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JET Magazine’s Final Issue Arrives at Newsstands on June 9

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The final issue of a pioneer magazine that focused on its core audience of blacks in America and expanded into the mainstream marketplace will release its final print magazine on June 9. JET Magazine will revert to an entirely online presence following its final issue as it transitions to an all-digital format. The front of its final printed magazine is an assortment of the most iconic…

Another Man Freed as Brooklyn Detective’s Bad Busts Pile Up

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Roger Logan is the latest man to be freed after serving years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Logan, who spent 17 years in jail for a 1997 mυrder, was finally released from jail Tuesday after it was revealed that the key eyewitness was incarcerated at the time she claimed to have seen him before the mυrder, the New York Post reported. Nearly…

Alvin Ailey Dancers Are Doing A Major Upgrade

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The junior division of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is all grown up, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A “staple in black history,” according to The Grio, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has played in a critical role in the artistic expression of the black community since its founding in 1958. But Ailey II, which focused on recruiting and training young black dance talent, moves…

In an interview with Praise Philly Mary J Blige credits her positive change to God and says she is a Christian www.Blacklikemoi.com

Mary J. Blige Credits God For Her Ability to Overcome Addictions

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Blige is one of the most successful and influential recording artists of her generation, but her Christian faith is the central core of her life. She also attributes her faith to her success in figuring out who she is. Mary J. Blige, a former drug addict,  grew up in church but says she never knew who God really was until her adult life. “I understand better…

Major Fashion Editor Leaves Russian Magazine

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Former Vogue editor Andre’ Leon Talley has ended his cross-cultural experimentation with Numéro Russia just a year after its high-profile launch. Talley announced his resignation as international editor last week, according to a story in the Huffington Post. “I am honored to have had the exceptional opportunity to work with the publisher Alexander Fedotov, and his team, in the launch of this new fashion magazine in…

Floyd Mayweather Might Go To Jail

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Floyd Mayweather apparently had the typical employee problems associated with a multi-million dollar organization. His method of confronting those problems, if a TMZ story turns out to be true, is not typical at all. Mayweather allegedly organized an attack on two of his employees he suspected of stealing his personal jewelry, according to TMZ. The two employees worked at the boxer’s home in Las Vegas. After…

Miki Howard Speaks About Whether She Had A Child With Michael Jackson

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger While the controversy over a disputed paternity test that claims singer Brandon Howard is the son of pop icon Michael Jackson continues, Howard’s mother, singer Miki Howard, issued a clarifying statement that only further confused the issue. While the controversy is all the rage in the blogsphere of recent weeks, few credible facts have emerged.  When Howard’s mother, fellow singer Miki Howard issued a statement to…

Nick Cannon Among Celebs Caught Up In NBA Scam

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A fraudulent season ticket scam targeted celebrities including Nick Cannon, husband of pop icon Mariah Carey and former NFL quarterback Warren Moon, according to police reports. Prosecutors have charged George French Jones of Los Angeles with 11 felony counts of fraud, grant theft and identity theft in connection with what they claim was a scheme selling season tickets and shares in the Miami Heat Basketball team,…

Timbaland Producing Sountrack for New Family Drama ‘Empire’

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Timbaland continued to expand his brand, this time aligning with rap icon 50 Cent for a new drama pilot called “Empire.” It’s another big-time merger for the collaborative producer. Timbaland has frequently teamed up with Justin Timberlake, pitched in on Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and partnered with 50 Cent on a line of custom headphones. The latest collaboration is a Fox dramatic pilot of…

Prestigious Performance Center Honors Alma J. Powell

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The wife of former Secretary of State Colin Powell was honored by the Lincoln Center Education for her work as an advocate for education on Tuesday. Alma Powell led the America’s Promise Alliance, an education advocate that works with more than 350 organizations. The APA guides and coordinates efforts to help young people connect with vital resources that improve their chance of educational success. Powell also…

A New Black Face Will Grace CNN

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger CNN and legal analyst Sunny Hostin will debut her own legal talk show on Monday night, called “Making the Case,” according to a report on Eurweb.com. Hostin will co-host the new show with defense attorney Mark Geragos, whom she often sparred with on a round-table show hosted by Anderson Cooper. The new show is a half-hour weekly show set to air at 10:30 pm EST, according…

Khole Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s Home Robbed

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The troubles of Khloe Kardashian and estranged husband Lamar Odom increased this week when their home in Tarzana, Calif. was robbed, according to the Los Angeles Times. Reports said the couple “momentarily reunited” on Monday to discover that at least a quarter of a million dollars in jewelry and goods were missing. The property was put up for sale following the couple’s high-profile split late last…

50 Cent Gets Into A Face-To-Face With Steve Stoute

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A record executive touting Hip Hop’s influence received plenty of it at a recent New York Knicks game from rapper 50 Cent who might have felt disparaged when he was left off a list of the most significant performers. Steve Stoute has known 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, since 2000. He is promoting a new documentary series based on a book he wrote…

Chris Brown Ordered To Stay In Rehab For Two More Months

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Chris Brown avoided jail time, again, barely. The singer was ordered back to rehab to work on his anger issues and his recovery from substance abuse following his probation being revoked for the second time, according to a report by CNN. The entertainer’s rehab facility confirmed that Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Brown has been a resident…

Mackie Defends Brooklyn From Former Director Spike Lee

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Spike Lee made news recently ranting about the gentrification of Brooklyn. So much so that when actor Anthony Mackie was promoting his latest film, he was asked about his former director’s views. “Spike Lee don’t live in Brooklyn,” Mackie said. Mackie responded to questions about gentrification from Chris Witherspoon on “the Dish.” “I live in Brooklyn, My address is in Brooklyn, I have two restaurants in…