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Tupac: Why Black People Have A Right To Be Angry

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most legendary hip hop artists of all time, and his influence helped a generation of black youth find their voice.  Eighteen years have passed since his senseless and tragic murder, but the imprint he left on American culture and black conscious is still visible. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was named after Tupac Amarau, an 18th century South American revolutionary who was executed…

OJ Simpson: Freed by Kim Kardashian’s dad, but is now obsessed with Kim

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By Nigel Boys Although OJ Simpson was found not guilty in the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, he ended up being convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 2008 and now serves a 33-year prison sentence in Lovelock Correctional Center, Nevada. However, the former football Hall of Famer and recipient of the Heisman Award still does not respect the memory of Robert Kardashian, the man who got…

Kerry Washington Looks Amazingly Slim After Weeks Of Giving Birth

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The Emmy winning actress Kerry Washington never ceases to amaze us while  flexing her skills on her hit show, ‘Scandal.’ But what’s even more impressive is her ability to slim down just three months after giving birth to her precious baby girl, Isabelle. Last season was so climactic for Olivia Pope and her gladiators, but not as challenging as the obstacles that Washington had to go through while still bringing her…

Does LeBron James Look Healthier or Sort of Sickly After Going on Low Carb Diet?

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Fans in Cleveland may be expecting the mountain of a man who got his first championship ring in Miami, but what they’re getting instead is sort of a lanky fellow who has dropped a few pounds over the summer. As ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports, LeBron’s weight loss is tied directly to cutting carbs. Carb cutting diets are all the rage now since reducing sugar has become a way of reducing…

Critics say naming a school after Michael Jackson ignores his criminal accusations

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By Nigel Boys Although the late “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, was born in Gary, Indiana, and the town has every right to honor and respect his legend, some believe that to name a school after him, is going a little bit far, especially since he was accused of touching children inappropriately. The late pop idol’s estate, however, is all for the naming of a school by Gary’s school board,…

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

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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 over the death of Eric Garner, Spike is making his voice heard almost instantaneously. Eric…

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

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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 York City to becoming a megastar and there are also a few surprises for fans…

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

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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 day in October when he got arrested. What is known is that at the time,…

Bow Wow ditches his stage name for a mature moniker. www.blacklikemoi.com

Bow Wow Changes His Name For the Fourth Time

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  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 29th.  The 27-year-old said that he has outgrown his old stage name, although he acknowledges…

Tupac Shakurs musical Holler If Ya Hear Me is getting bad reviews. www.blacklikemoi.com

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

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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 If Ya Hear Me is a play that highlights underprivileged life, from being a convict…

Tracy Morgan returns home, sues Wal-Mart.

Tracy Morgan Is In Stable Condition at an Undisclosed Rehab Facility

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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 in a rehab facility in fair condition. Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea, and comedians Harris Stanton…

Singer DAngelos Manager Kevin Liles says his album is coming sooner than later. www.blacklikemoi.com

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

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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” singer has been taunting the public with talks of a new album since at least…

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

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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 up to her and wanted to be just like her. This is an old clip…

Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

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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 7th after he was critically injured in a motor accident involving six cars on the…

The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

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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 to building wealth.  Let’s get that out of the way right now. But for that…