Singer K. Michelle Says Adele Wouldn’t Be So Successful In Soul Music If She Was Black


By Victor Ochieng R&B singer K. Michelle believes that Adele is enjoying her current status simply by virtue of being White. She asserts that were Adele or Sam Smith Black musicians, they wouldn’t be as successful as they are now. Without a doubt, the two have coined a unique soul style that has earned them accolades across the globe. But Michelle says they’re only penetrating the market because of their racial…

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Timberland Didn’t Perform At Flint Fundraiser Because He Didn’t Have His Favorite Bubbly


By Michal Ortner Timbaland was on the roster to perform in Flint, Michigan as part of a fundraiser for the community that has been plagued with contaminated water. His reason behind ditching the show had to do with the type of alcohol he was served. According to reports, he was given the wrong type of champagne. The rapper requested a bottle of Ace of Spades, a designer brand of champagne…

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RHOP’s Ashley Darby Tells All The ‘Haters’ To Keep Their Noses Out Of Her Marriage


Reported by Liku Zelleke “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Ashley Derby has recently been fielding criticism – not about her professional life, but her private one. First, the facts: Derby is married. Her husband, Michael, is her senior by almost 3 decades. He is white. And, it is all none of your business – that is the message she is sending out to all the “haters” who are “shifting their…

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Activist DeRay Responds To Rapper Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” Rap Song


By Victor Ochieng The controversial “White Privilege II” song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has captured the attention of activist DeRay Mckesson. The activist recently took to social media and made a comment about the song. He even went ahead to have a one-on-one chat with the musician in a bid to establish what inspired him to pen the song. “When I first heard Macklemore’s new song, “White Privilege II,” I…

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Why Is OJ Simpson Upset About The New Episode “The People vs. OJ Simpson?”


By Nigel Boys The upcoming mini-series “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” which features a cast including Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulsen, John Travolta and Selma Blair, has many people waiting for its premiere on February 2, but one person is not looking forward to its airing. According to a prison buddy of OJ Simpson, who was found not guilty of the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and her friend,…

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Love and Hip Hop’s Mendeecees Harris Gets Special Treatment In Prison


Reported by Liku Zelleke “Love and Hip Hop New York” star Mendeecees Harris has run out of time and checked himself into prison where he will be held for 8 years after being convicted on drug trafficking charges. If Harris had any hopes of watching his wife, Yandy Smith, while doing his stint, reports suggest that despite his not being in a high-security prison he won’t have access to the…

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Madonna Gives Unbelievable Concert


By Nigel Boys On the tenth birthday of Mercy James, the woman who adopted her, 57-year-old Madonna, brought the delighted child on stage and presented her with a light pink cupcake, adorned with a lit birthday candle, during her performance in Miami. Despite the packed house at the American Airlines Arena, the “Like a Virgin” singer stopped what she was doing and devoted all her attention to her little girl…

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Hollywood’s Diversity Issues Run Deeper than the Oscars

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By Nicholas Muiruri Nominations for the coveted Oscar awards featured an all-white list once again, giving rise to concerns that Hollywood has failed to recognize people of color. Despite harsh criticism, experts reckon that the film industry has made tremendous progress over the last ten years. However, they attribute the problem with nominations to a lack of diversity in the movie and television industry. In this year’s best picture category,…

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Amandla Stenberg Opens Up About Being Bisexual


By Victor Ochieng Amandla Stenberg, the Hunger Games star, has finally opened up about being bisexual. She made the world know about her sexual identity through a series of impassioned Snapchat videos. Through a Teen Vogue Snapchat account, Stenberg came out and openly said that she “identifies as a black bisexual woman” and revealed that it’s something she struggled with for a while before she could tell the world about it….

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Why Does Faith Evans Want The LAPD To Reopen Notorious B.I.G.’s Case?


By Victor Ochieng Not much has been heard about the death of legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. over the past few years. However, Faith Evans strongly believes that the Los Angeles Police Department knows exactly who’s responsible for the rapper’s death, but aren’t ready to reveal it to the public. Evans, who’s B.I.G.’s former wife, now wants the case reopened and that more people should work on it to help unravel the truth….

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Brazilian Model Claims Chris Brown Punched Her In The Face


Reported by Liku Zelleke Las Vegas police say they are looking into an allegation of battery that has been brought up against beleaguered R&B singer, Chris Brown. According to Liziane Gutierrez – a Brazilian model who is known for being a Kardashian look-alike – Brown punched her in the face after he caught her taking pictures of him while at a party at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas….

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Taraji P. Henson Named Entertainer of the of the Year


Reported by Liku Zelleke Taraji P. Henson, 45, has been named Entertainer of the Year by USA Today. The honor was bestowed upon the “Empire” star for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon in the hit Fox series. Before she landed the acclaimed role, Henson enjoyed a long and prosperous career spanning decades in which she has performed in hit TV shows like “Person of Interest” and “Boston Legal” as well…

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Erykah Badu – Grey & Fabulous at 44


By Andre Jones Erykah Badu – singer, songwriter, model, and producer gave a very candid look at an aspect of her life that a lot of women (and men) work very hard to hide: her aging process. Just two days before Christmas, Grammy award winning artist Erykah Badu revealed a very personal picture of herself on Twitter, which showed her with a head full of grey hair along with the caption,…

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What’s Up With Jermaine Jackson Sporting His New Hairdo?


Reported by Liku Zelleke Even as a youngster and when he was in the Jackson Five, Jermaine’s haircuts had a way of standing out. Over the years, his styles have tended to change – but have consistently remained rather flamboyant. In recent times he had settled for sides slicked back and with a little body on the top of his head. Well, that’s gone and changed too. Last week, Jermaine…

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Why Did Nicki Minaj Put Up Bond Money For Her Brother?


By Nigel Boys After forking out a reported $30,000 for her brothers wedding just 3 months ago, Nicki Minaj again had to pay out $100,000 for 37-year-old Jelani Maraj, this time for his bond after he was charged with raping a 12-year-old on multiple occasions. In his first court appearance this week at the Nassau County courthouse in Mineola, New York, Maraj was accompanied by his mother, Carol, and lawyer…

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