  While most of the folks in Hollywood are too busy wondering if their overseers are going to give them approval to be outraged […]

Rapper Ja Rule Talks Selling Crack at 14 and Meeting Wife in 8th Grade

Rapper Ja Rule Talks Selling Crack at 14 and Meeting Wife in 8th Grade

In his new memoir Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man, rapper Ja-Rule, who had a string of hits in the early 2000s, dishes on everything from selling crack as a teenager to meeting his wife in eighth grade shop class. He details his life all the way from growing up in New […]

Chris Brown’s lawyers still battling over exactly what happened that day

Chris Brown’s lawyers still battling over exactly what happened that day

Reported by Liku Zelleke Singer Chris Brown can’t seem to catch a break. On Wednesday, he was close to settling his assault case in a deal that would have let him walk away a free man. Unfortunately, the negotiations fell apart when the lawyers couldn’t agree on what Brown would admit happened on that fateful […]

Bow Wow Changes His Name For the Fourth Time

Bow Wow Changes His Name For the Fourth Time

  Reported by Kacie Whaley The entertainer that was first known as Kid Gangsta at age three, then Lil’ Bow Wow, and then simply Bow Wow, has now graduated to a more mature moniker:  Shad Moss.  The 106 & Park host announced via Instagram that he will go by his government name starting on June […]

Critics Allege Tupac’s “Holla If Ya Hear Me” Play Is Watered Down For a White Audience

Critics Allege Tupac’s “Holla If Ya Hear Me” Play Is Watered Down For a White Audience

Reported by Kacie Whaley Nineties hip-hop star Tupac Shakur has been idolized and celebrated as one of the best rappers of all time since his tragic death in 1996.  Shakur’s music has lived on through posthumous albums, documentaries, college courses, and holograms.  So it’s no surprise that his legacy has also ventured into Broadway. Holler […]

Tracy Morgan Is In Stable Condition at an Undisclosed Rehab Facility

Tracy Morgan Is In Stable Condition at an Undisclosed Rehab Facility

Reported by Kacie Whaley Tracy Morgan is gradually recovering from the auto accident that left him in critical condition and left comedian James McNair dead two weeks ago.  Although the comedian broke his nose, ribs, and leg, The Huffington Post reports that the comedian is no longer in the hospital and has now been placed […]

Singer D’Angelo Slated For Album Release And Tour In 2014

Singer D’Angelo Slated For Album Release And Tour In 2014

Reported by Kacie Whaley The moment all D’Angelo fans have been patiently awaiting is coming “sooner than later,” according to Kevin Liles, the soul singer’s manager.  Last week, Liles revealed to Billboard that D’Angelo’s heavily anticipated follow-up to his 2000 album Voodoo will be released later this year, along with a tour.   The “Brown Sugar” […]

Aaliyah on Star Search at the age of 10: But she looks like an adult

Aaliyah on Star Search at the age of 10:  But she looks like an adult

Aaliyah is one of the most beloved singers in the history of R&B music.  She died tragically in the year 2001 in a plane crash, but was on her way to fame, fortune and stardom.  Scratch that:  She was already there, with movie roles, hit songs and a loyal legion of fans who all looked […]

Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

Reported by Liku Zelleke According to his representative, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is doing well and has been upgraded to “fair condition”, from the previous “critical but stable condition”, which he says is a great improvement. Lewis Kay added, “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well.” Morgan was hospitalized on June […]

The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

Do you think that black people are too likely to want to become entertainers and athletes?  A lot of people feel that these activities are destructive in the lives of young black men, drawing them away from their books toward false dreams of fame and fortune.  Education and business ownership are the two greatest keys […]

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

Often times when you hear people in Hollywood discuss why more black films aren’t put into production, they point to the risk of producing and financing an African-American movie. What if it doesn’t sell? Writer and director John Singleton told a mostly black audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday that they shouldn’t […]

Chris Rock Announces Kanye West-Inspired Tour Name

Chris Rock Announces Kanye West-Inspired Tour Name

Reported by Nigel Boys On Thursday’s episode of the “Tonight Show,” with host Jimmy Fallon, the American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television and film producer and director, Chris Rock, announced a new tour which is to be called “The Black Plague.” The 49-year-old who started his career as a standup comedian went on to say that […]

Former Dallas Cowboy Who Killed His Teammate In a Fiery Car Crash Released From Jail

Former Dallas Cowboy Who Killed His Teammate In a Fiery Car Crash Released From Jail

Reported by April Taylor Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent was released from Jail on Sunday.  Brent was serving a 180 day sentence for a conviction for intoxication manslaughter that stemmed from a December 2012 crash that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown. The two were returning from Privae, a Dallas nightclub, when Brent […]

66-Year-Old OJ Simpson Assaulted In Prison, Hires Another Inmate to Protect Him

66-Year-Old OJ Simpson Assaulted In Prison, Hires Another Inmate to Protect Him

Reported by Krystle Crossman The 20th anniversary of the OJ Simpson was last week. The 66-year-old former football player, who is an inmate in prison, has been assaulted during his confinement and has sought help from another felon in order to protect himself. He decided to hire convicted felon Willie “Smoke” Hartwell to be his bodyguard. Hartwell […]

Terry Crews says every child needs a father, and is pummeled for it on TV

Terry Crews says every child needs a father, and is pummeled for it on TV

The world is heavily politicized, and people are picking their camps.  They are also fighting over even the smallest issues in the gender wars and there is no end in sight.  Actor Terry Crews was taken to task during an episode of “The View” recently when speaking about the importance of children having a father. […]

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