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Does Oprah still have a problem with gangster rappers?

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Oprah has a long and complex history with hip-hop.  She doesn’t hate all the rappers, but there are some rappers that she has had serious issues with.  Some of the leading beefs have been with Ludacris, Ice Cube and 50 Cent. Does she have a point?  Seriously, do you think that a woman who has been abused by men her entire life would ever have a reason to support anyone…

Michelle Obama And Bow Wow Pop Up At Howard University

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By April Taylor The Washington Post is reporting that first lady Michelle Obama toured Howard University along with television host and rapper Bow Wow and 37 students from Chicago public high schools.  The school system refers to the college visit that students take annually as, “Escape to the Mecca,” which is supposed to be a play on the fact that Howard University’s nickname, “the Mecca.” On an interesting note, Obama…

B Scott Is Pushing The Lawsuit Against BET

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Transgender video blogger and TV personality B. Scott filed a lawsuit last year against BET and Viacom.  According to Madame Noire, Scott claims that he faced discrimination from the networks when they advised him to dress more “masculine” at the 2013 BET Awards. B. Scott identifies as a non-conforming individual with a fluid way of expressing his gender.  Apparently, a pair of heels and a loose pantsuit was considered too…

Salli Richardson Joins Gabrielle Union On “Being Mary Jane”

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By April Taylor The second season of the BET Show, “Being Mary Jane,” is set to start soon, and the production team is continuing to add to the cast in preparation.  BET’s website reports that the show started in January 2014.  It was created by Mara Brock Akil and stars Gabrielle Union.  The show is built around Mary Jane Paul, a successful talk show host played by Union.  The plot…

BET’s Comic View Making A Comeback

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By April Taylor BET has announced that it is bringing its once popular comedy show, “Comic View,” back to the airwaves.  The announcement was made during the networks annual Upfront presentation.  Upfront is an event where television networks unveil their upcoming programming to the media. The show originally ran from September 1992 to December 2008, and the show has served as a launching pad for such comedians as D.L. Hughley…

How Is Diddy’s REVOLT TV Comparing To BET?

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By David Bloodsaw Black Entertainment Television (BET) has enjoyed unbridled success in the urban market on cable TV for decades. However, there is now a new player on the block that is being rolled out by Sean “Puffy” Combs that could possibly be competition for BET according to Electronic Urban Report. Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming at BET commented that there is enough space for the two channels and…

Tiara K. Williams Explains Why Black People in Hollywood are So One-Dimensional

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This video tells you a great deal about the need for good black entertainment that is not the one-dimensional BS that we are forced to watch on networks like BET.  Black people are diverse, and Tiara K. Williams is working to celebrate that diversity rather than abandon it.   Take a look.   [leadplayer_vid id=”529EBF4C4D751″]

Beyoncé Allegedly Lost Opportunity to Play Princess Because She Refused to Audition

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by Barry Burch Jr. So the news is in – platinum recording artist Beyoncé was supposed to receive the role of Disney’s first-ever Black princess.  The only problem, they call her Queen B, not Princess B, and when she was asked to audition, she illustrated exactly what that means.  She did not audition and therefore she did not receive the role. The actress came out on top for the role of princess, despite so many…

Terrence J. Talks about When He Got Sick and Nearly Went Broke

Terrence J. Talks about When He Got Sick and Nearly Went Broke

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  Reported By: Britt L TV personality and movie star Terrence J has come a long way since his hosting days on BET’s 106 & Park  from 2006 to 2012. He’s now a co-anchor on E! news making more dough than he has ever expected. Now, after becoming an author, the “Think Like A Man” actor visited New York and chopped it up with Power 105. 1 FM’s Breakfast Club…

Dr. Boyce:  TI, Snoop and BET Discuss Gun Violence, but Are They Serious?

Dr. Boyce: TI, Snoop and BET Discuss Gun Violence, but Are They Serious?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins One thing that always bothered me about church are those who preach one thing and do another.  It’s all too acceptable for the pastor to drop the name of Jesus to his fifth extramarital baby’s mama, or for a woman to leave her bible in the car while she’s twerking it up at the club. Don’t get me wrong, everyone has some kind of gap between…

BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Was A Hit

BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Was A Hit

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By: Madam Prezident I had the opportunity to tune into BET’s new series ‘Being Mary Jane.’ My thoughts were, “not bad.” The star line-up includes Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick and Lisa Vidal. Gabrielle Union plays a Successful black woman, single of course, and going through a midlife crisis. She’s dating married men, having booty calls, and masturbating in her office, you know ‘all that sista sh*t.’ As hard as writers strive to…

Omarosa’s Mama Slapped Claudia Jordan At The BET Awards

Omarosa’s Mama Slapped Claudia Jordan At The BET Awards

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By: Madam Prezident It seems as if Omarosa gets her craziness from her mama. Supposedly during the BET award Omarosa mother slapped Claudia Jordan who was forced to file a police report on Omarosa’s mother. I don’t know what’s wrong with black women, what’s the reason we can’t get along? When you reach a certain age, there is no reason to have any kind of physical fights. Period.   According…

Beyonce Makes Time For The BET Awards Weekend

Beyonce Makes Time For The BET Awards Weekend

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By: Madam Prezident Beyonce is the best singer/ entertainer of our time. She has beat the odds against her, from girl group fights, to her miscarriage. No matter what happens in this young woman’s life she always find her way to the top. Her career has been strategically planned and laid out to perfection. She is my generation’s Diana Ross.   Beyonce has managed to impress her adorable baby girl,…

Shemar Moore Implies that Toni Braxton Chased Him for His “Bedroom Skills”

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Did you know that Shemar Moore once dated Toni Braxton?  Well, now you know.  Moore broke the kiss-and-tell rule by going public with comments about Braxton that she didn’t seem to like very much.   Moore went into detail about what it was like to be with both Toni Braxton and Halle Berry, along with all the other groupies they shared a man with with over the drawn out s-x…

Bishop T.D. Jakes Heads To BET With New Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’

Bishop T.D. Jakes Heads To BET With New Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’

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Bishop T.D. Jakes is the host of a new talk show, slated to debut on BET this fall. The television program, which bears the name of the Dallas megachurch pastor is titled, T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The network recently announced the show, which they refer to as “better talk,” along with a couple of other originally scripted series that made the fall lineup.  A brief description of…