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Keyshia Cole Hating Again Targets Beyoncé’s ‘Bow Down’ In Latest Tweet

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These days it appears that singer Keyshia Cole is trying to get attention by any means necessary. The trend for Cole is hating on all things Destiny’s Child. This time Cole goes in on Beyoncé for her new release, “Bow Down/I’ve Been On.” Is Cole bitter over the success of Beyoncé? The lyrics to Beyoncé’s song gets straight to the point about how she feels about others in the game,…

Unemployment Is Rough On Black Youth

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By Dr. Darron Smith Capitalism has been difficult on people of color, and African Americans in particular, who persistently face discrimination in employment leaving them often shut out and left out of the so-called “American dream.” For many black youth, the vision of better days ahead remains ever illusive, especially for black folk that are continually told in direct and nondescript ways that they do not matter much in the…

Former Kid-N-Play Rapper Gives Obama’s Nephew Shade About His Fade

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Can we say hater? Kid-N-Play’s ,Chris “Kid” Martin, was not too happy to see that the high-top fade is coming back into style. Kid took a jab at President Obama’s nephew, who sported the look at the 2nd inauguration. The mega high top fade was made popular by the rapper back in the 90s. Kid told TMZ, “I think that flat-tops should not come back … It’s an old style…

Janet Jackson’s Fiance Ready to Drop Half a Billion Dollar Bet on their Marriage

Janet Jackson’s Fiance Ready to Drop Half a Billion Dollar Bet on their Marriage

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Just weeks ago, news broke that Janet Jackson was engaged to her 37-year-old boyfriend Wissam Al Mana and word has it that they were supposed to get married on New Year’s Eve. The wedding, however, was postponed after Wissam’s lawyers tried to draw up a pre-nup to protect his fortune. To avoid complicating things, Wissam finally said to hell with it, and instead drew up an agreement that states if…

Classic Jackson 5ive Cartoon Series To Be Released On DVD

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On January 15th Classic Media Video is releasing all 46 episodes of The Jackson 5ive ,the cartoon from the 70s. This is an opportunity to experience real authentic cartoons at their best, for all you newbies. For others, it is a chance to relive your childhood, when people really sang, MJ was a black kid from Gary, Indiana, and Afros were cool. Wait, did Afros ever go out of style?…

Tyler Perry & Oprah Winfrey Announces Two New Series For OWN

Tyler Perry & Oprah Winfrey Announces Two New Series For OWN

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Looks like Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey are already off to a good start with their partnership for her television network OWN. Two months after striking a deal to collaborate on scripted content for the channel, Perry has announced two series that will launch on OWN in mid-2013—one a sitcom and the other a drama. The comedy, “Love Thy Neighbor” is set in Love’s Diner, where every day the menu…

Dr. Boyce: Jay-Z Isn’t a Bad Role Model for Black Business, But There are Others Too

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Jay-Z is an amazing rapper.  Some think that he’s been in the game for a bit too long, but I don’t agree.  Personally, I think “Jigga” simply reflects the fact that hip-hop itself is aging.  Jazz was once solely the domain of rebellious teenagers, but now you’re sure to hear it playing in every old folk’s home across America.  The same is going to be true…

Gabby Douglas Adds Author To Her Resume’ With New Book “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith”

Gabby Douglas Adds Author To Her Resume’ With New Book “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith”

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Winning two Olympic gold medals was just the start for gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. The 16-year old athlete is taking her new-found stardom to the next level. Gabby recently added author to her long list of of new job descriptions with her book, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith. Although Gabby has received an abundance of press and praise since becoming the first African-American to win the All-Around gold, she has…

Bobbi Kristina Determined To Do “Duet” With Late Mom Whitney Houston

Bobbi Kristina Determined To Do “Duet” With Late Mom Whitney Houston

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According to the  Enquirer, Bobbi Kristina intends to lay down her own vocals over the track to her mom’s 1985 breakthrough hit, “Saving All My Love for You.” “She appreciates that the song started her mother on the road to success and believes it can do the same for her,” says a source close to the family. “She wants to keep some of Whitney’s vocals on the track, and then add…

First African-American Female Chess Master Could Be Brooklyn Girl

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Rochelle Ballantyne is a 17 year old teenage girl from Brooklyn who is on her way to becoming the first Black female chess master. Ballantyne is one among a group of teens from I.S. 318 middle school in Brooklyn who will be the stars of a new documentary called “Brooklyn Castle”. The documentary chronicles the outstanding achievements of the middle school students. 65 percent of the students at I.S. 318 middle…

Oprah Partnering With HBO to Produce Drama Series About an Elite Black Professor

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Oprah has her hands full at OWN, but that doesn’t mean her production studio, Harpo Films, can’t take on new projects. Winfrey’s studio is joining forces with HBO to produce a drama about the first black president of a prestigious college. The film deals with the mask the family is forced to wear in public, all the while dealing with drama behind closed doors. Playwright Thomas Bradshaw has signed on to co-executive produce the drama….

President and CEO Wonya Lucas Walks Away from TV One

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The President and CEO of TV One, a cable network based in Silver Spring, Maryland that targets African American adults, has resigned. Wonya Lucas will be stepping down from her leadership position and will be replaced by Alfred Liggins, who is the CEO and President of Radio One. Liggins will officially take over from Lucas on November 1. Liggins speaks very highly of Lucas, saying, “Wonya has created a strong foundation…

Kobe Bryant Has Very Nasty Words for His Former Teammate

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Kobe Bryant doesn’t and didn’t like point guard Smush Parker, a former member of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Bryant felt that Smush was missing the talent necessary to be a great player, and Smush just felt that Kobe was a jerk.  Parker has said that playing with Bryant was “overrated,” and Bryant would pretend that Parker wasn’t even on the court.  Kobe ranted about Smush on his Facebook page of…

Business Mogul Cathy Hughes Discusses Her Tribulations To Build A Multi-Million-Dollar Media Network

Radio-One’s Cathy Hughes Talks Abortion And Staying Focused

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At 16 years of age Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, was kicked out of the house by her mom when she became pregnant. She didn’ let her misfortune become a part of her downfall, she just trudged along and vowed to do something with herself and for her son. Years later, after graduating from college and getting married she had an opportunity to buy a radio station with her…

The NBC reality hit "The Voice" has hired R&B singer Usher and Latin singer Shakira as “coaches” for the upcoming spring edition of the series

Usher and Shakira To Coach Talent On NBC’s “The Voice”

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NBC’s reality hit show “The Voice” has just spiced up its upcoming spring season by bringing on R&B superstar Usher Raymond and Latin singer Shakira as coaches. The duo are slated to replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who are expected to return to the show next fall. “Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments…