Jill Scott: I May Raise My Son Alone But I’m Not A ‘Single Mother’


Reported by Liku Zelleke Last week, Steve Harvey released a clip that showed singer and actress Jill Scott as a guest on his show’s “Thankful Hour.” In it, she opened up about her hardships – and how she overcame them – as well as the challenges and joys of raising her son, Jett, alone. She said that although she was single, she didn’t consider herself a “single mother.” The show…

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Chrisette Michele’s Engagement Is Shocking With Details


Reported by Liku Zelleke Just about a month ago, Chrisette Michele announced that she had gotten engaged to her music producer and manager boyfriend, Doug Ellison – an announcement that caught many by surprise. Not much was known about him or their relationship. That’s about to change. In a recent interview, Michele has gone ahead and shared intimate details about their relationship. For example, she said that they had once…

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Timbaland Opens Up and Calls Suge Knight A Mentor


By: Robert C. Bess Sr. Born Timothy Z. Mosley in Norfolk, Virginia on March 10, 1972, Timbaland said today’s music industry could learn a lot from the jailed former rap mogul Suge Knight who is locked up on murder charges. Timbaland said, “I’mma keep it to music-he was a bad dude.” He also called Knight a mentor suggesting that his business sense was spot on. Timbaland went on to expound…

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Harry Belafonte Honored in New York


By Doshon Farad At nearly ninety-years old, performer and activist Harry Belafonte is still in the fight to end injustice. On Monday, the Gathering for Justice-an organization that he founded in 2005 celebrated its Tenth Anniversary in Harlem, N.Y. at the world famous Apollo Theater. The “Justice Ball” fundraiser as it was titled was not only held in honor of the organization’s founding but to also pay homage to Belafonte and others who…

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Wendy Williams’ Contract with Lionsgate Renewed for Seven more Years


Reported by Liku Zelleke Wendy Williams’ popularity continues to rise as the daytime talk show host’s contract with Lionsgate has been extended for another 7 years – right into 2022. Williams’ show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” had only been scheduled to run through the 2016 – 2017 television season. But, it is thought that with her “personal services” contract renewed between her and Debmar-Mercury – the producer and distributor of…

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Music Legend Allen Toussaint Dies at 77


By: Robert C. Bess Sr. Allen Toussaint died on Monday in Madrid. His daughter confirmed his death in an email saying that he died from a heart attack. He was in Madrid touring and had just appeared in concert before collapsing in his hotel room, according to El Mundo. Toussaint, 77, had been keeping a very busy schedule. He appeared in the United States and in Europe and had plans…

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Two People Stabbed at RZA’s House

PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium on September 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Reported by Liku Zelleke Two people were reportedly stabbed early last Saturday at the Millstone, N.J., home of rapper, producer and Wu-Tang Clan founding member RZA. At the time of the incident, RZA – real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs – was allegedly down in Austin, TX, attending the Fun Fun Fest. Sergeant Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, told reporters that officers arrived at the scene…

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Actress Gabourey Sidibe Got A Response For The Haters About Her Love Scene on ‘Empire’


Reported by Liku Zelleke “Empire” has started off with a bang and fans have already been ‘wowed’ with the first three episodes – the last of which was shown last Wednesday. In the opening of that particular episode, Gabourey Sidibe’s character was involved in a steamy scene that saw her having you-know-what with her boyfriend. Most viewers enjoyed the raunchy scene for its entertainment value and moved on with the…

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Tom Jones to Have DNA Test to Check for Black Ancestry


Reported by Liku Zelleke Legendary crooner Sir Tom Jones revealed recently that he wants to have his DNA tested to find out if he has any black ancestry. His black (in his younger days) and curly hair, and his baritone voice have caused many to believe that he was a black man passing for a white; a fact Sir Jones mentioned in an interview he held during the weekend. “A…

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Will Raven-Symoné Be Removed From ‘The View?’


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Raven Symoné has changed in many ways from that cute little adorable girl people remember from The Cosby Show. In fact, many people who recall seeing her on the show sometimes are amazed at what has become of her today. She is all grown up and speaking her mind. One thing for sure, Symoné is not little ‘Olivia’ from The Cosby Show. Since her arrival as one…

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Whoopi Goldberg’s Show Cut Short After Her Tour Bus Catches Fire


Reported by Liku Zelleke Whoopi Goldberg’s Saturday performance at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, Canada had to be cut short after her tour bus, which was parked outside, burst into flames. The reason for the fire is still under investigation. Goldberg was on stage and near the end of her performance when members of the audience began smelling smoke. It was later found that her bus, which was parked behind…

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Actor Anthony Mackie Asserts That Race Shouldn’t Determine Who Becomes Black Panther Director


By Victor O Black Panther made a name for itself in the 60s when it emerged as the first mainstream comic to feature a black superhero, and now Marvel Studios is working on a film based on the Black Panther character which is expected to be released in 2018. The new Black Panther will mark the company’s first production to be headlined by an actor of color. The film is…

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Are T.I.’s and Farrakhan’s Statements About Women Misogynistic?


By Victor Ochieng Would you vote for a woman presidential candidate? Rapper turned actor T.I. says he wouldn’t. He made such sentiments in reference to the forthcoming presidential elections, and more specifically to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. While he says he isn’t being sexist in his opinion, his explanation sounds just that – sexist. Speaking to DJ Whoo Kid during a Shade 45 interview, the…

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Kanye West Rumored To Host Next Year’s VMA’s


By : Naturally Triece Okay, so I’m still trying to figure out if this is true or not. Reportedly the MTV execs are seeking out Kanye West to host next year’s MTV Video Music Awards and it’s just really hard to know what to expect. Will it just be a Yeezus concert? Or will other performers actually be there to perform? Will he go by a script or will he…

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Why Did The Residents Of Compton Have To Leave Compton To See ‘Straight Outta Compton’


By Robert Stitt The movie Straight Outta Compton was tops at the box office in its opening weekend knocking Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation from the top spot. Mega-site Rotten Tomatoes rates it 89 percent on the Tomatometer with 96 percent of the audience saying they liked it. The film not only gave diversity to the offerings at theaters across America but was a “win” for black actors and filmmakers. Strangely,…

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