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Bow Wow ditches his stage name for a mature moniker. www.blacklikemoi.com

Bow Wow Changes His Name For the Fourth Time

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  Reported by Kacie Whaley The entertainer that was first known as Kid Gangsta at age three, then Lil’ Bow Wow, and then simply Bow Wow, has now graduated to a more mature moniker:  Shad Moss.  The 106 & Park host announced via Instagram that he will go by his government name starting on June 29th.  The 27-year-old said that he has outgrown his old stage name, although he acknowledges…

Terry Crews says every child needs a father, and is pummeled for it on TV

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The world is heavily politicized, and people are picking their camps.  They are also fighting over even the smallest issues in the gender wars and there is no end in sight.  Actor Terry Crews was taken to task during an episode of “The View” recently when speaking about the importance of children having a father. In the clip below, Crews says that a father gives many important things to you…

From Cleaning Graves for Tips and Singing for Pennies to International Fame:The Life and Career of Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901.  It is fitting that a man who is considered to be the most important improviser of jazz to have been born in what is widely known as the birthplace of jazz.  His family was poor, so Armstrong began working at a young age singing on street corners for pennies, working on a junk wagon, cleaning graves for tips,…

Award winning writer Eric Monte launched Kickstarter Campaign detailing two brothers experience during the Civil Rights Movement. www.blacklikemoi.com

Hollywood Blackballed Him For Creating Black Heroes, You Can Change That

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Reported by April Taylor Eric Monte’s story is one of betrayal, hope, and, with your help, redemption. Monte is a living legend for his role in creating the first successful show with a black cast since “Amos and Andy.” Prior to the shows he helped create in the 1970s, blacks were mainly portrayed as being uneducated and were usually cast in roles as servants, sidekicks, or clowns. Monte’s characters were…

Romeo Miller new role Chocolate City. www.naturallymoi.com

All Grown Up: Master P’s Son Lands Leading Role As a Stripper

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  Reported by Kacie Whaley Romeo Miller has officially evolved from simply being known as Master P’s son “Lil’ Romeo,” who had a couple of radio hits and a TV show back in the day.  Today, he’s a handsome young man who goes by his government name and is delving even deeper into the acting world.  Miller has signed on to play the lead role in Chocolate City, an indie film written and directed…

Dr Boyce Watkins: Arsenio’s show might have been too black for TV

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The cancellation of the Arsenio Hall Show was a surprising and revealing reflection on the state of American television.  Dr Boyce Watkins, author of the lecture series “The 8 Principles of Black Male Empowerment,” says that Arsenio’s Show was amazing for the African American community.  He applauds Hall for creating the kind of television that is actually interesting to watch, much better than the other shows on during the same…

Kevin Hart Performing As A Teenager

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  Kevin Hart is an comedian and actor who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His mother, Nancy, was a single parent to him and his older brother due tot he fact that his father was a cocaine addict who spent repeated stints in jail during Hart’s childhood. Hart used comedy as a way to deal with the painful reality of his father’s addiction. Prior to pursuing his career in stand-up,…

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…

Six Iranians arrested for dancing to Pharell song “Happy”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Pharell Williams released “Happy” and, quite literally, made people across the world happy. As of May this year, more than 1,500 videos honoring the song were made in almost every country across the globe. So, when six friends in Iran were seen dancing and goofing around in time to “Happy” in a video that was posted online a couple of weeks ago, people watched it with…


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Everyone loves a funny guy or girl right? The following comedians are the best to ever do it. Trust me, making this list wasn’t easy by any means because we have so much talent out there. Feel free to share your thoughts: Who Makes your Top 10?   10. Patrice O Neal Patrice O’Neal was hilarious. Its sad to see his star dim so early in life but the comedy he…

Kevin Hart Lashes Out Over Ex-Wife’s Cheating Allegations

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April Taylor Kevin Hart has taken to Twitter to vent about comments his ex-wife Torrei Hart made about his current girlfriend. The exes have two children together. Torrei Hart told Rocsi Diaz in a recent ET interview that she believes that Eniko Parrish, Hart’s current girlfriend, is to blame for the break up of her marriage. The Root is reporting that she even went so far as to say that…

Sherri Shepherd’s ex-husband claims she’s a horrible mother

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The divorce proceedings of Sherri Shepherd are starting to get very ugly, very fast.  Even as Shepherd’s current husband, Lamar Sally, has filed divorce papers against Shepherd, her first husband has joined in the legal conversation.  Jeffrey Tarpley, the father of Shepherd’s son Jeffrey Jr, is now demanding that he get full custody of the child, claiming that she is a horrible mother. According to TMZ, Tarpley is alleging that…

Police Commissioner Refuses to Apologize for Calling Obama the “N” Word

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A New Hampshire police commissioner has admitted calling President Obama the “N” word but won’t apologize for his remark. Some members of the mostly white neighborhood have called on Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland to apologize after resident Jane O’Toole overheard him calling Obama the “N” word. In an email to O’Toole, Copeland admitted using the slur but would not apologize for it. Since Copeland, one of three members of…

Dr Monique Morris: How reality TV is ruining young black women

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There was once a time when black women had Clair Huxtable to look up to as a role model.  Now they’ve got Nene Leakes and Evelyn Lozada.  Is this a fair tradeoff or one that makes sense? Probably not. Dr Monique Morris, an expert on black women and girls, says that reality TV might be one of the worst things to happen to young black women.  Dr. Morris speaks with…

This popular web series brings the beautiful black skin we should see on TV

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When the hit HBO series Sex and the City wrapped in 2004— with the finale of Girlfriends following after— there was an undeniable void left in television for women. The small screen was missing a show with relatable, likable female characters that exhibited the everyday conversations and concerns of average women. It was absent of the kind of show that women and even men could watch for fashion ideas, laughs…