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Rihanna And Armani Partner To Launch New Denim/Underwear Collection

Rihanna And Armani Partner To Launch New Denim/Underwear Collection

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    Pop star Rihanna has just launched her first fashion line, a joint project with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans. Read More. 

Gospel Duo Mary Mary New Reality Show Coming to WE TV

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You can add Mary Mary to the growing list of celebs who have snagged a reality TV show.  WE tv will build on its success with the Braxton’s siblings with a new series based on the lives of the gospel duo. Singing sisters Erica and Tina Campell might soon find success to Toni and Tamar. The show, tentatively titled “Mary Mary” will follow the sisters as they balance kids and…

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

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    Despite the blows for Occupy Wall Street protestors, Russell Simmons and his industry counterpart Jay Z think they can either profit from or influence the movement one way or another. The two are talking about a concert. “We are definitely discussing [a concert,]” Simmons told Billboard.biz. “We’re definitely looking to make a huge impact. We’re actively working for permits. We’ll have one in our hands soon.” Read More.

DMX And Wife Planning To Repair Relationship On New VH1 Reality Series

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Continuing to stay in the headlines for reasons that don’t lead to jail time, DMX and his wife Tashera Simmons recently announced that they will star on VH1’s reality series Relationship Rehab. Relationship Rehab is a spin-off of the popular VH1 show, Celebrity Rehab and is scheduled to begin taping next month. Earl and Tashera have been wed for 20 years and have four children together. The two have been…

Madam Butterfly Asks: Why are Kanye’s Clothes Getting Tighter Every Year?

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Madam Butterfly at Your Black Gossip is asking why Kanye West’s clothes keep getting tighter every year.  Based on the evidence, it’s hard to argue that she’s not telling the truth.  Could he be sending a message?  You be the judge. click to read

Mamma Minaj Plans To Release A Gospel Album

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  Nicki Minaj, the bi-sexual hip-hop superstar who curses up a storm and puts Lil Kim to shame with her outfits, has announced that she is going to take her “swag” to the church.  During an acceptance speech at the American Music Awards Minaj told the audience that she is going to help her mom release a gospel album. Her mother already has a publicist, and the album will be…

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

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    by:  Lorillia Brown-Phillips, The Money Mentor, Your Black World The Young Money Prepaid Discover® Credit Card, which launched in November 2011, is promoted as a card to serve the estimated 43 million Americans who are either unbanked or underbanked.  The prepaid credit card advertises on the website to include  features such as Billeo bill pay, direct deposit, spend analyzer, prescription discounts and shopping discounts in the form of…

Star-studded Farewell For Heavy D

Star-studded Farewell For Heavy D

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    Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears Friday during a star-studded funeral service that included Jay-Z and Will Smith, humorous anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy, and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama. “We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that…

President Obama Sends Condolence Note To Heavy D’s Family

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Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears Friday during a funeral service included humorous anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama. “We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our…

For One Night Only: The Return of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’

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On December 4, MTV2 will herald the return of one of the most beloved franchises in MTV history, “Yo! MTV Raps.” The show, which originally aired from 1988 to 1995, was the first major hip-hop program on a network, and it helped rap videos blow up globally as it gave some of the biggest stars of the day a forum to talk about their music with hosts Fab 5 Freddy,…

Queen of Soul Is Curious About Personal Items Being Sold This Weekend

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Aretha Franklin says she’s curious about exactly what former belongings of hers might be sold this weekend in suburban Detroit. The Queen of Soul said in a statement to The Detroit News that she has no connection to Saturday’s planned sale, which is offering clothing, shoes and household items. She said they’re “items that I didn’t want anymore and left in a storage locker … many years ago.” Read More.

Video Reminds Us Just How Ridiculous We’ve Become as a People

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Three Of Michael Jackson Brothers Said — We Got Screwed Over Thriller Jackets

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    Three of Michael Jackson’s brothers — Marlon, Jackie, and Tito (left to right) — have filed a lawsuit against a guy who they say duped them into signing 1,000 replicas of the famous Michael Jackson “Thriller” and “Beat It” jackets. According to a new lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — the 3 bros were promised $100,000 each for their signatures on replicas of the iconic, red, leather jackets…

Results of Heavy D’s Autopsy Revealed… (DETAILS)

Results of Heavy D’s Autopsy Revealed… (DETAILS)

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    The sudden cause of Heavy D’s death remains a mystery, as today’s autopsy results were deemed inconclusive. According to the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. coroner’s office has deferred judgment on what killed the legend suddenly at age 44 last Tuesday. As for Heavy D’s funeral, the wake will be Thursday 12-6pm at Grace Baptist Church – 52 South 6th Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550. Officials said the autopsy results were unclear and that…

Yvette Carnell: Jay-Z Can’t Sell His Occupy Wall Street T-Shirt

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by Yvette Carnell Talk about out of touch. I guess since the chief ingredient of Jay-Z’s success formula has always been dumbing it down for black youth, then commoditizing on a largely fictitious hood life, I shouldn’t be surprised at his attempt to co-opt Occupy Wall Street’s momentum. After all, this is what hip hop has become hasn’t it? A genre where artists with less than stellar lyrical skills spout…