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Former Model B. Smith Found After Missing Overnight

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Pioneering former model and famed restaurateur Barbara Smith, known to many as B. Smith, has been found after being reported missing on Long Island.  Earlier this year, Smith revealed that she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s after suffering from symptoms of memory loss and confusion for years.  According to Fox News, she was reported missing by her husband and business partner Dan Gasby who reported that she had last been seen…

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Salon.com writer says Chris Rock has a “poisonous legacy”

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This was written by Mychal Denzel Smith at Salon.com: In 1996, Chris Rock told a joke. Granted, he told a number of jokes, because he’s a comedian and that’s literally his job. But he only told one joke that would come to serve as the basis of analysis for a generation of would-be sociologists and pseudo-black-intellectuals everywhere. “I love black people, but I hate n–gers.” The joke here being that…

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What Are Morgan Freeman’s Top 10 Performances

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Morgan Freeman is an actor, director and narrator who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1937.  He was the youngest of five children and grew up in Chicago and Greenwood, Mississippi.  He grew up looking up to such actors as Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier. Freeman’s interest in acting was the result of being forced to participate in his junior high school’s drama competition after pulling a chair…

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What Made Some People Think Muhammad Ali Was Gay?

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Muhammad Ali is known by many as the greatest heavyweight and one of the greatest athletes in boxing history.  Besides being a boxer, he is also a social activist and philanthropist.  He was born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, KY as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.  Ali first discovered his talent for boxing at the age of 12.  His bike had been stolen, and when Ali told police officer Joe Martin…

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Apollo Calls Phaedra Fat, Selfish, B*&$! In Letter

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The latest blow between the imprisoned Apolla Nida and his estranged wife Phaedra Parks has been dealt.  Nida is currently serving an eight year sentence for bank and identity fraud, and it is no secret that he has been upset with Parks for not showing up to his sentencing hearing.  Parks has also refused to accept his calls from prison. In the latest turn of events, Hollywood Life is reporting…

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Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee: Family Always Came Before Career

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were an iconic power couple who both worked as activists and actors.  Dee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1923 and began her acting career with her Broadway debut in 1946.  Davis was born in Cogdell, Georgia in 1917, and after serving in World War II, he also began his acting career on Broadway.  The couple married in 1948 and spent much of their lives…

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Dr. Maya Angelou: What Did Her Mom Say That Helped Her Change The World?

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  Dr. Maya Angelou is known for inspiring generations through the wisdom of her words and the way she carried herself through life’s ups and downs.  Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, she came from humble beginnings.  Growing up in Stamps, Arkansas exposed her to the deep racial prejudices and brutality of the Jim Crow South.  Her experiences with racial discrimination and prejudice became part…

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The 10 Craziest Things Kanye West Has Said

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Kanye West is a rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer who began his career as a producer with Roc-A-Fella Records.  He first gained fame for his contributions to Jay-Z’s The Blueprint album in 2001 as well as his work on hit singles for such artists as Alicia Keys, Ludacris and Janet Jackson. West was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to Chicago with his mother after his parents divorced.  West’s…

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Nas’ Emotional Reaction To Picture of Slaveowner Who Owned His Family

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This week’s episode of the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” includes some firsts for the show. The rapper Nas will be featured as he traces his ancestory back through slavery. Regarding Nas’ appearance and the historic episode, host Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. points out,  “We introduced Nas to five generations – we’ve never been able to do this before for any African American – five generations of his enslaved…

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton Cures 90’s Kids Insomnia With “Go The F$%! To Sleep”

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Every 90’s kid has some memory of LeVar Burton reading books on his iconic PBS show Reading Rainbow, whether the memory was made at home or in the classroom.  The show first aired in June 1983, and Burton became a literary hero to generations as executive producer and host of the show that inspired children to read for more than 30 years.  During a recent charity fundraiser, any 90’s kid…

Will Smith is turning Hitch into a scripted series www.blacklikemoi.com

Will Smith Is Turning One of His Hit Films Into a TV Show

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Were you a fan of the charming 2005 romantic comedy Hitch?  Fox is now working with Will Smith to bring fans a small screen version of the film every week. Fox is developing a television show based on the box office hit movie that starred Will Smith as smooth-talking match maker Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens who was hired to help clumsy Albert Brennaman (played by King of Queens‘ Kevin James)…

Charles Huggins ex husband of Melba Moore is convicted of fraud www.blacklikemoi.com

Ex-Husband of Famed 70’s R&B Singer Convicted of Fraud

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Reported by Nigel Boys Charles Huggins, the 68-year-old former husband of Beatrice Melba Hill, more commonly known by her stage name of Melba Moore, who was divorced from the R&B singer and actress in 1991, was convicted on Friday of wire fraud. The music producer who worked with stars such as Tom Cruise and Whitney Houston was also convicted by Federal Judge Sidney Stein last week of conspiracy to commit…

50 Cent ramps up for season 2 of Dream School reflects on legacy wants to help children www.blacklikemoi.com

50 Cent Reflects On His Legacy, Wants to Motivate Children

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Rapper/mogul 50 Cent is prepping for season 2 of his critically-acclaimed show “Dream School,” which airs on Sundance TV.  The hip hop entrepreneur, who is one of the show’s producers, guides a group of teenagers who have either dropped out or been kicked out of school and assists them in graduating.  Other influential figures are also essential in the educational program, as they give the rebellious…

Kanye West taught at Los Angeles Trade and Technical Center for probation www.blacklikemoi.com

‘College Dropout’ Kanye West Teaches College Class For Probation

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Kanye West is famous for a lot of things including his lack of control over his temper. His hotheadedness has managed to land him in many undesirable situations including a couple of fistfights with the paparazzi. One such incident led to his landing in court on misdemeanor charges. West was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and grand theft after getting into a fight in July 2013….

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Baby Sherri Shepherd Begged For Then Abandoned Now On Welfare

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According to a recent exclusive interview Sherri Shepherds ex, Lamar Sally, gave to the Daily Mail, Shepherd begged to have a child with him, even before they were married.  Sally says that Shepherd did not “want to be an old mother.”  Sally dropped other bombshells, including claiming that the reason the couple got married after only a year of dating was because Shepherd so desperately wanted to hurry up and…

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