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NJ Man Says Rapper DMX Robbed Him at Gas Station

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By Victor O DMX is currently being investigated by police after a New Jersey man accused the rapper and his entourage of snatching and making away with thousands of dollars belonging to him. The man, whose name was not revealed, claimed to have been robbed by the rapper and his entourage of about 15 people at an Exxon gas station in the early hours on  Easter Sunday. NJ.com reports that…

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Can You Guess What MTV is Giving Kevin Hart?

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Reported by Ryan Brennan MTV made a big announcement today that involved good news for Kevin Hart, well-known comedian, actor and television producer. The network announced that he will receive the Comedic Genius Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The award was introduced in 2013, when Hart’s co-star in the film Get Hard, Will Ferrell, was the first to win. Hart,…

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President Obama Slips On Air Force One Steps, Internet Goes Wild

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By Ryan Brennan President Barack Obama must be sick and tired of all the trips he has been making. After returning to Washington proceeding a weekend getaway in Florida, Obama was almost ready to take another trip. However, this one wouldn’t have been as fun as the last. Obama was ready to take the famous walk down the Air Force One steps. Perhaps he was a bit unfocused or was…

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Can Comedians Be Funny Without Backlash? Jamie Foxx Accused of “transphobia”

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By Lyonel Laverde-Hansen Our popular culture is based on a tension of competing purposes. On one hand, we value the importance of freedom of expression, most famously enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. A range of personalities has invoked his or her Constitutional rights to justify expression which many find offensive. As a result, performers can be banned or condemned, but not imprisoned for violating local “obscenity laws.”…

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Barbershop 3: Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer Coming Back After 11 Years

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By Naturally Triece According to Deadline, a Barbershop 3 is on the way. The threequel will be coming 11 years after the sequel to the first Barbershop, which was a hit! The site is reporting that they’re still barbering the deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director, Malcolm D. Lee, to direct Barbershop 3. Rumor has it that the film is coming along very well and steps…

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Lee Daniels’ kids have read Anne Frank 100 times, but don’t want to read Roots

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In case you don’t know the story of Anne Frank, it’s an intriguing diary written by a young Jewish woman during World War II.  The Jewish community takes great pride in the book, and they make sure that many of their children read it at some point in their lives as a point of cultural heritage. Lee Daniels, creator of the show “Empire,” and the films “Precious” and “Monster’s Ball,”…

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2 Univ. of Tennessee Football Players Charged With Rαpe

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Two University of Tennessee football players, one former and one current, were charged with aggravated rαpe on Thursday. Both A.J. Johnson, an ex-linebacker, and current cornerback Michael Williams were indicted on charges of aggravated rαpe. On Thursday a Knox County Grand Jury charged that both men were “aided and abetted by” the other, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Williams turned himself in but his attorney, David Eldridge, insists that his…

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Spike Lee Sued Spike TV: 10 Things You May Not Know About Shelton Jackson Lee

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By Marie Seva Did you know that in 2003, Spike Lee filed legal action against Spike TV to discontinue the use of his nickname, claiming that his fame may lead to people’s belief that he was affiliated with the network?  Here are 10 more intriguing topics on the accomplished actor, writer, producer and film director. 1. Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee to Jacqueline Carroll (a teacher) and William James Edward Lee…

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30 Years Later: Eddie Murphy Goes back To SNL

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By Michal Ortner Eddie Murphy is scheduled to appear on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 15—nearly 31 years after his departure from the sketch comedy show in the 80s. Interestingly, Murphy has not been a guest on the show that jump-started his career since his last appearance in 1984. “It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it,” Murphy explained about why he waited…

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NY Based Hot 97 FM Gives Radio Personality Cipha Sounds His Walking Papers

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By Victor Ochieng The sensational long-time radio host Cipha Sounds was fired from the popular Hot 97 radio station on Tuesday. His dismissal comes 17 years after he joined the FM crew. “Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT. We wish him well on his future endeavors,” read a news release by the New York-based hip hop station. Cipha also sent out a message through his Twitter and…

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Former Bus Driver Wins 7 Million and Cashes Out for $4.3 Million

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By Angela L. Braden Frederick McClendon, a retired city bus driver, is now one of New York’s newest millionaires. The 51-year-old retiree purchased a Cash4Life lotto ticket at a Brooklyn liquor store.  The next day, McClendon discovered that ticket was worth $7 million. According to the New York Daily News, the day after purchasing the ticket, McClendon went back to that same liquor store where he had bought it.  That’s…

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Darrien Hunt Autopsy Proves Police Shot Him Four Times In Back

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Darrien Hunt is yet another representation of the grim statistic that a person of color is killed every 28 hours by a police officer.  Hunt was fatally shot by officers in Utah because they claimed it was a sword; Hunt was unarmed and actually carrying a toy sword that was part of a Japanese anime costume he was wearing.  A Comic Con event where attendees dress up as comic book…

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Ferguson Activists Tell Country What The Mainstream Media Won’t In #FergusonFireside

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Inmates Die Of Constipation, Gangrene In Alabama Jail

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April V. Taylor Family members of three inmates at the Madison County jail in Alabama have filed a lawsuit against the county and Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), the private company contracted to provide medical care to inmates.  The lawsuit alleges that the inmates suffered brutal mistreatment as staff denied them of necessary medical care for treatable, non-fatal conditions in order to save money. Nikki Listau died within two days of…

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Chicago Police Knock Over Woman On Dialysis, Place Man In Chokehold

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LeRoy Hubbard III reports to WMAQ that he has video of Chicago police barging into his parents’ home and knocking over his mother, who was on a dialysis machine, before placing him in a chokehold.  According to NBC Chicago, the incident of alleged police misconduct took place after officers tried to stop Hubbard while he was simply walking outside of his parents home in the Englewood neighborhood on the South…